Madagascar Battles Locust Swarms

A helicopter of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) flies through millions of Locusts as spreads pesticide to fight against a swarm of locusts threatening to reach Amparihibe village on May 7, 2014 in Tsiroanomandidy, Madagascar. . FAO mission is to fight the locust’s swarm with an insecticide. (Photo by AFP Photo/RIJASOLO)

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Aquascaping Is Underwater Art Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen

You may have never heard of aquascaping, but to many people it’s a very serious art. The International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest holds an annual competition that ranks the best of aquarium design, and the results are phenomenal. Here are some of the entries that showcase the incredible underwater landscapes that contests have designed using their expertise in art and biology.

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“My Boyfriend Took Me To An Ice Cave In Iceland Last Week…”

“My boyfriend took me to an ice cave last week in Iceland. We went once before in January, but the river was too big to get inside the cave. This time, however, we could go all the way through.”

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Jabuticaba – The Tree That Fruits on its Trunk

This tree stands out from the entire plant diversity of South America with the fact that it is evergreen and that its fruit grows on the trunk. Today, Jabuticaba can be found not only in South America, but also in Asia.

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Inside Iceland’s Crystal Ice Cave

Shimmering clearest blue and stretching as far as the eye can see, this is one of Iceland’s famed crystal ice caves. The giant solid waves look frozen in time but they are slowly moving along as part of the Vatnajokull Glacier – which stretches across eight per cent of the island. The images were captured in February 2014 by British photographer Rob Lott.

A view of Rob Lott standing in the crystal ice cave in the Vatnajokull Glacier, Iceland. (Photo by Rob Lott/Barcroft Media)

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Northern Lights Over The Europe

The northern lights as they are commonly known at Embleton Bay in Northumberland, on February 27, 2014. (Photo by Tom White/PA Wire)

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Cosmic Speculation Garden

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation is a 30-acre private garden in Jencks’ own home in Portrack House, near Dumfries, Scotland. Inspired by the contemplative tradition of Japanese zen gardens, Persian paradise gardens, and French renaissance gardens, Charles Jencks and his late wife Maggie built the garden to explore the fundamental principles of the universe in their ultimate search for meaning. Enormous spiraling mounds rising several stories high portray the ‘science of complexity.’ The Universe Cascade is a series of steps ascending from a large pond which signifies the unfolding of the universe across billions of years.

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Chinese Pollution Affecting Japan and South Korea

Buildings in the western Japanese city of Osaka, some 2,250 kilometers (1,400 miles) southeast of Beijing, are shrouded in dense smog Wednesday, February 26, 2014 a day after parts of northern China suffered a sixth straight day of severe pollution. The readings of particulate matter known as PM2.5, a key measure of pollution reached 104 micrograms per cubic meter in Osaka in the morning. The World Health Organization considers 25 micrograms a safe level. (Photo by AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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The Pinnacles Desert in Australia

In Western Australia, there is the Nambung National Park, and the Pinnacles Desert is a part of it. We offer you a small Photo Tour to this amazing place.

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Mt Kelud Erupts in Indonesia

Mount Kelud erupted late Thursday in the eastern part of Indonesia’s Java island, forcing more than 100,000 to flee their homes and killing at least three others. A blanket of ash – up to 5 centimeters thick in some cases – forced regional airports and major tourist destinations, such as the Borobudur and Prambanan temples, to close, according to media reports.

A man wears a mask as he rides a becak, a kind of rickshaw, on a road covered with from Mount Kelud in Yogyakarta. (Photo by Dwi Oblo/Reuters)

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The Floral Beauty of Hitsujiyama Park

Every year, at the beginning of May, Japan blooms in all possible colors. One of the most colorful and attractive places at this time is the Hitsujiyama Park with his phloxes.

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Nature Photography by Oer-Wout

Nature Photography by Oer-Wout
Set of brilliant nature photos by Dutch artist / photographer – Oer-Wout.

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Freezing Rain in Slovenia

A man removes ice from an ice-covered car with a hammer in Postojna, Slovenia, on February 5, 2014. Cars stand entombed in a crystal-like casing near the deserted railway station in Postojna. Trees and electricity pylons lie felled in the snow by the sheer weight of ice enveloping them. (Photo by Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters)

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The Most Polluted River in the World

Heavy pollution of river water by household and industrial waste in the Indonesian province of West Java is threatening the health of at least five million people living on the riverbanks, say government officials and water experts.

Poor sanitation and hygiene cause 50,000 deaths annually in Indonesia, with untreated sewage resulting in over six million tons of human waste being released into inland water bodies, according to an ongoing study by the World Bank.

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Snow Rollers

Snowrolls file the frozemn Scioto River near Greenlawn Ave. in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, January 28, 2014. (Photo by Eric Albrecht/AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch)

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