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Former Commando Turns Conservationist To Save Elephants Of Dzanga Bai

Nir Kalron was once an Israeli commando, then private security consultant to African leaders, and a dealer of legal arms. Today he's working with African locals to hunt ivory poachers via satellite.
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Virginia Republicans Call For Offshore Drilling

Lawmakers are lauding the Department of Energy for opening the door to wind production off the commonwealth's coast, but Virginia Republicans say that bolsters their argument for lifting the moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling.
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Dominion Power Heeding Push To Go Green, Albeit Slowly

One in five Dominion shareholders voted to go green in a shareholder meeting, something the power company is hoping to do with grants from the federal government to build up off-shore wind power.


Less Nutritious Grains May Be In Our Future

When crops are surrounded by high levels of carbon dioxide, they're more productive. But they may have lower concentrations of some crucial nutrients, which could increase malnutrition in the future.

Legendary D.C. Law Firm To Pay Chevron In Ecuador Pollution Case

Rain forest residents had sued the oil giant, and Washington law firm Patton Boggs tried to make the company pay up. But Chevron sued the law firm for fraud — and is now due $15 million.

When Colleges Ditch Coal Investments, It's Barely A Drop In The Bucket

Stanford will stop investing in coal companies, but coal is still in demand worldwide and probably will be for many years. As long as that's true, coal companies are likely to find willing buyers.

Stanford Dumps Its Holdings In Coal, With Climate In Mind

Stanford says it will its divest holdings in coal companies over climate change concerns. It's the most prominent of the roughly one dozen colleges that have decided to sell off fossil fuel holdings.

Stanford University Says No To Coal Investments

Reflecting students' wishes, the decision by Stanford's trustees to divest from coal-mining companies cites alternate energy sources that emit less greenhouse gases.

Obama Sounds Alarm Bell On Climate Change. Is Anyone Listening?

President Obama is touting a government report on climate change. He's taking steps to limit the greenhouse gases that contribute to a warming planet, but he faces political heat on Capitol Hill.

Despite Warnings On Warming, Public Response Remains Lukewarm

The National Climate Assessment was released today. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Bill McKibben, author of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist, about the report.