Entries in nature (122)

Wednesday
Jan102018

Cities With the Highest Air  Pollution

Flickr | David HoltEvery continent has areas that are suffering from severe air pollution. The World Health Organisation recommends that air contains up to 10 micrograms of 6 atmospheric pollutants per square metre to be able to be classed as high quality, clean air. However, as we all know by now it is rare to find such air with today’s pollution levels.

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Monday
Jan082018

Top 5 Easiest Plants to Grow at Home 

Having plants anywhere is always beneficial, and since we spend so much of our time indoors, it is especially vital that we have some green décor to keep us going! Plants create habitats, absorb carbon dioxide and thus clean our air, provide us with oxygen and reduce benzene and nitrogen dioxide levels!

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Wednesday
Jan032018

What is Coastal  Erosion?

Have you ever wondered why coastal cliffs always have warning signs such as “Danger- falling rocks” or “Don’t stand too close to the cliff.” This is because of coastal erosion. It may sound like a technical word, but is simply the wearing away and redistribution of material on cliffs from different forces such as waves, rainfall and high winds...

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Tuesday
Jan022018

Nature and  Architecture

We have overdeveloped and overpopulated our planet, leaving very little room for our mother nature to thrive and give us her best. We build on habitats, forestry, and even coasts. If you live in a city, new developments consisting of rapidly constructed high-rises to deal with housing shortages are a common sight.  

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Tuesday
Dec192017

Top 5 Christmas  Creatures

Animals represent an important symbol of Christmas. The truth is that many animals are central to the story of Christmas, not only featured in Christmas tales, but signify historical, biblical and mythological associations...

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Monday
Dec182017

Top 5 Eco Christmas Gifts 

We all know that Christmas is one of the most wasteful times of the year; we waste food, paper, plastic and lots of money. Here are some frightening figures of the festive season...

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Monday
Dec112017

Top 5 places to visit in Greece 

Greece is packed with ancient history and known for its plethora of ancient ruins; it is the birthplace of western civilisation, democracy and philosophy, not forgetting the origin of the Olympic Games...

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Thursday
Dec072017

5 Mind-Boggling  Mountains

Mountains have always been a source of amazement to us. The view from a mountain offers us unique perspective on our world and we are always in awe of how our earth can push its land into such a formation. From expeditions to photography, mountains have continually been a focal natural phenomenon to us...

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Tuesday
Dec052017

Turkey's Turtle Haven 

This year alone, roughly 500,000 baby turtles made it out to sea after hatching on beaches in Turkey. The Forestry and Waters Affairs Minister claimed that Turkey had the highest number of nesting sites for the endangered Caretta caretta turtles. This means a huge responsibility in protecting the species.

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Thursday
Nov302017

Exploring the Dead  Sea

The Dead Sea is one of the most extraordinary places on Earth. Not only is it submerged with biblical significance but currently stands as the Earth’s lowest land elevation. The surfaces and shores are approximately 420 metres below sea level, making it the deepest hypersaline lake in the world!

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Tuesday
Nov282017

Democracy in the Wild 

Voting may seem like a predominantly human activity but we are not the only ones who do it. Research has shown that many animals live in a democratic society, making decisions as a group and having their say on what’s best. These animals have adopted unique and fascinating ways to come to a conclusion; maybe we could learn a few lessons from them…

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Monday
Nov272017

Top 5 Most Toxic Species 

Sometimes we have to face the fact that the world is a dangerous place. Although all species want to survive, some have developed dramatic defenses to scare off others. Below are the top 5 species which have a chemical toxin they use at their own advantage; they are ones to avoid at all cost if you don’t wish to be killed in the worst case scenario…

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Friday
Nov242017

QUIZ: Can You Guess The Animal From The  Close-Up?

So, you think you know your lizards from your llamas? Take today's quiz to see how well you really know the animal kingdom... you'll be surprised!

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Monday
Nov202017

Top 5 Volcanoes Worth Visiting 

Visiting an active volcano might sound like a death trap, but experiencing the power of nature is promised to be a blast…well not literally we hope!

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Tuesday
Nov142017

Plant Profile -  Cacti

The Cactus is well known for having unique qualities which helps it to survive in extreme heat and the desert, but that’s not the only reason this plant is fascinating! From special roots and stems, to being a source of food, it’s one nifty succulent – read on to find about more about the wonderful cactus!

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