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MALAYSIA, The Reserved Side Of Asia - Travel Documentary
 
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Between the Andaman sea and the Strait of Malacca, the Malaysian peninsula has seen spectacular growth in under a quarter of a century. Primary forests, mountains, idyllic islands, a fine sandy coastline and exceptional wildlife: Malaysia is one of the world’s richest regions in terms of biodiversity. But the population, too, is an equally colourful kaleidoscope. Malay, Chinese, Indian and Tamil populations, along with other ethnic minorities, line the amazing itinerary covered by Pierre Brouwers, from futuristic sky-scrapers to impenetrable jungle.
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Glaciers of the Winds
 
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Glaciers of the Winds is a one-hour documentary on the scientific exploration and retreat of the glaciers in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. WyomingPBS will look at the big picture of how receding alpine glaciers will affect the ecosystem, municipalities, farmers, and ranchers downstream.
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AROUND THE WORLD without visas
 
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You will not surprise anyone with around-the-world travel in the 21st century. People span the globe by land, water and air, on foot and by bicycles, alone and with their families. Generally speaking, any around the world travel is, in fact, a journey home with the longest detour. Nonsense! Thus, around the world travelers are forced to think of new vehicles – from stilts to a children's scooter, or of new conceptual ideas. Valery Shanin can not complain about lack of ideas. The professional traveler, writer and journalist, began his first circumnavigation back in 1999. He returned home only in 2002, traveling mostly hitchhiking. On the one hand, he has spent 1080 days for this travel. And on the other – only 280 dollars! This way having made one of the most economical circumnavigations. Five years later, Valery Shanin had another idea. How about trying to circle the Earth as quickly as possible, by saving time instead of money? How many days would be necessary for this purpose? 108 – such is Valery's answer. After having returned home from such a high-speed expedition, Shanin decided, that the subject of circumnavigations was settled for him. But how can the traveler stay still at home? And here, a new idea turned out! It came obviously from the former traveling experience, that was often connected with the burdensome procedure of obtaining visas. Communication with the embassy and consulate officials, unfortunately, inevitably saddens any most interesting travel. However, there are countries, visa-free for Russians! So, it is possible to go traveling, without addressing consulates. This is how the project "The World without Visas" was brought to life. Valery decided to begin with no less, than with a circumnavigation. "Around the world without visas!" - Shanin put forward the loud slogan, and left for Europe, Africa, Middle East, Indochina, South East Asia, Oceania, South America, Carribean islands. 38 countries in 255 days and with no one visit to any consulate.
"TDRS-K Time" for Tweeps
 
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Users and followers of Twitter, Facebook and other social media are hosted at NASA's Kennedy Space Center by the agency's Space Communications and Navigation program, SCaN, and other experts to discuss the TDRS-K satellite scheduled to be sent into geosynchronous orbit on Wednesday.
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The History of Genghis Khan by Jacob Abbott |  Audiobook with subtitles
 
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0:28 | Preface 2:03 | Chapter 1 - Pastoral Life in Asia 14:11 | Chapter 2 - The Monguls 38:45 | Chapter 3 - Yezonkai Khan 51:36 | Chapter 4 - The First Battle 1:11:40 | Chapter 5 - Vang Khan 1:22:00 | Chapter 6 - Temujin in Exile 1:33:29 | Chapter 7 - Rupture with Vang Khan 1:52:02 | Chapter 8 - Progress of the Quarrel 2:08:45 | Chapter 9 - The Death of Vang Khan 2:22:15 | Chapter 10 - The Death of Yemuka 2:40:01 | Chapter 11 - Establishment of the Empire 2:58:38 | Chapter 12 - Dominions of Genghis Khan 3:16:16 | Chapter 13 - The Adventures of Prince Kushluk 3:30:31 | Chapter 14 - Idikut 3:44:34 | Chapter 15 - The Story of Hujaku 4:05:27 | Chapter 16 - Conquests in China 4:27:22 | Chapter 17 - The Sultan Mohammed 4:55:32 | Chapter 18 - The War with the Sultan 5:06:22 | Chapter 19 - The Fall of Bokhara 5:31:36 | Chapter 20 - Battles and Sieges 5:52:16 | Chapter 21 - Death of the Sultan 6:15:07 | Chapter 22 - Victorious Campaigns 6:44:35 | Chapter 23 - Grand Celebrations 7:00:34 | Chapter 24 - Conclusion The History of Genghis Khan Jacob ABBOTT This book provides the history of one of the most renowned emperors of all time. The Great Khan. This was a man born Temujin to a clan leader father who was later poisoned. The family was left unprotected and without power to fend for themselves on the Eurasian Steppe. Genghis later rose to power and founded the Mongol Empire, one of the largest in all of history. Despite his great achievement and ferocious reputation there is much we do not know of him, even what he looked like. Historians state that there is not a single portrait of the man that survives to the present day. All current renditions are done after his death by people who never knew him. His death is recorded and his entombment discussed...but all remains to be found. Summary by afutterer Genre(s): Antiquity Audio Book Audiobooks All Rights Reserved. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer visit librivox.org.
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The History of the Suez Canal by Ferdinand de Lesseps - Art & Architecture, Memoirs, Audiobook
 
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The History of the Suez Canal by Ferdinand de Lesseps - Art & Architecture, Memoirs, Audiobook ▶ Do not forget to subscribe to my channel for the most beautiful audiobooks selected from literary classics. https://goo.gl/vWzj1A (The best way to learn English is to listen to audio books.) LibriVox: A lively picture of the origin and completion of the Suez Canal (built between 1859 and 1869) and his architect, Vicomte de Lesseps. This is the translation of a lecture given before the Societe de Gens Lettres in Paris, in April 1870 by de Lesseps himself. (Summary by Availle) Wikipedia: Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de Lesseps GCSI (French: [də lesɛps]; 19 November 1805 – 7 December 1894) was a French diplomat and later developer of the Suez Canal, which in 1869 joined the Mediterranean and Red Seas, substantially reducing sailing distances and times between Europe and East Asia. He attempted to repeat this success with an effort to build a Panama Canal at sea level during the 1880s, but the project was devastated by epidemics of malaria and yellow fever in the area, as well as beset by financial problems, and the planned de Lesseps Panama Canal was never completed. Eventually, the project was bought out by the United States, which solved the medical problems and changed the design to a non-sea level canal with locks. It was completed in 1914. ▶ Audiobook Bestseller - Playlist: https://goo.gl/jmnpGQ ▶ The Best Audio Books HD Playlist: https://goo.gl/qbQubi ▶ Popular Classic Literature AudioBooks: https://goo.gl/8dh9VT ▶ Literary Classics And Audio Books To Learn English: https://goo.gl/8EcEnJ #audiobook #audiobooks #freeaudiobooks #bestaudiobooks #suez #canal Title: The History of the Suez Canal Author: Ferdinand de LESSEPS (1805 - 1894) Reader: Availle Genre: Art, Design & Architecture, Memoirs, Modern (19th C) More infromation: https://librivox.org
2014 QUT Grand Challenge Lecture - Energy Crisis: Developing New Materials - F Rosei
 
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Presented by Professor Federico Rosei (University of Quebec). As the age of cheap fossil fuels comes to an end, humanity faces an energy crisis. Many alternative energy sources are being investigated and developed. The challenge is to replace fossil fuels on a short time scale with new energy sources that are economically viable and environmentally sustainable. In this lecture, Professor Rosei will present the general picture of the looming energy crisis and discuss some possible solutions. In particular, he will describe the use of advanced materials and nanotechnology for energy saving, energy storage and energy conversion. Professor Rosei and his colleagues’ research into nanoscale systems, surfaces and interfaces is driving the development of materials and devices with improved properties. Federico Rosei has held the Canada Research Chair in Nanostructured Organic and Inorganic Materials since 2003. He is Professor and Director of Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Varennes (QC). Professor Rosei has published over 160 articles in prestigious international journals, has been invited to speak at over 150 international conferences and has given 20 public lectures around the world. His research focuses on the properties of nanostructured materials and how to control their size, shape, composition, stability and positioning on suitable substrates. He has received numerous awards, including the Rutherford Medal in Chemistry from the Royal Society of Canada, the Herzberg Medal from the Canadian Association of Physics and the FW Bessel Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
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WPT University Place: Potato Breeding in the North Woods
 
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Jeffery Endelman, Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison, explains where different varieties of potatoes come from and discusses the new molecular technologies being used to expedite the breeding process.
All Hands on Deck - Day 2
 
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Chapter 1 0:04 Welcome - Joi Ito, MIT Media Lab Chapter 2 14:03 - Keynote Address - Nainoa Thompson, Polynesian Voyaging Society Chapter 3 52:40 - CREATE, Building connections and engagement through the arts Chapter 4 1:28:07 - Lightning Talks Chapter 5 2:00:48 - EXPLORE, Empowering a global community of ocean explorers Chapter 6 2:41:10 - CONNECT, Connecting people to the ocean and to each other Chapter 7 3:25:35 - Here be Dragons Update Chapter 8 3:29:24 - Workshops 2A Chapter 9 3:56:21 - Closing Remarks To fully explore and understand the ocean, we can no longer rely on a handful of large, expensive research vessels and vehicles. We truly need "all hands on deck" to do it. On November 8-9, 2018, we brought together leaders and changemakers in ocean exploration, entertainment, recreation, and art to imagine new ways to empower an open, inclusive global community of ocean explorers. Our goal is to imagine creative ways to make the ocean so pervasive in modern culture that everyone has a positive association with and understanding of the sea. More information at: https://www.media.mit.edu/events/allhandsondeck/ License: CC-BY-4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/)
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Secrets of the UN Part 1 Pastor Mike Hoggard [CC]
 
