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What is natural and what is man-made? Is there a line between the two? Ecosystems are subjectively defined and nature is one of the most difficult subjects to pin down, yet it offers us incredible insights while ecosystems provide us with vital knowledge about how to live sustainably on the planet.

6 Heat Disasters: Forest Fires to Volcanoes

Learn about forest fires, wild fires, volcanoes, explosions and other major natural disasters involving fire - just don't stand too close to the flame!

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20 Vegan Recipes: Appetizers and Desserts

Look no further for delicious, healthy, easy to make vegan desserts, vegan salads, vegan appetizers, vegan snacks and vegan treats that everyone will enjoy.

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12 Stunning Natural Light and Fire Phenomena

Amazing images, photographs and videos of sun flares, wild fire and forest fire, lightning, smoke art and meteor showers display nature's beauty.

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25 Chilling HDR Water, Snow and Ice Photos

This collection shows off the myriad properties of water - the reflectivity of pools, the transparency of ice, amazing color ranges and other curiously variable properties.

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Water Disasters: Ice Storms, Tsunamis & Floods

Water disasters around the world including floods, hail, ice storms, tsunamis, waves, and rain.

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15 Water and Ice Formations and Phenomena

Elemental earth art featuring ice formations, fjords and waterfalls, glaciers and ice, unusual lakes and beautiful water art.

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25 HDR Earth, Nature and Landscape Photos

HDR processes are at once surrealistic and hyper-realistic, natural and artificial, peaceful but vibrant. Here are 25 stunning HDR nature and landscape photos.

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8 Land Disasters: Earthquakes & Landslides

Some of the most famous and devastating natural disasters of human history, from deadly earthquakes and catastrophic landslides to devastating and massive sinkholes.

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18 of Nature's Powerful Medicinal Plants

Here are surprisingly common herbs, flowers, berries and plants that are anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, repel insects, antiseptic, expectorant, antibacterial, and pain relieving.

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Elemental Epics: 15 Earth and Land Formations

See incredible images and descriptions of earth as art, from mountains to caves to craters to rock formations and holes, impressions and other assorted wonders of nature.

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25 Vibrant HDR Pet and Animal Nature Photos

Depending upon how the pictures are shot, HDR animal photography can bring out the best and brightest or darkest and most terrifying sides of domestic and wild animals.

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6 of the Deadliest Killer Insects

The effects of their bites range from painful to deadly for humans, and they inject their prey with lethal salivary secretions that immobilize them and ease ingestion and digestion.

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Animal Magnetism: Earth's Magnetic Field Effects

From cows aligning on a North-South axis to baby turtles using built-in GPS to navigate oceans, animals are affected by terrestrial magnetism in amazing ways.

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16 Most Fatal Killer Poisonous Plants

Did you know that things from your local park or even household decorations could be fatal? Here are some of the most deadly poisonous plants around the world.

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20 Beautiful but Critically Endangered Forests

From the odd forest of Chile to the stretches of icy Northern rainforest to bizarre cork woods in Europe, here are the most wondrous, odd threatened forests.

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