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June Astronomical Highlights: The Beehive Cluster and Blue Clouds

June Astronomical Highlights: The Beehive Cluster and Blue Clouds

By Kelly Kizer Whitt Although June is the month with the least amount of darkness, for many, stargazing ramps up this month. It’s finally warm enough in much of the U.S. to lounge outside, even at night. Barbecues, sports events and other activities have people lingering in the great outdoors until after sunset, when they […]

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    May Astronomical Highlights: Jupiter, Its Moons and a Meteor Shower

    May Astronomical Highlights: Jupiter, Its Moons and a Meteor Shower

    By Kelly Kizer Whitt On May 9, Jupiter reaches opposition, when from our earthly point of view, it will be opposite the sun in the sky. Stargazers consider opposition the best time to view a planet, because it rises at sunset and sets at sunrise, making it visible all night long. Look for Jupiter rising […]

    The MacLehose Trail Is Hong Kong’s Great Escape

    The MacLehose Trail Is Hong Kong’s Great Escape

    By Mike Ives Gauzy lights flicker in the fog, outlining a summit. Otherwise, darkness. The only sounds I can hear are my breathing and the rustling of my windbreaker. A rocky chasm yawns below me, just steps from the trail. For a moment, I imagine that I’m watching a search party traverse a remote wilderness. […]

    13 Climate Justice Leaders Imagined as Comic Superheroes

    13 Climate Justice Leaders Imagined as Comic Superheroes

    The Earth could use some climate-change-fighting superheroes right about now. And according to a new comic series by the nonprofit Amplifier, there are a few real-life ones in our midst. Thirteen of them, actually. On Earth Day, April 22, Amplifier released the comic art series #MyClimateHero, portraying leaders of the modern climate justice movement. Amplifier […]

    How to Raise an Environmentalist

    How to Raise an Environmentalist

    By Jordan Davidson We often talk about leaving the world a better place for our children. But our kids are not standing idly by while we wonder how to clean up the mess we’ve made. Energetic, adept with technology and enthusiastic to create change, kids already have the tools to become stewards of the planet’s […]

    Hit the Road With 10 Car Camping Must-Haves

    Hit the Road With 10 Car Camping Must-Haves

    By Rachel Walker Ahhhh, car camping—the traveler’s embodiment of the “think global, act local” mantra. Unlike journeying to exotic destinations, which tend to require significant expense and loads of greenhouse gases, car camping is simple. Whether you’re traveling five or 500 miles, all you need to do is throw your gear in the car, pick […]

    April Astronomical Highlights: The Phases of Venus

    April Astronomical Highlights: The Phases of Venus

    By Kelly Kizer Whitt Venus is often mistaken for a plane because of its brilliance; it shines more brightly than all the other planets because of its location close to Earth and its thick, reflective clouds. The common phrase “the evening star” usually doesn’t refer to a star at all; it’s Venus. When it stands […]

    NHL Goes Green ‘to Ensure Hockey Thrives for Future Generations’

    NHL Goes Green ‘to Ensure Hockey Thrives for Future Generations’

    It goes without saying that many winter sports depend on winter weather. But in our ever-warming world, activities that depend on lakes, rinks and other outdoor arenas staying ice-cold are coming under increasing threat. That’s why the National Hockey League is going green. “Hockey was born on frozen ponds—climate change is impacting access to our […]