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Pastor Mike Hoggard shares hidden information about the United Nations. Part 1 [Captioned by King James Bible for the Deaf]
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Somaliland | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Somaliland Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Somaliland (Somali: Somaliland; Arabic: صوماليلاند‎ Ṣūmālīlānd, أرض الصومال‎ Arḍ aṣ-Ṣūmāl), officially the Republic of Somaliland (Somali: Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Arabic: جمهورية صوماليلاند‎ Jumhūrīyat Ṣūmālīlānd), is a self-declared state, internationally considered to be an autonomous region of Somalia.The government of the de facto state of Somaliland regards itself as the successor state to the former British Somaliland protectorate, which, in the form of the briefly independent State of Somaliland, united as scheduled on 1 July 1960 with the Trust Territory of Somaliland (the former Italian Somaliland) to form the Somali Republic.Somaliland lies in northwestern Somalia, on the southern coast of the Gulf of Aden. It is bordered by the remainder of Somalia (per international recognition) to the east, Djibouti to the northwest, and Ethiopia to the south and west. Its claimed territory has an area of 176,120 square kilometres (68,000 sq mi), with approximately 4 million residents. The capital and the largest city is Hargeisa, with the population of around 1,500,000 residents.In 1988, the Siad Barre government began a crackdown against the Hargeisa-based Somali National Movement (SNM) and other militant groups, which were among the events that led to the Somali Civil War. The conflict left the country's economic and military infrastructure severely damaged. Following the collapse of Barre's government in early 1991, local authorities, led by the SNM, unilaterally declared independence from Somalia on 18 May of the same year and reinstated the borders of the former short-lived independent State of Somaliland.Since then, the territory has been governed by democratically elected governments that seek international recognition as the Government of the Republic of Somaliland (Somali: Dowlada Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Arabic: جمهورية صوماليلاند‎ Dawlat Jumhūrīyat Ṣūmālīlānd). The central government maintains informal ties with some foreign governments, who have sent delegations to Hargeisa. Ethiopia also maintains a trade office in the region. However, Somaliland's self-proclaimed independence remains unrecognised by any country or international organisation. It is a member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, an advocacy group whose members consist of indigenous peoples, minorities and unrecognised or occupied territories.
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Somaliland | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Somaliland 00:02:26 1 History 00:02:35 1.1 Prehistory 00:04:05 1.2 Antiquity and classical era 00:06:51 1.3 Birth of Islam and the Middle Ages 00:07:26 1.4 Early modern sultanates 00:08:59 1.5 British Somaliland 00:10:38 1.6 State of Somaliland 00:11:58 1.7 Somali Republic 00:13:31 1.8 Somali National Movement, Barre persecution 00:16:09 1.9 Somali Civil War 00:17:53 2 Politics and government 00:22:32 2.1 Foreign relations 00:26:30 2.2 Border disputes 00:29:03 2.3 Military 00:29:59 3 Administrative divisions 00:30:09 3.1 Regions 00:30:34 4 Geography 00:33:06 4.1 Climate 00:35:56 5 Economy 00:39:09 5.1 Tourism 00:40:41 5.2 Transport 00:41:38 5.3 Ports 00:42:00 5.4 Oil explorations 00:42:40 6 Demographics 00:42:49 6.1 Languages 00:44:57 6.2 Religion 00:47:11 6.3 Largest cities 00:47:20 7 Culture 00:47:29 7.1 Clan system 00:48:54 7.2 Clan settlements 00:50:51 7.3 Cuisine 00:51:56 7.4 Arts 00:54:13 8 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Somaliland (Somali: Somaliland; Arabic: صوماليلاند‎ Ṣūmālīlānd, أرض الصومال‎ Arḍ aṣ-Ṣūmāl), officially the Republic of Somaliland (Somali: Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Arabic: جمهورية صوماليلاند‎ Jumhūrīyat Ṣūmālīlānd), is a self-declared state, internationally considered to be an autonomous region of Somalia.The government of the de facto state of Somaliland regards itself as the successor state to the former British Somaliland protectorate, which, in the form of the briefly independent State of Somaliland, united as scheduled on 1 July 1960 with the Trust Territory of Somaliland (the former Italian Somaliland) to form the Somali Republic.Somaliland lies in northwestern Somalia, on the southern coast of the Gulf of Aden. It is bordered by the remainder of Somalia (per international recognition) to the east, Djibouti to the northwest, and Ethiopia to the south and west. Its claimed territory has an area of 176,120 square kilometres (68,000 sq mi), with approximately 4 million residents. The capital and the largest city is Hargeisa, with the population of around 1,500,000 residents.In 1988, the Siad Barre government began a crackdown against the Hargeisa-based Somali National Movement (SNM) and other militant groups, which were among the events that led to the Somali Civil War. The conflict left the country's economic and military infrastructure severely damaged. Following the collapse of Barre's government in early 1991, local authorities, led by the SNM, unilaterally declared independence from Somalia on 18 May of the same year and reinstated the borders of the former short-lived independent State of Somaliland.Since then, the territory has been governed by democratically elected governments that seek international recognition as the Government of the Republic of Somaliland (Somali: Dowlada Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Arabic: جمهورية صوماليلاند‎ Dawlat Jumhūrīyat Ṣūmālīlānd). The central government maintains informal ties with some foreign governments, who have sent delegations to Hargeisa. Ethiopia also maintains a trade office in the region. However, Somaliland's self-proclaimed independence remains unrecognised by any country or international organisation. It is a member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, an advocacy group whose members consist of indigenous peoples, minorities and unrecognised or occupied territories.
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Technology Day 2002—"When Worlds Collide: Science, Politics and Power in the 21st Century"
 
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MIT's Technology Day 2002, on the theme "When Worlds Collide: Science, Politics and Power in the 21st Century," features the following speakers: Ronald G. Prinn CM '71 ("From Complex Science to Contentious Policy: Lessons from Global Warming"), Daniel Charles ("The Story is Mightier Than the Data"), John M. Deutsch '61 ("The Struggle to Give Objective Scientific Advice in Washington"), and Shirley Malcolm ("Generation Next: What Do They Really Need to Know and How Do We Help Them Learn It?"). June 8, 2002.
Philippines | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Philippines Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= The Philippines ( ( listen) FIL-ə-peenz; Filipino: Pilipinas [ˌpɪlɪˈpinɐs] or Filipinas [ˌfɪlɪˈpinɐs]), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas), is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south. The Philippines' location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator makes the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but also endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world's greatest biodiversity. The Philippines has an area of 300,000 km2 (120,000 sq mi), according to the Philippines Statistical Authority and the WorldBank and, as of 2015, had a population of at least 100 million. As of January 2018, it was the eighth-most populated country in Asia and the 12th most populated country in the world. Approximately 10 million additional Filipinos lived overseas, comprising one of the world's largest diasporas. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands. In prehistoric times, Negritos were some of the archipelago's earliest inhabitants. They were followed by successive waves of Austronesian peoples. Exchanges with Chinese, Malay, and Indian nations occurred. Then, various competing maritime states were established under the rule of datus, rajahs, sultans or lakans. The arrival of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer leading a fleet for the Spanish, in Homonhon, Eastern Samar in 1521 marked the beginning of Hispanic colonization. In 1543, Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos named the archipelago Las Islas Filipinas in honor of Philip II of Spain. With the arrival of Miguel López de Legazpi from Mexico City, in 1565, the first Hispanic settlement in the archipelago was established. The Philippines became part of the Spanish Empire for more than 300 years. This resulted in Catholicism becoming the dominant religion. During this time, Manila became the western hub of the trans-Pacific trade connecting Asia with Acapulco in the Americas using Manila galleons.As the 19th century gave way to the 20th, the Philippine Revolution quickly followed, which then spawned the short-lived First Philippine Republic, followed by the bloody Philippine–American War. Aside from the period of Japanese occupation, the United States retained sovereignty over the islands until after World War II, when the Philippines was recognized as an independent nation. Since then, the unitary sovereign state has often had a tumultuous experience with democracy, which included the overthrow of a dictatorship by a non-violent revolution.It is a founding member of the United Nations, World Trade Organization, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, and the East Asia Summit. It also hosts the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank. The Philippines is considered to be an emerging market and a newly industrialized country, which has an economy transitioning from being based on agriculture to one based more on services and manufacturing. Along with East Timor, the Philippines is one of Southeast Asia's predominantly Christian nations.
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Guinea | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea 00:02:16 1 History 00:02:51 1.1 West African empires and Kingdoms in Guinea 00:04:52 1.2 Colonial era 00:05:56 1.3 Independence and post-colonial rule (1958–2008) 00:12:47 1.4 Recent history 00:16:07 2 Government and politics 00:16:52 2.1 Political culture 00:17:14 2.2 Executive branch 00:18:06 2.3 Legislative branch 00:19:02 2.4 Foreign relations 00:19:18 2.5 Military 00:20:21 3 Geography 00:22:31 3.1 Regions and prefectures 00:23:56 4 Wildlife 00:24:28 4.1 Taxonomy 00:25:00 5 Economy 00:25:09 5.1 Natural resources 00:26:06 5.2 Mining 00:29:26 5.3 Oil 00:30:41 5.4 Agriculture 00:31:34 5.5 Tourism 00:32:13 6 Problems and reforms 00:35:43 6.1 Mining controversies 00:39:58 6.2 Minority and women's rights 00:40:51 7 Transport infrastructure 00:42:00 7.1 Major roads 00:42:42 8 Demography 00:43:11 8.1 Urbanization 00:43:19 8.2 Languages 00:43:40 8.3 Ethnic groups 00:44:39 8.4 Religion 00:46:02 9 Education 00:46:47 10 Health 00:46:55 10.1 Ebola 00:48:59 10.2 Maternal and child healthcare 00:49:46 10.3 HIV/AIDS 00:51:07 10.4 Malnutrition 00:51:57 10.5 Malaria 00:52:17 11 Culture 00:52:25 11.1 Sports 00:54:09 11.2 Polygamy 00:54:31 11.3 Music 00:54:50 11.4 Cuisine 00:55:18 12 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Guinea ( (listen)), officially the Republic of Guinea (French: République de Guinée), is a country on the western coast of Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea (French: Guinée française), the modern country is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry in order to distinguish it from other countries with "Guinea" in the name and the eponymous region, such as Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea. Guinea has a population of 12.4 million and an area of 245,860 square kilometres (94,927 sq mi).The sovereign state of Guinea is a republic with a president that is directly elected by the people and is head of state and head of government. The unicameral Guinean National Assembly is the legislative body of the country, and its members are also directly elected by the people. The judicial branch is led by the Guinea Supreme Court, the highest and final court of appeal in the country. The country is named after the Guinea region. Guinea is a traditional name for the region of Africa that lies along the Gulf of Guinea. It stretches north through the forested tropical regions and ends at the Sahel. The English term Guinea comes directly from the Portuguese word Guiné, which emerged in the mid-15th century to refer to the lands inhabited by the Guineus, a generic term for the black African peoples below the Senegal River, as opposed to the 'tawny' Zenaga Berbers, above it, whom they called Azenegues or Moors. Guinea is a predominantly Islamic country, with Muslims representing 85 percent of the population. Guinea's people belong to twenty-four ethnic groups. French, the official language of Guinea, is the main language of communication in schools, in government administration, and the media, but more than twenty-four indigenous languages are also spoken. Guinea's economy is largely dependent on agriculture and mineral production. It is the world's second largest producer of bauxite, and has rich deposits of diamonds and gold. The country was at the core of the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Human rights in Guinea remain a controversial issue. In 2011 the United States government claimed that torture by security forces, and abuse of women and children (e.g. female genital mutilation) were ongoing abuses of human rights.
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The Cruise of the Snark Audiobook by Jack London | Full Audiobook with subtitles
 
