Environment

100 Words for Snow

100 Words for Snow

As your shoveling snow off your driveway, or tearing down your favorite ski run, it becomes clear that the simple word “snow” doesn’t do justice in completely describing those winter white flakes your pushing around. So, to dive a little further into the snow banks, here for you today are [...]

2014 Sky Events to Watch Out For

2014 Sky Events to Watch Out For

The night sky is looking bright in 2014-literally! Stargazers unite, because there’s a lot in store when it comes to celestial showdowns, including eclipses, meteor showers and more. Here’s a taste of some of the biggest sky events to expect this year. Total Lunar Eclipse Mark your calendar’s for Tuesday, [...]

Top Heli-Skiing Destinations

Top Heli-Skiing Destinations

Heli-skiing is a riveting adventure where a helicopter is your lift, and the fresh powder is your trail. The concept has been in existence since the 1960’s, and modern day heli-sking continues to honor the historical concept. Whether you have novice or intermediary skills, heli-skiers experience a one-of-a-kind exploration of [...]

7 Lesser Known Florida State Parks You Need to Visit

7 Lesser Known Florida State Parks You Need to Visit

When you think of Florida, of course the beach, mosquitos and the almighty everglades might come to mind. But, behold, the sunshine state is a mecca for state parks that offer visitors more than just the usual humid temperatures and swampland. Here are 7 lesser-known Florida State Parks to visit [...]

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Explorers Cancel North Pole Expedition Due To Bad Ice, Hungry Polar Bears

A team of explorers who had been preparing for an epic six-month long journey to the North Pole abruptly canceled those plans yesterday just a few days before their scheduled departure. The expedition had been more than two years in planning, but poor ice conditions in the Arctic have made [...]

How the Latest Super Typhoon Compares to Previous Storms

How the Latest Super Typhoon Compares to Previous Storms

Since Super Typhoon Haiyan (aka ‘Yolanda’) began swirling over the Pacific Ocean, scientists have described the Category 5 storm as the one of the most powerful, most destructive weather events in recorded history. But superlatives hardly begin to describe its overall impact. Let’s first look at Haiyan’s speed. According to [...]

Interpol and the U.N. Have Created an International Environmental Crime-fighting Agency, and It’s Pretty Rad

Interpol and the U.N. Have Created an International Environmental Crime-fighting Agency, and It’s Pretty Rad

Most people over the age of 25 remember Captain Planet, an animated, eco-crime fighting superhero unleashed by the collective power of five rings, each worn by a teenager who hailed from a different continent (there apparently wasn’t enough in the budget for an Australian member). The “elemental warrior” combated toxic [...]

Here’s How You Can Help Typhoon Victims in Southeast Asia

Here’s How You Can Help Typhoon Victims in Southeast Asia

In the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan’s destructive landfall in the Philippines, relief organizations across the globe have collectively spearheaded a massive effort to aid survivors and restore order to the chaos. Various estimates indicate that roughly 11 million Filipino men, women, and children have been affected by the storm. [...]

Swimming with Mermaids: Q&A with Ocean Activist and Real Life Mermaid Hannah Fraser

Swimming with Mermaids: Q&A with Ocean Activist and Real Life Mermaid Hannah Fraser

Mermaids are REAL. Don’t believe me? Let me introduce you to professional underwater swimmer, ocean activist, model and artist: Hannah Fraser. Since childhood, Fraser has been passionate about mermaids, turning her life long dream of being a mermaid into a reality and using that passion to raise awareness for ocean [...]

7 Vacations for a Cause

7 Vacations for a Cause

As the world progresses, people are looking for new ways to give back. Volunteer vacations are gaining popularity and tourists are escaping the daily grind to do something meaningful for society. Whether you want to bath with elephants, build a Buddhist monastery or work in an orphanage, vacation for a [...]