Monday, January 31, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

6 Most Incredible Videos of Volcanic Eruptions

Spectacular explosion of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökul volcano
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Volcanoes have been around on earth since the very beginning of earth's long, 4.5 billion year history. When it comes to extremes in nature, there's not much else that compares to the violent eruption of the blood and guts of the earth that is a volcano. With enough destructive force to level mountains, or build new ones, volcanoes are the undisputed champions of the extreme forces of nature.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Two Natural Wonders of Bohol Island, Philippines

1. Chocolate Hills


The Chocolate Hills are an unusual geological formation in Bohol,Philippines. According to the latest accurate survey done, there are 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometres (20 sq mi). They are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season, hence the name.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

White American Desert - White Sands

Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico, USA. Here, great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert and created the world's largest gypsum dune field.
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Atypical Agricultural Fields from Around the World

In agriculture, the word field refers generally to an area of land enclosed or otherwise and used for agricultural purposes such as: cultivating crops, usage as a paddock or, generally, an enclosure of livestock and land left to lie fallow or as arable land. But these arable lands are more than farmland, these fields are works of art:
Longji Terraced Fields

The rice terraces are built into the hillsides. The terraces look like great chains or ribbons as they wind from the foot to the top of the hill. This ingenious construction makes best use of the scare arable land and water resources in the mountainous area. There are about 66 square kilometers terraced fields in southeast of Longsheng.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Life on a High Tree - Korowai Tribe

The Korowai, also called the Kolufo, are a people of southeastern Papua (i.e., the southeastern part of the western part of New Guinea). They number about 3,000. Until 1970, they were unaware of the existence of any people besides themselves.


Korowai treehouse

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sand Geyser - Wierd Natural Phenomenon ?


This phenomenon appeared in the Al-Ahsae city, Eastern Saudi Arabia (2008). Weird phenomenon with the height of spurt up to 9 meters. There are many opinions about this phenomenon, many opinion say that this happen because of a gas leak. Then lift up the sand with a powerful spurt, like fountain dance. This opinion was taken because the location of this phenomenon near by the oil refinery, as we can see in the video below. 

Dust Storm - Amazing Videos

photo source - by Underworth
A dust storm or sandstorm is a meteorological phenomenon common in arid and semi-arid regions. Dust storms arise when a gust front blows loose sand and dust from a dry surface. Particles are transported by saltation and suspension, causing soil erosion from one place and deposition in another. The Sahara and drylands around the Arabian peninsula are the main source of airborne dust, with some contributions from Iran, Pakistan and India into the Arabian Sea, and China's storms deposit dust in the Pacific. It has been argued that recently, poor management of the Earth's drylands, such as neglecting the fallow system, are increasing dust storms from desert margins and changing both the local and global climate, and also impacting local economies.

Amazing Nature Photos

We live on a beautiful planet, this post has a duty to remind us of that. Let's 
protect our planet!

Autumn by poolside
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