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The Cruise of the Snark (1913) is a memoir of Jack and Charmian London's 1907-1909 voyage across the Pacific. His descriptions of "surf-riding", which he dubbed a "royal sport", helped introduce it to and popularize it with the mainland. London writes: Through the white crest of a breaker suddenly appears a dark figure, erect, a man-fish or a sea-god, on the very forward face of the crest where the top falls over and down, driving in toward shore, buried to his loins in smoking spray, caught up by the sea and flung landward, bodily, a quarter of a mile. It is a Kanaka on a surf-board. And I know that when I have finished these lines I shall be out in that riot of colour and pounding surf, trying to bit those breakers even as he, and failing as he never failed, but living life as the best of us may live it. Excerpted from Wikipedia. Genre(s): Memoirs The Cruise of the Snark Jack LONDON Chapters: 0:23 | 1 - Chapter I -- Foreword 22:46 | 2 - Chapter II -- The Inconceivable And Monstrous 54:18 | 3 - Chapter III -- Adventure 1:11:43 | 4 - Chapter IV -- Finding One's Way About 1:34:55 | 5 - Chapter V -- The First Landfall 1:50:08 | 6 - Chapter VI -- A Royal Sport 2:14:28 | 7 - Chapter VII -- The Lepers Of Molokai 2:45:10 | 8 - Chapter VIII -- The House Of The Sun 3:14:18 | 9 - Chapter IX -- A Pacific Traverse 3:50:08 | 10 - Chapter X -- Typee 4:21:00 | 11 - Chapter XI -- The Nature Man 4:48:48 | 12 - Chapter XII -- The High Seat of Abundance 5:27:12 | 13 - Chapter XIII -- The Stone-fishing of Bora Bora 5:42:33 | 14 - Chapter XIV -- The Amateur Navigator 6:22:33 | 15 - Chapter XV -- Cruising in the Solomons 7:01:18 | 16 - Chapter XVI -- Beche de Mer English 7:17:00 | 17 - Chapter XVII -- The Amateur M.D. 7:56:00 | 18 - Back Word Best Librivox Audiobooks; Our Custom URL : https://www.youtube.com/c/AudiobookAudiobooks Subscribe To Our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/AudiobookAudiobooks?sub_confirmation=1 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Librivox Audiobooks Audio Book Audiobooks All Rights Reserved. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer visit librivox.org.
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Victoria Sancho Lobis, Monday, March 21, 2016
 
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Globalism in the Contemporary Museum: The Case of 'Colonial' Latin American Art Victoria Sancho Lobis is the Prince Trust Associate Curator at the Art Institute of Chicago. She is an expert in early modern European art and has been leading the museum’s efforts to develop exhibitions and strategize collection development in the field of colonial Latin American art. She organized A Voyage to South America: Andean Art in the Spanish Empire (2015), the Art Institute’s first presentation of Latin American paintings from the time of Spanish rule, and she is currently planning a large-scale, international loan exhibition featuring colonial Latin American paintings, textiles, and decorative arts. Lobis joined the curatorial staff of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. Before the Art Institute, Lobis worked for four years as the inaugural curator of the print collection at the University of San Diego. Her current research engages artistic training in Europe and colonial Latin America as well as the history of collecting. Among her curatorial and administrative responsibilities, Lobis directs the Art Institute’s Latin American initiative as it engages the art of the viceregal period. In addition to her curatorial work, Lobis has given art history courses at Columbia University, New York University, the University of San Diego, Claremont McKenna College, and the University of Chicago. Lobis received her B.A. from Yale College, her M.A. from Williams College, and her Ph.D. from Columbia University, where she wrote her dissertation on workshop practice in the time of Peter Paul Rubens. Dr. Lobis' Athenaeum talk is co-sponsored by the Culture and History of the Americas grant, provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Glossary of environmental science | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_environmental_science 00:00:22 0-9 00:01:06 A 00:07:25 B 00:15:05 C 00:27:58 D 00:34:51 E 00:50:04 F 00:55:47 G 01:05:16 H 01:08:53 I 01:13:33 J 01:13:55 1, 000,000 J. On large accounts it may be measured in gigajoules (GJ), where 1 GJ 01:14:16 K 01:15:08 L 01:20:11 M 01:23:29 N 01:26:37 O 01:28:43 P 01:32:52 current x voltage (P 01:35:40 R 01:42:42 S 01:55:29 T 01:59:09 U 02:00:52 V 02:02:06 W 02:09:40 Z 02:10:04 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.8774675930112518 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-B "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= This is a glossary of environmental science. Environmental science is the study of interactions among physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment. Environmental science provides an integrated, quantitative, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental systems.
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Kamow 哨戒ヘリコプター ,Rosja ,Ka-50 "블랙샤크", Ubåtsjakthelikopter
 
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Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark (Nato-raportointinimi Hokum) on venäläinen yksipaikkainen taisteluhelikopteri. Ka-50 suunniteltiin 1980-luvulla ja otettiin käyttöön Venäjän armeijassa 1995. Helikopterista suunniteltiin myös kaksipaikkainen Kamov Ka-52 Alligator (NATO:n kutsumanimi Hokum B). Vuonna 1997 Israel kehitti Kamov:in kanssa Ka-50-2 Erdogan nimisen variaation Ka-50:stä. Alkuperäiseen Ka-50 verrattuna helikopterissa on paikka kahdelle lentäjälle, jotka istuivat vierekkäin. Ka-50 käyttää Ka-52 tapaan Kamovin suunnittelutoimiston kehittämää roottorijärjestelmää, joka muodostuu kahdesta eri suuntaan pyörivästä roottorista ja näin ollen eliminoi peräroottorin tarpeen ja parantaa helikopterin lento-ominaisuuksia ja ketteryyttä. Ka-50 on myös maailman ensimmäinen yksipaikkainen taisteluhelikopteri, joka on varustettu heittoistuimella. Kopteri on panssaroitu kestämään 12,7 mm panssarinläpäiseviä luoteja ja 23 mm sirpaleita. Ka-50 pystyy myös kantamaan mukanaan huomattavan suuren määrän erilaista aseistusta ja riippuen tarkoituksesta aseita voidaan kantaa 2 300 kg verran. Ka-50(カモフ50チョルナヤ・アクラ;ロシア語: Ка-50 «Чёрная акула» カー・ピヂスャート・チョールナヤ・アクーラ)は、ロシアのカモフ社で開発された単座型攻撃ヘリコプターである。愛称は「チョールナヤ・アクーラ」(ロシア語で「黒い鮫」という意)。Black Shark という英訳名で紹介されることもある。 派生型Ka-50N(Ка-50Шカー・ピヂスャート・シャー)は、非公式に「ノチュノーイ・オホートニク」(«Ночной охотник»ナチュノーイ・アホートニク)と呼ばれるが、これは「夜の狩人」という意味で、Night hunterという英訳名でも紹介される。 北大西洋条約機構(NATO)が用いたNATOコードネームは、「ホーカムA」(Hokum:インチキ、デタラメの意)である。 Камов Ка 25 (НАТО класификација Hormone) је совјетски морнарички хеликоптер. Настао је као резултат спецификације Совјетске ратне морнарице за конструкцију новог модерног противподморничког хеликоптера који би био базиран на њеним бродовима. Према овим спецификацијама конструкторски тим Камов је пројектовао хеликоптер Ка 20 који је први пут полетео 1960. године. Руској јавности је представљен на аеро-митингу одржаном поводом Дана Совјетске Авијације на аеродрому Тушино и том приликом је био опремљен двема макетама ракета ваздух-земља. Ка 20 је представљао основу за производњу Ка 25. Између 1966. и 1975. године испоручено је око 450 комада Ка 25 који су у оперативној употреби заменили хеликоптере Ми 4. Најистакнутија карактеристика Ка 25 су два коаксијална ротора која се обрћу у супротним смеровима. Ово решење је временом постало заштитни знак пројектантског бироа Камов. Овакав распоред ротора учинио је репни ротор непотребним (репни ротор служи за компензацију реактивног момента главног ротора и за управљање хеликоптером по правцу) и омогућио смањење димензија хеликоптера што је веома важно за летелице које оперишу у скученим условима на ратним бродовима. Ка 25 је опремљен претраживачким радаром који је смештен испод носа летелице, МАД-ом (детектором магнетних аномалија) смештеним на трупу или репу, потапајућим сонаром и различитим сензорима који олакшавају лоцирање противничких подморница. Камов Ка 25 је дуго времена био основни противподморнички хеликоптер Руске ратне морнарице. На носачима авиона класе Кијев било је смештено по 27 летелица, на носачима хеликоптера Москва и Лењинград било је по 18 летелица, а на ратним бродовима класе Киров по 5 летелица. Не налази се више у оперативној употреби
Southern Ocean
 
