A foodie break in Caen là Mer, Normandy

Description: Sarah Baxter samples the foodie delights of the Caen la Mer region, joining Parisians stocking up on fresh fish and learning about Normandy's love of all things apples and pears. Sarah Baxter samples the foodie delights of the Caen là Mer region, joining Parisians stocking up on fresh fish and learning about Normandy’s love of all things apples and pears.Sampling Calvados in La Boîte à Calva, Caen. Photo: Sarah BaxterFingers crossed, I descended the creaking stairs of the guesthouse to see if he’d been… It was 6.30am. Was it too early? When I reached the hallway, I found the bread hatch –

Going solo: more people holidaying alone

Description: More holidaying alone in order to do what they want The number of people taking solo holidays up three-fold since 2011 More people are holidaying alone, according to an industry report published today.The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) latest ‘Holiday Habits’ report found that the number of people taking solo holidays is up three-fold since 2011.The trend for solo holidays has been growing in recent years with more than one in six people (15%) choosing to go on holiday by themselves in the past 12 months, up from 12% in 2017 and almost three times as many as those in 2011 (6%).The

50 Facts About the History of Santa Claus Around The World

Like most kids who grew up in the US, I became fascinated with Santa Claus from a very early age. From his fuzzy red suit and his long white hair and beard to the reindeer who pulled his sleigh, this jolly old elf who distributed presents to kids all around the world was a larger-than-life legend. But unlike other children, I never really grew out of my interest in St. Nick. Always the inquisitive kid, I had so many questions: Who was Santa Claus? Where did he come from? How did he get to be so beloved by children all around the world? Raised in the Episcopal Church, I

The 15 Best Day Trips From Atlanta (For Nature Lovers)

As a lifelong resident of metro Atlanta, I’ve always felt that the natural beauty of the state of Georgia is vastly underrated. Even local residents tend to forget the amazing amount of green space we’re blessed with, which offers endless excellent opportunities for recreation and ecotourism adventures. But taking day trips from Atlanta is a great way to explore all the beauty the Peach State has to offer, from cool caves, majestic mountains, and dazzling lakes

We can limit global warming to 1.5 degrees — with nature’s help

Conservation International’s climate change lead says despite the findings of the IPCC report, there is reason for hope.

We’re in a global water crisis. It’s time to turn to nature

Freshwater supply is ranked third out of the top 10 global risks for humanity.

Inside a Beverly Hills Mansion, There’s a Gorgeous (and Ginormous!) Green Living Wall – Realtor.com News

Realtor.com NewsInside a Beverly Hills Mansion, There's a Gorgeous (and Ginormous!) Green Living WallRealtor.com NewsInspired by what he saw in restaurants and hotels, Shane Patel added a living wall to the interior of this Beverly Hills contemporary home, which is now on the market for $4.7 million. The luxe home was built this year on what was once a vacant …

Females Dominate the Online Green Living Space, But Guys Can Be Eco Influencers Too – Eco Warrior Princess (blog)

Eco Warrior Princess (blog)Females Dominate the Online Green Living Space, But Guys Can Be Eco Influencers TooEco Warrior Princess (blog)I'll give you five dollars* if you can think of a male eco lifestyle blogger or eco fashion influencer within 10 seconds. Go. Oh, what's that? Did you fail? Don't worry, you're not the only one. I'm still thinking of who else I can put on the list and …

The Trump Administration’s ‘Dishonest’ Attack on Fuel-Economy Standards

By John R. PlattThe Trump administration’s plan to freeze fuel-economy standards is “the most spectacular regulatory flip-flop in history,” said a retired EPA engineer who helped to develop new the standards under the Obama administration.”These standards weren’t going to be the ultimate solution for solving the climate problem, but they were a very, very important first step,”

3 Things You Can Do to Help Avoid Climate Disaster

By Stephanie FeldsteinThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a dire warning last week: We need to cut greenhouse gas emissions, and we need to do it fast to avoid catastrophic climate change.At the current rate, our global carbon budget will be spent in the next 10 to 14 years. We

Witches are hexing Brett Kavanaugh

Witches are holding events to publically curse the guy.

Watch zebras being released in Tanzania after 50-year absence (video)

Half a century ago zebras were hunted to extinction in the region, now the area is being re-wilded and the zebras are leading the charge.

Cutting global emissions in half by 2030? With new roadmap, it’s possible

A new report says drastically reducing emissions is the only way to stop climate change in time.

3 forest stories you should know about

Human Natures shares three positive stories about forests.

A shortage of beer and fries? Climate change hits Europe where it hurts

Europe may have a shortage of beer and fries due to climate change.

Sparking an ‘ECOrenaissance’: An insider’s guide to sustainability

Human Nature discusses Environmental Pioneer Marci Zaroff’s book and its messaging.

Will Tesla Model 3 Demand Blast Off in 2019? Or Fall Flat?

Will demand for Tesla's Model 3 electric sedan continue to grow, or has it essentially peaked? That's one of many existential questions haunting Elon Musk's electric car company. As with most things Tesla, it's a polarizing topic with two different narratives coming from two different camps. On about November 7, we'll find

Tesla Model 3 Now Comes in a $45,000 ‘Mid-Range’ Version

Tesla added a new electric car to its lineup Thursday — well, sort of. The automaker announced it is now offering a lower-cost Tesla Model 3 with a “mid-range” battery, and unveiled a simple new order page to buy it from. The new Model 3 version, with a 260-mile range, is priced at $45,000

Victims of Hurricane Michael voted for climate deniers

Floridians are staring down a very powerful Category 4 typhoon that is causing extensive damage. The high winds, heavy rains, and storm surge will cost billions of dollars. We know that climate change is making these storms stronger. The storms feed off of warm ocean waters, and those waters are much warmer now because of climate change. I have written about the science in more detail here and here. But basically, Michael strengthened because it passed over really warm

2018 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #42

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week including,,, Editor’s Pick Assessing the Global Climate in September 2018 Globe had its fourth warmest September and year-to-date on record Courtesy of Pixabay.com The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for September 2018 tied with 2017 as the fourth highest for the month of September in the NOAA global temperature

Pre-industrial anthropogenic CO2 emissions: How large?

Guest article by William Ruddiman Fifteen years after publication of Ruddiman (2003), the early anthropogenic hypothesis is still debated, with relevant evidence from many disciplines continuing to emerge. Recent findings summarized here lend support to the claim that greenhouse-gas emissions from early agriculture (before 1850) were large enough to alter atmospheric composition and global climate substantially. Marine isotopic stage (MIS) 19 is the closest orbital analog to the current MIS 1 interglaciation (Tzedakis et al., 2012), with similarly small changes in precession (εsinω) and nearly

Climate without Borders: putting changing climate into a new perspective

Guest post by Mike Favetta The goal of “Climate without Borders” (CwB) is to unite TV weather presenters from all over the world and bring scientific knowledge to a broader public. This, in turn, creates climate awareness and creates support for the urgent climate action needed. Although the name suggests a kind of connection with Doctors without Borders, members of Climate without Borders won’t be traveling

Moving the needle: toward a more holistic and ethical fashion industry

A Q&A with Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator founder, Debera Johnson, on accelerating sustainable and digital technology in apparel production.