Brazil: A Dirty Scum On Polluted Water

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Vultures gather to eat the carcass of a dog (not pictured) at Bica beach, on the banks of the Guanabara Bay, with the Sugar Loaf mountain in background, 500 days ahead the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro March 24, 2015. As part of its Olympic bid, Rio promised to clean up 80 percent of the bay for the games. But local government officials have already admitted that a cleanup by 2016 is not achievable. Despite millions of dollars of investment over the years, the bay still stinks of sewage. Sailors who visited the city for test events complained of a floating sofa and a dead dog in the water. (Photo by Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)

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10 GIFs That Show How Mushrooms Grow

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These timelapses show the surprising power of mushroom buds, as they burst through the soil and elegantly expand their caps. What we see on the surface, though, is only a part of organism, called mushroom fruit. The fruit is a short-lived reproductive structure, consisting 92% of water. Meanwhile, mycelium of the mushroom sits and sprouts from the soil. This part, in contrast to the fruit, can live for years.

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14 Amazing Photos of Flowing Water and Volcanic Ashes

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Nicolas Brousse who is a photographer spent six months in this beautiful world full of a huge network of water flows and volcanic discharged glacier. He says “My goal is to show beauty as I perceive it and as it touches my feelings.” It is called the Breidamerkurjokull glacier and is one of largest ice caps in all of Europe. Through the colors and the one of a kind shapes throughout this large glacier, you can almost feel the soft silence of a world gone undiscovered for billions of years. I could look at this photos forever. TRULY MAGNIFICENT!

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Tide of the Century

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People stand along the waterfront as a wave crashes onto a seawall durng the rising tide in Saint Malo, March 21, 2015. Parts of the French coast will be on alert for the so-called “tide of the century”, with tidal coefficients of 118 and 119 respectively on March 20 and 21. (Photo by Stephane Mahe/Reuters)

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Aurora Borealis Shocks And Awes

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The Aurora Borealis seen across the sky in Lapland, Finland. The beautiful phenomenon was captured by photographer Marko Korosec on a trip to the arctic region of Lapland in Northern Finland. He used long exposures on his Canon DSLR to create the stunning images. (Photos by Marko Korosec/Barcroft Media)

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Stunning Aerial Photos Of Icelandic Rivers From Above

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The stunning images were captured by photographer Andre Ermolaev, who reminisces over the lovely charm of the Icelandic landscape:

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Curses Protected Indian River, But Now It Faces Modern World

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In this photo taken Wednesday, April 30, 2014, a dragonfly sits on the nose of a Gharial, rare crocodile-like creatures, in the River Chambal near Bhopepura village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The narrow 250-mile stretch of the Chambal is a place of crocodiles and jackals, of river dolphins and the occasional wolf. Hundreds of species of birds, storks, geese, babblers, larks, falcons and so many more, nest along the river. Endangered birds lay small speckled eggs in tiny pits they dig in the sandbars. Gharials, rare crocodile-like creatures that look like they swaggered out of the Mesozoic Era, are commonplace here and nowhere else. (Photo by Altaf Qadri/AP Photo)

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Fantastic Photos Of The Niagara Falls Transformed Into Icy Spectacle

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Masses of ice form in the lower Niagara River and around the American Falls as seen from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Thursday, February 19, 2015. (Photo by Aaron Lynett/AP Photo/The Canadian Press)

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Photos Show How Stunningly Cold This Winter Has Been Around The World

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Mary Mulloy of Strafford, Vt., works to dig her car out of the long term parking lot at the airport Monday, February 9, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. Mullor was returning from Salt Lake City, Utah where temperatures were in the 70’s. (Photo by Jim Cole/AP Photo)

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Colorful Star Trails

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These are the spectacular snaps of swirling star trails which transform the night sky into a kaleidoscope of color. Keen photographer Evgeniy Zaytsev, 24, captured the stunning shots on trips to Crimea, Altai and Murom, Russia. The pictures of circular star trails are formed by merging multiple photos taken over the course of several hours. Movement of the Earth causes the stars appear in different places in each image. Here: vibrate, colorful star trails over an abandoned beach house. (Photo by Evgeniy Zaytsev/Caters News)

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This Is Heaven

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The morning sky comes alive with colors over the Queensboro Bridge spanning the East River in New York City on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. (Photo by Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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Peach Blossom in Vietnam

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People pose for souvenir photos along peach blossom flowers at a field in Hanoi February 6, 2015. The peach blossom, believed to bring luck to families, is used to decorate homes during the Vietnamese “Tet” (Lunar New Year festival), which will take place from February 14 to February 24. (Photo by Reuters/Kham)

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Lava-ly View

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A brave photographer managed to get within metres of an active volcano despite it spewing out lava waves over 140 metres high. Silhouetted against a fiery fountain of red, Icelandic photographer, Tómas Freyr Kristjánsson, 37, braved blistering temperatures to get as close the volcano as possible. Captured at the Holuhraun volcano in the heart of Iceland, the incredible photographs show craters of magma exploding high into the air. In fact, the volcano became so violent that whilst Tómas was visiting the site, Icelandic national security were forced to close the site to tourists to ensure their safety. Although very few were brave enough to get so close, Tómas managed to photograph nearby tourists to give some scale to the spraying molten rock, including that of a nearby motorcyclist. (Photos by Tómas Freyr Kristjánsson/Caters News)

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40 Small But Charming Urban Gardens

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Won’t be long until all the plants come back to life and we’ll enjoy the sea of green. And that doesn’t necessary mean you’ll have to go to the countryside or in your local park to enjoy the fresh air. Here are 40 rather small but really charming urban gardens for your inspiration. The spring is upon us, so you’d better start planning, a garden will drastically improve the way your balcony, terrace or small yard looks and feels.

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“Distant Natures”

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Photographer Manuel Alvarez Diestro captures Hong Kong’s surreal landscape. This is absolutely fantastic!

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