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Rhino hunt in South Africa sparks debate

(January 8th, 2012)

Some conservationists say auctioning off a single permit helps protect the animals; others say none should be killed. Meanwhile, poaching is booming. January 08, 2012|By Gretchen L. Wilson, Los Angeles Times Reporting from Johannesburg — Animal rights activists are challenging a decision by South African conservation authorities to auction off a permit to hunt a […]

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Oil discovered off coast of Mozambique

(August 19th, 2010)

U.S. oil company Anadarko has discovered oil off the coast of Mozambique. It’s the first time oil has been discovered near this part of East Africa. It’s still unclear whether getting the oil out of the sea floor will make economic sense. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Charcoal use burns up Africa’s forests

(March 11th, 2009)

Many African businesses and homes use charcoal for heating and cooking. But producing the long-burning fuel could be warming the rest of the world. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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South Africa debates control of elephants

(August 28th, 2008)

Inside South Africa’s nature reserves, herds of elephants are growing. So the government’s come up with a new plan — with an eye toward the bottom line. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Fighting for Nigeria’s oil

(June 24th, 2008)

Militant attacks on oil rigs in Nigeria have caused the loss of around 300,000 barrels a day. Scott Jagow talks to Gretchen Wilson in Africa about what the militants want and what governments are doing to control the situation.

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Affordable green computers to Uganda

(June 12th, 2008)

Microsoft is working with the U.N. to donate three to four-year-old computers to an upstart company in Uganda to get affordable machines to businesses. Gretchen Wilson reports on the computer restoration efforts.

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Food crisis hits middle class here, abroad

(May 9th, 2008)

It’s not just the poor who are suffering from the global food crisis. More middle-class people are having trouble feeding themselves. Sean Cole visits a family in Minnesota. Then, Gretchen Wilson reports from South Africa where home gardening is a necessity.

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Harnessing power from the Congo River

(April 22nd, 2008)

The World Energy Council meets in London today to work on plans for an $80 billion hydropower dam on the Congo River that could double the electricity available on the continent. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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