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Video Of The Week — Philippines Has 400 More Islands Than Previously Thought!

By Meera Dolasia on May 2, 2016
Video Of The Week — Philippines Has 400 More Islands Than Previously Thought!

On February 10, Ramon Paje, the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Philippines announced the discovery of 400 "new" islands within the borders of the world's second largest archipelago.

Celebrate Earth Day With These Stunning Images Of Our Beautiful Planet

By Meera Dolasia on April 21, 2016
Celebrate Earth Day With These Stunning Images Of Our Beautiful Planet

On Friday, April 22, billions of people across the globe will celebrate Earth Day. They will commemorate the event by staging rallies, participating in environmental clean-up activities, and pledging to undertake "green" initiatives to protect this precious planet. While that is certainly helpful, it would be even better if we could incorporate "greener" habits into our daily lives. These stunning images taken from space by NASA will serve as a reminder of why making every day "Earth Day" is so important.

Powerful Earthquakes Rock Southern Japan And Ecuador

By Meera Dolasia on April 18, 2016
Powerful Earthquakes Rock Southern Japan And Ecuador

On Thursday, April 14, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake jolted the residents of Japan's Kyushu Island. The tremor that struck near the town of Ueki in the Kumamoto Prefecture occurred just before 9:30 pm local time and resulted in 9 deaths and over 850 injuries. An additional 44,000 people were rendered homeless. Though numerous smaller aftershocks followed, most experts believed that the worst was over.

"Not So Hidden Mickey" Shaped Solar Farm To Power Orlando's Walt Disney World Resort

By Meera Dolasia on April 17, 2016
"Not So Hidden Mickey" Shaped Solar Farm To Power Orlando's Walt Disney World Resort

On Tuesday, April 12, representatives from Orlando's Walt Disney World Resort, Duke Energy, and Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID) flipped a giant light switch to mark the highly anticipated opening of a five-megawatt solar facility. Cleverly designed to resemble the familiar "not-so-hidden-Mickey," the massive solar farm that is located near Epcot is clearly visible from Space.

On Saturday, March 19 Join The Earth Hour Movement By Going Dark For Sixty Minutes

By Meera Dolasia on March 17, 2016
On Saturday, March 19 Join The Earth Hour Movement By Going Dark For Sixty Minutes

On Saturday, March 19, millions of businesses and individuals worldwide will celebrate Earth Hour by turning off all lights and electronics from 8:30 - 9:30 PM local time. The voluntary rolling blackout that includes 350 of the world’s most iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, Taipei 101 and the Sydney Opera House, is more than a symbolic gesture — It is proof of what can be achieved if we all unite to reverse climate change.

2016's First And Only Total Solar Eclipse Was Spectacular

By Meera Dolasia on March 10, 2016
2016's First And Only Total Solar Eclipse Was Spectacular

Though not rare, total solar eclipses are highly anticipated. That's because they are visible from a narrow corridor of the planet and last for just a few minutes. 2016's first and only total solar eclipse that took place on March 8 or 9 (depending on the time zone), was no exception. The celestial event could only be seen in totality by residents of the Indonesian Islands of Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi and Halmahera.

YAY! Massive Methane Gas Leak In Southern California Is Finally Sealed

By Meera Dolasia on February 25, 2016
YAY! Massive Methane Gas Leak In Southern California Is Finally Sealed

The massive methane gas leak that has been plaguing some Southern California residents since October 2015 has finally been sealed. The announcement that was accompanied by the release of a time-lapse video showing infrared footage of the gas leakage coming to a complete halt was made on February 11, by Dennis Arriola, CEO of the Southern California Gas Company (SoCal Gas).

Wish To Build The Perfect Snowman? Pull Out Your Ruler!

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on February 13, 2016
Wish To Build The Perfect Snowman? Pull Out Your Ruler!

News flash: Everyone's favorite snowman, the adorable Olaf from Disney's animated film Frozen is not perfect! At least, that's what Dr. Hind, a mathematician at England's Nottingham Trent University who recently revealed a formula for building the perfect snowman asserts.

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