Detroit Schools Shutting Off Drinking Water

Detroit Schools Shutting Off Drinking Water

  The Detroit school district is shutting off drinking water to all of its schools, after test results found elevated levels of lead or copper in 16 out of 24 schools that were recently tested. “Although we have no evidence that there are elevated levels of copper or lead in our other schools where we are awaiting test results, out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of our students and employees,…

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New Mexico: Balloon rides, natural wonders, Georgia O’Keeffe

New Mexico: Balloon rides, natural wonders, Georgia O’Keeffe

This July 2017 photo shows a Rainbow Ryders hot air balloon in flight over the Rio Grande Valley surrounding Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hot air balloon rides are one of the main outdoor activities tourists enjoy in New Mexico due to optimal climate conditions in the state. (Amir Bibawy/Associated Press) By Amir Bibawy | AP By Amir Bibawy | AP October 31 at 10:54 AM ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — Away from bustling Santa Fe and quirky Albuquerque, New Mexico offers…

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Tribe rejects plan to build tram, hotel in Grand Canyon

Tribe rejects plan to build tram, hotel in Grand Canyon

Confluence Partners via AP This undated photo shows a view upstream on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon at the site for a proposed aerial tram. Associated Press Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 | 2:05 a.m. Tribal lawmakers reticent of developing sacred land at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World said no Tuesday to a multimillion-dollar project to build an aerial tram to take paying visitors to a riverside boardwalk in the Grand…

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New Mexico: Balloon rides, natural wonders, Georgia O’Keeffe

New Mexico: Balloon rides, natural wonders, Georgia O’Keeffe

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — Away from bustling Santa Fe and quirky Albuquerque, New Mexico offers stunning natural wonders, wide expanses of desert and mountains, and clear skies that guarantee endless days of sightseeing and outdoor fun. On a recent trip, I got to experience all that, plus delicious food, a rodeo and a hot-air balloon ride. TAMAYA I based myself at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, which is part of the Santa…

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Watsons’s 7 Natural Wonders | BusinessMirror

Watsons’s 7 Natural Wonders | BusinessMirror

HAVING had no technology to formulate scientifically advanced products to defy the ravages of time, weather and life experiences, Filipinos of previous generations relied on good old-fashioned home remedies.  Inventive, imaginative and intuitive, most of the beauty hacks can be found in the backyard, the garden or the farm. Coconut oil or aloe vera were—and still are—used to salvage damaged hair, papaya extracts for a fairer complexion and bath stones to clean the skin of…

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Natural wonders: exceptions to the rules

Natural wonders: exceptions to the rules

There is little doubt that we are a society of laws, rules, and procedures. Signs and instructions confront us at every intersection and border on earth. Written permits are pertinent to people seeking permission for public activities, or to obtain a driver’s license, or to go fishing. Paper records are involved in being born and dying, too. However, in some cases there are exceptions to the rules, especially in the realm of art and photography….

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Phrygian Valley: Home to natural wonders, ancient civilizations, aliens

Phrygian Valley: Home to natural wonders, ancient civilizations, aliens

Following the footsteps of the ancients is not an easy task in the modern age. However, Anatolia, the home of numerous civilizations throughout history, offers adventurers a chance to peek into the cultures and lifestyles of its previous inhabitants. Located in the Anatolia region, the Phrygian Valley is one of the few places where visitors can gain insight into the kingdom of Phrygia. History of the valley Phrygians are believed to have settled in western…

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Exploring Utah’s natural wonders | Toronto Star

Exploring Utah’s natural wonders | Toronto Star

By Cody PunterSpecial to the Star Thu., Oct. 26, 2017 MOAB, UTAH — In the winter of 1846, a caravan of Mormon pioneers led by Brigham Young headed to the American southwest in search of the promised land. The nascent Christian sect had faced persecution ever since John Smith founded the Church of Latter Days Saints in 1830. Following Smith’s assassination in 1844, Young believed Mormons would only find peace once they had a territory…

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Luxury airship tours to take off

Luxury airship tours to take off

The Scottish-led team behind the airship-looking Airlander 10 have announced plans to adapt it for luxury tours to natural wonders such as the North Pole. Other destinations for the world’s largest aircraft could include the Bolivian salt pans, Grand Canyon in the US and the Namib desert in southern Africa. Deserts are among possible destinations for the tours. Picture: Hybrid Air Vehicles Airlander firm Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) said: “The ability to stay aloft for…

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The six most incredible natural wonders in Australia

The six most incredible natural wonders in Australia

Australia might have a global reputation for the dry arid outback, but our continent holds an incredible diversity of natural wonders that are as enigmatic as they are beautiful.  Next time you’re considering a getaway, consider your own striking backyard – from oceanic marvels to desert anomalies and rich natural parks, there’s no shortage of sights in Australia that will make you feel humbled to live here.  AAT Kings bring us six incredible natural wonders in…

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Entrance fees for some of America’s most popular natural wonders set to increase to $70

Entrance fees for some of America’s most popular natural wonders set to increase to $70

Admittance fees for seeing some of America’s greatest natural wonders could reach $70 (£53).  The National Park Service (NPS) announced it would nearly double the fees to enter popular parks to help pay for infrastructure improvements. Visitors with vehicles would pay the $70 fee. Current costs are around $25-30 for entry. Those on foot or bicycle pay $10 to $15 for entry, that would increase to $30.  However, annual passes would remain at $80.  The…

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The secret beauty of Melania Trump’s homeland

The secret beauty of Melania Trump’s homeland

Melania Trump’s home country of Slovenia — a small Central European nation that declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, which marked the beginning of the region’s devastating wars — has made headlines since her husband was elected. But as a recent visit reveals, there’s more to this picturesque part of the world than the first lady’s stateside celebrity status. (Funny enough, the Slovenians we met didn’t bring her up in conversation at all.) US First…

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The Natural Wonders of Rye at Exhibit at Library

The Natural Wonders of Rye at Exhibit at Library

You can celebrate the natural wonders of Rye through October 31, 2017 in the Meeting Room at the Rye Free Reading Room. One exhibit is a collection of photographs from Cordia Murphy, who has plied the coastline of Rye from her rowboat, Coco. Her particular focus is Milton Harbor and Blind Brook. Her photographs are painting-like and depict the close connection to nature that exists all around us if we only choose to look. Source link

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Pleasant Holidays Adds Kauai Marriott Resort to Collection of Exclusive Hawaii Vacation Packages

Pleasant Holidays Adds Kauai Marriott Resort to Collection of Exclusive Hawaii Vacation Packages

The offer is valid on new bookings for select travel Oct. 25, 2017 to Jan. 2, 2019 and requires accommodation in a Garden View or Ocean View room, and at least one additional vacation component (airfare, car rental, transfers, etc.). No minimum night stay required; blackout dates apply. For details visit http://www.pleasantholidays.com/Kauai-Marriott-Resort Centrally located on the golden sands of Kalapaki Beach, The Kauai Marriott Resort offers luxurious accommodations and easy access to the island’s many…

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Blue Earth 2: Take a breath and marvel at the natural wonders | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

Blue Earth 2: Take a breath and marvel at the natural wonders | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

BLUE PLANET 2 is taking nature lovers on a voyage of discovery with never before seen wonders from below the waves. Sir David Attenborough’s new BBC blockbuster is unveiling exclusive underwater scenes captured for the first time with the reprise of one his most celebrated wildlife series. A generation after the doyen of documentary makers filmed the Blue Planet comes a sequel destined to write its name not just in television history but the annals…

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