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The Southern Ocean (also known as the Great Southern Ocean, Antarctic Ocean, South Polar Ocean and Austral Ocean) comprises the southernmost waters of the World Ocean, generally taken to be south of 60°S latitude and encircling Antarctica. As such, it is regarded as the fourth-largest of the five principal oceanic divisions (after the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, but larger than the Arctic Ocean). This ocean zone is where cold, northward flowing waters from the Antarctic mix with warmer subantarctic waters. Geographers disagree on the Southern Ocean's northern boundary, and some even its existence—considering the waters part of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans instead. Others regard the Antarctic Convergence, an ocean zone which fluctuates seasonally, as separating the Southern Ocean from other oceans, rather than the 60th parallel. Australian authorities regard the Southern Ocean as lying immediately south of Australia. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Somaliland
 
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Somaliland (Somali: Somaliland, Arabic: صوماليلاند‎ Ṣūmālīlānd or أرض الصومال Arḍ aṣ-Ṣūmāl) is a self-declared independent state that is internationally recognised as an autonomous region of Somalia. The government of Somaliland regards itself as the successor state to the British Somaliland protectorate, which became independent on 26 June 1960 as the State of Somaliland, before uniting with the Trust Territory of Somalia (the former Italian Somaliland) on 1 July 1960 to form the Somali Republic. Somaliland is bordered by Ethiopia in the south and west, Djibouti in the northwest, the Gulf of Aden in the north, and the autonomous Puntland region of Somalia to the east. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Environmental assessment | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_assessment 00:01:34 1 History 00:02:42 2 Methods 00:03:59 3 Follow-up 00:05:04 4 Around the world 00:05:13 4.1 Australia 00:06:48 4.1.1 The Commonwealth Level 00:09:48 4.1.2 The State and Territory Level 00:09:57 4.1.2.1 Australian Capital Territory (ACT) 00:10:49 4.1.2.2 New South Wales (NSW) 00:11:28 4.1.2.3 Northern Territory (NT) 00:11:56 4.1.2.4 Queensland (QLD) 00:13:02 4.1.2.5 Tasmania (TAS) 00:13:40 4.1.2.6 Victoria (VIC) 00:14:02 4.1.2.7 Western Australia (WA) 00:14:28 4.2 Canada 00:16:26 4.2.1 Opposition 00:20:01 4.3 China 00:22:18 4.4 Egypt 00:24:07 4.5 EU 00:27:58 4.5.1 Annexed projects 00:28:47 4.5.2 The Netherlands 00:29:35 4.6 Hong Kong 00:30:31 4.7 Iraq 00:34:13 4.8 India 00:37:25 4.9 Korea, South 00:37:39 4.10 Malaysia 00:38:01 4.11 Nepal 00:40:08 4.12 New Zealand 00:41:14 4.13 Russian Federation 00:42:00 4.13.1 Federal Service for monitoring the use of natural resources 00:42:46 4.13.2 Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Control 00:43:31 4.14 Sri Lanka 00:43:53 4.15 Ukraine 00:44:41 4.16 United States 00:46:14 4.16.1 Environmental assessment 00:48:03 4.16.1.1 Content 00:49:16 4.16.1.2 Structure 00:49:58 4.16.1.3 Procedure 00:51:02 4.16.2 Environmental impact statement 00:52:42 5 Transboundary application 00:54:52 6 Criticism 00:57:41 7 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.9946073312375446 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-E "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Environmental assessment (EA) is the assessment of the environmental consequences (positive and negative) of a plan, policy, program, or actual projects prior to the decision to move forward with the proposed action. In this context, the term "environmental impact assessment" (EIA) is usually used when applied to actual projects by individuals or companies and the term "strategic environmental assessment" (SEA) applies to policies, plans and programmes most often proposed by organs of state. Environmental assessments may be governed by rules of administrative procedure regarding public participation and documentation of decision making, and may be subject to judicial review. The purpose of the assessment is to ensure that decision makers consider the environmental impacts when deciding whether or not to proceed with a project. The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) defines an environmental impact assessment as "the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the biophysical, social, and other relevant effects of development proposals prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made". EIAs are unique in that they do not require adherence to a predetermined environmental outcome, but rather they require decision makers to account for environmental values in their decisions and to justify those decisions in light of detailed environmental studies and public comments on the potential environmental impacts.
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Photovoltaic system
 
