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A Rockefeller uses his oil legacy to help save the oceans

Nearly 140 years ago, John D. Rockefeller Sr. co-founded Standard Oil, which revolutionized the petroleum industry and helped build one of the largest family fortunes in US history. He also helped revolutionize philanthropy, creating, among other funds, the Rockefeller Foundation. Now his great-grandson, David Rockefeller Jr., chairs the foundation and is using its influence and money to help save our seas.

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A new book documents China’s exploitation of Tibet’s natural resources

The recent agreement between the US and China to reduce greenhouse emissions made headlines — and rightly so. It was a big step for both nations. But, striking a balance between environmental protection and economic ascendance is much more complicated than that. In China especially, it seems, for every step forward, there are often two steps back. Its actions in Tibet are a prime example, according to a newly-published book.

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For animals, and humans, having bigger weapons can keep you from having to fight at all

In the battle for physical and sexual supremacy, human tactics haven’t progressed much past the lowly dung beetle. We may have brains capable of producing art and science, and we don’t spend our days hauling around dung (well, most of us don’t, anyway), but otherwise — not much has changed.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the West African nation of Liberia. The country has declared a state of emergency and called for international assistance to battle an infestation of caterpillars. The World's David Leveille has details.

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The music of sea organ

In the Geo Quiz, we're looking for a city where an instrument called the 'sea organ' was invented by an architect. For starters it's in scenic Croatia. Host Lisa Mullins talks to Alexa D'vorsen who tells us how this extraordinary instrument came about.