Places On Earth Where Nature Will KILL YOU.

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Every Earth Day, we remind ourselves that it is our duty to protect the planet for future generations to enjoy and exist in. We should strive to do what we can to limit the harmful impact upon nature.
But there are locations where nature does’t care for existing peacefully with us. In fact, there are some places so dangerous or extreme that simply going there will kill us!

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Celebrating Great Trees

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This magnificent oak spreads its moss-draped fingers in obscurity on a nameless trail on the Isle of Mull in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides.

Our planet has countless millions of such wonders, a tiny proportion of which have gained fame as sacred or historic sites, or as specimens of unusual size, shape, or age. In celebration of Arbor Day (April 28) we feature a gallery of botanical hall-of-famers.

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100 años de Parques Nacionales

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8 de diciembre de 1916. Europa estaba inmersa en la I Guerra Mundial cuando en España aprobamos la primera Ley de Parques Nacionales. No se trataba de una ley extensa, tan solo bastaron tres artículos en los que hacía alusión a los conceptos estético y paisajístico de algunas zonas naturales, para iniciar un proceso de salvaguarda medioambiental. España se convertía con esta ley en uno de los países pioneros a nivel europeo en cuanto a la protección de la naturaleza.

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Protecting Chile’s Rivers from Hydroelectric Development

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Chile has historically relied on its rivers to generate electricity, with 113 hydroelectric plants constructed throughout the country. Many of these projects faced opposition, but none galvanized the country and attracted international attention like HidroAysén, a proposal to build five mega dams on two of Patagonia’s wildest rivers.

The seven-year effort to stop HidroAysén became the largest environmental movement in Chile’s history, as a coalition led by the Consejo de Defensa de la Patagonia (“Patagonia Defense Council”) was united under a single banner, Patagonia sin Represas (“Patagonia without Dams”).

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