Christina Echoles

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National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …

West Coast apocalypse: How “earthquake storms” could devastate California

A major earthquake wouldn’t just be disastrous in its own right — it could trigger an even deadlier chain reaction<p><i>"When you get a lot of earthquakes, you get a lot of earthquakes." — Charles Richter</i><p>It is often hard to see the obvious, unless you are someone who brings a new perspective to a …

El Niño May Soak Drought-Ravaged California This Year

A bulletin posted today by NOAA says that there is a 50 percent chance that the climate event known as El Niño will be back this summer or fall. If …

Satellite eye on Earth: April 2014 – in pictures

Antarctica's crumbling glaciers, Argentina's guitar forest and a 621-mile dust storm over Sahara are among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites

Brussels Attacks: What Happened, In Photos And Maps

"What we feared has happened," said Charles Michel, the Belgian prime minister, following Tuesday's back-to-back attacks in Brussels, his country's capital. The Paris terrorist attacks of last November were rooted in this city. A manhunt for Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam had finally ended in his …

Obama in Cuba calls for end of Cold War, expresses hope for mutual future

President Obama said Tuesday on his historic visit to Cuba it's time for the United States and Cuba to "bury the last remnants of the Cold War."<p>The president made the remarks on the final day of his three-day visit to the authoritarian island country, a major step in his recent efforts to restore …

明 - The Sun and The Moon

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before