Category: Tourism

US National parks are suddenly free to visit, But this might put people in danger

Three days of rejuvenation in Canyonlands National Park seemed the perfect bridge from winter to summer. But like so many other spring break national park escapes, our plans to pitch tents in the Needles Campground next week were undone by Corona-virus. Confusion about whether…

USA and Brazil agree to develop Amazon

The USA and Brazil have agreed to promote private-sector development in the Amazon, during a meeting in Washington in 2019. They also pledged a $100m (£80m) biodiversity conservation fund for the Amazon led by the private sector. Brazil’s foreign minister said opening the rain…

Spain and Portugal hit by devastating Storms

Two powerful storms that struck Spain and Portugal in quick succession over the past three days have killed at least eight people and caused widespread flooding and damage. In the southern region of Andalusia, emergency services said they had recovered the body of a…

Country-size fires became the New Normal around the entire Planet in 2019!

Sydney, Australia’s biggest city with a population of over 5 million people is suffering its worst pollution ever as smoke, caused by Australia’s record-breaking wildfire season blankets the city turning it into a “gas chamber.” The smoke has caused a huge spike in respiratory…

Luchtvaart Grootste Vervuiler van de Transport Sector

In 2018 stootte de Nederlandse transportsector 26 miljard kilogram CO2-equivalenten aan broeikasgassen uit. Dat is 12% van de totale broeikasgas uitstoot door de Nederlandse economie. Dat is bijna net zoveel als in 2012. Er is dus nog lang geen sprake van een afname van…

Sydney in Trouble after Australia Wild Fires merge into deadly Giant Blaze

Smoke and flying ash has lingered over Sydney for most of the past week, turning the daytime sky orange, obscuring visibility and prompting commuters to wear breathing masks. Bushfires fanned by winds combined into a single giant blaze north of Sydney late on Friday,…

Swiss Glaciers lost 25% of its Volume due to Impact of Global Warming

FURKA PASS, Switzerland — On the hairpin bend of a Swiss mountain pass, a Victorian-era hotel built for tourists to admire the Rhone Glacier has been abandoned now that the ice has retreated nearly 1.2 miles uphill. Where mighty glaciers once spilled into Swiss…

Chinese scientists discover Massive Caverns around underground River

China’s Ministry of Natural Resources announced on Friday that a group of scientists had discovered a giant cluster of natural sinkholes consisting of 19 huge caverns in a forest near the southern part of the country bordering Vietnam. Researchers claim that the group of…

Venice Flooded by High Tide during Heavy Rains

Venice has been inundated by an exceptional high tide which put three-quarters of the lagoon city under water. Large swathes of the rest of Italy have also experienced flooding and heavy winds which toppled trees, killing eleven people. Schools remained closed on Tuesday in many regions….

World’s largest ships emit as much pollution as 50 million cars

Ship pollution affects the health of communities in coastal and inland regions around the world, yet pollution from ships remains one of the least regulated parts of our global transportation system. According to a report by the UK’s Guardian newspaper, just one of the…