Here we go: first hurricane of the year.

Wild elephants killed one person in a rampage through an Indian city. Poor guy, but also, poor elephants! They were probably only there because their habitat is shrinking.

Obama's meeting with the heads of oil-rich African states.

Romney believes in climate change, but not in doing anything about it, much like America's last Republican president.

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A senator from — you guessed it! — Texas wants to keep the dunes sagebrush lizard off the endangered species list, because protecting it could interfere with the oil and gas industry.

U.S. universities are snatching up farmland in Africa, because "we want to make the land more valuable," according to a spokesman for the asset management company brokering the deals.