Nature

Plastic Island: Garbage Patches Floating in the Pacific Ocean

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Like the ancient gods of Maori legends, men too have created an island in the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. There are no palm trees, dream beaches or huge colourful flowers – just plastic clusters and rubbish of all kinds. Its name is Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) or Pacific Trash Vortex, and …

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Top Three Worst Natural Disasters of the Last Century

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Climate change and global warming are among the most discussed issues nowadays. One of the reasons is that more and more links between climate change and natural disasters are being discovered. In fact, because of global warming and increased temperatures, storms and hurricanes are becoming more intense, while droughts and floods are becoming more frequent …

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Ecotourism – What It Is and Why We Desperately Need It

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Ecotourism is a complex concept that is growing in importance every year. There are various definitions for this concept, the most accepted being that of the World Conservation Union. According to the IUCN, ecotourism is “environmentally responsible travel to natural areas in order to enjoy and appreciate nature (as well as past and present cultural …

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Is Global Warming Contributing to Increased Wildfire Risks?

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Wildfires such as those in the Amazon Rainforest and Indonesia have made the headlines this year. The increase in numbers of wildfires is largely a consequence of human activities. Humans are trying to gain access to the wildland. Meanwhile, governments in some areas weaken environmental protection policies for economic gain. However, another important cause of …

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Indonesia – The Other Amazon Burning While No One Cares

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Just under 20,000 kilometres from the Amazon, an environmental emergency similar to the one that has hit Latin America is underway – but it seems to have no place in world public opinion. These are the many fires that have turned different areas of Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia into hell. The situation is particularly serious …

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How Climate Change is Affecting the Landscape of Mont Blanc

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There are still people who do not believe that climate change is real. They argue that human activity has no influence on our planet and, when evidence of the actuality of global warming are put in front of them, they attribute its causes to natural phenomena such as cosmic rays or sunspots. However, it is …

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Secret Places: The Last Unexplored Corners of the Earth

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Travelling has become a common activity for people nowadays. Therefore, you may be surprised to discover that there are many secret places on the Earth, most of which are unexplored. The reasons why these places result largely unknown to us are different and range from political conflicts to harsh climates. Here are some examples of …

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Everything About Coal – The Most Polluting Fossil Fuel of All

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Coal is a ready-to-use fossil fuel: composed mainly of carbon, other sulphur-based minerals and traces of hydrocarbons, this material has been used as a fuel since the Industrial Revolution. From then on, given the large quantities of coal available in nature, it has become indispensable and is now the most widely used fossil fuel after …

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These Are the Worst Forest Fires in Europe in the Last Years

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Almost every summer, Europe is hit by terrible fires. Since the turn of the millennium, the Mediterranean countries have increasingly been fighting so-called mega forest fires, which often only end when the weather conditions change or the fire runs out of fuel. Let’s discover some of the worst fires in the last years. 2017: Fires …

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Go Inside the Amazon Rainforest with TIME Immersive App

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“The lungs of the Earth are on fire”. We have read that many times in recent weeks. But why is that so? Time Magazine wants to give us an understanding of the reason for the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest and therefore published the Augmented Reality App Time Immersive for iOS and Android. A 3D …

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