Dipping below the surface
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Dipping below the surface

Sea water and saline In the south-west corner of the country, where Slovenia borders the Adriatic Sea, you’ll find 1000-year-old natural salt pools teeming with wildlife. Head to Sečovlje Salina Nature Park and stroll along grassy trails that weave their way between glassy pools – where tiny red brine shrimp make their home and nearly…

The sea is running out of fish, despite nations’ pledges to stop it
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The sea is running out of fish, despite nations’ pledges to stop it

As global fish stocks that feed hundreds of millions of people dwindle, nations are scrambling to finalize by year’s end an international agreement to ban government subsidies that fuel overfishing. Yet as negotiations at the World Trade Organization resume this week in Geneva, Switzerland, new research shows that governments have actually increased financial support for…

Thailand’s tourism goes green
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Thailand’s tourism goes green

Thailand, a country known for both its cultural and natural splendors, is keenly aware of the effects of tourism. Upwards of 34 million people visit the country from abroad every year. With that yearly influx of people comes a need to ensure that the natural and cultural wonders that Thailand is known for are protected.…

Fascinating ways animals prepare for fall
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Fascinating ways animals prepare for fall

It’s officially fall, which for humans often means snuggling up inside and anticipating the holidays ahead. Conversely, for many animals, it’s a season of intense preparation for the looming winter. From deer to birds to bears, many species are triggered by the shortening days to switch into a frenetic mode of gathering food, finding mates,…

Volcano Safety Tips
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Volcano Safety Tips

Millions of people around the world live near one of the roughly 1,500 active volcanoes on Earth—from Italy’s Campi Flegrei to Indonesia’s Merapi to the United States’ Mount Rainier. While that may seem crazy to some, there’s a myriad of reasons why people call these volcanic landscapes home. Fertile soils frequently blanket their slopes thanks…