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A photovoltaic system, also PV system or casually solar array, is an installation designed to supply usable solar power. It consists of an arrangement of several components, including solar panels to absorb and directly convert sunlight into electricity, a solar inverter to change the electrical current from DC to AC, as well as mounting, cabling and other electrical accessories to set-up a working system. It may also use a solar tracking system to improve the system's overall performance or include an integrated battery solution, as prices for storage devices are expected to decline. Strictly speaking, a solar array only encompasses the ensemble of solar panels, the visible part of the PV system, and does not include all the other hardware, often summarized as balance of system (BOS). This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Somaliland | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Somaliland Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Somaliland (Somali: Somaliland; Arabic: صوماليلاند‎ Ṣūmālīlānd, أرض الصومال‎ Arḍ aṣ-Ṣūmāl), officially the Republic of Somaliland (Somali: Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Arabic: جمهورية صوماليلاند‎ Jumhūrīyat Ṣūmālīlānd), is a self-declared state, internationally considered to be an autonomous region of Somalia.The government of the de facto state of Somaliland regards itself as the successor state to the former British Somaliland protectorate, which, in the form of the briefly independent State of Somaliland, united as scheduled on 1 July 1960 with the Trust Territory of Somaliland (the former Italian Somaliland) to form the Somali Republic.Somaliland lies in northwestern Somalia, on the southern coast of the Gulf of Aden. It is bordered by the remainder of Somalia (per international recognition) to the east, Djibouti to the northwest, and Ethiopia to the south and west. Its claimed territory has an area of 176,120 square kilometres (68,000 sq mi), with approximately 4 million residents. The capital and the largest city is Hargeisa, with the population of around 1,500,000 residents.In 1988, the Siad Barre government began a crackdown against the Hargeisa-based Somali National Movement (SNM) and other militant groups, which were among the events that led to the Somali Civil War. The conflict left the country's economic and military infrastructure severely damaged. Following the collapse of Barre's government in early 1991, local authorities, led by the SNM, unilaterally declared independence from Somalia on 18 May of the same year and reinstated the borders of the former short-lived independent State of Somaliland.Since then, the territory has been governed by democratically elected governments that seek international recognition as the Government of the Republic of Somaliland (Somali: Dowlada Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Arabic: جمهورية صوماليلاند‎ Dawlat Jumhūrīyat Ṣūmālīlānd). The central government maintains informal ties with some foreign governments, who have sent delegations to Hargeisa. Ethiopia also maintains a trade office in the region. However, Somaliland's self-proclaimed independence remains unrecognised by any country or international organisation. It is a member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, an advocacy group whose members consist of indigenous peoples, minorities and unrecognised or occupied territories.
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Environmental impact assessment | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_assessment 00:01:51 1 History 00:03:10 2 Methods 00:04:41 3 Follow-up 00:05:57 4 Around the world 00:06:07 4.1 Australia 00:07:59 4.1.1 The Commonwealth Level 00:11:32 4.1.2 The State and Territory Level 00:11:42 4.1.2.1 Australian Capital Territory (ACT) 00:12:43 4.1.2.2 New South Wales (NSW) 00:13:30 4.1.2.3 Northern Territory (NT) 00:14:00 4.1.2.4 Queensland (QLD) 00:15:20 4.1.2.5 Tasmania (TAS) 00:16:04 4.1.2.6 Victoria (VIC) 00:16:29 4.1.2.7 Western Australia (WA) 00:16:58 4.2 Canada 00:19:16 4.2.1 Opposition 00:23:32 4.3 China 00:26:10 4.4 Egypt 00:28:19 4.5 EU 00:32:53 4.5.1 Annexed projects 00:33:49 4.5.2 The Netherlands 00:34:45 4.6 Hong Kong 00:35:49 4.7 Iraq 00:40:09 4.8 India 00:43:58 4.9 Korea, South 00:44:13 4.10 Malaysia 00:44:38 4.11 Nepal 00:47:08 4.12 New Zealand 00:48:27 4.13 Russian Federation 00:49:19 4.13.1 Federal Service for monitoring the use of natural resources 00:50:12 4.13.2 Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Control 00:51:02 4.14 Sri Lanka 00:51:27 4.15 Ukraine 00:52:23 4.16 United States 00:54:13 4.16.1 Environmental assessment 00:56:18 4.16.1.1 Content 00:57:43 4.16.1.2 Structure 00:58:34 4.16.1.3 Procedure 00:59:48 4.16.2 Environmental impact statement 01:01:46 5 Transboundary application 01:04:19 6 Criticism 01:07:37 7 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.8550846396833818 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-F "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Environmental assessment (EA) is the assessment of the environmental consequences (positive and negative) of a plan, policy, program, or actual projects prior to the decision to move forward with the proposed action. In this context, the term "environmental impact assessment" (EIA) is usually used when applied to actual projects by individuals or companies and the term "strategic environmental assessment" (SEA) applies to policies, plans and programmes most often proposed by organs of state. Environmental assessments may be governed by rules of administrative procedure regarding public participation and documentation of decision making, and may be subject to judicial review. The purpose of the assessment is to ensure that decision makers consider the environmental impacts when deciding whether or not to proceed with a project. The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) defines an environmental impact assessment as "the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the biophysical, social, and other relevant effects of development proposals prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made". EIAs are unique in that they do not require adherence to a predetermined environmental outcome, but rather they require decision makers to account for environmental values in their decisions and to justify those decisions in light of detailed environmental studies and public comments on the potential environmental impacts.
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Southern Ocean | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Southern Ocean Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Southern Ocean, also known as the Antarctic Ocean or the Austral Ocean, comprises the southernmost waters of the World Ocean, generally taken to be south of 60° S latitude and encircling Antarctica. As such, it is regarded as the fourth-largest of the five principal oceanic divisions: smaller than the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans but larger than the Arctic Ocean. This ocean zone is where cold, northward flowing waters from the Antarctic mix with warmer subantarctic waters. By way of his voyages in the 1770s, Captain James Cook proved that waters encompassed the southern latitudes of the globe. Since then, geographers have disagreed on the Southern Ocean's northern boundary or even existence, considering the waters as various parts of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, instead. However, according to Commodore John Leech of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), recent oceanographic research has discovered the importance of Southern Circulation, and the term Southern Ocean has been used to define the body of water which lies south of the northern limit of that circulation. This remains the current official policy of the IHO, since a 2000 revision of its definitions including the Southern Ocean as the waters south of the 60th parallel has not yet been adopted. Others regard the seasonally-fluctuating Antarctic Convergence as the natural boundary.
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Somaliland | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somaliland 00:02:26 1 History 00:02:35 1.1 Prehistory 00:04:05 1.2 Antiquity and classical era 00:06:51 1.3 Birth of Islam and the Middle Ages 00:07:26 1.4 Early modern sultanates 00:08:59 1.5 British Somaliland 00:10:38 1.6 State of Somaliland 00:11:58 1.7 Somali Republic 00:13:31 1.8 Somali National Movement, Barre persecution 00:16:09 1.9 Somali Civil War 00:17:53 2 Politics and government 00:22:32 2.1 Foreign relations 00:26:30 2.2 Border disputes 00:29:03 2.3 Military 00:29:59 3 Administrative divisions 00:30:09 3.1 Regions 00:30:34 4 Geography 00:33:06 4.1 Climate 00:35:56 5 Economy 00:39:09 5.1 Tourism 00:40:41 5.2 Transport 00:41:38 5.3 Ports 00:42:00 5.4 Oil explorations 00:42:40 6 Demographics 00:42:49 6.1 Languages 00:44:57 6.2 Religion 00:47:11 6.3 Largest cities 00:47:20 7 Culture 00:47:29 7.1 Clan system 00:48:54 7.2 Clan settlements 00:50:51 7.3 Cuisine 00:51:56 7.4 Arts 00:54:13 8 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Somaliland (Somali: Somaliland; Arabic: صوماليلاند‎ Ṣūmālīlānd, أرض الصومال‎ Arḍ aṣ-Ṣūmāl), officially the Republic of Somaliland (Somali: Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Arabic: جمهورية صوماليلاند‎ Jumhūrīyat Ṣūmālīlānd), is a self-declared state, internationally considered to be an autonomous region of Somalia.The government of the de facto state of Somaliland regards itself as the successor state to the former British Somaliland protectorate, which, in the form of the briefly independent State of Somaliland, united as scheduled on 1 July 1960 with the Trust Territory of Somaliland (the former Italian Somaliland) to form the Somali Republic.Somaliland lies in northwestern Somalia, on the southern coast of the Gulf of Aden. It is bordered by the remainder of Somalia (per international recognition) to the east, Djibouti to the northwest, and Ethiopia to the south and west. Its claimed territory has an area of 176,120 square kilometres (68,000 sq mi), with approximately 4 million residents. The capital and the largest city is Hargeisa, with the population of around 1,500,000 residents.In 1988, the Siad Barre government began a crackdown against the Hargeisa-based Somali National Movement (SNM) and other militant groups, which were among the events that led to the Somali Civil War. The conflict left the country's economic and military infrastructure severely damaged. Following the collapse of Barre's government in early 1991, local authorities, led by the SNM, unilaterally declared independence from Somalia on 18 May of the same year and reinstated the borders of the former short-lived independent State of Somaliland.Since then, the territory has been governed by democratically elected governments that seek international recognition as the Government of the Republic of Somaliland (Somali: Dowlada Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Arabic: جمهورية صوماليلاند‎ Dawlat Jumhūrīyat Ṣūmālīlānd). The central government maintains informal ties with some foreign governments, who have sent delegations to Hargeisa. Ethiopia also maintains a trade office in the region. However, Somaliland's self-proclaimed independence remains unrecognised by any country or international organisation. It is a member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, an advocacy group whose members consist of indigenous peoples, minorities and unrecognised or occupied territories.
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Biodiverse | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biodiversity 00:05:11 1 History of terminology 00:07:17 2 Definitions 00:07:27 2.1 Prior term 00:07:49 2.2 Alternate terms 00:09:02 2.3 Wilcox 1982 00:09:53 2.4 Genetic: Wilcox 1984 00:10:19 2.5 United Nations 1992 00:11:08 2.6 Gaston and Spicer 2004 00:11:23 3 Distribution 00:12:51 3.1 Latitudinal gradients 00:14:37 3.2 Hotspots 00:17:39 4 Evolution 00:17:49 4.1 Chronology 00:20:28 4.2 Diversification 00:24:40 5 Ecosystem services 00:24:50 5.1 The balance of evidence 00:26:34 5.1.1 Services enhanced 00:26:43 5.1.1.1 Provisioning services 00:27:38 5.1.1.2 Regulating services 00:29:24 5.1.2 Services with mixed evidence 00:29:34 5.1.2.1 Provisioning services 00:29:45 5.1.2.2 Regulating services 00:31:41 5.1.3 Services hindered 00:31:50 5.1.3.1 Provisioning services 00:32:08 5.1.3.2 Regulating services 00:32:41 5.1.3.3 Provisioning services 00:33:13 5.1.3.4 Regulating services 00:35:38 5.2 Agriculture 00:40:38 5.3 Human health 00:44:39 5.4 Business and industry 00:45:21 5.5 Leisure, cultural and aesthetic value 00:47:02 5.6 Ecological services 00:49:19 6 Number of species 00:51:34 7 Measuring biodiversity 00:51:45 8 Species loss rates 00:55:22 9 Threats 01:03:40 9.1 Habitat destruction 01:06:19 9.2 Introduced and invasive species 01:11:08 9.2.1 Genetic pollution 01:12:26 9.3 Overexploitation 01:13:17 9.4 Hybridization, genetic pollution/erosion and food security 01:14:57 9.5 Climate change 01:16:51 9.6 Human overpopulation 01:18:35 10 The Holocene extinction 01:19:25 11 Conservation 01:20:53 11.1 Protection and restoration techniques 01:22:45 12 Protected areas 01:23:32 12.1 National parks 01:24:31 12.2 Wildlife sanctuary 01:25:15 12.3 Forest reserves 01:26:25 12.3.1 Steps to conserve the forest cover 01:27:13 12.4 Zoological parks 01:27:53 12.5 Botanical gardens 01:28:35 13 Resource allocation 01:29:25 14 Legal status 01:29:35 14.1 International 01:31:34 14.2 National level laws 01:33:41 15 Analytical limits 01:33:52 15.1 Taxonomic and size relationships 01:35:06 16 Diversity study (botany) 01:36:17 17 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.8401299734395855 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-C "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Biodiversity refers to the variety and variability of life on Earth. Biodiversity is typically a measure of variation at the genetic, species, and ecosystem level. Terrestrial biodiversity is usually greater near the equator, which is the result of the warm climate and high primary productivity. Biodiversity is not distributed evenly on Earth, and is richest in the tropics. These tropical forest ecosystems cover less than 10 percent of earth's surface, and contain about 90 percent of the world's species. Marine biodiversity is usually highest along coasts in the Western Pacific, where sea surface temperature is highest, and in the mid-latitudinal band in all oceans. There are latitudinal gradients in species diversity. Biodiversity generally tends to cluster in hotspots, and has been increasing through time, but will be likely to slow in the future.Rapid environmental changes typically cause mass extinctions. More than 99.9 percent of all species that ever lived on Earth, amounting to over five billion species, are estimated to be extinct. Estimates on the number of Earth's current species range from 10 million to 14 million, of which about 1.2 million have been documented and over 86 percent have not yet been described. More recently, in May 2016, scientists reported that 1 trillion species are estimated to be on Earth currently with only one-thousandth of one percent described. The total amount of related DNA base pairs on Earth is estimated at 5.0 x 1037 and weighs 50 billion tonnes. In comparison, the total mass of the biosphere has been estimated to be as much as 4 TtC (trillion tons of carbon). In July 2016, scientists reported identifying a set of 355 genes from the Last Uni ...
