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First of Its Kind Map Reveals Extent of Ocean Plastic

Plastic debris in the oceans, map by Jamie Hawk National Geographic #map #oceans #ngm

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Cimitero monumentale di Staglieno, Genoa, Italy - Covering an area of more than a square kilometer, it is one of the largest cemeteries in Europe.

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from TreeHugger

Life as an Albatross Chick on Midway, in 20 Photos

Albatross chick photographed on Midway Atoll, by Jaymi Heimbuch. Midway Atoll (also known as Midway Island or Midway Islands, Hawaiian: Pihemanu) is a 6.2 square kilometer atoll located in the North Pacific Ocean about one-third of the way between Honolulu and Tokyo.

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Isle of Arran - Arran or the Isle of Arran is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. With an area of 432 square kilometers it is the seventh largest Scottish island. It is in the unitary council area of North Ayrshire. In the 2011 census it had a resident population of 4,629.

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No matter where you are this fine Thanksgiving, we hope you're spending it with stunning views and loved ones. #tlpicks courtesy of @ffagund

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from NASA

Earth's New Lightning Capital Revealed

Lake Maricaibo, Venezuela - Lightning capital of the world. http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/lightning_0.jpg

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