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Morocco's Majestic Coastal Road

Morocco has long been an exotic and adventurous oasis for savvy travelers and global thrill seekers. If you have already explored the Saharan, climbed the Atlas Mountains and seen Morocco's many cities and medinas, it's time to dive deep into Morocco's coastal road. You will easily be seduced by …

Why I Love Cheesy and Overrated Tourist Activities

Here's a secret: I love being a cheesy tourist. As much as I love getting off the beaten path and learning about local cultures, sometimes I love the artificial world the mainstream travel industry has created. I think a lot of people think too deeply about travel, as if every moment on the road …

Confessions of an Ecotourism Pioneer in Costa Rica

At night, from the hilly headlands of Costa Rica's Central Valley -- a mountain-flanked plateau home to nearly three quarters of the country's population -- the view down to the horizon-speckling lights of San José, the capital and most populous city, is mesmerizing. Just as astounding is the quiet …

California tests natural disaster early warning system

<b>An early warning system for earthquakes, tsunamis and floods is being trialled in the US.</b><p>Scientists are using GPS technology and other sensors to detect the impending threat of natural disasters.<p>The network is installed in Southern California and has already helped scientists to alert emergency …

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India cancels $753m luxury helicopter deal

India has cancelled a $753m controversial helicopter deal with an Italian defence group amid bribery allegations.<p>The country's defence ministry said in a statement issued on Wednesday that it had terminated with immediate effect the agreement with Finmeccanica's Agusta Westland "on grounds of …

Panama Canal expansion contractors warn work may halt over cost overruns

Contractors working on expansion give Panama Canal Authority 21 days to settle dispute caused by $1.6bn of added costs<p>The consortium at the heart of a historic Panama Canal expansion project threatened on Wednesday to suspend work due to financial problems caused by a $1.6 billion cost overrun.<p>The …

Local factors cause dramatic spikes in coastal ocean acidity

(Phys.org) —A new Duke University-led study has documented dramatic, natural short-term increases in acidity in a North Carolina estuary.<p>"The natural …

More Than 300 Sharks In Australia Are Now On Twitter

Sharks in Western Australia are now tweeting out where they are — in a way.<p>Government researchers have tagged 338 sharks with acoustic transmitters that monitor where the animals are. When a tagged shark is about half a mile away from a beach, it triggers a computer alert, which tweets out a …

Deadly car bombs strikes hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu

A day after Islamic rebels linked to al-Qaeda warn of attack two car bombs at Mogadishu hotel popular with foreigners and government officials kill at least six people<p>Two car bombs exploded on Wednesday night outside a hotel in Somalia's capital that often is used by foreigners and government …