The evaporation from a large oak or beech tree is from ten to twenty-five gallons in twenty-four hours.

Scientists have long debated about the impact on global climate of water evaporated from vegetation. New research concludes that evaporated water helps cool the earth as a whole, not just the local area of evaporation, demonstrating that evaporation of water from trees and lakes could have a cooling effect on the entire atmosphere.

Incredible contrast between two worlds: The City vs. Central Park, New York

Phajaan – “Crushing” an elephant’s spirit

The Phajaan process originated in hill tribe communities in India and South East Asia, located in areas where elephants naturally occur. The ‘ceremony’ of Phajaan is said to have originated from the belief that the tribe’s shaman can separate the spirit of an elephant from it’s body, in effect driving the willful and wild spirit out of an elephant and leaving it under the control of it’s handlers, or mahouts.

In reality, however, the Phajaan has nothing to do with the seperation of spirit, and everything to do with torturing an elephant until it is so fearful of it’s human captors that it will do anything to avoid being hurt again.

Here are the images of the training of wild elephants that are caught for the tourist trade.

Please remind yourself and tell others that by visiting elephant camps you are supporting this!

The world’s largest swimming pool can be found at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile. The pool is 1,013 m (3,324 ft) long, has a maximum depth of 35 m, and even has sailing boats.

Hawaii’s Big Island, which is the common term used for the state of Hawaii, is growing by more than 42 acres each year because of the Kilauea Volcano.

This volcano has been erupting for around 30 years now, which is impressive in and of itself.

A sinkhole opened in China, sucking in five people.

Thankfully, they are all okay except for a few minor injuries, and the cause of the sinkhole is currently under investigation.