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Getting To Know Bordeaux's Right Bank

Bordeaux may be one of the most famous wine regions in the world—and the largest wine-growing region in France with upward of 284,000 acres of vineyards—but there are a few appellations that are often overlooked. The Right Bank of the Dordogne River is usually seen as the little sister to the Left …

Montenegro's coastal comeback

Once a haven for celebrities and royalty, the affordability of Montenegro’s 295km shoreline is slipping away as the tiny country once again sets its sights on the well-heeled set.<p>One of the smallest countries in Europe, nestled between Croatia's Dalmatian coast and Albania, Montenegro's lure has …

With Large Hydro Resources, Norway Should Easily Integrate $3.3 Billion Of New Wind Projects

In late August, Norway awarded concessions to build 1,300 megawatts (MW) of onshore wind farms consisting of 450 turbines and costing up to $3.3 billion.<p>Norway’s Energy Ministry was quoted as saying that these wind farms would constitute “the world’s largest windpower project,” and “one of the …

Portugal burns as wildfires rage

Wildfires continue to affect Portugal, despite the efforts of over a thousand firefighters who continue their dangerous work. At least ten fires are still active in northern and central areas of the country.<p>One firefighter died on Thursday in the fire at Serra do Caramulo, a central mountainous …

EU funds for L'Aquila earthquake 'misused', Italy and Brussels blamed

A report into relief and reconstruction efforts after the earthquake at L’Aquila in Italy concludes that EU funds were misused and partly diverted to companies with links to organised crime.<p>Drawn up for the European Parliament, the document also says work was poorly carried out. It strongly …

Earthquake strikes southern Greece

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake has struck southern Greece, the state-run ANA news agency has said.<p>The quake rattled the Greek capital, Athens, on Wednesday, causing buildings to shake for several seconds, the Reuters news agency quoted witnesses as saying.<p>There were no immediate reports of casualties …

Spain Inaugurates its First Offshore Wind Turbine

Spain just launched its first offshore wind turbine on Monday! The 505-foot-tall turbine with 205-foot-long blades is expected to meet the annual …

Best Beaches in the Mediterranean

The Grisly Mummy Museum in Guanajuato, Mexico

In the 1860s, a Mexican town began burying their dead in a crypt. Nina Strochlic on the startling discovery that led to a museum of their mummified …

Meadowbrook Community Commits to Sustaining Life in Costa Rica through Travel, Education and Service

This past August, twenty members of the Meadowbrook School community and three guides from Chill Expeditions Education Travel traveled through Costa …

Workers in Brazil mixed on public spending to prepare for sporting events

Protesters across Brazil have been speaking out about everything from poor public services and transit fare increases to the high cost of hosting the soccer World Cup next year and the Summer Olympics in 2016.<p>Some have even called for a World Cup boycott in soccer-crazed Brazil.<p>On a hot summer …

Pumpkin paddlers race giant gourds in 15th Windsor regatta

Pumpkin paddlers took to the water, vying for the chance to race their massive gourds in the 15th annual Pumpkin Regatta in Windsor, N.S on …

Human compassion in a foreign lingo

Some years ago, I led a study on the feasibility of converting an unused downtown building in Ottawa (Canada’s capital city) into a community arts …

Shutdown 2013: Two States Pay to Reopen Most Visited National Park

The governors of Tennessee and North Carolina are working together to reopen the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for five days during the busy …

Brazil opens new temple to national religion at revamped Maracanã

Finally the Maracanã is back to doing what it does best: hosting the beautiful game. After repeated delays and controversy surrounding a 30-month refurbishment Brazil's iconic stadium celebrated its return to the centre of world sport in style on Sunday with a friendly between the home nation and …