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How towns and cities cause the extinction of local plants has been revealed for the first time.
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There is more than a whiff of Atlantis about the story of Pavlopetri - the world's oldest submerged town.


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The Archaeological Survey of India launched the diving expedition after residents reported seeing a temple and other structures as the sea pulled back just before the tsunami hit.


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The world's first zero-carbon city is being built in Abu Dhabi and is designed to be not only free of cars and skyscrapers but also powered by the sun.


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But paradoxically, the main reason for the success of urban bees is the variety of flora in the city compared with what is now present in much of the countryside.


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Smaller, more nimble urban regions promise a better life than the congested megalopolis.


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Some abandoned ghost towns are now tourist attractions, while others might be dangerous or illegal to visit. Meet some of the most fascinating ghost towns from around the world.


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A small town in central Italy has declared its independence and started to print its own banknotes.


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