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Airplane Fueled by Cooking Oil Takes Off from Seattle

Airplane Fueled by Cooking Oil Takes Off from Seattle December 5, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
Time for the biofuels to hit the air! A couple of weeks ago, Alaska Airlines launched the second flight to run on a mix of biofuels and traditional jet fuel (a 20% to 80% mix, respectively). That may still be too much jet fuel, but they have to start somewhere. Brian Merchant of TreeHugger was on the...

Animals On View And On Menu at Beijing Zoo

Animals On View And On Menu at Beijing Zoo May 28, 2010 | Beijing, Eco-Travel | Read More
Most zoos preach conservation and education, justifying displaying wild animals as a powerful learning tool that protects species in the wild.  At the Beijing Zoo, however, visitors can not just view exotic wild animals, they can eat them at the Bin Feng Tang restaurant right in the park.  The menu...

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...

Indian Government Bans Bengal Tiger Tourism

Indian Government Bans Bengal Tiger Tourism May 3, 2010 | India, Travel News | Read More
As many will attest to – few things are more beautiful than seeing a ferocious beast in its natural environment, going about its daily activities under the watchful eyes of tourists and their guides. However, the beauty of this kind of ecological tourism, especially in regards to the rare and impressive...

New Eco Accommodation Trend? Copenhagen Hotel Powered By Guests On Exercise Bikes

New Eco Accommodation Trend? Copenhagen Hotel Powered By Guests On Exercise Bikes April 16, 2010 | Copenhagen, Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
Starting April 19, the 366-room Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers in Denmark will be partially powered by the leg strength of its guests.  Electricity-producing bicycles will be installed in the hotel gym, and the electricity generated by pedaling guests will be stored in a battery and fed back into the...
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