Hurricane Jose strengthens to an “extremely dangerous” Category 4

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Hot on the heels of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is another natural disaster, Hurricane Jose. The “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane is located east of the Leeward Islands and is forecasted to transit west-northwest into the Atlantic Ocean in the coming days. This is the first time in history two hurricanes with 150-plus mph winds have been recorded at the same time.

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The world’s longest hiking trail is officially open

The Great Trail in Canada is aptly named – it’s now the longest hiking trail in the world at 14,864 miles. It was built over around 25 years, and snakes through 13 provinces and territories. The trail, which is comprised of over 400 individual trails, just officially opened the end of August.

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Sheep farm deep in Iceland’s fjords transformed into luxury off-grid retreat

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3-hectare desert farm in Jordan can grow 286,600 pounds of veggies each year

Vegetables will start sprouting in the desert at The Sahara Forest Project’s recently inaugurated launch station in Aqaba, Jordan. The project draws on the sun, saltwater, and carbon dioxide to grow food and generate clean energy and freshwater. The new three-hectare launch station will be able to grow around 286,600 pounds of vegetables a year, and produce over 2.5 gallons of water a day.

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