Articles Tagged ‘global warming’

Pack the Sunblock When You Whale Watch– For the Whales

Pack the Sunblock When You Whale Watch– For the Whales December 1, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Mexico, San Diego, Travel News | Read More
Some environmentally friendly company will likely be able to put together some sort of sunscreen specially made for whales. It won’t be a moment too soon, according to some new research. In the Gulf of California outside Baja, Mexico, scientists from the Zoological Society of London found that...

Greenland’s Glaciers Shrinking and Melting, Quickly

Greenland’s Glaciers Shrinking and Melting, Quickly July 16, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Greek philosopher Heraclitus, predecessor to Socrates and all the rest, sums up the entirety of life in a few short words: “Change alone is unchanging.” In other words, everything that is, is always changing, never to be the same again. The only thing that doesn’t change is change itself....

Lion’s Mane Jellyfish Swarming off the Cornish Coast

Lion’s Mane Jellyfish Swarming off the Cornish Coast June 21, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
It goes without saying that jellyfish are some of the strangest and most mysterious creatures in the sea. They drift through the water like liquid themselves, and though most of them mean neither harm nor malice, contact with them can be dangerous – even potentially fatal. Of this, the Lion’s...

Chilly! Man Goes Swimming in a Glacial Lake on Everest

Chilly! Man Goes Swimming in a Glacial Lake on Everest May 25, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Often called the human polar bear, Lewis Gordon Pugh became the first person ever to swim under the summit at Mount Everest. Pugh crossed the 1KM wide Lake Pumori in 22 minutes and 51 seconds. This glacial lake sits at 17,000 feet above sea level and the water was a crisp two degrees Celsius –...

Small Islands Go Beneath The Waves At Alarming Rates

Small Islands Go Beneath The Waves At Alarming Rates May 24, 2010 | Caribbean & Oceania, New Zealand, Travel News | Read More
If you have ever heard an environmental activist tell you to save a particular species, you may have ignored it, figuring there are millions of creatures throughout the world. But what about islands? The New Zealand Herald has chronicled the fates of several small islands as far away as the Gulf of Mexico...

Quick Before It Melts, Vanishing America

Quick Before It Melts, Vanishing America April 9, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
It’s easy to take big natural wonders for granted. Why rush to see Old Faithful or Half Dome or the Great Smokies? They’ll always be there, right? Maybe yes. Maybe no. This interesting post from Yahoo’s Green blog points out that some iconic American destinations may not be there—at...