10 natural wonders to see before they disappear

  • metta

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    May 10, 2011 9:15 PM GMT

    10 natural wonders to see before they disappear
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/05/10/natural.wonders.to.see/index.html?iref=NS1
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    May 11, 2011 3:48 AM GMT
    Got 4 out of 10... not too bad I hope!
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    May 11, 2011 3:51 AM GMT
    I'm already pissed I didn't see the Colossus of Rhodes in time >:/
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    May 11, 2011 7:32 AM GMT
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    May 11, 2011 9:10 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidI'm already pissed I didn't see the Colossus of Rhodes in time >:/
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    May 11, 2011 12:59 PM GMT
    I think it's sad that we're willing to watch natural wonders like these come closer and closer to extinction for the sake of material goods i.e. logging. Poor tigers! icon_sad.gif
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    May 11, 2011 4:36 PM GMT
    Huh? Ive seen none of these at all
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    May 11, 2011 4:37 PM GMT
    Besides, they forgot to mention the Kilimanjaro snow....

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    May 11, 2011 5:15 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidI'm already pissed I didn't see the Colossus of Rhodes in time >:/

    I did. I saw the Harbor of Rhodes and imagined what it would look like with a statue towering over it.

    I'd love to go diving near the Library of Alexandria, too. But this is all oftopic, as these are the wonders of the classical world, not natural wonders.
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    May 14, 2011 6:41 AM GMT
    wow, I have travel this wonder place


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  • metta

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    Sep 26, 2012 6:44 AM GMT
    I didn't want to create a new thread just for this but I thought this was pretty interesting:

    Danxia landform in gansu china

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    Sep 26, 2012 7:09 AM GMT
    Wow. Amazing. Thanks for sharing these. We can make a difference!!
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    Sep 27, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    The great barrier reef on a boat or by plane is a must. It will be probably gone in our lifetime...as far as abundant sea life and vibrant corals around it. I went to Tahiti 10 years ago and I heard most of the reefs have lost all of their color and when I went it was the most beautiful reef you could imagine.
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    Sep 27, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
    The Grand Canyon of the Colorado disappear?

    Er well, yes.

    In the early 20th century there was talk of filling this mighty chasm with water by damming up the Colorado River to the west of the Canyon National Park to form a lake very much like Lake Mead further downstream, to power an electric generator.

    Fortunately, I think it was the US Government that threw out the idea.

    Thank goodness...
  • allatonce

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    Sep 27, 2012 11:40 PM GMT
    Wow, now I really want to start travelling again!
  • Svnw688

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    Sep 28, 2012 5:01 AM GMT
    Number 11, Madonna in concert
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    Sep 28, 2012 7:40 AM GMT
    kind of expensive...
  • metta

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    Oct 03, 2012 7:14 AM GMT
    Great Barrier Reef Has Seen Major Decline In Past 3 Decades
    Posted: 10/02/2012 9:07 am EDT Updated: 10/02/2012 1:49 pm EDT


    "half of the reef vanishing in the past 27 years."















    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/02/great-barrier-reef-decline_n_1931924.html
  • offshore

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    Oct 03, 2012 7:18 AM GMT
    You what what they say - if it's on the list.... It probably isn't all that great, after all if all others can see it....

    Also,l by making these lists, the increase tourist traffic could have detrimental effects on these very sights.
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    Oct 03, 2012 8:12 AM GMT
    I'm sure they're all great, and I really want to see them all... but the 8th World Wonder is what I want to see.
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    Aug 02, 2013 1:44 AM GMT
    Angel Falls , Canaima National Park, Venezuela

    It is the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall





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  • Whipmagic

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    Aug 02, 2013 1:57 AM GMT
    I would add most glaciers in the Alps to this list. In the thirty years that I have known and enjoyed them, they have shrunk considerably. And no, it's not because I'm so hot that they melt whenever they see me...
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    Aug 02, 2013 2:24 AM GMT

    I'm surprised I didn't see other natural wonders listed... but yeah, don't think I'll be getting tons of money anytime soon to go around the world and see these icon_confused.gif

    Though, NYC is my first place to travel to on my list.
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    Aug 02, 2013 7:59 AM GMT
    MysteriousFortune said
    I'm surprised I didn't see other natural wonders listed... but yeah, don't think I'll be getting tons of money anytime soon to go around the world and see these icon_confused.gif

    Though, NYC is my first place to travel to on my list.


    smartmoney would be so upset you didn't say portlandicon_lol.gif, but if you ask the majority of people in this country and all others all over the world NYC would rank way up on their list.icon_idea.gif
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    Aug 02, 2013 8:17 AM GMT
    majorly sucks for us all, that we have to try to see them before they are gone instead of doing everything to preserve what's left.