Monthly Archives: December 2014

Farewell to the giraffe?

From The Week Giraffes may not be around for much longer, warns The Times. There have been high-profile campaigns to protect the African elephant, but the decline of giraffes has gone unnoticed. New research shows numbers have fallen 40% in … Continue reading

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Well, I’m glad this is all clear now…

Not! Why do mornings still get darker after the winter solstice? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30549149

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The Spirit of Christmas

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Winter Wonderland in the Steppes of Central Asia

Winter Steppe Wonderland After the warmth of United Arab Emirates, back to the winter cold of Kazakhstan. Since arriving in Almaty, the weather has been dreary, with regular snowfalls. The Tien Shan Mountains rise to 5,000 metres (16,404ft) within sight … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi Fishing & Birding Trip

Early morning on our last weekend in UAE saw us heading out by boat on a fishing trip into the mangroves and inshore waters north of Abu Dhabi. We used seafood and fish bait to entice small feeders and trawled … Continue reading

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Paris Mayor Wants to Ban Diesel Cars by 2020

Is this the future for diesel cars, I wonder? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30368504 Better think twice when you buy your next vehicle.

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Exploring the Abu Dhabi Coastline 2

Following on from trip episode one, headed back over flat lands from Al Dubiya and entered the Abu Dhabi – Saudi highway race, dodging trucks in the inside lane and holding up high speed 4x4s that hitched a ride on … Continue reading

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