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Clarification: Guatemala-Goldman Environmental Prize story

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Clarification: Guatemala-Goldman Environmental Prize story


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Volcanic eruption captured by drones in Guatemala

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Clarification: Guatemala-Goldman Environmental Prize story
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — In an April 24 story about Goldman Environmental Prize-winner Rodrigo Tot, The Associated Press reported that in the 1980s during Guatemala's civil war he was conscripted into civilian patrols a U.N.-sponsored report has classified as paramilitary groups, some of them unarmed, that were created to assist the army. Tot says his duties consisted solely of manning highway checkpoints that monitored travelers   Read More ...
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Clarification: Guatemala-Goldman Environmental Prize story
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — In an April 24 story about Goldman Environmental Prize-winner Rodrigo Tot, The Associated Press reported that in the 1980s during Guatemala's civil war he was conscripted into civilian patrols a U.N.-sponsored report has classified as paramilitary groups, some of them unarmed, that were created to assist the army. Tot says his duties consisted solely of manning highway checkpoints that monitored travelers   Read More ...
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Volcanic eruption captured by drones in Guatemala
Violent volcanic eruptions in Guatemala have been captured by drones for the first time. A team of scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge flew the unmanned vehicles 3,700m (12139ft) over the Volcan de Fuego, which erupts every three to four weeks. The plumes of ash and gas expelled into the atmosphere threaten the lives of 60,000 people living in the region   Read More ...
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Jaguar scat study suggests restricted movement in areas of conservation importance in Mesoamerica
A research group led by the American Museum of Natural History and global wild cat conservation organization Panthera has published the largest gene-based survey of its kind on wild jaguar populations in Mesoamerica. The analysis, published in the journal PLOS ONE, is based on nearly 450 jaguar scat samples collected in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. This work identifies areas of conservation concern for Mesoamerican jaguars and underscores   Read More ...
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Jaguar scat study suggests restricted movement in areas of conservation importance in Mesoamerica
A research group led by the American Museum of Natural History and global wild cat conservation organization Panthera has published the largest gene-based survey of its kind on wild jaguar populations in Mesoamerica. The analysis, published today in the journal PLOS ONE, is based on nearly 450 jaguar scat samples collected in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. This work identifies areas of conservation concern for Mesoamerican jaguars and   Read More ...
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Magma build-up may put Salvadoran capital at risk
The build-up of magma six kilometres below El Salvador's Ilopango caldera means the capital city of San Salvador may be at risk from future eruptions, University of Bristol researchers have found. A caldera is a large cauldron-like volcanic depression or crater, formed by the collapse of an emptied magma chamber. The depression often originates from very big explosive eruptions. In Guatemala and El Salvador, caldera volcanoes straddle tectonic fault zones   Read More ...
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