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Tomorrow, August 12, is World Elephant Day. As these magnificent creatures endure more threats, from economic development to poaching, tomorrow in part is a reminder to do what we can to protect and conserve them and their natural habitat. For many tour operators, that means no more elephant rides.
Boeing Co. and NASA believe they have discovered a way to improve airplanes’ fuel efficiency with a slight biomimicry twist: copy birds’ flight formations, such as those taken by Canada geese.
A recent United Nations report suggests the global aviation sector could consume as much as one-quarter of the world’s carbon budget by 2050 if technological advancements cannot be met.
According to Human Rights Watch, the Middle East nation Qatar will still deny children of Qatari women and non-Qatari men the right to full citizenship, a privilege long granted to the children of Qatari men who marry non-citizens.
Located between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, and east of Stockton via CA-4, Alpine County is California’s least populous county with just over 1,000 people spread across its 740 square miles. But this spectacular county ridden with lakes, meadows and mountains may very well boast California’s largest heart.
Sofia is enjoying a tourism boom, especially thanks to the ever-increasing number of low-cost flights. The economy benefits from it, but a long-term sustainable tourism strategy is still missing.
Expedia has announced that in consultation with various NGOs, many wildlife-related activities will soon no longer be available for bookings on its site.
Vail Resorts, one of the largest mountain resort operators on the planet, announced that it has committed to a "zero net operating footprint" by 2030.
The Forestiere Underground Gardens, now owned and managed by its builder’s descendants, is an oasis of calm in west Fresno. It's a fascinating and beautiful love story, and also offers lessons in resilience.
California's Department of Fair Housing and Employment has fined a former Airbnb host $5,000 after she canceled a reservation largely due to the renter's race. The former host also issued an apology to Dyne Suh and must take a college-level Asian-American studies course.
Add Uruguay to the 60-plus countries in which Starbucks does business. But can the coffee giant compete with old habits and of course, mate, the national drink of Uruguay?
Reducing emissions is only the start of the Dutch air carrier KLM's quest to become a more socially responsible company.