Report reveals California beaches to be among the dirtiest; addiction medicine specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky weighs in on the dangers.
Including two must-see hotspots in the UK.
These days, the ‘Instagrammability’ of a destination is becoming an important factor when selecting the next ‘must-see’ location, with many turning to the photo app to seek out their next hotspot. And now, a new study conducted by garden furniture specialists Farawayfurniture.comhas analysed the number of times botanic gardens across the globe have been shared on Instagram, using correlating hashtags to track the amount of posts per location. Continue at Source: Top 10 most Instagrammed botanical gardens in the world
Traveling is one of life’s greatest pleasures and definitely a luxury we should not take for granted. This June, as we commemorate World Environment Day and World Oceans Day, it is the perfect opportunity to take a step back and consider the impact we have on Mother Earth. Continue at Source: The Green Trip List: 5 Eco-friendly Destinations for the Green-minded Traveler
Thankfully, cities all over the world are realizing the benefits of adventuring on two wheels and planning their development accordingly. Bicycle-friendly roadways, dedicated paths, exciting innovations and even completely car-free areas are ensuring cycling is becoming increasingly popular for both residents and tourists all over the world. See more at Source: 10 (Almost) Car-Free Cities To Visit That Are a Cyclist’s Dream
To find the most eco-conscious destinations across the country, we consulted a range of sources, including Siemens’ Green City Index for the US and Canada, which measures and rates the environmental performance of 27 cities in North America, andWalletHub’s list of the greenest cities in America, which compares 100 of the largest cities in the US across 26 “green” indicators like median air-quality and number of jobs accessible by public transit. Read more at Source: The most environmentally friendly cities in the US
Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains.
It allows licensed facilities to offer “natural organic reduction,” which turns a body, mixed with substances such as wood chips and straw, into about two wheelbarrows’ worth of soil in a span of several weeks.
Loved ones are allowed to keep the soil to spread, just as they might spread the ashes of someone who has been cremated — or even use it to plant vegetables or a tree.
Changes to alpine streams fed by glaciers and snowfields due to a warming climate threaten to dramatically alter the types of bacteria and other microbes in those streams, according to new research. But streams that are fed by underground ice insulated by rock — called ‘icy seeps’ — offer some hope that the impact of climate change will be less severe in some areas.
A new study claims drinking tap water in California over the course of a lifetime could increase the risk of cancer.