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The Best Ways to Help in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

September 18, 2017 3:59 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4071
It’s not too late to help Texas and Florida residents recover from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. But how do you make sure you’ve picked the right charity when donating money, food, clothing, or other items? 

Indeed, not all charities are created equal. Charity Navigator, a nonprofit that has independently rated over 8,000 charities, compiled a list of some of the best organizations to donate to in the wake of Harvey and Irma. Its team considers several factors when giving a charity a score out of 100. These include program expenses (e.g. how much of the donations go straight to victims) and transparency (e.g. audited financials prepared by an independent accountant).

Here are some of the charities that Charity Navigator recommends for Hurricane Harvey and Irma, along with their scores out of 100.

25 Places People Are Forbidden From Visiting

August 30, 2017 2:24 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 38024
With today’s travel technology, it’s hard to imagine a place you’re not allowed to visit. Yet, there are still places that cannot be (legally) visited as they are cut off for various reasons. Places such as secret military bases, forbidden islands, fragile natural landmarks, and even sites closed due to paranormal activities are off limits to regular people. Take a virtual tour with us on these 25 forbidden places you’re not allowed to visit.

10 Things That Will Disappear If Bees Go Extinct

August 7, 2017 1:15 pm  | Comments: 3 | Views: 16937
“Save the bees!” From Costco campaigns to your local tree hugger, this phrase has been tossed around a lot lately in the news and in the media. But if you thought it wasn’t important, think again. Bees actually make huge contributions to our agriculture and consequently our agribusiness. With that in mind, here are ten things that might not be able to survive a bee extinction.

Photos: Artistic Views of Earth from Above

June 9, 2017 11:43 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 7001
Rivers, lakes, volcanoes and even human development on Earth can take on an abstract aesthetic when viewed from space. Since 1972, NASA’s Landsat 8 satellites have kept a visual record of the planet’s changing landscape, showing how our coastlines, continents, and islands have been altered over the years, both through natural and human impact. Capturing nearly 700 images every day, Landsat images offer a unique perspective on the Earth and its geological features, which can appear strikingly beautiful. The unexpected patterns and vivid colors featured in Landsat photography could just have easily sprung from the easel of a great artist. Here’s a look at our planet as seen from NASA’s Earth-orbiting satellites

Incredible Photos That Will Change The Way You See The World

May 17, 2017 1:09 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 58513
No matter if it’s captured in a state of peace or destruction, Earth is a fascinating and beautiful place. Here are 22 of the best environmental photos taken for Reuters in 2016. From star trails in Kazakhstan to a breathtaking sunrise over the mountains of Austria, these photos will give you a unique perspective of the planet we live on.

Earth From Above: 15 Exceptional Images From Space

April 20, 2017 10:08 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 37967
It’s nice to set aside a day out of the year to remember that, despite all of the imaginary borders we set up to define ourselves, we’re all spinning through space on the same blue sphere together. With all that in mind, for this year’s Earth Day, here are some of the best images of our planet from space, because there’s nothing more sobering than the realization that all of human history is contained on a pale blue dot.

Awesome Aerial Photographs of Earth

April 18, 2017 11:58 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 59643
Earth Day isn’t officially until April 22 this year, but it doesn’t have to be Earth Day to admire this beautiful rock we live on. Despite being approximately 4.5 billion years old, the Earth proves age is just a number. No amount of photos can capture the full scope of it’s geodiversity and beauty, with its oceans, mountains, and skies. Here, we showcase some breathtaking images of Earth taken from the above by famed French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, author of the book “Earth From Above.”

What People Eat for Easter in 16 Countries Around The World

April 14, 2017 2:04 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 12921
Easter is here and people all around the world are getting ready to celebrate. And like many other holidays, Easter is celebrated with plenty of unique and delicious food. However, what commonly eaten at these festive meals differs depending on where in the world you live. From a marzipan-topped fruit cake in the UK to a stuffed savory pie in Argentina, here’s what Easter meals look like around the world in 16 different countries.

17 of The Most Surreal & Alien-Looking Places on Earth

April 14, 2017 2:03 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 40304
There are seven natural wonders in the world, and while each one — from the Grand Canyon to Mount Everest — is spectacular, we’ve been oversaturated with images of them. But there are lesser known sites that are equally stunning; places that look so surreal they’ll make you think you’re on another planet. From the weird-looking Dragon’s Blood Trees on Socotra Island, off of Yemen, to the Cave of the Crystals in Mexico, here are 17 of the world’s most otherworldly landscapes on the planet — you won’t believe they’re real.

25 Endangered Historical Sites Being Destroyed By Tourists

April 11, 2017 1:33 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 68234
It’s no secret that natural beauty and historical sites are being ruined by tourism. But at the same time, many countries and communities depend on tourism for survival. So the question is, how can tourists help the country they visit and not hurt it? These are 25 endangered historical sites being destroyed by tourists.

35 Stunning Photos That Will Make You Fall in Love With Our Planet

March 27, 2017 9:56 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 36739
Earth Day isn’t officially until April 22 this year, but it doesn’t have to be Earth Day to admire this beautiful rock we live on. Despite being approximately 4.5 billion years old, the Earth proves age is just a number. No amount of photos can capture the full scope of it’s geodiversity and beauty, with its oceans, mountains, and skies. From the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland to the pink sand beaches of The Bahamas, our planet proves everyday that it’s one made for adventure. We pulled together 35 stunning photos of Earth that will take your breath away.

The 50 Most Beautiful Places on the Planet

March 20, 2017 10:02 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 178031
The world has a whole lot of beautiful, jaw-dropping places—this you know. But pinpointing all of the most beautiful places in the world could take a lifetime. However, we think that these 50 regal landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list. Between the majestic waterfalls found throughout South America, to Spain’s gorgeous beaches, to the colorful cherry blossom fields in Japan, here are 50 of the most insanely beautiful places in the world you should try to visit in your lifetime.