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Earth recycles ocean floor into diamonds

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Jun
3

Most diamonds are made of cooked seabed. The diamond on your finger is most likely made of recycled seabed cooked deep in the Earth. Traces of salt trapped in many diamonds show the stones are formed from ancient seabeds that became buried deep beneath the Earth’s crust, according to new research.

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Strange waves rippled around Earth. Now we may know why.

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May
21

An “exceptional phenomenon” near the tiny islands of Mayotte may help explain a low-frequency rumble that swept around the world last year.

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Glint of the Irrawaddy Delta

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May
19

The Irrawaddy is the largest river in Burma (Myanmar) and the country’s most important transportation artery.

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New Zealand’s Best Beaches Are Too Stunning for Words

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Apr
13

Countless amazing beaches line the coasts of New Zealand. The island nation is known for its jaw-dropping stretches of sand.

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Hamelin Bay Beach, Australia

Visitors to the Margaret River region head here to see stingrays up close, yet often fail to notice the fantastic rock formations protruding from the earth along the beach’s southern end.

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Why the Faroe Islands are closing to tourists

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Feb
28

The Faroe Islands, a group of autonomous islands located between Iceland and Norway and under the jurisdiction of Denmark, have come up with an innovative way to take care of their home and welcome visitors at the same time.

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Coastal communities should exercise caution in using FEMA Flood Maps as the primary indicator of coastal risk; By Rob Young

Most coastal communities, like Mexico Beach, rely almost entirely on FEMA flood maps to understand their exposure to coastal hazards and risk to the community.

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Land Ho! Visiting a Young Island

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Feb
13

When the volcanic island burst into being in January 2015 it immediately captured the attention of NASA scientists keen to understand how new islands form and evolve on Earth – which may also give them clues about how volcanic landscapes interacted with water on ancient Mars.

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The 18 best beaches in the world in 2018, according to travel experts

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Nov
29

Chosen by almost double the number of travel experts as the previous year, the 2018 list was compiled by over 1,200 travel-obsessed journalists, editors, bloggers, and agencies from around the world.

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