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The Most Beautiful Caves and Grottos of the World ( - Eco-friendly locations)

24 Jeita Grotto, Lebanon Jeita Grotto, Lebanon

Jeita Grotto is one of the most famous natural attractions in Lebanon. It is a complex consisting of two karst caves - the Upper and the Lower Caves formed by a river of limestone rock. The length of the lower cave is about 6900 m and the top is about 2200 m. The Lower cave was inhabited in prehistoric times, then it was re-opened by an American missionary in 1836. It was opened to visitors in 1958. It can be inspected only by bo...
12 Reed Flute Cave, China Reed Flute Cave, China

All hand-made creations of mankind sometimes cause admiration, wonder or respect. From the fact that sometimes nature creates simply breathtaking views: it can be both an artist and a sculptor, a musician and a poet. "The Cave of reed flutes” is a magical chaos of forms and colors. Guilin is an ancient picturesque city located in southern China. Guilin has long been proved to be a wonderful tourist destination thanks...
10 The Marble Cave, Crimea The Marble Cave, Crimea

One of the most beautiful karst caves in the world, located in the bowels of the mountain massif Chatyrdag south-east of Simferopol, Crimea, the Ukraine. According to the legend, the cave was discovered in 1987 by a shepherd who was looking for some lost sheep. The Marble Cave is undoubtedly one of the most famous caves of the world which has great beautiful halls. Visible from various points and distances, the picturesque silho...

The Best Earth Scars in the World ( - Eco-friendly locations)

13 The Diavik Diamond Mine The Diavik Diamond Mine

The Diavik Diamond Mine is a mine of diamonds in the Northwest Territories , in Canada . Located at about 300 km north of Yellowknife , it became one of the foundations of the economy of the region: 700 people , including about 250 aborigines , work and turnover is over 100 million Canadian dollars per year. Its production is more than 8 million carats ( 1 600 kg ) of diamonds annually. The area was studied in 1992 and work began in 2001 . The productio...

The Best Volcanoes to Visit in the World ( - Eco-friendly locations)

8 Vesuvius Vesuvius

Vesuvius is, by no means, one of the most dangerous and most famous volcanoes in the world, because it is almost 2000 years old. This volcano killed one of the cities of the Roman Empire, known to all as Pompeii. Vesuvius was a picturesque mountain, majestic over the Gulf of Naples, rising to 1,300 meters above the sea level. But early in the morning on August 24, 79 a cloud...
6  Fuji Fuji

Mount Fuji, or Fuji-san, is the main symbol of Japan. For the inhabitants of the country it is sacred. Fuji is a dormant volcano. Respectfully called Fujisan, Fuji-no-yama and Fuji ("hole" from Japanese meaning "mountain") is one of the world's most famous volcanoes. It is located in the north of Honshu, near Tokyo, the National Park Fuji-Hakone-Izu. The height of the mountain is of 3776 m, the diameter of th...
3 Pacaya Pacaya

Being an extremely active volcano, Pacaya rises to 2552 meters and it is probably the most visited volcano in Guatemala. The current active phase of the eruption began in 1965, and since that time it is in constant eruption. The volcanic activity ranges from minor gas emissions and small eruptions of steam up enough explosions and emissions of volcanic bombs at a distance of 12 kilometers, which led to the evacuation of many villages located on the sides of...

The Largest Deserts in the World ( - Eco-friendly locations)

9 The Sahara Desert, North Africa The Sahara Desert, North Africa

The Sahara is the largest desert in the world. Its area is more than 9 million square kilometers. It covers almost the whole of North Africa: Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Sudan, Libya, Algeria, etc. In fact, the Sahara Desert is 30% of the entire African continent. This is the hottest hot spot in the world with summer temperatures often exceeding 57 degrees Celsius. In summer the temperature is above 33 ° C, ...
4 The Arabian Desert The Arabian Desert

The Arabian Desert is a vast desert area that goes from Yemen to the Persian Gulf , from the Oman to Jordan and to Iraq . The desert occupies most of the Arabian Peninsula and stretches over 222,070 square km. The Rub 'al-Khali houses at the center and it is one of the largest stretches of sand on the planet. Its fauna includes gazelles, oryx , sand cat , lizard, uromastyx , and more others. The climate is very dry and with high daytime temperatures ranging from overnight frosts a...
3 The Kalahari Desert, Africa The Kalahari Desert, Africa

The Kalahari Desert is located mainly in Botswana and its boundaries are the Orange River and the Okavango. The soil of the desert is covered with reddish grass and shrubs, in the east mostly sandy soil. On flat surfaces red and white sands that make up the gentle dunes. In the north there are woodlands, grasslands with acacias and baobabs. There is 1000 mm of rainfall per year. But the south is not as thick. The specy of tree which predomines in the desert is the shrub savanna. The...

