White Rhino Mum and Son, Singapore Zoo.

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A six-week-old male white rhino calf, covered in mud, stands next to his mother, 32-year-old Donsa, at the Singapore Zoo in September, 2017.
This is the Singapore Zoo’s twenty first white rhino calf born in captivity.
Image Credit: Photograph by Wong Maye-E / AP
via Photos of the Week: 9/23–9/29 – The Atlantic

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Tiny House|خانه کوچک

excellent story

A Voice from Iran

Once upon a time, there was a poor man living in a tiny house with his wife and five children. The house was so small that it only had one room which they used as their kitchen, living room and bedroom.

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In his very small yard he had a cow, a goat and a few chickens. Their living space was putting them under pressure; it was very hard to sleep at night with all seven of them in one room, making them complain each and every night.

One day he decided to go to their village’s wise man and asks him what to do.

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The wise man listened to his situation and told him: “Take the chickens to your room tonight to sleep with all of you.” The poor man said: “But we already don’t have enough space for ourselves.”

The wise man said: “If you want your problem to…

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Rare Bee Spotted!

On 17 May 2017, a Sphecodes spinulosus bee was seen near Rhoon in the Netherlands. This rare insect had been seen for the last time in the Netherlands in 1998. Related articles Snow goose, rare in the Netherlands New crab species in the Netherlands Oldest oystercatcher ever in the Netherlands Tapir babies born in Amsterdam […]

via Rare bee is back in the Netherlands — Dear Kitty. Some blog

Protection forest devastated in northern Vietnam

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These natural forests have been exploited for wood for quite a long time

By Tuoi Tre News

November 13, 2017, 21:00 GMT+7

​Protection forest devastated in northern Vietnam
A chopped down tree trunk in the middle of a protection forest in Nam Tha Commune in northern Lao Cai Province. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Large areas of protection forest in northern Vietnam are being ravaged by human activity, believed to be the main cause of a recent increase in flash floods and landslides.

A probe by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper has revealed that vast areas of protection forest in the mountainous provinces of the north, crucial for protecting groundwater and soil, as well as preventing erosion, are being destroyed.

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Puerto Rico Demands Climate Reparations

Interesting conflict here!

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COP23: Activists from Puerto Rico to Island Nations Demand Climate Reparations, End to Fossil Fuels

STORYNOVEMBER 13, 2017.

At the U.N. climate summit in Bonn, Germany, Democracy Now! was there when thousands of people took to the streets Saturday for a march to demand an end to fossil fuel extraction, and some also called for climate reparations.

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AMYGOODMAN: Meanwhile, on Saturday afternoon here in Bonn, thousands of people took to the streets for a rally and march to demand an end to fossil fuel extraction. These are some of their voices.

CARLOTTAGROHMANN: Hi. My name is Carlotta Grohmann. I am from the…

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Wolfe Creek Crater in Australia

Wolfe Creek Crater is a well-preserved meteorite impact crater located in the flat plains of the northeastern edge of the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia, some 150 km south of the town of Halls Creek. The crater is considered the second largest in the world from which meteorite fragments have been collected, after the […]

via Wolfe Creek Crater, Great Sandy Desert, WA. — Old Guv Legends