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Spectacular super bloom transforms South African desert


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Tommy Trenchard

Each spring, for a few short weeks, kaleidoscopic carpets of wild flowers transform vast swathes of arid land along South Africa’s western seaboard into a vivid explosion of colour. These “super blooms” occur in deserts and arid landscapes around the world, but few are as consistent or diverse as South Africa’s flower season.

Typically lasting for just a few weeks between late July and late September, the flowers are annuals and will die with the first hot winds of the year, their seeds then lying dormant through the baking heat of summer until next year’s rains.

Photographer Tommy Trenchard captured this natural phenomenon.

“It’s was a pretty surreal…

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Red tide: Toxic algae bloom plagues Florida’s coastline | USA News


Masses of seaweed and toxic algal blooms are choking the coastlines of Florida and the Caribbean.

The so-called “red tide” is the worst seen in more than a decade.

The algae and seaweed are hurting tourism, killing sealife and affecting people’s health.

Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports from Miami.


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Orlando Bloom wants Marvel movie role as Captain Britain


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Black in Bloom symposium spotlights successful black people in various fields of work


Chefs, scholars, rappers, writers and entrepreneurs all gathered in the Titan Student Union on Tuesday to spotlight African-Americans in a variety of careers.

Black in Bloom, a symposium presented by the African American Studies Department at Cal State Fullerton, was a focal point for CSUF students and community partners across Southern California to celebrate and connect with creatives and engage in discussions about black identity, music, cuisine and literary arts.

Natalie Graham, associate professor of African-American studies and coordinator of the symposium, said Black in Bloom was inspired by students currently in her African-American courses.

“I love teaching students and thinking about ways that they can have high impact practices and get outside of the classroom, outside of the…

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