The "greenest" countries in the world ( - Eco-friendly locations)

108 Iceland Iceland

  They say it's one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with so many glaciers, volcanoes and waterfalls. Although just a small island, Iceland has a huge impact on defense environment. Because of its location, Iceland uses its geothermal resources in order to obtain electricity and heat. The most common source of heat and electricity is hydrogen, and the country hopes to pass entirely on hydrogen consumption.     Even Mercedes-Benz A-class buses used for public transport in Iceland are...
105 Costa Rica Country Costa Rica Country

  Costa Rica is a country with high goals when it comes to environmental attitudes. 2021, Costa Rica hopes to be one of the few countries who will not use fossil fuel at all, preferring instead renewable energy. The very location of this country is its advantage, its people does not need to worry about heating their homes, because the fit temperatures generally between 20-25 degrees C. Costa Rica and the strong focus on afforestation as reduced pesticide use....
104 Norway Norway

  Until 2030, Norway intends to be a country that no longer use coal deposits. That means it will not emit greenhouse gases at all. In addition, Norway has decided to use money in research to discover new methods, eco-friendly fuel. Those who still use diesel fuel will have to pay higher taxes for the environment....

The "greenest" cities in the world ( - Eco-friendly locations)

143 Portland in Oregon, USA Portland in Oregon, USA

   It is the first city built as a bicycle friendly community in the American League initiative cyclists. He received and distinct "Popular Science" for the greenest city based on a survey on the use of renewable energy, green transportation options, recycling and eco lifestyle. The main attractions are the parks in Portland, so you can see, for example, the smallest park in the world, even recognized by Guinness World Records....
130 Zermatt in Switzerland Zermatt in Switzerland

   Zermatt, a quiet town at the foot of the Matterhorn massif (located on the border between Switzerland and Italy) is perfect for those who love outdoor activities: skiing, hiking and mountain climbing. As the area developed in terms of tourism, local authorities decided to maintain an infrastructure to meet growing transport demands. Today, the streets are reserved for pedestrians and cyclists. Residents carry their shopping cart by hand, the horse or the steam engines. You can also use small electric cars but requ...
119 Freiburg in Germany Freiburg in Germany

   Freiburg is already one of the cities with a tradition in cross domain, especially in that he had rebuilt after World War II and the reconstruction was done by ecological principles. City visitors can enjoy an area with a well-structured social density, called Riesefeld, built in the '80s or Vauban sector where no cars. Solar City not to be missed or heliotrope House, both designed by Rolf Dich (German architect and activist in environmental protection)....

The most polluted places in the world ( - Eco-friendly locations)

144 Great Pacific Garbage Patch Great Pacific Garbage Patch

   What is there? Well it is famous - tragic fame - Pacific landfill. Because of ocean currents that converge in this area and they carry with trash floating in the ocean, there was formed a floating island of garbage, of enormous dimensions. Its surface was estimated to be approximately double that Texas American status (the second largest in the U.S.) that's about. 1.4 million km square, a frightening figure. In this vast expanse - and down to 10 meters under the surface - floating garbage a hideous crowd, most of which waste pla...
135 Citarum River in Indonesia Citarum River in Indonesia

  It was called the dirtiest river in the world - a title that nobody would wish for the water near which he lives. Around five million people live in the Citarum river basin, and many of them use it as a water source. Late last year, a large bank Asian Development Bank - has granted a loan of 500 million dollars to clean infected watercourse. To hope that, years later, Citarum will not be on the list like this....
120 Yamuna River in India Yamuna River in India

   As dirty and dangerous as the Citarum, Yamuna River, the largest tributary of the Ganges, passing through the city of Delhi - and that says almost everything about halul incare there. It is estimated that 58% of city waste product goes directly into the Yamuna, whose waters are used by millions of Indians both waste disposal and for washing, cooking and drinking....