Category Archives: Nature & Environment

How finding beauty in ordinary life can make you happy

Nature and Beauty make you  feel happy and it creates a psychological impact on health and behaviour. Article By Sarah Hampson I have a friend who is next to impossible to go for walk with in the spring or summer. “Look,” … Continue reading

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NASA Earth Observatory: Dust over Southwestern Asia and the Arabian Sea

download large image (5 MB, JPEG)  | download  GeoTIFF file (50 MB, TIFF)  | download  Google Earth file (KMZ) Dust storms spread over southwestern Asia on June 1, 2011. As the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead, … Continue reading

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NASA Earth Observatory: Dust off Pakistan and India

download large image (2 MB, JPEG)                                Multiple dust plumes blew off the coasts of Pakistan and India on May 20, 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture the same day. A veil of … Continue reading

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South Pacific Eclipse

July 9, 2010:  It’s every vacationer’s dream: You stretch out on a white sandy beach for a luxurious nap under the South Pacific sun. The caw of distant gulls wafts across the warm sea breeze while palm fronds rustle gently … Continue reading

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Roving mobile processing plants to produce biofuels

Biofuels are seen as a more environmentally friendly fuel source than petroleum-based fuels, but transporting the bulky biomass used to produce them is expensive because of their volume. It’s much more economical to transport the liquid fuel after it has … Continue reading

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Hunza Lake Crisis Worsens

Further landslides are exacerbating the threat that a newly formed 16km-long lake on the River Hunza in northern Pakistan may burst its banks, with local NGOs saying up to 13,000 people have already been displaced. Federal Minister Manzoor Wattoo has … Continue reading

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Hunza Fear Overflowing lake will Wash them away

To the right, the once steep ridges on which Attabad village was perched now present a vast descent of loose rocks and rubble that fills up the gorge of the Hunza river, creating a huge embankment. For nearly five months, … Continue reading

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