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13 Photos From Recent Floods in Planina, Slovenia

This is currently the end of the road where the village of Planina and Planinsko polje, the plain that bears its name, converge. If you weren’t familiar with the area, you’d think you were standing at the edge of small boat launch on the shore of calm lake. The plain, about 5km (2.6mi) long and 2.5km (1.3mi) across, often floods, but is rarely this…
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Break-in at Greenpeace Office in Murmansk?

No, this definitely isn't Pussy Riot. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=751734984852170&set=a.413958101963195.116341.294217793937227&type=1 In another tweet, Greenpeace said that a mock cage to be used in a protest today was missing this morning.
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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

Did you know that today is the 20th International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer? Until a few days ago, I didn't either. Neither do most of the world's English-language media outlets. As of noon CEST, less than a dozen mentions of the UN observance appear in a google news search. Most of those are in India, with a smattering in The…
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Ocean’s Nine

Look at an ocean and some will see a barrier separating them from the vastness of the world. Others will gaze at a symbol of liberation, of the vastness of possibility. Some just see them as dumps. I've always preferred the second metaphor and thankfully, the latter wasn't the case when I last visited one. These nine pics were taken in Normandy…
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