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"Cyberpoaching" Feared as New Threat to Rare Wildlife

Email hacking incident in India raises concerns, conservationists say.<p><b>Hackers have broken into the websites of banks, news outlets, social media, and the government, but could key information on the whereabouts of endangered species be targeted as well?</b><p>Possibly, say conservationists: An incident in …

‘It’s heartbreaking’: Shutdown could ruin years of Antarctic research

Antarctica is the world's largest desert.<p>More than 10 years of planning, $10 million of government funding and tireless work from the team that discovered life in a lake buried beneath an Antarctic glacier earlier this year may largely go to waste because of the government shutdown.<p>The WISSARD …

Global Warming

Eric Graham and Joshua Tate face court martial for sexual misconduct

<b>Two former US Naval Academy football players will face court martial over the alleged sexual assault of a classmate at a party, the academy has said.</b><p>The midshipmen are accused of sexual misconduct and making false official statements.<p>The alleged female victim was reportedly assaulted in April 2012 …

New York Times

Madagascar bubonic plague threat - in 60 seconds

Madagascar faces a bubonic plague epidemic unless it slows the spread of the disease - with prisoners in the island's rat-infested jails particularly at risk, experts warn.<p>The island had 256 plague cases and 60 deaths last year, the world's highest recorded number.<p>The number of cases rises each …

Environmental Health