Volunteer with Sloths

Famous the world over for their sluggish nature and comical facial expressions, sloths are revered amongst animal enthusiasts. These slow moving creatures are coming under increasing pressure in their natural rainforest homes due to rapid deforestation, resulting in a loss of habitat and enhanced exposure to predators. Unless something changes soon, sloth numbers will continueContinue reading “Volunteer with Sloths”

Disturbing Video Shows Sloth Clinging To Tree As Loggers Chop It Down — A Sweet Dose of Reality

 In many places, taking photos with animals is a lucrative business, especially in areas with a lot of tourism. But, have you ever thought about how those animals end up in the “selfie-taking business” in the first place, or how high their quality of living could be? The people featured in the video are illegal loggers.Continue reading “Disturbing Video Shows Sloth Clinging To Tree As Loggers Chop It Down — A Sweet Dose of Reality”

The E.P.A.’s Top 10 Toxic Threats

The E.P.A.’s Top 10 Toxic Threats, By ERIC LIPTONOCT. 22, 2017 The Environmental Protection Agency has published a list of 10 toxic threats it will evaluate first under a law passed last year intended to crack down on hazardous chemicals. They are among 90 chemicals identified by the agency that may harm children, damage nerve tissue, cause cancer, contaminate the environment, accumulate inContinue reading “The E.P.A.’s Top 10 Toxic Threats”

High Surf, Dangerous Rip Currents Expected at O.C. Beaches — KTLA

Elevated surf and strong rip currents are expected along the Orange County coast through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Ellina Abovian reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Oct. 18, 2017. via High Surf, Dangerous Rip Currents Expected at O.C. Beaches — KTLA

Interactive Fire Maps: Mandatory evacuations in Lake County — KRON4.com

(KRON) Update: the mandatory evacuations have been canceled. New mandatory evacuations in Lake County. From the Lake County Sheriff’s Depart… via Interactive Fire Maps: Mandatory evacuations in Lake County — KRON4.com

How Cuba and Puerto Rico responded to their hurricanes — Repeating Islands

Will Grant (BBC) writes about the differences and similarities between Cuba and Puerto Rico’s responses to Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, respectively: If Hurricane Irma hitting Cuba and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico had one thing in common it was that – despite ample warning – they seemed to take many by surprise. It was […]Continue reading “How Cuba and Puerto Rico responded to their hurricanes — Repeating Islands”

Puerto Rico is still a disaster zone — Repeating Islands

Ana Campoy (Quartz) writes that Puerto Rico is still a disaster zone, three weeks after Hurricane Maria: Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico on Sept. 20. Three weeks later, many residents still live like it’s the day after the storm made landfall. More than 90% of the island remains without electricity, and roughly a thirdContinue reading “Puerto Rico is still a disaster zone — Repeating Islands”

My Oahu Travel Guide — ALEX CERBALL

There is no place like Oahu… and if you’re planning a trip to the island, lucky you! Here are some of my favorite things to do on Oahu. NORTH SHORE An hour drive from Waikiki, the North Shore is one of my favorite places in the world.  I absolutely love it here!  Start your day withContinue reading “My Oahu Travel Guide — ALEX CERBALL”