Adventure

Careful How You Camp: Tips for a Nature-Safe Vacation

Careful How You Camp: Tips for a Nature-Safe Vacation

By Jeannette Cwienk With the pandemic, many people have been vacationing closer to home, bringing down the carbon cost of getting away. And even those covering long distances are increasingly trying to reduce their environmental impact — perhaps by taking the train instead of flying. But sometimes what looks like an eco-friendly choice isn’t as […]

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    How You Can Surf the ‘Clean Wave’ Against Beach Pollution

    How You Can Surf the ‘Clean Wave’ Against Beach Pollution

    10 days, 1,200 miles, countless surf breaks, 15 popular beaches to clean up — and you. All these things are coming together under the auspices of a new movement to combat plastic pollution and raise awareness for ocean conservation. Catch a Clean Wave is the brainchild of Kona Brewing Co., a Hawaiian-born beer brand. The […]

    Synchronous Fireflies Create ‘Dazzling’ Natural Light Show

    Synchronous Fireflies Create ‘Dazzling’ Natural Light Show

    In the Great Smoky Mountains, people are traveling and waiting until dusk to get a glimpse of what some have claimed is a life-changing experience: watching a rare, synchronous firefly light show. “I thought it was a somewhat life-changing event,” Rocky Fork park manager Tim Pharis said to WJHL. “I wait all year long for […]

    How to Watch the ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse This Week

    How to Watch the ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse This Week

    Happening just after the “supermoon, red blood moon, lunar eclipse” last month, astronomy lovers can get excited for another celestial event on June 10 — the “ring of fire” solar eclipse. Those living in northern and eastern sections of North America will be able to witness the eclipse as it overlaps with the sunrise, according […]

    ​The Future of Flying? Airships Could Cut Carbon Emissions by 90%

    ​The Future of Flying? Airships Could Cut Carbon Emissions by 90%

    Love flying but feel guilty about the air pollution and carbon emissions that airplanes produce? Sometimes, simple solutions to big problems float right above our heads — literally. A UK blimp company has developed a new environmentally friendly airship for commercial flights. If it replaces airplanes on short, inter-city routes, the updated technology will reduce […]

    Overcrowded U.S. National Parks Need a Reservation System

    Overcrowded U.S. National Parks Need a Reservation System

    By Michael Childers If you’re headed out into the wild this summer, you may need to jump online and book a reservation before you go. For the second consecutive year, reservations are required to visit Yosemite, Rocky Mountain and Glacier national parks. Other popular sites, including Maine’s Acadia National Park, encourage visitors to buy entrance […]

    7 Educational Nature Activities for Kids You Can Do at Home This Summer

    7 Educational Nature Activities for Kids You Can Do at Home This Summer

    After a year of learning from behind a screen, it’s time for some outdoor play this summer. It’s widely accepted that spending time in nature has unparalleled benefits for children; kids who play outdoors are happier, more attentive, and less anxious than those who spend more time indoors. Being in nature builds confidence and creativity, […]