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Poachers Reportedly Cutting Into California Redwood Trunks

CBS This Morning reports that California Redwoods are being attacked by poachers. The trees are 500 to 700 years old on average. Some of the biggest trees are up to 2,000 years old. Burl poachers have damaged at least 25 trees. There is a black market for the wood. Park rangers say the burls are essential to the forest for reproduction. It sounds like the park needs an influx of cash to install cameras and other security measures. The park has tried closing certain roads and has increased surveillance in the park. Read more... May 9, 2014

Aerial Perspective Scares Geese With Goosebuster Drone

Aerial Perspective frightens geese with its Goosebuster Drone. The video below shows how it works. The company says, "Goose droppings pose a wide range of serious public health risks to humans including a wide variety of pathogens, diseases, viruses and parasite." The company says they can ruin crops and beaches. The geese clearly do not like the flying drones, which make a lot of noise. Read more... May 3, 2014






Mahi Mahi Beaches Itself on Australia Beach

A Mahi Mahi can be seen beaching itself on a beach in southwest Australia. The beautiful fish comes straight towards a man on the beach in the weird incident. The fish didn't seem to understand it was at the edge of the water. It can be seen turning back around near the end of the clip. Read more... April 2, 2014

Deer Stranded on Frozen Lake Rescued With Hovercrafts

Three deer stranded on a frozen lake were rescued by MedCity Hovercraft using their hovercraft vehicles. The lake is Albert Lea lake in Minnesota. The deer were unable to get back to land after wandering out on the ice. The video was recorded using Gopro Hero3. We are glad these three deer are safe thanks to the father and son team. One of the owners told KSTP that one of the deer came closer to them as if he knew the men were going to help him. The hovercraft are quite useful on the ice. Read more... February 22, 2014

People Walking to See Apostle Islands Ice Caves on Frozen Lake Superior

People are hiking across the frozen Lake Superior this winter to view the impressive ice caves on Apostle Island National Lakeshore. People are hiking across the frozen Lake Superior this winter to view the impressive ice caves on Apostle Island National Lakeshore in northern Wisconsin. At least 35,000 people have hiked 2 miles on the ice to view the caves. Normally the trip requires a kayak. Read more... February 14, 2014

Lion Cubs Investigate GoPro Camera on Remote Control Car

Here is a cute video of two curious lion cubs in Kenya investigating a GoPro camera attached to a remote control car. The video was recorded by Chris Bray. Bray says two cubs came over to look at the car after he joggled it around. One of the cubs can be seen pawing at the camera. The lion cubs investigated the camera car for about 20 minutes before returning to their mother. Read more... January 19, 2014

Researchers Expect Violent Response to Climate Change

Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Berkeley expect climate change to result in a more violent world. The researchers say, "Should climate change trigger the upsurge in heat and rainfall that scientists predict, people may face a threat just as perilous and volatile as extreme weather - each other." Read more... September 30, 2013

Chan Robbins Talks Audubon's Christmas Bird Count

Chan Robbins, 94, has been participating in Audubon Christmas Bird Counts since 1934. Robbins explains the origins and importance of the annual Christmas counts. He occasionally gets distracted when a bird flies by. The video was shot by Bob Sacha. The Christmas Bird Count runs from December 14 through January 5 each year. Read more... September 26, 2013

Short Nature Film, Life on Moss, Takes Place on a Patch of Moss

Here is an entertaining short nature film, Life on Moss, that shows insect life on a patch of moss. The short film was filmed from noon until sunrise. The filmmaker is Boris Godfroid. The life on the moss includes snails, grasshoppers, flies, millipedes, beetles, fungi, ants and more. Read more... August 5, 2013

Haleakala: House of the Sun

This time-lapse video, Haleakala: House of the Sun, contains gorgeous images of Haleakala, the world's largest dormant volcano. It is located on the island of Maui. The video was taken by photographer Dan Douglas. Douglas says, "The size of this volcano is massive - Manhattan could fit inside." Read more... July 15, 2013



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