Volcanic eruptions rewrite the image of a landscape and set back the natural evolution of local wildlife by millennia. Though pyroclastic rock is very rich in minerals, it takes a long-long time for soil to form out of rock, water, roots and dead plants.

This badland was created by a huge eruption 3...

Like a Tornatore-movie: Even though the exteriors have changed and turned into the future of today, these indigenous old gentlemen somehow remain part of the past.

Locals who have lived here for generations can provide something very different from today’s mass-tourism: you can be a fly on the wall,...

Honey bees perform about 80 percent of all pollination worldwide and a single bee colony can pollinate up to 300 million flowers each day.

During the past six decades 2/3 of the US and 1/3 of European bee colonies have disappeared.

This deadly bee decline is caused by interrelated factors —pesticides,...

Emerald Cave - the main attraction of Koh Mook - got its name from the unique colour of its waters produced by sunlight filtered through crystal clear sea water. Pure paradise isn’t it?

Not many visitors are aware though that the island, populated by Muslim fishermen, was hit hard by the 2004 tsunami...

Taking a good look at this smooth landscape one can easily imagine why more and more families leave big cities to pursue the dream of self-reliance, to create a permaculture homestead.

Overconsumption, mono-cultures, industrial overproduction and waste, pollution and dependance on oil are driving us...

This futuristic urban landmark is the perfect example of how lush greenery should be introduced into a vibrant, 21st century metropolis.

These 25 to 50 metre-tall supertrees are gradually-growing vertical gardens with canopies providing shade in the equatorial climate.

Singapore by many accounts is on...

All major rivers in the world have their headwaters in mountains and one of every two people on the planet depend on mountain water in one way or another. 

Unfortunately, today more than a billion people worldwide do not benefit from access to safe water supplies. 

A disproportionate number live in de...

Towering 250m over the coastline, Cefalù nestles beneath a majestic limestone headland known as the Rocca.

The site had religious importance since prehistoric times, then the Arabs and later the Normans took over.

In the past century this region was the nest of today's strongest Italian mafia-clan in...

As the fifth largest watershed in Amazonia, the Tapajós river is home to an incredible biodiversity of plant and animal life which includes 325 species of fish. It is also inhabited by indigenous tribes whose way of life revolves around these waterways.

The preservation of this environment is paramou...

St James's Park is a precious haven for wildlife, right in the heart of the city.

One of it’s key habitats is the beautiful lake, created in its current form in the 1820’s by King George IV. It is home to a wide range of bird life which includes a resident colony of pelicans, donated by a Russian amb...

This tiny spot in the Andaman Sea is nicknamed "Paradise Island" - a title many of the other small islands in the area could easily earn.

Yet this particular bay truly has a special setting,  surrounded by vertical cliffs - it is a hiding place one can easily imagine was fought over by pirates and ou...

A scenic beauty, a fairytale landscape - this sub-alpine lake really makes us stand in awe. If we were to seek out an example of sustainable tourism, we would find one here.

The lake did have mild pollution problems but thanks to smart engineering, the self-purifying system has been restored, permane...

The waterways of beautiful Venice are its iconic landmark. Boats are an everyday means of transportation here.

Unfortunately the very presence of the sea poses an ultimate threat to the city. As the climate heats up and the polar ice melts - the sea level is rising, endangering the city’s very existe...

Among the 33 mammals in danger of extinction in Thailand, are tigers, leopards, and elephants.

Out of all of these , the elephant’s plight is particularly heart-wrenching.

Once revered as a creature of great spiritual significance, and they still are in some places; the few thousand that remain, spend...

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