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Why Hurricane Patricia Wasn’t The Most Devastating Storm Ever

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Hurricane Patricia, viewed from the International Space Station at night. Image Source: Mashable

Hurricane Patricia spun its way into history on Friday as the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. Yet it didn’t come with catastrophic damage or legislation-changing death tolls after it made landfall in Mexico, and there’s been little follow-up news since the peak of the storm. That stands in sharp contrast to what the U.S. saw after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy, and there are a few reasons why.

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The Best Shots Of Fall 2015 From Around The World

Throw on a scarf and grab your cider; it’s time to embark on a far-reaching fall foliage tour. From Scotland to Russia, Canada to Iceland, and (of course) the United States’ New England region, here are some of the most lush shots of fall 2015 we have come across:

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Fall Photo Roundup New Mexico

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico. Source: Flickr/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters

Fall Photo Roundup Norway

Utsikten-kafe, Oslo, Norway. Source: Reddit

Fall Photo Roundup Scotland

Finnich Gorge, Scotland. Source: Flickr/John McSporran

Fall Photo Roundup Nikko Japan

Ryūzu Falls, Nikko, Japan. Source: Flickr/wellflat

Fall Photo Roundup Hudson Valley

Mount Beacon, Hudson Valley New York. Source: Reddit

Fall Photo Roundup Austria

Austria. Source: Reddit

Fall Photo Roundup Sterling Kansas

Sterling, Kansas. Source: Flickr/Sterling College

Fall Photo Roundup Iceland

Thingvellir National Park, Iceland. Source: Reddit

Fall Photo Roundup Michigan

Bond Falls, Michigan. Source: Flickr/Jeffery Wright

Fall Photo Roundup Idaho

Boundary Trail, Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. Source: Reddit

Fall Photo Roundup Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario. Source: Flickr/Bradley Fortner

Fall Photo Roundup Yorkshire England

North Yorkshire, England. Source: Flickr/Steven Gill

Fall Photo Roundup Massachusetts

Berkshires, Massachusetts. Source: Reddit

Fall Photo Roundup Algonquin Park

Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada. Source: Flickr/Ron Reiring

Fall Photo Roundup New Brunswick

Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Source: Flickr/James Mann

Fall Photo Roundup Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania. Source: Reddit

Fall Photo Roundup Amsterdam

Beatrixpark, Amsterdam. Source: Flickr/Guilhem Vellut

Fall Photo Roundup Harriman Park

Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain, New York. Source: Flickr/Joe Campolo

Fall Photo Roundup Minnesota

Minnesota. Source: Reddit

Fall Photo Roundup Mt Tyausu Japan

Mt. Tyausu, Japan. Source: Flickr/Ozma

Fall Photo Roundup Oregon

Santiam Highway, Oregon. Source: Flickr/Oregon DOT

Fall Photo Roundup Quebec

Mountains in Quebec, Canada. Source: Reddit

Fall Photo Roundup Russia

Murmansk, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Source: Flickr/ninara

Fall Photo Roundup Alaska

Moose Hill, Nunanka Valley Park, Alaska. Source: Flickr/Doug Brown

Fall Photo Roundup Snake River

Snake River Valley, Wyoming. Source: Reddit

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Inside The Lowline Lab, The Prototype For The World’s First Underground Park

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A flower growing underground at the Lowline Lab in Manhattan. Image Source: Nickolaus Hines

James Ramsey and Dan Barasch were sharing drinks in 2009 when they decided to seriously consider an idea that sounded straight out of a 1950s science fiction movie.

Ramsey, owner of the Raad Studio design firm in Manhattan, had recently been exposed to what lay under the Lower East Side’s bustling Delancey Street: an abandoned trolley terminal. The seed of an idea to grow plants inside the empty terminal using solar technology was already growing. Barasch, vice president of the social innovation network PopTech, was looking into installing underground art in the New York City subway system. Two years later, they released an outline of an underground green space concept to the public in the form of a New York Magazine feature.

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