South Sudan wildlife surviving civil war, but poaching and trafficking threats increase

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The first aerial assessment of the impact of South Sudan’s current civil war on the country’s wildlife and other natural resources shows that significant wildlife populations have so far survived, but poaching and commercial wildlife trafficking are increasing, as well as illegal mining, timber harvesting and charcoal production.

May 27, 2017 at 01:36AM

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Atlas of the Human Planet 2017: How exposed are we to natural hazards?

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One out of three people in the world is exposed to earthquakes, a number which almost doubled in the past 40 years. Around 1 billion in 155 countries are exposed to floods and 414 million live near one of the 220 most dangerous volcanoes. The 2017 edition of the  Atlas of the Human Planet looks at the exposure of people and built-up areas to the six major natural hazards, and its evolution over the last 40 years.

May 27, 2017 at 12:36AM

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Greenland Glacier Melt Actually Warped Earth’s Crust

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A massive wave of ice and water in 2012 caused the amount of ice lost from the Rink Glacier to increase by more than 50 percent

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May 26, 2017 at 09:30PM

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from Scott Waldman

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Scientists at Work: Forecasting the Atlantic Hurricane Season

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A behind-the-scenes look at how Colorado State University atmospheric scientists prepare their predictions for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1

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May 26, 2017 at 02:01AM

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from Phil Klotzbach

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NOAA Forecasts Busy Hurricane Season for Atlantic

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The forecast is currently for 11 to 17 storms to form, of which five to nine are expected to become hurricanes, and two to four major hurricanes

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May 26, 2017 at 12:18AM

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from Andrea Thompson

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