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Month: January 2017

More Than 100 Natural World Heritage Sites Degraded By Human Activity.

More Than 100 Natural World Heritage Sites Degraded By Human Activity

More Than 100 Natural World Heritage Sites Degraded By Human Activity. More than 100 of the world’s most precious natural assets are being severely damaged by encroaching human activities, according to a study examining direct human footprints and forest losses. Natural world heritage sites are are identified by Unesco and include 229

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Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Dragonfly. A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, infraorder Anisoptera. Fossils of very large dragonfly ancestors in the Protodonata are found from 325 million years ago in Upper Carboniferous rocks; these had wingspans up to about 750 mm (30 in). Today, there are about 3000 species of Anisoptera in the world. Adults are characterised by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs

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12 Of The World’s Most Fascinating International Borders.

12 Of The World’s Most Fascinating International Borders

12 Of The World’s Most Fascinating International Borders. Travel+Leisure have profiled in this article 12 fascinating international borders drawn by cartographers generations ago. Cartography is not such a haphazard science, but of necessity, is a finely political balancing act. Take the Crimea for instance. The recent conflict in Crimea, where

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Tomorrow's Cities: What can be done to improve air quality?

Tomorrow’s Cities: What can be done to improve air quality?

Tomorrow’s Cities: What can be done to improve air quality? Around 3 million deaths worldwide were linked to outdoor air pollution in 2016, according to the World Health Organization. The European Environment Agency (EEA) says air pollution is the single largest environmental health hazard in Europe, causing around 467,000 premature deaths in Europe in 2013, where

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Protea

Protea

Protea. Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of South African flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes. In local tradition, the flower represents change and hope. The Proteaceae family to which proteas belong is an ancient one among angiosperms. Evidence from pollen fossils suggest Proteaceae ancestors grew in Gondwana, in the Upper

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ChinaAid Releases Summary Of 2016 Persecution

ChinaAid Releases Summary Of 2016 Persecution

ChinaAid Releases Summary Of 2016 Persecution. ChinaAid is an international non-profit Christian human rights organization committed to promoting religious freedom and the rule of law in China. They believe that religious freedom is the first freedom, which lays the foundation for all other basic human rights. By exposing the abuses, encouraging the abused, and

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How East And West Think In Profoundly Different Ways.

How East And West Think In Profoundly Different Ways

How East And West Think In Profoundly Different Ways. This interesting article handles both the differences between people from the east and those from the western nations. However, variations to these differences are also present within each racial group, dependent on geographical, occupational, and social orientation. The broadly acknowledged social

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