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Luxury Resort Hidden Among Desert Sand Dunes

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In the middle of the world's largest red sand desert is one of the most luxurious hotels on earth. The Qasr Al Sarab resort in Abu Dhabi's Empty Quarter celebrates Emirati culture and traditions. (Jan. 2)


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Bedouin Children Determined to Learn in Remote School

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AFP (Dec. 11, 2012) It takes a certain kind of dedication to be a pupil at the Jahalin primary school, where children often walk for hours across tough desert terrain just to get there. Others come by donkey to this small but thriving Bedouin school tucked away in an inhospitable corner of the Judaean desert, just outside Jerusalem.
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Thousands of Sea Turtles Lay Their Eggs on Mexico Beach

Thousands of Sea Turtles Lay Their Eggs on Mexico Beach

AFP (Oct. 15, 2013) Hundreds of Olive Ridley sea turtles started to lay their eggs in the sand of Ixtapilla beach in Mexico. More than 1,000 turtles a day are expected to arrive in the area in the next few months.
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In Florida, Beach Erosion a Costly Problem

In Florida, Beach Erosion a Costly Problem

AP (Mar. 15, 2012) Beaches are vanishing from years of storms in Florida, pushing residents to pay out of pocket to replenish their strips of sand.
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Hidden Antarctic Valley Could Add to Ice Loss

Hidden Antarctic Valley Could Add to Ice Loss

Reuters (Aug. 3, 2012) A hidden, mile-deep rift valley discovered beneath West Antarctica has given scientists new insights into ice loss from the frozen continent, which some experts say contributes almost 10 percent of the rise in global sea levels.
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