Nature Benefits Our Health

Nature Benefits Our Health

Humans’ alienation from nature can lead to “diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties and higher rates of physical and emotional illnesses” The evidence shows we can boost our health and well-being by taking time to revel in nature, and there is even research showing just how much time one should spend in nature to reap […]

The 5 Most Luxurious Hotels in the World

The 5 Most Luxurious Hotels in the World

5. THE DATAI LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA Nestled in the heart of a 10-million-year-old rainforest, The Datai Langkawi is a captivating destination resort that seamlessly blends into its natural surroundings. Situated on the mystical island of Langkawi, lush tropical rainforest infiltrates the resort’s rooms, suites, and villas, through private verandas offering breathtaking views in every direction. The […]

If Winter Camping is Your Thing, Here are Some Super Places

If Winter Camping is Your Thing, Here are Some Super Places

If Winter Camping is Your Thing, Here are Some Super Places For those campers in the know, Winter is a great time to pitch a tent. With Winter being classed as the low season, you will meet fewer people and have more tranquility. Plus, you will also be able to visit areas that are uncomfortably […]

Panama City, Panama

Panama City, Panama

| Panama City, pictured above, sits at a Crossroads of Oceans, Continents, Cultures and Lifestyles. This vibrant cosmopolitan hub in the middle of a tropical rain-forest embodies the best of all worlds. Easy-going and relaxed, Panama City is much more than just a passing-through point for cargo ships and travelers. This city mixes colonial influence […]

Wildfires in the Western US and Climate Change

Wildfires in the Western US and Climate Change

Wildfires in the Western US and Climate Change The number of large wildfires has nearly 2X’s since the 1980’s, and the average length of wildfire season has grown by more than 2 months. Research shows that changes in climate, especially earlier snowmelt and warming in the spring and summer, have helped boost this increase in […]

Convoys Evacuate Ft. McMurray Wildfire Victims, Oil Sands Operators Cut Production

Convoys Evacuate Ft. McMurray Wildfire Victims, Oil Sands Operators Cut Production

Convoys Evacuate Ft. McMurray Wildfire Victims, Oil Sands Operators Cut Production Friday and Saturday, Convoys of evacuees stranded by a wildfire raging in and around Ft. McMurray made their way through the heart of the devastation on the only highway out of the region. Wind-whipped flames roaring through forests and brush parched by a Spring […]

Do Insect Outbreaks Reduce Severity of Subsequent Forest Fires?

Do Insect Outbreaks Reduce Severity of Subsequent Forest Fires?

Do Insect Outbreaks Reduce Severity of Subsequent Forest Fires? Analyzing 81 fires over 25 years, the study is the largest to date on forest fire severity following insect outbreaks. Researchers focused on sites in Oregon and Washington State with past outbreaks by the Mountain Pine Beetle or Western Spruce Budworm, 2 of North America’s most […]