Since its genesis in 1991, the internet has become the world’s largest marketplace. Trillions of dollars a day are spent on everything from tea kettles to cars. Unfortunately, just as every other black market has found its place online, so too has the illegal animal trade. From niche pets like…

The Urban Farmer

“If there was only one tree like that in the world, you would think it was beautiful. But because there are so many, you just can't see how beautiful it really is.” -Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn A large city can be a world filled with tall buildings…

Down By the Sea

"Some beach somewhere, there's a big umbrella casting shade over an empty chair. Palm trees are growing, warm breezes blowing. I picture myself there, some beach somewhere."  -Anonymous The breezy salty air of the beach allows for refuge and relaxation from the outside world of our lives.  It seems to…

The Tourism Dilemma

“One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things.” - Henry Miller Eco-tourism is defined by the World Conservation Union as “Environmentally responsible travel to natural areas, in order to enjoy and appreciate nature that promotes conservation, have a low visitor impact and provide for…
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