Photos of the day Prince Charles takes part in a chapauringe dance in Stone Town Old Fort, Nov. 8, 2011 in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are on a four day tour of Tanzania. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Survey says: Canada is second happiest country in the world Are you happy? According to a new global wellbeing survey from Gallup, 69% of Canadians rated their lives as “thriving” in 2010 — putting the country in a tie with Sweden for second place in the rankings. The top spot belongs to Denmark, where 72% of residents are feeling pretty great about life. Who could be sad in the country where meatballs are plentiful?
Respondents had three options to choose from: “thriving” — where they classified their lives as ” a 7 or higher and their lives in five years an 8 or higher,” “struggling,” or “suffering.
Here are the top 10 countries: 1. Denmark: 72% 2. Canada: 69% 2. Sweden: 69% 4. Australia: 66% 5. Finland: 64% 5. Venezuela: 64% 7. Israel: 63% 7. New Zealand: 63% 9. Netherlands: 62% 9. Ireland: 62%
Here are the bottom 10 countries: 1. Chad: 1% 2. Central African Republic: 2% 3. Haiti: 2% 4. Burkina Faso: 3% 5. Cambodia: 3% 6. Niger: 3% 7. Tajikistan: 3% 8. Tanzania: 4% 9. Mali: 4% 10. Comoros: 4%
A Canadian scientist who probed controversial plans to build a highway through one of Africa’s ecological jewels — Serengeti National Park — is sounding alarms that the project could devastate the area’s signature wildebeest population and threaten other iconic species in the Tanzanian and Kenyan wilderness.
The proposed 53-kilometre highway, backed by Tanzania’s government, would cut across the northern part of the world-famous nature reserve, potentially isolating about one-third of the vast grassland ecosystem that’s a staple of wildlife documentaries, and which inspired the animated film classic and hit musical The Lion King.