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- 23 January 2017 | Environment
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, is under fire for filing legal action against hundreds of Hawaiian citizens.
In 2014, he spent more than $100 million for 700 acres of beachfront in Kauai, Hawaii. However, according to the local law, he shares the land with hundreds of native Hawaiians. And many of them don't even know they own parcels.
Zuckerberg decided to sue to get full ownership of the compound. He also decided to compensate the people he is suing and announced he would permit access to his land for traditional use.
- 12 January 2017 | Environment
The wind is one of the most powerful forces in Nature. It has a violent, destructive strength, it creates swells, and it produces energy. Check how, when and where the wind is blowing.
Planet Earth has many famous winds, but they only exist and behave like they do due to:
- 14 December 2016 | Environment
An automated buoy positioned between the United Kingdom and Iceland detected the highest-ever wave measured in the North Atlantic.
According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the new world record wave height of 62.3 feet (19 meters) was measured on February 4, 2013, in the aftermath of a powerful cold front which produced winds of up to 43.8 knots (50.4 miles per hour).
The new record is classified under the "highest significant wave height" designation, i.e., the average height of between 15 and 20 well-formed waves over a period of about 10 minutes.