Together, Plan and Intrepid Travel, a company with a long history of giving back, aim to raise $60,000 by June 2012 to help children – especially young girls – get better access to the education they deserve, the education we often take for granted.
For the Italian government, the much-publicized crash of the Costa Concordia cruise ship was just the tip of the iceberg of the long-term damage done by cruise ships in Italian waters each year.
People’s dogged ignorance and wicked behaviour never ceases to amaze. What’s got me so hot under the collar this week? No, it’s not a personal issue, well, not entirely, it’s about rhino horn.
It sounds crazy, but eucalyptus leaves may soon become the new jet fuel. Virgin Australia Ltd. plan to turn the proliferate foliage into fuel to protect the environment.
Imagine heading to the beach for the day to cool off from the intense heat only to find a blanket of squidgy green algae covering the shore. It happened to a hoard of day trippers in Qingdao, China just last month.
Around 73 million sharks are slaughtered every year solely for their fins, which are seen as a delicacy in many Asian countries. The fins are also thought to have medicinal properties, so are used widely in Chinese medicine, too. Only 13 of the top 20 shark-catching nations had developed an action plan to safeguard the severely dwindling species