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How drones are saving elephants from poachers

November 7th, 2013

Drones are better known for military uses, but rangers in Kenya are using them for a different reason — to save elephants. Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols reports.

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Nature in Danger: The African Elephant

June 18th, 2013

African elephants are listed as “vulnerable” because they are losing habitat and remain a target for ivory poachers. But these intelligent, iconic animals are getting some help, as the world recognizes they shouldn’t be killed for their tusks.

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Stove Man project finds a solution to dangerous cookstove pollution

June 28th, 2011

By Brett Kessler
Green Right Now
For women in Kenya, cooking over an open fire means long hours spent in smoke-filled huts – the equivalent of smoking forty cigarettes a day. It’s not exactly the image that comes to mind when we think of the hearth, but it’s a reality [...]

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California entrepreneur offers African farmers way to get out of poverty

August 9th, 2010

A California social entrepreneur is fighting poverty in Africa. Through a program called Kickstart, he sells, rather then gives, small pumps to poor farmers in an effort to encourage entrepreneurship. Rachel Silverman reports from San Francisco:

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Copenhagen Notes: The glass half full view

December 29th, 2009

Thursday, Dec. 17

Hillary breaks through the chatter

Amid the cacophony in Copenhagen, a bright spot.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke to a packed press conference, pledging that the U.S. would help raise $100 billion a year by 2020 in aid to developing nations to mitigate climate change effects.

U.S. Secretary of State  Hillary Clinton

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Her words, despite the surrounding maelstrom of discontented protesters, developing nations worried about being marginalized and others who’ve declared the talks either stalled or in chaos, could help bring clarity as the historic summit lurches toward a close on Friday.

The pledge, which Clinton said would come from a mix of public and private money, including funds raised on the carbon market, speaks to both those negotiating on behalf of the other leading nations who want to see the U.S. put real money on the table , and to those in developing nations, many of whom doubt that the rich nations have the political will to put up a strong and well-funded fight against climate change.

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