Israeli diamond tycoon Dan Gertler, grandson of Israel Diamond Bourse founder Moshe Schnitzer, recently purchased stakes in oil and mining projects in the Congo. It's unclear where the money is going.
In Alaska, groundhogs don't have their day on Feb. 2, but marmots do – thanks to a local senator and former Gov. Sarah Palin. (Hey, what's a marmot, anyway?)
Next month, developers will start building a controversial resort in Mt. Hartman National Park, one of the Grenada dove’s last sanctuaries.