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Ecuador locks up oil reserves

Host David Baron reports on the signing Wednesday of a deal to protect a rich swath of Ecuadoran rainforest by locking up oil reserves beneath it. The deal will also fight global warming by preventing the release of 400 million tons of CO2.

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Russia battles devastating fires

Russia is enduring its most severe heat wave on record. The scorching temperatures have set off hundreds of ravaging wild fires. In the last 24 hours firefighters have put out nearly 300. More are flaring up. Reporter Jessica Golloher reports from Moscow.

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Russia's climate change record

Anchor David Baron speaks with David Burwell, director of the energy and climate change program at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, about Russia's record on dealing with climate change issues.

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Wheat prices on the rise

The drought in Russia is driving up the price of wheat. And it may also be creating opportunities for some American wheat farmers. The World's Jason Margolis explains.