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Old Man of the Dunes

Tangle River Falls

Medicine Lake up close

The International Landscape Photographer Of The Year Winners Will Leave You Breathless

Who said landscape photos had to be boring?<p>For the second year in a row, professional and amateur landscape photographers from all over the world submitted entries to the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. The contest, which received 2,604 submissions, aims to select the …

Introduction to Biomes

Every Forest Biome on Earth Is Actively Dying Right Now

The journal Science devotes a full issue to the uncertain future of Earth’s forests.<p>Forests are ecological superheroes—they ventilate the planet, nurture the most biodiverse habitats on Earth, and regulate global climate and carbon cycles. From the poles to the equator, our survival is completely …

Climate Change

Google doodles highlight our planet's 5 biomes to mark Earth Day

Google launched a series of five doodles on Friday, featuring beautiful depictions of the planet's five biomes.<p>Artist Sophie Diao, one of Google's …

CNN

New palm oil figures: Biodiesel use in EU fueling deforestation

Palm oil has become a major biofuel for EU vehicles, new figures show. But far from an eco-friendly alternative, biodiesel is 80 percent worse for …

Nepal earthquake: US to send disaster response team and $1m in aid

John Kerry offers condolences to those affected as state department says it is checking on US embassy personnel and citizens<p>The US is sending a disaster response team and $1m in aid to Nepal, following a devastating earthquake that shook three countries.<p>The White House and Secretary of State John …

Nepal earthquake: new footage shows extent of damage - video

New footage from Kathmandu shows the aftermath of Saturday's magnitude 7.8 earthquake with houses toppled and multi-storey apartments reduced to rubble. The death toll from the devastating earthquake in Nepal climbed above 1,900 on Sunday and was continuing to rise as officials struggled to gauge …

Nepal earthquake day two – in pictures

The death toll has risen above 2,000 and many other people are feared trapped under rubble in Nepal’s worst earthquake in more than 80 years<p>Live updates: Nepal earthquake: rescue attempts continue

Nepal earthquake: governments scramble to locate missing citizens

Offers of help pour in as relatives take to social media to search for those still unaccounted for in aftermath of earthquake that has killed more than 2,500<p>Governments are scrambling to locate thousands of their nationals and relatives have taken to social media to find their loved ones in the …

News from the Field | Adventure

See the Hardy Homes of the Coldest Inhabited Place on Earth

Coldest place on earth<p>All photos by Amos Chapple via Bored Panda<p>During January, the Russian village of Oymyakon has an average temperature of minus 60° Fahrenheit and only three hours of daylight, although that is downright pleasant compared to the town's record low of -90°F. Known as the coldest …

Antarctica may have just set its highest temperature on record

Antarctica, Earth's coldest, most barren continent, may have just set a remarkably unusual weather record. An Argentinian research station on the …

The Arctic Dream--Sleeping Under The Stars in Finland

It isn't everyday that one gets to spend the night staring at the stars from the comfort of a reclining bed inside a heated igloo.<p>So I spent all my …

Travel

Mapping the Arctic landscape

The Northern Sea Route – some estimates

Nepal earthquake: likely areas of landsliding - Earthquakes without Frontiers

UPDATED 26 April 2015 to reflect new USGS ShakeMap results; this has resulted to some changes in the landslide susceptibility pattern in Tom …

Death Toll From Nepal Quake Passes 2,400 as Aftershocks Terrorize Capital

'Before' & 'After' images of Nepal's key landmarks show scale of devastation (PHOTOS)

A number of Nepal's iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites and landmarks, including the Dharahara Tower built for a queen, have been destroyed following …

‘Complete chaos’ at Nepal airport as foreigners try to leave quake stricken country

A Montreal woman stranded in Nepal by Saturday's magnitude 7.8 earthquake says there's chaos at the airport as foreigners try to leave the stricken country.<p>Emilie-Anne Leroux says she was in a taxi on the way to the airport to return to Canada to be with her father who is having heart surgery when …

National Geographic Travel

37 Photographic Proofs That Iceland Is A Miracle Of Nature

Iceland might be a small and remote nation, but it also happens to be one of the most picturesque as well. Iceland attracts millions of photographers …

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32 photos that will make you want to travel to Iceland

Most of the island is an uninhabited landscape of jagged lava rock, fields of bright green moss, hot springs, towering waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanoes.<p>Many visitors say that the country is reminiscent of another world.<p>Plus, it is a perfect place for any adventurous traveler — visitors to the …

European Travel

Nepal earthquake: huge cracks appear in road

Amateur video footage shows large cracks opening up in a Kathmandu road, caused by a powerful earthquake that left at least 1,130 dead, according to local police<p>World leaders and global charities offered condolences and emergency aid to <b>Nepal</b> following the earthquake Saturday while grappling to …