What You Did Not Know About Ecotourism

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What You Did Not Know About Ecotourism

With summer fast approaching, many people are planning their vacation getaways. To reel in tourists, some countries have turned towards an interesting form of revenue generation, ecotourism, the latest fad in tourism marketing. In fact, "The United Nations World Tourism Organization has declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism…

They Eat Plastic For Lunch

For years scientists have been on the search for ways to deal with our burgeoning plastic waste burden. The issue of plastic is that it is not really biodegradable. A single piece of plastic can take hundreds to even thousands of years to biodegrade. Plastics are petroleum products that have…

The Small Island Nation of Palau

  [caption id="attachment_918" align="alignleft" width="486"] Photograph from iExplore[/caption] Small developing island nations are experiencing climate change impacts the most. The low-lying archipelago of Palau is a paradise of prodigious biodiversity with over 1,300 species of fish, about 700 species of hard and soft corals, and marine lakes that host hordes of…

What Phenology Is Telling Us About Spring 2017

[caption id="attachment_838" align="alignright" width="476"] Feb. 2, 2017, Groundhog Club handler John Griffiths holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 131st celebration of the holiday in Punxsutawney, Pa.Gene J. Puskar/AP[/caption] February 2nd, 2017, Phil the Pennsylvanian groundhog, saw his shadow and predicted 6 more weeks of winter. Phil, it…

Eat Less Meat

Health conscious eating behavior is no new phenomenon. People worldwide are turning to more plant based diets to thwart health issues and diseases like high LDL cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. There are also people adjusting their eating styles for animal justice and cruelty means. Then there are people who, for…
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