Canada: Churchill Manitoba where polar bears outnumber people

Welcome to the town of Churchill in Manitoba, Canada, the self-proclaimed ‘polar bear capital of the world’. Each year, about a thousand polar bears pass through the small town, outnumbering human residents. In October, the bears gather here to wait for the Hudson Bay to freeze over so they can venture out onto the ice to hunt for seals.

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UK Flying Ant Day: What is it? When is it? How does one get rid of the pesky insects?

It’s not exactly a day we want to add to our calendar and count down to, but Flying Ant Day is definitely an annual event to be aware of//By  Danielle Fowler,Yahoo Style UK

Climate Change, Disaster Risk Finance: What actions for today and tomorrow?

Disaster risk finance lies at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). So central, in fact, that the implementation of SDGs can be in jeopardy if disaster risk finance is not considered/Alfonso Garcia Mora

A big birthday for West Texas Big Bend National Park

Big Bend is home 1,200 species of plants, over 450 species of birds, 75 species of mammals and 56 species of reptiles. (We’re not sure how many of those are snakes, if you’re wondering.)

Because of its remote location, Big Bend also has among the darkest skies ever measured in the contiguous US. So tonight, the only light you’ll likely see is the glow from 75 birthday candles – and a few million stars.