Climate Research Expedition to Antarctica via Airbnb

Climate Research Expedition to Antarctica via Airbnb

If you are interested in a research expedition to Antarctica then Airbnb is looking for you.  It will be an all expenses paid trip for five lucky travelers.  You will get to work with some researchers to study the climate on this freezing continent.  The trip will be with Ocean Conservancy with Kirstie Jones-Williams.  Kirstie studies the impact of microplastics […]

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California Drought

California Drought

For the first time since 2011 California is now drought free.  Good news but also bad news because of the drought between 2010 and 2016 they have over 102 dead trees, 62 million trees died in just the last year.  Southern California reservoirs are now at 62% capacity and the mountains have snowpacks.  Groundwater conditions are improving and if the […]

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Antarctica Has Record-breaking Voyage

Antarctica Has Record-breaking Voyage

Back in March 2018 an extraordinary expedition took place.  The Oyster 72 Katharsis II sailed below the 62°S round Antarctica.  During the trip the weather didn’t help with all its fog and snow it made it very difficult to sail.  Icebergs made their appearance when least expected and looked as though they were disintegrating.  With the wind blowing at times […]

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Mission to the Sun

Mission to the Sun

Since NASA has made missions to the moon, Mars, and Pluto they are now getting ready to mission to the sun.  This spacecraft will come within four million miles from the sun’s surface to explore its atmosphere and observe how this star works.  The probe called Solar Probe Plus will have a shield on it so that it can survive […]

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Adventures in Antarctica

Adventures in Antarctica

When you travel to Antarctica you are in for a trip of a lifetime.  Because of its location you are required to travel with a government scientific program or have a private expedition take you there.  The over 50,000 tourists that travel there every year find the sightseeing and wildlife watching most adventurous.  Unless you can sail your own boat, […]

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CRIME IN JAPAN

Police in Japan have reported that crime is at a minimum and that they have nothing to do.  They say that there has only been one gun homicide since 2015 when they made firearms illegal.   Gun control is the major reason for this low homicide rate.  Japanese Law states that no person is allowed to own a firearm or sword.  […]

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