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Mon August 20, 2012
Science

Lasers and airplanes help scientists combat invasive species

Last summer, we told you about how researchers are using sheep to target invasive plants. This year, we've found scientists using a more high-tech approach.

In our latest Innovation Trail report for New York NOW, we followed a team of researchers from the Rochester Institute of Technology into a forest in central Massachusetts.

They're part of a massive new effort called the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). It's aimed at answering some of the biggest questions about how humans are impacting the natural world. 

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