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Southern Ocean | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Southern Ocean Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= The Southern Ocean, also known as the Antarctic Ocean or the Austral Ocean, comprises the southernmost waters of the World Ocean, generally taken to be south of 60° S latitude and encircling Antarctica. As such, it is regarded as the fourth-largest of the five principal oceanic divisions: smaller than the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans but larger than the Arctic Ocean. This ocean zone is where cold, northward flowing waters from the Antarctic mix with warmer subantarctic waters. By way of his voyages in the 1770s, Captain James Cook proved that waters encompassed the southern latitudes of the globe. Since then, geographers have disagreed on the Southern Ocean's northern boundary or even existence, considering the waters as various parts of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, instead. However, according to Commodore John Leech of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), recent oceanographic research has discovered the importance of Southern Circulation, and the term Southern Ocean has been used to define the body of water which lies south of the northern limit of that circulation. This remains the current official policy of the IHO, since a 2000 revision of its definitions including the Southern Ocean as the waters south of the 60th parallel has not yet been adopted. Others regard the seasonally-fluctuating Antarctic Convergence as the natural boundary.
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Somaliland | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Somaliland Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Somaliland (Somali: Somaliland; Arabic: صوماليلاند‎ Ṣūmālīlānd, أرض الصومال‎ Arḍ aṣ-Ṣūmāl), officially the Republic of Somaliland (Somali: Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Arabic: جمهورية صوماليلاند‎ Jumhūrīyat Ṣūmālīlānd), is a self-declared state, internationally considered to be an autonomous region of Somalia.The government of the de facto state of Somaliland regards itself as the successor state to the former British Somaliland protectorate, which, in the form of the briefly independent State of Somaliland, united as scheduled on 1 July 1960 with the Trust Territory of Somaliland (the former Italian Somaliland) to form the Somali Republic.Somaliland lies in northwestern Somalia, on the southern coast of the Gulf of Aden. It is bordered by the remainder of Somalia (per international recognition) to the east, Djibouti to the northwest, and Ethiopia to the south and west. Its claimed territory has an area of 176,120 square kilometres (68,000 sq mi), with approximately 4 million residents. The capital and the largest city is Hargeisa, with the population of around 1,500,000 residents.In 1988, the Siad Barre government began a crackdown against the Hargeisa-based Somali National Movement (SNM) and other militant groups, which were among the events that led to the Somali Civil War. The conflict left the country's economic and military infrastructure severely damaged. Following the collapse of Barre's government in early 1991, local authorities, led by the SNM, unilaterally declared independence from Somalia on 18 May of the same year and reinstated the borders of the former short-lived independent State of Somaliland.Since then, the territory has been governed by democratically elected governments that seek international recognition as the Government of the Republic of Somaliland (Somali: Dowlada Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Arabic: جمهورية صوماليلاند‎ Dawlat Jumhūrīyat Ṣūmālīlānd). The central government maintains informal ties with some foreign governments, who have sent delegations to Hargeisa. Ethiopia also maintains a trade office in the region. However, Somaliland's self-proclaimed independence remains unrecognised by any country or international organisation. It is a member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, an advocacy group whose members consist of indigenous peoples, minorities and unrecognised or occupied territories.
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Somaliland | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somaliland 00:02:46 1 History 00:02:56 1.1 Prehistory 00:04:40 1.2 Antiquity and classical era 00:07:50 1.3 Birth of Islam and the Middle Ages 00:08:30 1.4 Early modern sultanates 00:10:15 1.5 British Somaliland 00:12:07 1.6 State of Somaliland 00:13:37 1.7 Somali Republic 00:15:21 1.8 Somali National Movement, Barre persecution 00:18:22 1.9 Somali Civil War 00:20:19 2 Politics and government 00:25:41 2.1 Foreign relations 00:30:17 2.2 Border disputes 00:33:13 2.3 Military 00:34:17 3 Administrative divisions 00:34:27 3.1 Regions 00:34:56 4 Geography 00:37:51 4.1 Climate 00:41:11 5 Economy 00:44:52 5.1 Tourism 00:46:39 5.2 Transport 00:47:43 5.3 Ports 00:48:08 5.4 Oil explorations 00:48:53 6 Demographics 00:49:03 6.1 Languages 00:51:28 6.2 Religion 00:54:02 6.3 Largest cities 00:54:11 7 Culture 00:54:20 7.1 Clan system 00:55:59 7.2 Clan settlements 00:58:08 7.3 Cuisine 00:59:22 7.4 Arts 01:02:01 8 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.9081350112920212 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-C "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Somaliland (Somali: Somaliland; Arabic: صوماليلاند‎ Ṣūmālīlānd, أرض الصومال‎ Arḍ aṣ-Ṣūmāl), officially the Republic of Somaliland (Somali: Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Arabic: جمهورية صوماليلاند‎ Jumhūrīyat Ṣūmālīlānd), is a self-declared state, internationally considered to be an autonomous region of Somalia.The government of the de facto state of Somaliland regards itself as the successor state to the former British Somaliland protectorate, which, in the form of the briefly independent State of Somaliland, united as scheduled on 1 July 1960 with the Trust Territory of Somaliland (the former Italian Somaliland) to form the Somali Republic.Somaliland lies in northwestern Somalia, on the southern coast of the Gulf of Aden. It is bordered by the remainder of Somalia (per international recognition) to the east, Djibouti to the northwest, and Ethiopia to the south and west. Its claimed territory has an area of 176,120 square kilometres (68,000 sq mi), with approximately 4 million residents. The capital and the largest city is Hargeisa, with the population of around 1,500,000 residents.In 1988, the Siad Barre government began a crackdown against the Hargeisa-based Somali National Movement (SNM) and other militant groups, which were among the events that led to the Somali Civil War. The conflict left the country's economic and military infrastructure severely damaged. Following the collapse of Barre's government in early 1991, local authorities, led by the SNM, unilaterally declared independence from Somalia on 18 May of the same year and reinstated the borders of the former short-lived independent State of Somaliland.Since then, the territory has been governed by democratically elected governments that seek international recognition as the Government of the Republic of Somaliland (Somali: Dowlada Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, Arabic: جمهورية صوماليلاند‎ Dawlat Jumhūrīyat Ṣūmālīlānd). The central government maintains informal ties with some foreign governments, who have sent delegations to Hargeisa. Ethiopia also maintains a trade office in the region. However, Somaliland's self-proclaimed independence remains unrecognised by any country or international organisation. It is a member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, an advocacy group whose members consist of indigenous peoples, minorities and unrecognised or occupied territories.
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Guinea | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Guinea Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Guinea ( (listen)), officially the Republic of Guinea (French: République de Guinée), is a country on the western coast of Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea (French: Guinée française), the modern country is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry in order to distinguish it from other countries with "Guinea" in the name and the eponymous region, such as Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea. Guinea has a population of 12.4 million and an area of 245,860 square kilometres (94,927 sq mi).The sovereign state of Guinea is a republic with a president that is directly elected by the people and is head of state and head of government. The unicameral Guinean National Assembly is the legislative body of the country, and its members are also directly elected by the people. The judicial branch is led by the Guinea Supreme Court, the highest and final court of appeal in the country. The country is named after the Guinea region. Guinea is a traditional name for the region of Africa that lies along the Gulf of Guinea. It stretches north through the forested tropical regions and ends at the Sahel. The English term Guinea comes directly from the Portuguese word Guiné, which emerged in the mid-15th century to refer to the lands inhabited by the Guineus, a generic term for the black African peoples below the Senegal River, as opposed to the 'tawny' Zenaga Berbers, above it, whom they called Azenegues or Moors. Guinea is a predominantly Islamic country, with Muslims representing 85 percent of the population. Guinea's people belong to twenty-four ethnic groups. French, the official language of Guinea, is the main language of communication in schools, in government administration, and the media, but more than twenty-four indigenous languages are also spoken. Guinea's economy is largely dependent on agriculture and mineral production. It is the world's second largest producer of bauxite, and has rich deposits of diamonds and gold. The country was at the core of the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Human rights in Guinea remain a controversial issue. In 2011 the United States government claimed that torture by security forces, and abuse of women and children (e.g. female genital mutilation) were ongoing abuses of human rights.
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Value of biodiversity | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biodiversity 00:05:43 1 History of terminology 00:08:01 2 Definitions 00:08:11 2.1 Prior term 00:08:34 2.2 Alternate terms 00:09:52 2.3 Wilcox 1982 00:10:46 2.4 Genetic: Wilcox 1984 00:11:14 2.5 United Nations 1992 00:12:06 2.6 Gaston and Spicer 2004 00:12:23 3 Distribution 00:13:59 3.1 Latitudinal gradients 00:15:54 3.2 Hotspots 00:19:10 4 Evolution 00:19:19 4.1 Chronology 00:22:11 4.2 Diversification 00:26:45 5 Ecosystem services 00:26:55 5.1 The balance of evidence 00:28:45 5.1.1 Services enhanced 00:28:55 5.1.1.1 Provisioning services 00:29:52 5.1.1.2 Regulating services 00:31:45 5.1.2 Services with mixed evidence 00:31:55 5.1.2.1 Provisioning services 00:32:06 5.1.2.2 Regulating services 00:34:09 5.1.3 Services hindered 00:34:18 5.1.3.1 Provisioning services 00:34:36 5.1.3.2 Regulating services 00:35:12 5.1.3.3 Provisioning services 00:35:45 5.1.3.4 Regulating services 00:38:19 5.2 Agriculture 00:43:43 5.3 Human health 00:48:04 5.4 Business and industry 00:48:48 5.5 Leisure, cultural and aesthetic value 00:50:38 5.6 Ecological services 00:53:06 6 Number of species 00:55:32 7 Measuring biodiversity 00:55:43 8 Species loss rates 00:59:41 9 Threats 01:08:25 9.1 Habitat destruction 01:11:17 9.2 Introduced and invasive species 01:16:30 9.2.1 Genetic pollution 01:17:54 9.3 Overexploitation 01:18:50 9.4 Hybridization, genetic pollution/erosion and food security 01:20:38 9.5 Climate change 01:22:43 9.6 Human overpopulation 01:24:36 10 The Holocene extinction 01:25:31 11 Conservation 01:27:04 11.1 Protection and restoration techniques 01:29:07 12 Protected areas 01:29:57 12.1 National parks 01:31:00 12.2 Wildlife sanctuary 01:31:48 12.3 Forest reserves 01:33:03 12.3.1 Steps to conserve the forest cover 01:33:56 12.4 Zoological parks 01:34:40 12.5 Botanical gardens 01:35:25 13 Resource allocation 01:36:18 14 Legal status 01:36:28 14.1 International 01:38:36 14.2 National level laws 01:40:54 15 Analytical limits 01:41:04 15.1 Taxonomic and size relationships 01:42:25 16 Diversity study (botany) 01:43:42 17 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.7758850435562323 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-B "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Biodiversity refers to the variety and variability of life on Earth. Biodiversity is typically a measure of variation at the genetic, species, and ecosystem level. Terrestrial biodiversity is usually greater near the equator, which is the result of the warm climate and high primary productivity. Biodiversity is not distributed evenly on Earth, and is richest in the tropics. These tropical forest ecosystems cover less than 10 percent of earth's surface, and contain about 90 percent of the world's species. Marine biodiversity is usually highest along coasts in the Western Pacific, where sea surface temperature is highest, and in the mid-latitudinal band in all oceans. There are latitudinal gradients in species diversity. Biodiversity generally tends to cluster in hotspots, and has been increasing through time, but will be likely to slow in the future.Rapid environmental changes typically cause mass extinctions. More than 99.9 percent of all species that ever lived on Earth, amounting to over five billion species, are estimated to be extinct. Estimates on the number of Earth's current species range from 10 million to 14 million, of which about 1.2 million have been documented and over 86 percent have not yet been described. More recently, in May 2016, scientists reported that 1 trillion species are estimated to be on Earth currently with only one-thousandth of one percent described. The total amount of related DNA base pairs on Earth is estimated at 5.0 x 1037 and weighs 50 billion tonnes. In comparison, the total mass of the biosphere has been estimated to be as much as 4 TtC (trillion tons of carbon). In July 2016, scientists reported identifying a set of 355 genes from the Last Uni ...
