Ambrym’s Lava Lakes

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satellite image of ambrym's lava flow. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

satellite image of ambrym's lava flow. Credit: NASA Earth ObservatoryOriginally Published by NASA Earth Observatory – The Earth Observing-1 satellite captured this view of twin lava lakes in Vanuatu. One glowed brightly; the other was capped with a thin gray crust of partially-solid rock.

As Myanmar Opens to World, Fate of Its Forests Is on the Line

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Photo of the Hukaung Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in northern Myanmar (Photo courtesy of Wildlife Conservation SocietyPhoto of the Hukaung Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in northern Myanmar (Photo courtesy of Wildlife Conservation Society

Photo of the Hukaung Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in northern Myanmar (Photo courtesy of Wildlife Conservation SocietyPhoto of the Hukaung Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in northern Myanmar (Photo courtesy of Wildlife Conservation SocietyOriginally Published by e360 – Years of sanctions against Myanmar’s military regime helped protect its extensive wild lands. But as the country’s rulers relax their grip and welcome foreign investment, can the nation protect its forests and biodiversity while embracing development?

Protecting and restoring the Great Lakes

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– U.S. and Canadian universities are joining forces to propose a set of long-term research and policy priorities to help protect and restore the Great Lakes and to train the next generation of scientists, attorneys, planners and policy specialists who will study them.