Category Archives: Geography

Large Iceberg spurs mini Tsunami

Iceberg breaking up in the Ilulissat icefjord, close to an archaeological site called Sermermiut. *A quick note – some of the external links to this video have mixed information. To be more precise, this is a large iceberg breaking up, … Continue reading

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The Better Life Index rates the 36 OECD countries in 11 areas that aim to cover every aspect of life, including income, education, health, work-life balance and life satisfaction

The residents of Switzerland are the most satisfied with their lives, according to the latest Better Life Index report, released this week by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Switzerland has moved up to the top spot, bumping … Continue reading

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Relations between India and China Flare Up Over Border Dispute

India was upbeat when Li Keqiang, China’s new premier, announced that New Delhi would be the destination for his first foreign trip since taking power: it was seen by some as a potential milestone in more co-operative relations between the … Continue reading

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MAP: The Island of Singapore

Officially the Republic of Singapore, this Southeast Asian island city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula is located 137 kilometers (85 mi) north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by … Continue reading

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Large Sinkhole Swallows 3 Story Building in South China

Sinkhole swallows buildings in Guangzhou A large sinkhole has appeared next to the construction site of an underground rail station in Guangzhou, Southern China. The hole appeared in the ground next to the boundary of the construction site on the … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: The Human Role in Global Climate Change

Proof of How Humans Effect Global Climate Change from GREGinSD on Vimeo. Produced by WPSU (a PBS affiliate) and the Rock Ethics Institute, this short film reviews the current state of scientific understanding about the human influences on climate change … Continue reading

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Texas businessman accused of smuggling high-tech weapons to Russia

(Houston, Texas) A naturalized American citizen from the former Soviet Union is accused along with 10 other defendants of illegally exporting sensitive technology from the US to Russian military and intelligence agencies, according to an indictment unsealed by federal prosecutors … Continue reading

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French Intel Suggests Iran will have Nukes By Mid-2013

PARIS – France’s foreign minister says Iran appears on track to reach the ability to produce a nuclear weapon by the first half of next year. France is one of six countries that have negotiated with Tehran over its nuclear … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT w/ INFO GRAPHIC: NASA’s Curiosity lands on Mars – 7 minutes of TERROR

For more info, visit NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labratory in Pasadena, California at: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/

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The Princess Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is set for completion in September and will go on record as the world’s tallest residential building

The Princess Tower enters Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest residential tower in the world The Princess Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is scheduled for completion Sep. 2012 At a height of 413.36 metres, The Princess Tower, … Continue reading

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