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24-hour arty people: why all-night reading beats raving in Taipei

24-hour arty people: why all-night reading beats raving in Taipei | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
Cindy Sui: Letting people read without having to buy has turned the Eslite bookstore in Taiwan’s capital into an unlikely tourist attraction and a nighttime favourite for locals
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Five personality traits that make a good charity leader

Five personality traits that make a good charity leader | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
As leadership becomes ever more important in the charity sector, psychologist Geraldine Kilbride outlines the things that make a trailblazer
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Multilinguals Have Multiple Personalities

Multilinguals Have Multiple Personalities | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
Flipping from one language to another can reveal a whole new you.
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First Dog on the Moon on Australian immigration – cartoon

First Dog on the Moon on Australian immigration – cartoon | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
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Why Thousands Of Refugees Have Drowned Trying To Get To Europe This Year - Huffington Post

Why Thousands Of Refugees Have Drowned Trying To Get To Europe This Year - Huffington Post | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
Why Thousands Of Refugees Have Drowned Trying To Get To Europe This Year Huffington Post The WorldPost spoke to Michel Gabaudan, president of Refugees International, an independent organization that "advocates for lifesaving assistance and...
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Artist Alex Seton on asylum: 'Someone died trying to have a life like mine' - The Guardian (blog)

Artist Alex Seton on asylum: 'Someone died trying to have a life like mine' - The Guardian (blog) | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog) Artist Alex Seton on asylum: 'Someone died trying to have a life like mine' The Guardian (blog) The term “non-refoulement” refers to a legal principle to which many countries are bound, protecting asylum seekers and refugees...
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National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 - Nature Category : Week 2 Gallery

National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 - Nature Category : Week 2 Gallery | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it

 « Sunward - Photo and caption by Hasan Baglar »  

      

«When the Mediterrenean Mantis opened its wings, It seemed very impressive at the sunshine... »    

       

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Nicosia, Cyprus     

      

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National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 - National Geographic Magazine
http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-contest/2014/

 

« As a leader in capturing our world through brilliant imagery, National Geographic sets the standard for photographic excellence. Last year, we received more than 7,000 entries from over 150 countries, with professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts across the globe participating. Well, it's that time of year again—send us your best shots in any of these three categories: people, places and nature. Please submit images that accurately reflect the captured moment in time. In other words, keep it real. »

 

« The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015: A behind-the-scenes experience like none other. »

 

« During the contest, come back weekly to see our editors’ top picks. Want to be your own judge? View every photo, choose your own faves, then share them with family and friends. » 


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Copycats: Ten Ways We've Mimicked Nature and Gained - The Weather Channel

Copycats: Ten Ways We've Mimicked Nature and Gained - The Weather Channel | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
Copycats: Ten Ways We've Mimicked Nature and Gained The Weather Channel That's the concept behind biomimicry — using ideas and strategies perfected by nature to make technological advancements — and it's one that Schwan's organization, Biomimicry...
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Kayaker journeys 3,000km to promote rights of asylum seekers

Kayaker journeys 3,000km to promote rights of asylum seekers | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
A Frenchman has reached the halfway point in a kayaking voyage from Tunisia to Brussels, where he hopes to present a petition for asylum seekers’ rights to the European Parliament (The amazing Alexandre Georges is kayaking 3700km from Tunisia to...
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Putting a value on what nature does for us

Putting a value on what nature does for us | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it

A new online resource, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge in collaboration with other organisations based in Cambridge, helps those in both the public and private sector see how changes to an ecosystem can affect its value, in order to make more informed decisions about how the natural environment should be developed.

 

The Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment (TESSA) was launched online this week.


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The development of the interactive TESSA manual was funded by an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account pilot grant awarded to Cambridge University.

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11-Year-Old Defends Parents' Decision to Let Her Travel to Paris Alone - Yahoo Travel

11-Year-Old Defends Parents' Decision to Let Her Travel to Paris Alone - Yahoo Travel | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
Yahoo Travel 11-Year-Old Defends Parents' Decision to Let Her Travel to Paris Alone Yahoo Travel Rosalie Atkins lives in England, and penned a piece for the Daily Mail defending her parents' decision to let her travel abroad without their...
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In Bankrupt Detroit, Nature Reclaims Debris Mounds on Vacant Land

In Bankrupt Detroit, Nature Reclaims Debris Mounds on Vacant Land | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
Nature flourishes on mounds of debris illegally dumped on Detroit's vacant land.
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This dragonfly is both messenger and missile

This dragonfly is both messenger and missile | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge: Insects use their bodies in ways that seem mysterious and bear marks that are cryptic, as if their original meaning has been lost
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Travel quiz: languages of the world

Travel quiz: languages of the world | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
Do you know when it's appropriate to say "namaste"? Or in which language "cerveza" means beer? Or do you find things just get lost in translation? Prove your knowledge of world languages with our quiz
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The Spirit Child - BBC Radio 4

The Spirit Child - BBC Radio 4 | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
A ghostly tale inspired by the story of Alice Glaston, a child who died at the gallows.
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Let’s help refugees thrive, not just survive

Let’s help refugees thrive, not just survive | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
50 million people in the world today have been forcefully displaced from their home — a level not seen since WWII. Right now, more than 3 million Syrian refugees are seeking shelter in neighboring countries. In Lebanon, half of these refugees are children; only 20% are in school. Melissa Fleming of the UN's refugee agency calls on all of us to make sure that refugee camps are healing places where people can develop the skills they’ll need to rebuild their hometowns.
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Japan to Resume Whaling Next Year, Defying International Whaling Commission

Japan to Resume Whaling Next Year, Defying International Whaling Commission | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
The country will restart its controversial scientific whaling program next year.
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Don't call them 'refugees': why climate-change victims need a different label - The Guardian

Don't call them 'refugees': why climate-change victims need a different label - The Guardian | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
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Islanders fish off South Tarawa in the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati.
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Tourists flock to hand-feed whale sharks off the island of Cebu, the Philippines - Telegraph

Tourists flock to hand-feed whale sharks off the island of Cebu, the Philippines - Telegraph | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish.
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These Are 32 Of The Most Stunning Submissions In This Year's World Photography Awards

These Are 32 Of The Most Stunning Submissions In This Year's World Photography Awards | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards season has officially opened.

The competition, open to photographers of all skill levels and ages, has seen over 700,000 submissions -- from over 230 different countries -- since it launched in 2007. It aims...
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Boat Migrants Risk Everything for a New Life in Europe

Boat Migrants Risk Everything for a New Life in Europe | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
Photographer Massimo Sestini accompanied the Italian navy on its rescue missions earlier this month, offering a rare up-close glimpse of the men, women and children who make the dangerous trip to start a new life (RT @Yyadiloh: Extraordinary image...
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'Extinct' Snail Killed by 'Climate Change' Crawls Back from the Dead

'Extinct' Snail Killed by 'Climate Change' Crawls Back from the Dead | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
The world's first and only species to go "extinct" because of climate change has been found alive and well - and living where it always has for the past 80,000 or so years - on the Indian Ocean atoll of Aldabra.
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Why Nature Needs Cities - Huffington Post

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Why Nature Needs Cities
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Cities need nature, as I wrote in an earlier essay. But what is not so well understood is that nature also needs cities.
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A Man-made Catastrophe | A multimedia journey through South Sudan

A Man-made Catastrophe | A multimedia journey through South Sudan | All Things Travel and Nature | Scoop.it
South Sudan is silently suffering. 1.7 million South Sudanese have been forced to flee their homes. Famine is threatening. Share this website, show the world that the people of South Sudan MUST not be forgotten.
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