BIRDS — KIWIKIU — Hundreds of bird species are on a track toward extinction. If these species blink out, we’ll have just one species to blame: ours. — PLANET EARTH URBAN LANDSCAPES group

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Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH URBAN LANDSCAPES has over 1,000 members and over 49,000 photos and videos.

KIWIKIU

The Kiwikiu lives as long as 16 years, choosing a single mate and remaining loyal throughout its life. Reproducing slowly, usually producing only a single chick every year or two, the young birds mature slowly, too. Immature birds remain with their parents from five months to over a year.

The Kiwikiu uses its heavy, specialized bill to split branches and extract insect larvae, the bird’s primary prey.

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tango-Boris (architectural photography)Helmut ReicheltRafael Gomez – http://micamara.esRNRobert
Bold Street

BCN night

The last year vacation's memories are slowly fading away...

Istanbul at night with Suleymaniye Mosque and beautiful multi-colored reflections in the water of the Golden Horn Bay. View from Galata Bridge.

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BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY — PLANET EARTH SUNRISE SUNSETS group

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Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH SUNRISE SUNSETS has over 5,000 members and over 114,000 photos and videos.

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Late Summer Morning

Winter

Princes Quay Carpark

Sun pillar

Take a Walk on the Light Side - Street & Urban Spirit

BIRDS — FEEDER WATCH CAM — PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE group

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Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE has over 3,800 members and over 173,000 photos and videos. 

Cornell FeederWatch Cam

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The 'Spaceship'

SIERRA CLUB — WARMING LAKES WORLDWIDE COULD MEAN MORE TOXIC ALGAL BLOOMS — PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE group

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Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE has over 3,800 members and over 173,000 photos and videos.

A new study of algal bloom activity in dozens of freshwater lakes around the world provides an answer: For the past 30 years, lakes nearly everywhere have been experiencing more frequent and severe toxic algal blooms—and a changing climate is one reason why.

Researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science used satellite data collected over the past three decades to examine large freshwater lakes across six continents. They searched through more than 72 billion data points to identify statistically significant patterns in algal bloom intensity and found that the severity of algal blooms has increased in over two-thirds of the 71 large lakes studied across 33 countries.

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alexinatempaJohn KocijanskiSARK S-Wl4tsValt3r Rav3ra – DEVOted!
Osaka

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UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR) — THE DREAM DIARIES — PLANET EARTH IN SILHOUETTES group

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Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy

PLANET EARTH IN SILHOUETTES has over 1,500 members and over 24,000 photos.

A new UNHCR project, The Dream Diaries, visualizes the dreams of children who have fled their homes and found a better life in Europe.

Four young ‘online creators’ have traveled over 7,000 kilometers across Europe to meet a dozen refugee and asylum-seeking children as part of a new project, in association with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, that lets the youngsters’ imagination run free.

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orb1806BLANCA GOMEZalexinatempaJim MullhauptChrisGoldNY
Lone buzzard

Le pont qui s'effondre

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Canada Geese

journey by boat