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Lynn Morris

Digital Journalist based in Somerset, United Kingdom. Joined on Dec 4, 2010

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Experts: Lions could be extinct in 15 years Special

National Geographic Society's explorers-in-residence believe lions could become extinct in 15 years. Award-winning film-makers and conservationists Beverly and Dereck Joubert have been studying threatened big cats in Africa for 30 years.

Explorer finishes coast-to-coast trek across Africa Special

An explorer has completed his journey from coast to coast across Africa. Julian Monroe Fisher arrived in Angola after travelling across the continent, largely on foot, from Mozambique.

New website offers environmentally friendly sponsorship Special

A new website allows you to sponsor friends with action rather than money. The DoNation, which launched last month, provides an alternative sponsorship model allowing people to pledge certain actions which reduce their carbon footprint rather than money.

Two men to run 27 marathons in 27 days, one in every EU country Special

Two men are going to run 27 marathons in 27 days each in a different European Union country. The aim is to raise money for charity in each country.

Artist Molly Crabapple to lock herself in room for a week to draw Special

New York - An artist is celebrating her birthday by locking herself in a room for a week to draw. Molly Crabapple will turn 28 in September and for five days she is renting a hotel room, covering the walls with paper and unleashing her imagination.

Explorer who aimed to walk across Africa forced to bike sections Special

An explorer who set out to walk across Africa was forced to take a motorbike for some sections for safety reasons. Julian Monroe Fisher aimed to walk 4,000miles from Mozambique to Angola but was advised to take a motorbike due to danger from elephants.

Six friends cycle London to Cape Town for street children Special

Six friends are going to cycle from London, England to Cape Town, South Africa. The 12,000 mile journey through Europe, the Middle East and Africa will take a year and is designed to raise money for and awareness of street children.

Fancy hitchhiking across Africa? Special

Want to hitch-hike across Africa to raise awareness of humanitarian issues? A project called Thumbs Up Africa is looking for six couples to hitch from the Netherlands to Cape Town in South Africa. It is a journey of 15,000km down the east coast of Africa.

Citizen data project to measure radiation levels in Japan Special

An organisation is raising money to provide devices to measure radiation in Japan. The aim of the project is to collect all this data together and make it freely available online.

Explorer starts coast-to-coast walk across Africa Special

At dawn tomorrow an explorer will set off from a deserted beach in Mozambique to walk across Africa. Julian Monroe Fisher, 56, will walk 4,000 miles across the continent to finish his journey in Angola.

Around the world in 80 weeks using only human power Special

A South African adventurer is planning to circumnavigate the world via both poles only using human power. This is the first time this journey has been attempted by walking, running, skiing, cycling, pedal boating and kayaking.

Photographer returns from Chernobyl exclusion zone Special

Photographer Gerd Ludwig has returned from three weeks inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone documenting the nuclear disaster 25 years later.

A 1,000-mile trek across Asia's biggest desert — the Gobi Special

A bold team is about trek 1,000 miles across the largest desert in Asia. The expedition called Gobi2011 will see the team walking across the Gobi Desert in Mongolia visiting indigenous people along the route.

Explorer about to set off to walk coast to coast across Africa Special

An intrepid explorer is about to set off on a 4,000-mile journey from coast to coast across Africa. Julian Monroe Fisher, 56, is going to walk alone from Pemba, Mozambique to Lobito, Angola through Malawi, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Explorer to walk solo across Africa from coast to coast Special

An explorer is attempting to walk 4,000 miles solo across Africa from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. If successful he will be the first American to walk alone from coast to coast across Africa.

Not three men in a boat but four men on a raft Special

It is not three men in a boat but rather four men on a raft in the middle of the Atlantic. A group of intrepid older men aged between 56 and 84 are attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean by raft.

Explorer to cross hottest place in the world - Danakil Desert Special

Explorer Jeremy Curl will this summer attempt to cross the Danakil Desert in Ethiopia by foot. If he succeeds he would be the first man alive to do so.

79-year-old is first African American woman to reach both Poles Special

A 79-year-old from New York has become the first African American woman on record to reach both the North Pole and the South Pole.

Life on the streets tweet by tweet Special

New York - Four homeless men in New York City have been given mobile phones and are using Twitter as part of a social media project to raise awareness about homelessness.

Collective consumption - save money and the environment Special

Collective consumption is a new trend for our credit crunch times. According to proponents, it saves money, is good for the environment and brings communities together.
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