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KKK Recruitment Fliers Shock Orange Country, California, Residents

Residents of an Orange County community still cannot believe what landed on their doorsteps: a recruiting flier for the Ku Klux Klan.<p>Read more here.

First Ever Fatwa Issued Against Wildlife Trafficking

Wildlife<p>In a slaughterhouse in Rantau Prapat, Sumatra, Indonesia, workmen slit open wild-caught blood pythons. (Photograph by Mark Leong)<p><b>Indonesia’s top Muslim clerical body has issued a fatwa, or edict, against illegal wildlife trafficking.</b><p>This unprecedented step by the Indonesian Council of …

Baby Baboon’s Frightening Encounter with Lions Ends with a Heroic Twist

Wildlife<p><b>This is one of the most remarkable wildlife interactions that I have come across in my time. The photographs are amazing, but it’s the touching behaviour of the animals involved that makes this story so unique.</b><p>Photographer Evan Schiller and Lisa Holzwarth were on an safari in the northern …

Uncharted Territory for Gorongosa’s Lions

Changing Planet<p>The Cheringoma Plateau on the eastern boundary of Gorongosa National Park is a stronghold of biodiversity and until recently largely unexplored, particularly for large carnivores. In April of 2013 Projecto Leões joined an expedition to document biodiversity on the Plateau. During the …

14 legendary natural wonders of South America

Tucked in a corner at the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the 275 falls of Iguazu dwarf Niagara and have to be one of the most amazing …

Rakhigarhi, the biggest Harappan site

3/27/2014 07:00:00 PM<p>The discovery of two more mounds in January at the Harappan site of Rakhigarhi in Hisar district, Haryana, has led to …

THE WORLD BEFORE HER - INDIA CAMPAIGN

<b>Thank you so much to all our backers for seeing us this far into the campaign! It's amazing to know that you believe in what the #IndiaCampaign can</b> …

Whether it’s a river, lake or ocean, Peter Spencer has no trouble creating an amazing picture out of it. His masterful use of light and long exposures make his photography a treat to look at. See more here: http://www.photographyblogger.net/extroardinary-waterscapes-by-peter-spencer/

6 Fascinating Underground Homes That Go Above and Beyond

When it comes to cool eco architecture, some people feel like the higher up you build, the better. But don't forget to look down once in a while! …

How Much for a Picture With the Monkey? The Real Cost Of Wildlife Tourism

I’ve been extremely fortunate to have spent the past seven months working and traveling in Southeast Asia with support from the National Geographic Society and the U.S. Fulbright program. While my research has brought me to Singapore and Gibraltar a number of times, I had not previously stayed long …

How Your Love for Burgers is Driving Wildlife to Extinction

A new campaign launched by the Center for Biological Diversity hopes to make people aware of the connection between eating meat and the endangered …

University of California

The 10 Commandments of Fitness and Wellness

<i>I’m no Moses, but I’ve certainly experienced enough in my many years of fitness to establish my own ten commandments when it comes to fitness and</i> …

Addressed a rally in Arunachal Pradesh. I am thankful to the people for joining in large numbers. A loud & clear NO…this was the answer I got when I asked whether youngsters in Northeast got jobs & whether prices reduced in last decade. Scope of tourism in Arunachal Pradesh is plenty! Yet, the Centre & State Government have not devoted attention to this. Top Congress leaders came to the Northeast but they did not say anything on the killing of a youngster from Arunachal Pradesh in Delhi. Urged people of Arunachal Pradesh to reject Congress, which has encouraged a wrong culture of buying of MLAs in the state. Sadly, UPA has not focussed on the salient aspects of the Northeast http://nm4.in/1kgdT5A

For the past 13 years, photographer Mario Moreno has been on an amazing visual journey exploring the African continent. This adventure has taken him to the great plains of the Serengeti, the floodplains of the Okavango, the harsh lands of the Kalahari, and the summit of Kilimanjaro. See more here: http://www.photographyblogger.net/african-safaris-astonishing-images-by-mario-moreno/

N.p. Dhamala

Young Visitor Helps Recover First Top Jaw From the Site

Wildlife<p><b>By Becca Peixotto</b><p>Today, our fourth day underground, we had a special guest in the command center.<p>Young Stefan from a school here in South Africa got to be a paleoanthropologist for a day and by watching the video monitors and speaking to us via the phone-style voice comms system guided …

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6 of the World's Most Worrisome Disputed Territories

Many such areas have long existed without incident, but others are poised to flare into violence.<p>When it comes to territorial disputes across the globe, the list is long and ever-changing. There are now more than 150 disputes under way that involve territory, mostly in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific …

The Tragic Life of Ugly Birds

<i>by Diksha Basu</i><p>Outside my third-floor window, in a narrow, leafy lane of Bandra West, a suburb of Mumbai, a crow had got itself stuck in some leftover …

Martin’s pictures open your eyes to the mysterious wonders of nature. Through his photography of nature’s beauty, he also tries to make a case for the preservation and better treatment of our planet—a very convincing case, when presented like this. See more here: http://www.photographyblogger.net/places-to-be-breathtaking-photography-by-hipydeus/

Associated Press News

The climate change deniers have won

The American Association for the Advancement of Science came as close as such a respectable institution can to screaming an alarm last week. "As scientists, it is not our role to tell people what they should do," it said as it began one of those sentences that you know will build to a "but". "<i>But</i> …

Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobel’s extreme macro pictures of insects are fascinating. Up close, the insects look like otherworldly creatures with hairy, menacing looks. See more here: http://www.photographyblogger.net/extreme-macro-mind-blowing-insect-photos-by-johan-j-ingles-le-nobel/

Startrails: Photos by Evgeniy Zaytsev

Water, wildlife surge back into once-parched Colorado River delta

LOS ALGODONES, Mexico — Osvel Hinojosa knew that an infusion of water would bring the Colorado River delta back to life. But in just a few days, a U.S.-Mexican experiment to revive the delta environment has exceeded his expectations.<p>The water is running deeper, faster and wider than anticipated in …

Amazing B/W Wildlife Photography by Ed Hetherington

On most days, Ed Hetherington is a wedding and portrait photographer in Atlanta, but every now and then, he breaks away from his regular work to go …