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Laser Mapping Unearths 60,000 Ancient Maya Structures in Guatemalan Jungle

Since I can remember learning about the Maya Civilization, I have been  fascinated by it’s story. The one real issue is that we know so little about what really lies in waiting due to the thick vegetation that covers most of the Central American floor. A group of scientists may have figured it all out …

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Rare Photo Of 65-Foot-Tall Lava Dome in Hawaii Is Absolutely Spectacular

1774 days – the duration of the Mauna Ulu eruption of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. That’s a total of five years! The longest running eruption ever recorded at the time, it produced about 460 million cubic yards of lava. From 1969 to 1974, the eruption was readily viewable to the public via observation platforms, producing …

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15 Countries Compared To The United States With A Real Scale Perspective

You might not think about this, but maps are super deceiving. With the surface of the earth being spherical, it’s rather hard to represent a plane without a bit of distortion. Since the 1500’s, scientists have been developing algorithms to follow, hoping that they would better help them to transform the globe into something flat …

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Sir David Attenborough Calls Plastic Pollution An ‘Unfolding Catastrophe’ In New Report

According to a report by Sir David Attenborough, our waste is killing people every 30 seconds. Attenborough also states that  the world’s plastic pollution as an ‘unfolding catastrophe’. In a report led by Tearfund which was backed by Sir David Attenborough, there are claims that the single-use plastic which is being shipped across the world …

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Swiss Philanthropist Pledges $1 Billion To Help Save The Planet

A whopping $1 billion has just been pledged by a Swiss born Philanthropist, Hansjörg Wyss, CEO of the Wyss Foundation to help save the planet. The foundation, announced last year hopes to assist in the protection of our land and oceans by supporting conservation efforts carried out worldwide. The hope is to additionally raise awareness of …

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Couple Replant Entire Forest To Give Homes To 500 Endangered Species

After realizing that an entire rainforest previously housing 500+ endangered species had been cut down, resulting in all the wildlife vanishing from the area, a couple decided to replant it. Well known Brazilian photographer, Sebastião Salgado had returned to Minas Gerais in 1994, expecting to be welcomed back to the paradise he remembered from his …

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Cigarette Butts Are The Ocean’s Single Largest Source Of Pollution

Thanks to campaigns, initiatives, and a number of eye-opening documentaries, awareness of pollution – particularly in our oceans – is on the rise every day. The younger generation are sure making a concerted effort to clear up pollution and waste, along with campaigning against climate change and it’s impact on our health. When one thinks …

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California Is Finally Drought-Free After Over 7 Years, Experiences Most Beautiful Super Bloom

Nearly 100 percent of the state has been classified as being free of drought. This has been a result of one of the wettest winters that has replenished lakes, reservoirs throughout the state. A first in 7 years – California has been officially declared drought-free. In turn, the most beautiful flora has emerged all because …

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Sikhs Aim To Plant A Million Trees As ‘Gift To The Planet’

Worldwide, Sikhs are Planning to Plant a Million New Trees as a Gift to the Planet Aptly titled the “Million Tree Project”, EcoSikh, the Washington DC based environmental organisation has announced a celebration marking 550 years since the birth of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak. The project is aimed at an environmental reconnect to …

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Winners Of The 2018 Drone Photo Contest Announced, And Their Images Are Breathtaking

by Jade Small DJI and SkyPixel launched its fourth annual aerial video and photo contest in December 2018 which ran until 18 February 2019. With the theme’s challenge described as ‘’The world is a storybook of unrivalled diversity, whose tale is only told by those who are willing to venture out and turn the page.’’ …

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35 Rare Photos That Reveal The Unseen Side Of Things

We take so many things for granted and often give them no further thought.  Things we use daily, occasionally or perhaps never. Places we’ve been, seen in movies or read about in books.  Sometimes we might have a “how’d they do that?” Here’s some examples to marvel at: #1 A Cleaned Heart #2 The Giant Heads Of …

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