Articles for Eco-Travel

California City Home to Car Charging Stations Including Rapid Option

California City Home to Car Charging Stations Including Rapid Option May 26, 2010 | Eco-Travel, San Francisco, Travel News | Read More
Vaca is Spanish for cow, but the California city of Vacaville is more bullish about the prospect of electric car technology among its nearly 100,000 residents. It’s a haven for eco-conscious tourists and travelers who enjoy festivals near the Vaca Mountains, and it now has the country’s first...

Rare Tiny Deadly Frogs Bred In British Aquarium

Rare Tiny Deadly Frogs Bred In British Aquarium May 21, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Offbeat, UK | Read More
Phantasmal poison frogs are really rare, really tiny and really deadly. They’re considered endangered and thought to be found in the wild at only seven sites in the western Ecuadorian Andes. As adults, they only measure one centimeter.  A person could die just from touching their skin, which is...

New Species Discovered In Indonesian New Guinea

New Species Discovered In Indonesian New Guinea May 20, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Indonesia, Travel News | Read More
More than a dozen new species discovered in the remote Foja Mountains of Indonesian New Guinea will be featured in the June issue of National Geographic.  The finds were during a November 2008 exhibition. A team of 17 scientists and 30 local naturalists were dropped off by helicopter to spend four weeks...

Outdoor Trash Cans That Say “It’s Time To Pick Me Up!”

Outdoor Trash Cans That Say “It’s Time To Pick Me Up!” May 20, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
Trash removal isn’t quite like picking up your son or daughter from an extra-curricular, but could you imagine how much easier it would be for parks maintenance crews if they could get an alert when they needed to pick up the garbage? They can, and in 46 states there are agencies who have begun...

Going Green in Opulent Style: The First Carbon-Neutral Yacht

Going Green in Opulent Style: The First Carbon-Neutral Yacht May 17, 2010 | Eco-Travel | Read More
In the world of boating and aviation, price really isn’t an object when it comes to fuel. Considering that rates are measured in gallons consumed per hour, most enthusiasts have to fork over a hefty sum to take their craft out each trip. Callender Yachts is attempting, maybe not to reduce the price...

Australian Eco-Vineyard Fights New Brewery

Australian Eco-Vineyard Fights New Brewery May 17, 2010 | Australia, Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
Cullen Wines of Margaret River, Western Australia is run by Vanya Cullen, daughter of the founder and a pioneer of environmental awareness and biodynamic viticulture in Australia.  Cullen Wines is fighting a proposed new brewery just north of their vineyards because of concerns that yeast cells from...

Right Whale Saved By Modern-Day ‘Robin Hood’

Right Whale Saved By Modern-Day ‘Robin Hood’ May 11, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
When one pictures environmental activists, seldom does a crossbow-wielding team of whale enthusiasts come to mind. However, this is exactly the image given off by the team representing the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies when they used a crossbow and a razor-embedded arrow to free a Right Whale...

Eco-Trips in the Age of Oil Spills: Cleanup Spots for Volunteers

Eco-Trips in the Age of Oil Spills: Cleanup Spots for Volunteers May 6, 2010 | Eco-Travel, New Orleans, Travel News | Read More
The rupture caused by a British Petroleum-backed rig in the Gulf of Mexico could lead to the largest oil spill in U.S. history, even outpacing the Exxon Valdez. Rather than worry about the prospect of reduced fishing, good seafood or even oil prices, we wanted to offer eco-minded volunteers ways to help. Unfortunately,...

Hotels’ Earth Day Promotion Lets You Pay With Plastic Bottles

Hotels’ Earth Day Promotion Lets You Pay With Plastic Bottles April 20, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
Starwood’s eco-friendly Element Hotels are celebrating Earth Day weekend with a recycling-themed promotion. Give them 10 empty single-use water bottles and they’ll give you a free night’s stay from April 22-25 and a free Element-branded reusable water bottle.  Before you go chugging...

Everest Spring Cleaning: Team Risks Lives For Corpses, Trash

Everest Spring Cleaning: Team Risks Lives For Corpses, Trash April 20, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
An elite team of 20 Sherpas will begin climbing on May 1 to remove tons of trash and the bodies of climbers who perished in Everest’s “death zone,” notorious as the mountain’s most treacherous stretch.  Over 26,240 feet (8,000 meters) above sea level, the “death zone”...