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Papua New Guinea | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Papua New Guinea Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Papua New Guinea (PNG; UK: , US: ; Tok Pisin: Papua Niugini; Hiri Motu: Papua Niu Gini), officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby. The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua. At the national level, after being ruled by three external powers since 1884, Papua New Guinea established its sovereignty in 1975. This followed nearly 60 years of Australian administration, which started during World War I. It became an independent Commonwealth realm in 1975 with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations in its own right. Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. It is also one of the most rural, as only 18 per cent of its people live in urban centres. There are 852 known languages in the country, of which 12 now have no known living speakers. Most of the population of more than 8 million people lives in customary communities, which are as diverse as the languages. The country is one of the world's least explored, culturally and geographically. It is known to have numerous groups of uncontacted peoples, and researchers believe there are many undiscovered species of plants and animals in the interior.Papua New Guinea is classified as a developing economy by the International Monetary Fund. Strong growth in Papua New Guinea's mining and resource sector led to the country becoming the sixth-fastest-growing economy in the world in 2011. Growth was expected to slow once major resource projects came on line in 2015. Mining remains a major economic factor, however. Local and national governments are discussing the potential of resuming mining operations at the Panguna mine in Bougainville Province, which has been closed since the civil war in the 1980s–1990s. Nearly 40 per cent of the population lives a self-sustainable natural lifestyle with no access to global capital.Most of the people still live in strong traditional social groups based on farming. Their social lives combine traditional religion with modern practices, including primary education. These societies and clans are explicitly acknowledged by the Papua New Guinea Constitution, which expresses the wish for "traditional villages and communities to remain as viable units of Papua New Guinean society" and protects their continuing importance to local and national community life.
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Papua New Guinea | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Papua New Guinea Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Papua New Guinea (PNG; UK: , US: ; Tok Pisin: Papua Niugini; Hiri Motu: Papua Niu Gini), officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby. The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua. At the national level, after being ruled by three external powers since 1884, Papua New Guinea established its sovereignty in 1975. This followed nearly 60 years of Australian administration, which started during World War I. It became an independent Commonwealth realm in 1975 with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations in its own right. Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. It is also one of the most rural, as only 18 per cent of its people live in urban centres. There are 852 known languages in the country, of which 12 now have no known living speakers. Most of the population of more than 8 million people lives in customary communities, which are as diverse as the languages. The country is one of the world's least explored, culturally and geographically. It is known to have numerous groups of uncontacted peoples, and researchers believe there are many undiscovered species of plants and animals in the interior.Papua New Guinea is classified as a developing economy by the International Monetary Fund. Strong growth in Papua New Guinea's mining and resource sector led to the country becoming the sixth-fastest-growing economy in the world in 2011. Growth was expected to slow once major resource projects came on line in 2015. Mining remains a major economic factor, however. Local and national governments are discussing the potential of resuming mining operations at the Panguna mine in Bougainville Province, which has been closed since the civil war in the 1980s–1990s. Nearly 40 per cent of the population lives a self-sustainable natural lifestyle with no access to global capital.Most of the people still live in strong traditional social groups based on farming. Their social lives combine traditional religion with modern practices, including primary education. These societies and clans are explicitly acknowledged by the Papua New Guinea Constitution, which expresses the wish for "traditional villages and communities to remain as viable units of Papua New Guinean society" and protects their continuing importance to local and national community life.
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Mark Twain | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Mark Twain Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Mark Twain (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), real name Samuel Langhorne Clemens, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "The Great American Novel". Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. He served an apprenticeship with a printer and then worked as a typesetter, contributing articles to the newspaper of his older brother Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to join Orion in Nevada. He referred humorously to his lack of success at mining, turning to journalism for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise. His humorous story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", was published in 1865, based on a story that he heard at Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, California, where he had spent some time as a miner. The short story brought international attention and was even translated into French. His wit and satire, in prose and in speech, earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty. Twain earned a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, but he invested in ventures that lost most of it—notably the Paige Compositor, a mechanical typesetter that failed because of its complexity and imprecision. He filed for bankruptcy in the wake of these financial setbacks, but he eventually overcame his financial troubles with the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers. He chose to pay all his pre-bankruptcy creditors in full, even after he had no legal responsibility to do so. Twain was born shortly after an appearance of Halley's Comet, and he predicted that he would "go out with it" as well; he died the day after the comet returned. He was lauded as the "greatest humorist this country has produced", and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature".
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Guinea | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Guinea Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Guinea ( ( listen)), officially the Republic of Guinea (French: République de Guinée), is a country on the western coast of Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea (French: Guinée française), the modern country is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry in order to distinguish it from other countries with "Guinea" in the name and the eponymous region, such as Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea. Guinea has a population of 12.4 million and an area of 245,860 square kilometres (94,927 sq mi).The sovereign state of Guinea is a republic with a president that is directly elected by the people and is head of state and head of government. The unicameral Guinean National Assembly is the legislative body of the country, and its members are also directly elected by the people. The judicial branch is led by the Guinea Supreme Court, the highest and final court of appeal in the country. The country is named after the Guinea region. Guinea is a traditional name for the region of Africa that lies along the Gulf of Guinea. It stretches north through the forested tropical regions and ends at the Sahel. The English term Guinea comes directly from the Portuguese word Guiné, which emerged in the mid-15th century to refer to the lands inhabited by the Guineus, a generic term for the black African peoples below the Senegal River, as opposed to the 'tawny' Zenaga Berbers, above it, whom they called Azenegues or Moors. Guinea is a predominantly Islamic country, with Muslims representing 85 percent of the population. Guinea's people belong to twenty-four ethnic groups. French, the official language of Guinea, is the main language of communication in schools, in government administration, and the media, but more than twenty-four indigenous languages are also spoken. Guinea's economy is largely dependent on agriculture and mineral production. It is the world's second largest producer of bauxite, and has rich deposits of diamonds and gold. The country was at the core of the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Human rights in Guinea remain a controversial issue. In 2011 the United States government claimed that torture by security forces, and abuse of women and children (e.g. female genital mutilation) were ongoing abuses of human rights.
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Bio-diversity | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biodiversity 00:03:59 1 History of terminology 00:05:05 2 Definitions 00:05:14 2.1 Prior term 00:05:33 2.2 Alternate terms 00:06:32 2.3 Wilcox 1982 00:07:15 2.4 Genetic: Wilcox 1984 00:07:37 2.5 United Nations 1992 00:08:17 2.6 Gaston and Spicer 2004 00:08:30 3 Distribution 00:09:40 3.1 Latitudinal gradients 00:11:04 3.2 Hotspots 00:13:28 4 Evolution 00:13:37 4.1 Chronology 00:15:42 4.2 Diversification 00:18:59 5 Ecosystem services 00:19:09 5.1 The balance of evidence 00:20:30 5.1.1 Services enhanced 00:20:39 5.1.1.1 Provisioning services 00:21:23 5.1.1.2 Regulating services 00:22:47 5.1.2 Services with mixed evidence 00:22:56 5.1.2.1 Provisioning services 00:23:06 5.1.2.2 Regulating services 00:24:37 5.1.3 Services hindered 00:24:46 5.1.3.1 Provisioning services 00:25:01 5.1.3.2 Regulating services 00:25:28 5.1.3.3 Provisioning services 00:25:54 5.1.3.4 Regulating services 00:27:49 5.2 Agriculture 00:31:45 5.3 Human health 00:34:54 5.4 Business and industry 00:35:28 5.5 Leisure, cultural and aesthetic value 00:36:48 5.6 Ecological services 00:38:39 6 Number of species 00:40:27 7 Measuring biodiversity 00:40:36 8 Species loss rates 00:43:28 9 Threats 00:49:44 9.1 Habitat destruction 00:51:50 9.2 Introduced and invasive species 00:55:36 9.2.1 Genetic pollution 00:56:39 9.3 Overexploitation 00:57:21 9.4 Hybridization, genetic pollution/erosion and food security 00:58:40 9.5 Climate change 01:00:12 9.6 Human overpopulation 01:01:35 10 The Holocene extinction 01:02:17 11 Conservation 01:03:27 11.1 Protection and restoration techniques 01:04:57 12 Protected areas 01:05:35 12.1 National parks 01:06:23 12.2 Wildlife sanctuary 01:07:00 12.3 Forest reserves 01:07:56 12.3.1 Steps to conserve the forest cover 01:08:36 12.4 Zoological parks 01:09:09 12.5 Botanical gardens 01:09:44 13 Resource allocation 01:10:25 14 Legal status 01:10:34 14.1 International 01:12:09 14.2 National level laws 01:13:50 15 Analytical limits 01:14:00 15.1 Taxonomic and size relationships 01:15:01 16 Diversity study (botany) 01:15:59 17 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.8962346874051524 Voice name: en-AU-Wavenet-B "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Biodiversity refers to the variety and variability of life on Earth. Biodiversity typically measures variation at the genetic, species, and ecosystem level. Terrestrial biodiversity is usually greater near the equator, which is the result of the warm climate and high primary productivity. Biodiversity is not distributed evenly on Earth, and is richest in the tropics. These tropical forest ecosystems cover less than 10 percent of earth's surface, and contain about 90 percent of the world's species. Marine biodiversity is usually highest along coasts in the Western Pacific, where sea surface temperature is highest, and in the mid-latitudinal band in all oceans. There are latitudinal gradients in species diversity. Biodiversity generally tends to cluster in hotspots, and has been increasing through time, but will be likely to slow in the future.Rapid environmental changes typically cause mass extinctions. More than 99.9 percent of all species that ever lived on Earth, amounting to over five billion species, are estimated to be extinct. Estimates on the number of Earth's current species range from 10 million to 14 million, of which about 1.2 million have been documented and over 86 percent have not yet been described. More recently, in May 2016, scientists reported that 1 trillion species are estimated to be on Earth currently with only one-thousandth of one percent described. The total amount of related DNA base pairs on Earth is estimated at 5.0 x 1037 and weighs 50 billion tonnes. In comparison, the total mass of the biosphere has been estimated to be as much as 4 TtC (trillion tons of carbon). In July 2016, scientists reported identifying a set of 355 genes from the Last Universal ...
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Guinea | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Guinea Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Guinea ( ( listen)), officially the Republic of Guinea (French: République de Guinée), is a country on the western coast of Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea (French: Guinée française), the modern country is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry in order to distinguish it from other countries with "Guinea" in the name and the eponymous region, such as Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea. Guinea has a population of 12.4 million and an area of 245,860 square kilometres (94,927 sq mi).The sovereign state of Guinea is a republic with a president that is directly elected by the people and is head of state and head of government. The unicameral Guinean National Assembly is the legislative body of the country, and its members are also directly elected by the people. The judicial branch is led by the Guinea Supreme Court, the highest and final court of appeal in the country. The country is named after the Guinea region. Guinea is a traditional name for the region of Africa that lies along the Gulf of Guinea. It stretches north through the forested tropical regions and ends at the Sahel. The English term Guinea comes directly from the Portuguese word Guiné, which emerged in the mid-15th century to refer to the lands inhabited by the Guineus, a generic term for the black African peoples below the Senegal River, as opposed to the 'tawny' Zenaga Berbers, above it, whom they called Azenegues or Moors. Guinea is a predominantly Islamic country, with Muslims representing 85 percent of the population. Guinea's people belong to twenty-four ethnic groups. French, the official language of Guinea, is the main language of communication in schools, in government administration, and the media, but more than twenty-four indigenous languages are also spoken. Guinea's economy is largely dependent on agriculture and mineral production. It is the world's second largest producer of bauxite, and has rich deposits of diamonds and gold. The country was at the core of the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Human rights in Guinea remain a controversial issue. In 2011 the United States government claimed that torture by security forces, and abuse of women and children (e.g. female genital mutilation) were ongoing abuses of human rights.
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CLEOPATRA Audiobook  by Jacob Abbott | Audiobook with subtitles
 
