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Farmers are getting paid to flood their fields for a very good reason

NASA and farmers are teaming up to save bird lives. NASA satellites track the birds’ migration and alert farmers, who then flood their fields to generate temporary wetlands for the birds to rest and refuel.

Video courtesy of NASA

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