Hugh McKenzie

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Pollution-fighting Vertical Forest buildings coming to China

China has pollution problems, and one Italian architect could have some answers.<p>The Chinese city of Nanjing is getting a Vertical Forest, a set of two buildings stylised with around 1,100 trees and a combination of over 2,500 shrubs and plants.<p>But it's not all about how it looks: The Nanjing Towers …

China

Trump’s executive order on refugees closes America to those who need it most

It lays the groundwork for a fundamental shift in how the US allows people to enter the country.<p>On Friday, President Donald Trump overhauled US refugee policy — laying the groundwork for a fundamental shift in how the US allows people to enter the country.<p>Trump signed an executive order Friday …

Immigration

Syria’s war creates myriad problems for Turkey

ISTANBUL — The attacks in Turkey came in rapid succession: twin bombs at a stadium, a Russian diplomat’s murder and then, just a few days later, a mass shooting at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Eve.<p>The assaults, carried out over a three-week period beginning in December, were a stark reminder …

President says ‘we only have one homeland’ in a coded warning to Donald Trump not to dismantle the agreement<p>The world must not allow the Paris climate deal to be “derailed” or continue to inflict irreparable damage on the environment, Chinese president Xi Jinping has said, amid fears the rise of …

Climate

Europe Preparing For War? Largest US Military Reinforcement In Decades In Europe, More Than 3,000 US Soldiers To Be Stationed In Poland

The largest U.S. military reinforcement of Europe in decades, comprising more than 3,000 U.S. soldiers along with U.S. tanks and armored vehicles, …

Ivory Coast president says deal reached to end army mutiny

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast's president said a deal was reached Saturday to end a two-day army mutiny that renewed security concerns in …

The five African elections to watch out for in 2017

Last year, a public survey of elections by the Pan-African research network Afrobarometer showed Africans distrusted national electoral commissions and the quality of their elections. Just over 40% of Africans in 36 countries believed that the last elections in their country were free and fair; 25% …

A response to your questions about taking pictures in developing countries

Last week while I was traveling with my group into Bangladesh I received a link to an article from my friend Thierry. The article was written by …

How to Remove Tourists from Your Photos in Photoshop

Most photographers have been in a situation where the only thing standing between their camera and a breathtaking scene happens to be a handful of …

Tutorials

Brazilian Ricardo Stuckert accidentally stumbled on to the tribe after his helicopter was diverted<p>A photographer has captured images of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe after his helicopter flight took a detour to avoid a rainstorm and happened to fly over their longhouse.<p>Related: Sighting of …

Brazil

Trump Administration Puts the U.S. at a Crossroad for Global Health Aid

The United States is the pillar of global health aid, donating billions of dollars annually — more than any other country — to fighting disease in the world’s poorest countries.<p>But even as the faltering battles against AIDS, tuberculosis and other diseases hang in the balance, advocates for the …

Mitt Romney, Chris Christie, Barack Obama and Nigel Farage are all destined to be remembered for how they looked when they were photographed with the president-elect<p>You could get lost in that photo of Donald Trump and Mitt Romney, couldn’t you? Every time you look at it, another new detail rises to …

New Jersey

CHARTS: Here's What Donald Trump Has Said On The Issues

Before Donald Trump takes the oath of office in January, there are a lot of questions about how he will decide key policy issues.<p>We've identified the top 10 issues voters care about most according to a 2016 survey from the Pew Research Center and charted what Trump has said about each of them. The …

South Sudan starves as aid blocked, money spent on fighting

AWEIL, South Sudan (AP) — The mother faced an anguished decision: choosing which of her children to save.<p>With hunger gripping this remote region of …

Feds to Fund Plans to Take on Zika Virus With Drones

Two groups that want to deploy drones to fight Zika won support from the federal government Wednesday.<p>The funding will go to helping them develop drones that could drop off Zika-fighting mosquitoes or ferry lab samples from remote regions.<p>They join a batch of inventive solutions for fighting Zika …

Appeals court upholds order against Pence on Syrian refugees

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday dismissed as "nightmare speculation" Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's fears that Syrian refugees could commit acts of terror, siding with a judge who blocked Pence's order seeking to prevent agencies from helping resettle the immigrants in the …

UN Security Council agrees to send police to Burundi as violence grows

The UN Security Council has authorized a 228-member police force for Burundi despite concerns from some council members. China and three other …

PM Cameron resigns as UK votes to leave EU

<i>Go here to follow CNN's coverage of the UK referendum live.</i><p><b>London (CNN) —</b> The United Kingdom's historic Brexit vote to leave the European Union triggered the resignation Friday of British Prime Minister David Cameron and wreaked havoc on global markets.<p>There was a mixture of jubilation and tearful …

Great Britain

Government website reveals plan to revive Soviet-era use of marine mammals for combat operations<p>Russia’s defence ministry is looking to buy five dolphins, the government has revealed, as the country strives to revive its Soviet-era use of sea mammals for military tasks.<p>The military has opened the …

Russia

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Absolutely Breathtaking African Wildlife Photography

German-born Klaus Tiedge had traveled the world, working as a commercial photographer for 20 years when, one day in 2001, an assignment brought him to South Africa. He liked it so much that he decided to move there with his wife, settling in Cape Town where he would be a photographer for the …

Polar Obsession Photos

See images of Arctic and Antarctic landscapes and wildlife, like polar bears, penguins, leopard seals, and more, and buy prints, from National Geographic.

Photographer Captures Stunning South Korean Landscapes Reflected in Mirror-Like Lakes

South Korean photographer Jaewoon U has gathered quite the following on 500px, and rightly so. His majestic landscape shots of his home country are nothing if not magical, overflowing with colors and rich details. The Seoul-based artist is particularly skilled at capturing beautiful outdoor scenery …

Photographer captures drone footage of beluga whales gathering in Canada's Northwest Passage

Stunning drone footage of beluga whales and swimming polar bears in Canada's Northwest Passage goes viral<p>A drone photographer's efforts to beautifully capture the wildlife and natural surroundings of Canada's Northern Passage haven't gone amiss.<p>Drone footage shot by Arctic Watch …