Bukit Sapat Hawung – Expedition in to the Heart of Borneo (English & HD)

This year we are joined by old friends and new friends. We just visited pak Sarif Udin’s house, because last year he lead the porters. We hope he will join again to help with coordination. We’re about to leave the village of Kelasin with a large team and lots of logistics. We will be travelling up the Tampahu River and

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Conflicts grow in Ukraine as Russia-Crimea rail route opens

Conflicts grow in Ukraine as Russia-Crimea rail route opens

Russia has officially opened a railway bridge connecting it directly to the crimean peninsula a territory had annexed from ukraine five years ago the building of the railway line has been condemned by Ukraine and the European Union as a violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territory cha Jonghyun tells us more the first train left saint-petersburg Monday afternoon carrying more

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Diatom algae populations tell a story about climate change in Greenland – Science Nation

♫MUSIC♫ MILES O’BRIEN: It’s another summer day on the lake. [BOAT SOUNDS] But this is no pleasure cruise. With support from the National Science Foundation, lake ecologist Jasmine Saros and her team from the University of Maine are plying the lake waters of Southwestern Greenland, gathering samples of diatoms to study how climate change is affecting this Arctic ecosystem. JASMINE

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Bukit Sapat Hawung – Expedition in to the Heart of Borneo (English & HD)

This year we are joined by old friends and new friends. We just visited pak Sarif Udin’s house, because last year he lead the porters. We hope he will join again to help with coordination. We’re about to leave the village of Kelasin with a large team and lots of logistics. We will be travelling up the Tampahu River and

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Everything You Need to Know About the Doomsday Vault

Everything You Need to Know About the Doomsday Vault

From the idea behind a global backup to the details of its construction, here’s everything you need to know about the Doomsday Vault. Number 10 What Is It? The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, commonly known as the “Doomsday Vault”, is a facility that houses a vast number of plant seeds in case of a global catastrophe. The vault is a

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Cham Island Land Crab Conservation – GEF Assembly fieldtrip

This is the 25th anniversary of the Small Grants Programme of the GEF, implemented by UNDP. We provide finance as well as technical expertise and really empower the local community to be the agent of change for achieving global environmental issues and also addressing livelihood issues. So today, as part of the GEF Assembly, we have organized a site visit

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The World’s Strangest Borders Part 1: Panhandles

Countries in the world come in all different shapes and sizes. Some are huge, while others are tiny. And then some have very clearly defined shapes, like these, and others, well, not so much. Borders are a funny thing and don’t often make sense without some historical or geographical context. Sometimes borders take on an exceptionally bizarre look, extending away

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Garbage Island: An Ocean Full of Plastic (Part 3/3)

Garbage Island: An Ocean Full of Plastic (Part 3/3)

THOMAS MORTON: So we’re just on the outskirts of the gyre right now. We haven’t really even gotten into the thick of things, and already in the last hour, we’ve seen more fucking trash float by than we have in the entire voyage up until now. The past day I started getting this weird fear that, like, what if the

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Garbage Island: An Ocean Full of Plastic (Part 2/3)

JAKE BURGHART: Starting to have a bit of a breakdown. Let’s see. I’m going to take this tape out, put it in my pocket after I shoot it, and– I don’t even know why I’m shooting it right now. It’s sort of a– I just kind of really need someone to talk to. I don’t know where to start. I

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The Cannibal Generals of Liberia

The Cannibal Generals of Liberia

SHANE SMITH: In this episode, we go to Liberia and hang out with cannibal warlords. MALE SPEAKER 1: I lift it up on the temple. I’m gonna eat it. [GUNFIRE] MALE SPEAKER 1: It’s a Liberian general’s heart. SHANE SMITH: I was afraid probably the whole time I was in Liberia. There’s always this underlying hum of violence. And the

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