If You Live On Earth, You Must Watch This Video ... And Then Go Hug All The Things
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In under five minutes, we see earth's beauty, its destruction, and, right at the end, its heroes. Stick around for the heroes.
FACT CHECK TIME: Our fact checkers looked into this, and these stories appear to be true, although some of the murders are officially "unsolved." Learn more about those heroes: Chico Mendes, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Dian Fossey, Joan Root, P.D. Majhi, and Amit Jethwa.
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