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The last remaining places on Earth for truly starry nights

Before the beginning of the 19th Century, when Paris became the first city in Europe to use gas lighting to illuminate its streets, the sight of the Milky Way was as commonplace as the sight of the Moon. But in recent decades, light pollution has become so intense that many people rarely get to admire a starry night.

Vail Resorts achieves 100% renewable electricity, surpassing 2030 Goal

In 2017, Vail Resorts announced Commitment to Zero, a bold goal to achieve a zero net operating footprint by 2030, including zero net emissions, zero waste to landfill, and zero net operating impact to forests and habitat.

Choice Hotels partners with Tesla for EV charging stations across U.S.

Choice Hotels International, one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors, announced an agreement with Tesla to offer Tesla Universal Wall Connectors to participating Radisson, Cambria, Comfort, Country Inn & Suites, Quality Inn, and other Choice-branded hotels across the U.S.

Lindblad tasting menu: a perfect pairing with sustainability

Every guest on Lindblad Expeditions’ two newest ships, the 128-passenger National Geographic Endurance and National Geographic Resolution, are invited at least once per cruise to the small-group dining space on the ship’s top deck, called Charlie’s Table and Cook’s Nook, respectively. 

GRI releases new biodiversity standard for implementation

As nature faces unprecedented pressures, with human activity the leading cause for one million animal and plant species being pushed to the brink of extinction, GRI has published a major update to its Biodiversity Standard.

Zero waste: Four Seasons Resort cocktail bar maximizes sustainability

The main bar area at Telu features plenty of materials that have been repurposed or recycled.

Valencia: A cyclist’s dream

Valencia, bathed in Mediterranean sun and crowned as the European Green Capital of 2024, beckons travellers with the promise of sustainable beauty. The city’s extensive network of bike lanes allow visitors to navigate the city for free, starting from its dazzling historical core.

The Sea Ranch Lodge unveils ‘The Farm,’ focused on regenerative farming practices

The Sea Ranch Lodge, set along the dramatic coastline of Sonoma County, has unveiled The Farm, a haven for regenerative farming practices located on agricultural land just south of The Sea Ranch Lodge. 

Emirates backs Low Carbon Project in the UK

Emirates has become the first international airline to join The Solent Cluster, a UK initiative focused on low carbon investments established to reduce CO2 emissions from industry, transport and households in the South Coast of England.

Aiming to tackle pollution, Japan enforces visitor cap at Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji has seen a boom in visitor numbers bringing with it concerns over discarded rubbish and hiker safety. To help clean up the mountain and preserve its environment, Japanese authorities have introduced a fee and a daily visitor cap along the most popular trail.

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