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A biography of the famous Cleopatra of Egypt, written in a manner, equally interesting to children and to adults. Cleopatra Audiobook Jacob ABBOTT Genre(s): Children's Fiction, *Non-fiction, Biography & Autobiography Chapters: 00:00:27 | 01 - Preface, The Valley of the Nile 00:35:02 | 02 - The Ptolemies 01:08:41 | 03 - Alexandria 01:45:35 | 04 - Cleopatra's Father 02:15:59 | 05 - Accession to the Throne 02:44:25 | 06 - Cleopatra and Caesar 03:10:11 | 07 - The Alexandrine War 03:42:30 | 08 - Cleopatra a Queen 04:06:16 | 09 - The Battle of Philippi 04:34:21 | 10 - Cleopatra and Antony 05:11:40 | 11 - The Battle of Actium 05:48:44 | 12 - The End of Cleopatra Our Custom URL : https://www.youtube.com/c/AudiobookAudiobooks Subscribe To Our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/AudiobookAudiobooks?sub_confirmation=1 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Audio Book Audiobooks All Rights Reserved. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer visit librivox.org.
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Mars | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Mars 00:02:24 1 Physical characteristics 00:03:05 1.1 Internal structure 00:04:13 1.2 Surface geology 00:08:28 1.3 Soil 00:09:41 1.4 Hydrology 00:16:19 1.4.1 Polar caps 00:19:09 1.5 Geography and naming of surface features 00:22:19 1.5.1 Map of quadrangles 00:22:44 1.5.2 Impact topography 00:24:32 1.5.3 Volcanoes 00:25:12 1.5.4 Tectonic sites 00:26:16 1.5.5 Holes 00:27:21 1.6 Atmosphere 00:32:46 1.6.1 Aurora 00:34:05 1.7 Climate 00:36:00 2 Orbit and rotation 00:37:55 3 Habitability and search for life 00:44:02 4 Moons 00:46:53 5 Exploration 00:49:20 5.1 Future 00:50:48 6 Astronomy on Mars 00:51:50 7 Viewing 00:53:22 7.1 Closest approaches 00:53:30 7.1.1 Relative 00:54:51 7.1.2 Absolute, around the present time 00:56:09 8 Historical observations 00:56:41 8.1 Ancient and medieval observations 00:59:26 8.2 Martian "canals" 01:01:42 8.3 Spacecraft visitation 01:02:53 9 In culture 01:03:31 9.1 Intelligent "Martians" 01:08:34 10 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System after Mercury. In English, Mars carries a name of the Roman god of war, and is often referred to as the "Red Planet" because the reddish iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance that is distinctive among the astronomical bodies visible to the naked eye. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, having surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the valleys, deserts, and polar ice caps of Earth. The rotational period and seasonal cycles of Mars are likewise similar to those of Earth, as is the tilt that produces the seasons. Mars is the site of Olympus Mons, the largest volcano and second-highest known mountain in the Solar System, and of Valles Marineris, one of the largest canyons in the Solar System. The smooth Borealis basin in the northern hemisphere covers 40% of the planet and may be a giant impact feature. Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos, which are small and irregularly shaped. These may be captured asteroids, similar to 5261 Eureka, a Mars trojan. There are ongoing investigations assessing the past habitability potential of Mars, as well as the possibility of extant life. Future astrobiology missions are planned, including the Mars 2020 and ExoMars rovers. Liquid water cannot exist on the surface of Mars due to low atmospheric pressure, which is less than 1% of the Earth's, except at the lowest elevations for short periods. The two polar ice caps appear to be made largely of water. The volume of water ice in the south polar ice cap, if melted, would be sufficient to cover the entire planetary surface to a depth of 11 meters (36 ft). In November 2016, NASA reported finding a large amount of underground ice in the Utopia Planitia region of Mars. The volume of water detected has been estimated to be equivalent to the volume of water in Lake Superior.Mars can easily be seen from Earth with the naked eye, as can its reddish coloring. Its apparent magnitude reaches −2.94, which is surpassed only by Jupiter, Venus, the Moon, and the Sun. Optical ground-based telescopes are typically limited to resolving features about 300 kilometers (190 mi) across when Earth and Mars are closest because of Earth's atmosphere.
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Kakadu National Park | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakadu_National_Park 00:00:41 1 History 00:00:50 1.1 Prologue 00:04:14 1.2 The arrival of non-indigenous people 00:04:24 1.2.1 Explorers 00:07:51 1.2.2 Buffalo hunters 00:08:44 1.2.3 Missionaries 00:10:01 1.2.4 Pastoralists 00:12:03 1.3 Mining 00:14:49 2 Climate 00:17:34 3 Flora 00:19:52 4 Fauna 00:20:24 4.1 Mammals 00:21:24 4.2 Birds 00:22:40 4.3 Reptiles 00:23:58 4.4 Frogs 00:24:41 4.5 Fish 00:25:16 4.6 Insects 00:26:14 5 Environmental problems and threats 00:27:26 6 Landforms 00:31:32 7 Aboriginal rock art sites 00:34:30 8 Human impacts 00:35:52 8.1 Fire management 00:37:11 8.2 Tourism 00:39:27 9 Park management 00:41:34 9.1 Park use fee 00:42:38 9.2 General facilities 00:44:10 9.3 Camp sites 00:44:49 10 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Kakadu National Park is a protected area in the Northern Territory of Australia, 171 km southeast of Darwin. The park is located within the Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory. It covers an area of 19,804 km2 (7,646 sq mi), extending nearly 200 kilometres from north to south and over 100 kilometres from east to west. It is the size of Slovenia, about one-third the size of Tasmania, and nearly half the size of Switzerland. The Ranger Uranium Mine, one of the most productive uranium mines in the world, is surrounded by the park.
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