"HONOLULU — A controversial proposal in Florida aims to keep the transmission of Zika, dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases at bay by releasing millions of genetically modified mosquitoes near Key West. But for several years now, scientists and government agencies in Hawaii, some 4,800 miles away, have been eyeing the technology for a much different purpose: saving what’s left of the Aloha State’s endangered birds from extinction.
'We’ve got this amazing treasure, birds found nowhere else in the world,' Dr. Lisa Crampton, project leader of the Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project, told The Huffington Post. 'And it’s our responsibility to take care of them.'”
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