Growing cities, overuse of fertilizers and factory wastewater have degraded China’s water supplies to the extent that half the nation’s rivers and lakes are severely polluted. China aims to spend $850 billion to improve filthy water supplies over the next decade, but even such huge outlays may do little to reverse damage caused by decades of pollution and overuse in Beijing’s push for rapid economic growth.
Yes! This volcano in Kawah Ijen has some spectacular blue lava by night, but shows red during the day.
It is the sulfur inside the volcano that causes the change in color. What turns the waters of the largest acidic crater lake in the world, gives its beautiful turquoise color. The same acidic gases burns a bright blue color when ignited by miners while condensation turns it into liquid sulfur which mimics flowing blue lava. Condensation of molten sulfur also drives the business of a sulfur mining operation on Kawah Ijen.
Image Courtesy : Photographer: Olivier Grunewald (via Screen Captures from YouTube) and Google
Seven feet high sculpture was unveiled on Clapham Common(UK) last Tuesday
It is made from 2,000 soft wood spikes and coconut fiber that resembles fur
A structure created to promote new TV program by Sir David Attenborough
A giant sculpture of a hedgehog has been unveiled on Clapham Common after a survey found that a quarter of people in the UK have never seen the animal in the wild.
The 12 foot long, eight foot wide, seven feet tall structure took a team of artists two months to build, and it has been keeping hundreds of visitors to the South London park entertained since being unveiled last week.
The sculpture is mainly made from 2,000 soft wood spikes that resemble a hedgehog’s spines, and a mixture of willow and coconut fiber that takes on the appearance of fur.
In Picture: Zanjeer the dog saved thousands of lives during Mumbai serial blasts in March 1993. Detected more than 3,329 kgs of the explosive RDX, 600 detonators, 249 hand grenades and 6406 rounds of live ammunition. He was buried with full honors in 2000 😥 Rest in Peace Dear.