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People can live long, happy lives without consuming large amounts of the Earth's resources, a survey suggests.
The 178-nation "Happy Planet Index" lists the south Pacific island of Vanuatu as the happiest nation on the planet, while the U.S. is ranked 150th.
The index is based on consumption levels, life expectancy and happiness, rather than national econom...
|This is a scale model of the solar system distances on the streets of New York that I used for a class. An inflatable ball with a circumference of 715 mm (diameter of 228 mm) served as the Sun, and was placed it on the 77th St. corner of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Each planet and planet-like object is placed according to this scale and also has specific notes, da...||02/04/2006||887|
|Cockatoo Island is an island in Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia. The island was originally used as a prison and later developed as a shipyard. Many naval ships were built and maintained at Cockatoo Island Dockyard. The shipyard was closed during the 1980s. In late March 2005 the island was re-opened to the public for the Cockatoo Island Festival, after two and a half years of planning.||11/03/2007||1,473|
|Also known as Bouvetoya Island, this island was in the movie AvP as the site of the Predator's pyramid. The location in the movie (according to their satellite images) of the island is incorrect. I'm working on another image overlay for their island location.||12/15/2005||853|
|The island shown here is Pitcairn Island, the island on which the sailors from the British ship HMS Bounty settled after their mutiny in 1790. High cliffs surround most of the island, making access difficult—likely a primary reason the mutineers chose Pitcairn. The center of the island is green, covered with a dense forest. The island’s only inhabitants (descendants of the Bounty mutineers and ...||08/02/2006||1,580|
|Mocha is a small island in the western Pacific Ocean belonging to Chile. The island is approximately 48 square kilometers in area, with a small chain of mountain running north-south. It was regularly visited by pirates from Netherlands and England. Francis Drake and Oliver Van Noort are known to have used the island as a supply base. The island today is home to the Mocha Island National Reserve...||12/04/2005||725|
|A big tour of one of the most beautiful countries on the planet.||01/02/2006||792|
|This is an extraordinary location. All rooms and objects were created by the German artist Lars Stroschen. Much more appropriate than "hotel" is the designation "living in a work of art". 30 rooms with an absolutely unique and personal ambience. "Unique" is meant literally, for the entirety of all furnishings and other objects you will discover here are custom-made...||10/15/2009||432|
|It's situated about 13 km South-west of the island of Elba Island and Corsica |
Only few people live there (about 10 people).
It's name Pianosa beacuse it's all nearly flat.
Its greater elevation from the sea is in fact only 29 meters with an average of 15-20 mt.
The all island is included in the National Park Arcipelago Toscano. It's forbidden to go by boat, and ...
|Candlemas Island is a small uninhabited island in the South Sandwich Islands at 57°05′S 26°39′W. It lies about two miles from Vindication Island, separated by the Nelson Channel.|
On the northwest flank of the island is an active stratovolcano, Lucifer Hill, that showed signs of activity in 1911 and glowing lava flows during 1953–1954. Mount Andromeda and Mount Perseus...
|This Brazilian island, situated nearby Itanhaem beach, is the largest natural snakepit of the world where lives Bothrops insularis (Jararaca-ilhoa), the most poisonous snake of the genus. This species lives on the trees of the island. This island is also known as Island of the Snakes and the disembarkation is not advised due to the high number of snakes. ||06/26/2006||648|
|City Island is a small island and is located in the borough of The Bronx in NYC. It is about 1.5 miles long and about 5 or 6 blocks wide, depending on where on the island you are. It has the charm of an old New England fishing town and hardly any crime to boot.|
Editor's note: NY Hidden Treasure Alert: There are also some great old-time restaurants on the island. You can't miss 'em -- ...