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History
by HLesley
4 years ago
Rapa Nui: Was There an Environmental Disaster on Easter Island?

Why did the original Polynesian culture of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) collapse? One theory states that  they failed because of overpopulation and environmental degradation, but that may not be entirely the case.

Travel & Places
by HLesley
4 years ago
Kauai, Hawaii: Beaches, Scenic Beauty - and Chickens

In spite of its small size, Kauai has a surprising number of things to do and see.

Travel & Places
by HLesley
3 years ago
The Strange Case of Point Roberts, WA and Why It Is Separated from the Rest of the U.S.

How did the peninsula of Point Roberts, Washington, 22 miles south of Vancouver, B.C. become an isolated section of American soil cut off from the rest of the U.S. by an international border?

History
by HLesley
3 years ago
How Did Spanish Become a World Language?

In 1494, the Treaty of Tordesillas granted Spain exclusive exploration rights west of a line running close to the 46th meridian. This determined the future of Spanish colonization of the New World, and the resulting geographical distribution of the Spanish language.

Travel & Places
by HLesley
2 years ago
Where on Earth is Nunavut?

Nunavut is a vast, sparsely populated Arctic territory where the native Inuit have lived for over 1000 years. The creation of Nunavut was the largest Aboriginal land claim settlement in Canadian history.

Environment
by HLesley
2 years ago
Yes, Virginia, Global warming is real. How Three Countries Are Responding to the Threat.

Global warming is changing the earth's weather systems. What options are there and how are three specific countries responding to the challenge?

Travel & Places
by HLesley
10 months ago
Totem Poles and Grease Trails: Native Heritage on Canada's West Coast

The 2000 kilometer BC Native Heritage Circle is a road trip around British Columbia to explore the cultural heritage of Canada's westernmost province.

History
by HLesley
3 years ago
The Columbus Hoax: Who Really Discovered America?

Columbus was not the first European to travel to North America. He may also have been preceded by travelers not only from Europe but also from other parts of the world. Save Save Save Save

Travel & Places
by HLesley
3 years ago
Things to Do on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast: Close to Vancouver Yet a World Away

While only ten miles from Vancouver as the crow flies, the Sunshine Coast is a getaway from the city that can only be reached by ferry.

Sports
by HLesley
4 years ago
What on Earth is Pickleball?

All the information you will ever need about the fastest growing sport in North America.

Entertainment
by HLesley
4 years ago
What Was the World's First Published Novel?

The development of the modern novel has a long history, and various countries claim to have created the very first one.

Environment
by HLesley
4 years ago
Can We Save the World's Coral Reefs?

Coral reefs have been called the "rainforests of the sea." Like the Brazilian rainforest, coral reefs are complex but delicate ecosystems which are threatened by human activity.

Travel & Places
by HLesley
3 years ago
Vancouver, Canada: A City For All Seasons

Vancouver, B.C is often referred to "Canada's banana belt" or "Lotus Land" because of its mild climate, and visitors come year-round to enjoy what the city has to offer.

Entertainment
by HLesley
11 months ago
Fun Facts About George Clooney

How much do you know about this handsome actor who was twice voted the sexiest man alive?

History
by HLesley
4 years ago
Language, Culture and Politics: The French Language in Canada

Throughout its 500 year history the development of the French language in Canada has involved a tangled web of linguistic, political and social issues.

Health
by HLesley
3 years ago
Fascinating Facts About Insomnia

Insomnia has been linked to a host of problems. While some celebrities had bizarre ways of dealing with sleeplessness, there are actually some effective ways to cope.

Technology
by HLesley
3 years ago
Geothermal Power in Iceland and Japan: A Study in Contrasts

At first glance it might be difficult to find two countries more different than Iceland and Japan. However, both countries have several things in common, including rich resources of geothermal power.

History
by HLesley
4 years ago
What is the Doomsday Clock?

The history and significance of the Doomsday Clock and its prophesies of doom

History
by HLesley
3 years ago
What is the EU and Why Brexit? A Historical Perspective

Throughout history Europe was torn apart by war, but some, including Winston Churchill, dreamed that it need not always be so. Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save

Technology
by HLesley
3 years ago
Earthquake Prediction: Folklore and Science

Earthquakes happen suddenly and without warning, and can create horrendous devastation.  No wonder, then, that people throughout the ages have looked for warning signs, or precursors, that might alert them to impending disaster.

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