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Related 8 mustvisit events in Europe this autumnE

first_img Related8 must-visit events in Europe this autumnExperience the best of what Europe has to offer this autumn, from duck racing to beer drinking!7 Super City Breaks for Under £70!7 Super City Breaks for Under £70!How to survive Burning Man FestivalIt’s one of the most socially interesting, artistically weird and downright thrilling festivals in the world. What do you need to stay alive and upright for the duration of Burning Man in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert? Read on… Nuit Blanche, which roughly means “the night when you do not go to bed”, is an annual all-night arts festival, now held in locations all around the world. More than 120 cities get involved with light installations, exhibitions and performances which attract art-loving night owls from around the world. CopenhagenThis year is the 18th time that Copenhagen will stage Nuit Blanche, which is called ‘Night of Culture’ or ‘Kulturnatten’ and has become the city’s biggest annual event. On the 15th of October over 500 Nuit Blanche events are on the menu with well-stocked museums, cultural institutions, galleries and churches opening their doors to art lovers from around the world. Flights to Copenhagen start from £38New YorkThis year the Big Apple is organising a Nuit Blanche event for the first time and art lovers should not miss this lavish cultural festival, which has been renamed ‘Bring to Light’. The event is an ‘all night arts festival of installations and performances celebrating the magic and luminance of light’ and organisers promise a ‘thrilling, original, mesmerising, ceremonial, contemplative and illuminating’ experience. Phew.So if you like the sound of that, head to New York and wander among the galleries, museums and cultural institutions on the evening of 2 October to enjoy New York’s first ever Nuit Blanche. Flights to New York start from £297.ParisOn October the 2nd, the French capital will be hosting its 9th Nuit Blanche event, bringing together the work of artists from all over the world, many of which are never or rarely exhibited. This year’s theme is sensitivity, privacy and the ‘pedestrian route’.Visitors will be encouraged to wander through the exhibits and this is guaranteed to be a very special night, so if you love your art, or just want to see the city in a different light – head to Paris this weekend. Flights to Paris from £76If Nuit Blanche in Paris, Copenhagen or New York don’t appeal, don’t worry, there are plenty more Nuit Blanche events going on in cities around the world. Try Brussels or Toronto on October 2nd, Halifax, Canada on the 16th October, and Montreal, Canada on 26 February 2011.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Migrating shorebirds in danger due to disappearing mudflats

first_img By Elizabeth PennisiApr. 13, 2017 , 5:00 AM To travel the many thousands of miles between summer Arctic breeding grounds and winter sites in the Southern Hemisphere, millions of shorebirds make pit stops on the mudflats of the Yellow Sea between China and South Korea. But as the mudflats are filled in and developed—because of dams, rising sea levels, and the construction of sea walls—the birds most dependent on this stopover are declining, in some cases by as much as 8% per year, researchers report today in Nature Communications. Biologists analyzed data collected by citizen scientists between 1993 and 2012 about the numbers of 10 bird species that reach New Zealand and Australia. The numbers in species such as the gray-tailed tattler that don’t rely heavily on the mudflats remained about stable over that time, they discovered. But for the seven species of which at least 60% need to make this pit stop, numbers declined. Those species in trouble include the eastern curlew (see photo), the curlew sandpiper, and the great knot. In contrast, the analysis found that total migration distance, body size, nonbreeding grounds location, and other factors have not contributed to this decline. Given the critical importance of these stopovers, the researchers call for greater international efforts to slow the mudflat loss. Already, 36 governments and other organizations have formed the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership, but they may not be able to act in time to save these birds, the researchers note. Migrating shorebirds in danger, due to disappearing mudflatslast_img read more