More Dead Migrants From Libya: The Mediterranean Passage

Weary migrants from north Africa make landfall in Tunisia. Source: Boston Globe

Weary migrants from north Africa make landfall in Tunisia. Source: Boston Globe

Since the beginning of this year, over 2,000 people have lost their lives while making the arduous trip from Africa to Europe. It is estimated that up to 170,000 people tried to make this journey in 2014 alone. Many travelers depart from Libya, as it boasts one of Africa’s largest exit ports for West African and MENA (Middle Eastern and North African) immigrants seeking a better life elsewhere.
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Photographer Brings Mongolia’s Disappearing Reindeer People Right To Your Desktop

reindeer people rolling hills

Source: Bored Panda

Mongolia is twice the size of Texas, but home to only 2.6 million people. The sparse, desolate lands are difficult to live on and the frigid winters are harsh and overbearing, which is why the country’s Dukha people have relied heavily on reindeer in nearly every facet of their lives for thousands of years.

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Source: Bored Panda

Living in northern Mongolia, the Dukha use the completely domesticated reindeer for primarily for transport, as the nomadic tribe changes camp locations between five and eight times per year.

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Stunning Timelapse Explores The Problem Of Light Pollution

Light pollution is very much a negative consequence of modernization and is one whose effects can be seen in our natural and built environments. Artificial lighting has a significantly bad impact on bird and populations as well as our ability to sleep (exposure to artificial light inhibits melatonin production), and of course our economy. The SKYGLOW PROJECT examines light pollution in this staggering timelapse, and we highly recommend you check it out.

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