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- 25 May 2017 | Environment
What are the odds of being bitten by a shark? The question posed by a TMZ news reporter gets an odd answer from Laird Hamilton.
Mosquitoes kill 750,000 people every year. Shark attacks are responsible for about ten deaths worldwide. Humans are not the predator's favorite meal.
Nevertheless, unprovoked shark attacks occur on a regular basis nearly everywhere in the world. And according to big wave surfing legend Laird Hamilton, the main reason behind these attacks is women's menstruation.
- 18 May 2017 | Environment
A new study reveals that the small island is home to 671 plastic items per square meter, the highest density ever recorded.
The Henderson Island is a desert island located in the South Pacific. It belongs to the Pitcairn Islands, a British Overseas Territory.
Despite being named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in 1988, the 14.4 square-mile island (37.3 square kilometers) is now considered the world capital of plastic trash.
- 10 May 2017 | Environment
An Irish beach located near the village of Dooagh has reappeared 33 years after being washed away by a storm.
In the winter of 1984, Dooagh Beach - a 300-meter stretch of coastline located on County Mayo's Achill Island - vanished when a violent storm replaced sand with rocks.
At the time, the local economy was fully anchored on tourism, and many restaurants, shops, and hotels were forced to close their doors.