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World Rushes To Help Nepal Recover From Devastating Earthquake

By Meera Dolasia on April 27, 2015
World Rushes To Help Nepal Recover From Devastating Earthquake

On Saturday April, 25th, a little before noon local time, the tiny landlocked country of Nepal was jolted by a massive earthquake. The 7.8 magnitude tremor that was felt across four countries and affected over 6.6 million people, is the most powerful one the country has experienced in over eight decades. Not surprisingly, it has resulted in a large number of deaths and extensive property damage.

Lewis Pugh Swims Antarctica's Icy Ross Sea To Save Pristine Ecosystem

By Meera Dolasia on April 22, 2015
Lewis Pugh Swims Antarctica's Icy Ross Sea To Save Pristine Ecosystem

Environmentalists use different tactics to raise public awareness. Some organize rallies, others set up petitions, and then there is Lewis Gordon Pugh. This activist and adventurer highlights the planet's woes by swimming in the vulnerable ecosystems of some of the world's coldest waters. If that sends a chill down your spine, consider this - the activist swims wearing only a Speedo swimsuit!

It's Almost Earth Day! What Are You Going To Do To Help The Planet?

By Meera Dolasia on April 20, 2015
It's Almost Earth Day! What Are You Going To Do To Help The Planet?

On April 22, 1970, twenty million people across the United States took to the streets to ask government officials to take preventive measures to protect the environment. Today, it is a global movement that is observed by billions of people and celebrated with rallies, environmental clean-up events and pledges to undertake "green" initiatives to help the planet.

Retired NYC Subway Cars Transform Into "Luxurious Condominiums" For Fish

By June Liu on April 16, 2015
Retired NYC Subway Cars Transform Into "Luxurious Condominiums" For Fish

While the sight of an 18-ton subway car being dumped into the Atlantic Ocean may appear like an ecological disaster, it is quite the opposite. Instead of harming marine life, the sturdy steel structures submerged deep into the Atlantic Ocean have transformed into perfect artificial reefs that provide comfortable homes for all kinds of sea creatures.

California Governor Imposes First-Ever Mandatory Water Restrictions To Deal With Drought

By Meera Dolasia on April 2, 2015
California Governor Imposes First-Ever Mandatory Water Restrictions To Deal With Drought

On April 1st, California's Governor Jerry Brown did what his predecessors have been doing for over 65 years - trek to Echo Summit in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to measure the snowpack. The only difference? Instead of ski gear he was wearing a light windbreaker and hiking shoes. That's because for the first time since the tradition began there was no snow to ski upon.

The Ingenious Stork's Bill Seed Plants Itself!

By Meera Dolasia on March 31, 2015
The Ingenious Stork's Bill Seed Plants Itself!

Plants typically use one of three methods to disperse seeds - wind, water, or animals. Not the Erodium cicutarium or as it is often called "stork's bill." This dynamic plant uses a powerful mechanism called "ballistic dispersal," to transport its seeds over 500 yards away. Though that is certainly impressive what happens after, is even more so.

It's Almost Earth Hour! Use Your Power To Help The Planet

By Meera Dolasia on March 28, 2015
It's Almost Earth Hour! Use Your Power To Help The Planet

Today the world will celebrate Earth Hour. This means that millions of people across twenty-four time zones and six continents will switch off all lights and turn off all electronics for an hour, from 8.30-9.30 pm local time. While it may seem trivial, this small action will make more than a symbolic difference in our battle against climate change.

Video Of The Week - New York Park Boasts Ice Volcano And Frozen Waterfalls

By Meera Dolasia on March 2, 2015
Video Of The Week - New York Park Boasts Ice Volcano And Frozen Waterfalls

February is usually not a busy time for New York's Letchworth State Park. However, this year the park has been inundated with visitors trying to get a glimpse of its new albeit temporary attractions - an ice volcano and two frozen waterfalls.

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