10 May '11, 10pm

On Our Radar: War-Torn Liberia Signs Timber Deal with E.U.: During the Liberian Civil War, illegal logging flour...

Liberia, home to 45 percent of the rain forests in West Africa, signs a deal with the European Union to prevent illegal timber exports and develop a sustainable forestry industry. Illegal logging flourished during the country’s long civil war but led to crippling sanctions against the timber industry. [BBC] A vote to end oil industry subsidies could come as soon as next week, the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, says. The legislation would save the federal government $21 billion over a decade but is opposed by Republican leaders, who say it will reduce domestic oil production. “Common sense tells us that those companies do not need these subsidies,” Mr. Reid told reporters on Tuesday. [The Hill] General Fusion, a nuclear fusion energy start-up, receives nearly $20 million in venture capital funding , including an investment from the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The compan...

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A video and photographs captured by the World Wide Fund for Nature show a dozen highly endangered tigers living within an ...

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