117 Million Lakes estimated (2014)

"Using satellite photos and computerized mapping technologies, an international research team counted all of the lakes on Earth. They found about 117 million lakes, covering almost four percent of the world’s land surface, not counting the glaciers on Greenland and Antarctica, according to a new study. It is the first time the world’s lakes have been counted using a reliable method, the study claims." (source: blog.nationalgeographic.org)

Australian Aboriginal Flag – Origin & meaning

The Australian Aboriginal Flag was designed in 1971 by Harold Thomas for the land rights movement - Then it became a symbol of the Australian Aboriginal people. The colors are said to represent: the Aboriginal people of Australia (black); the Sun, giver of life and protector (yellow); the earth (red).

creationism

The belief that the universe and the various forms of life were created by God out of nothing (ex nihilo). We must distinguish Biblical or young-Earth creationism for which the story told in Genesis including six-day creation of all things and Adam as the first man is literally correct [for them the Earth is only a few thousand years old] and old-Earth creationism believing that the Genesis story is a literal history but often accepting fossils or geological evidence for the age of Earth, God using or not the big bang in the creation of the universe.

earth

earth

Tassili n'Ajjer طاسيلي ناجر‎ or ⵜⴰⵙⵉⵍⵉ ⵏ ⴰⵊⵔ is an Algerian national park in the Sahara desert at the border of Libya, with very important prehistoric caves. (Arabic lg, Arabic wr or Tamazight lg, Tifinagh wr)

earth

Planet on which the human species developed, questioning its relation to other species as to itself. From the exploitation of its resources to its complex and sometimes chaotic management, the relationship with the earth testifies to the idea that human societies have of this balance of life, and of the place that man takes, ensuring or not the well-being of everyone, present or future, human or not. Questions the way in which human beings will be able to consider its primacy beyond their games of interest or conflict.

Hạ Long Bay

Hạ Long Bay

Hạ Long Bay (Vietnamese: Vịnh Hạ Long) – A large and natural bay in Quảng Ninh Province - Vietnam, consisting of thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes - Its name means "descending dragon" - UNESCO World Heritage Site 1994 “Covering an area of 43,400 ha and including over 1600 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabitated and unaffected by humans, it forms a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars and is an ideal model of a mature Karst landscape developed during a warm and wet tropical climate. The property’s exceptional scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest.”

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