Stones of Inverness — Scotland’s Nature

Stones with special names and stories – in and around the Highland capital – are among the treasures highlighted in a new book published by NatureScot. Leugh ann an Gàidhlig As the author of the recently published ‘Place-Names of Inverness and Surrounding Area’, I admit to finding it difficult to identify the most interesting or remarkable […] Stones of Inverness — Scotland’s Nature Continue reading Stones of Inverness — Scotland’s Nature

New skywalk enables visitors to marvel at California’s famous giant redwood trees from 100ft elevation

A brand-new skywalk in Northern California will give visitors a unique view of the region’s gigantic redwoods from 100-feet above the ground. The Redwood SkyWalk at Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka is a network of platforms and bridges hanging up to 100 feet over the forest floor, roughly about a third of the way up the tallest trees in the old-growth. Sequoia Park Zoo say the walkway was built without … Continue reading New skywalk enables visitors to marvel at California’s famous giant redwood trees from 100ft elevation

Eco Tourism Destinations in Ireland — living lightly in ireland

In light of the easing of Covid-19 restrictions I thought an article on eco holiday day-trips was timely. I’ve previously written about having a Sustainable Day out in Dublin city, but now I’m going further afield to looking at eco tourism attractions around the rest of the county and country. Nothing mentioned in this article […] Eco Tourism Destinations in Ireland — living lightly in ireland Continue reading Eco Tourism Destinations in Ireland — living lightly in ireland

France bans select short domestic flights in a bid to cut carbon emissions

France has banned short-haul internal flights, when rail alternatives could cover the journey in 2h30 or less, in a bid to cut carbon emissions. The bill, which was voted in the French Parliament on 10 April, will only apply to a handful of routes including those between Paris and Nantes, and Lyon and Bordeaux. Connecting flights are excluded. It forms part of a broader climate … Continue reading France bans select short domestic flights in a bid to cut carbon emissions

Climate Change: The tourist destinations that could disappear — ecogreenlove

Specifically, the world of tourism is at risk of rising sea levels. Scientists, experts, and government officials have outlined the extreme risk of flooding in some of these places and that even some of these destinations could simply disappear. The increased threat of sea-level rise also will severely impact the communities that facilitate tourism in these holidaying hotspots. Here are some visuals showing how some … Continue reading Climate Change: The tourist destinations that could disappear — ecogreenlove

British Airways could partially power flights using sustainable fuel as early as 2022

British Airways plans to operate transatlantic flights partially powered by sustainable fuels as early as next year in a move that would generate 70% less carbon emissions than conventional jet fuel. BA plans to invest in a new US plant to be built in Georgia by LanzaJet, which will produce sustainable aviation fuel from sustainably-sourced ethanol. BA expects the fuel to be available to power … Continue reading British Airways could partially power flights using sustainable fuel as early as 2022

6 Sustainable Tips For Eco-Friendly Hiking and Planning — ecogreenlove

Hiking is known to help individuals experience nature in person, rather than just watch it from a TV screen. However, as more and more people take up hiking, there’s now a need for sustainable hikers. So, if you want to be an eco-warrior-hiker hybrid, then read on! Here are 6 tips on how to be a sustainable hiker when you’re planning your trip, and when … Continue reading 6 Sustainable Tips For Eco-Friendly Hiking and Planning — ecogreenlove

Virtual tour Christmas displays from around the world with the Christmas edition of Tab With A View browser extension

View Christmas displays from the comfort of your own home this year, with the browser extension Tab with A view: Christmas Edition which makes it easy to virtually visit places around the world with some spectacular holiday season displays. The extension, which is available to download for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge users, allows users to upload and virtually browse Christmas displays. Users add the extension … Continue reading Virtual tour Christmas displays from around the world with the Christmas edition of Tab With A View browser extension

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2021 shines a light on projects pioneering sustainable practices and regenerating local communities

Travel media specialists Lonely Planet has unveiled a reimagining of its Best in Travel picks for 2021, with a focus on commitment to community, diversity and sustainability across the world.  Lonely Planet have this year reflected on regenerative travel for its Best in Travel 2021 list, selecting 30 inspirational people, destinations and tourism projects that shine a light on pioneering sustainable practices, regenerating local communities and promoting representation in all … Continue reading Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2021 shines a light on projects pioneering sustainable practices and regenerating local communities

Kalabria Coast to Coast Way: New trail aims to provide hikers with a “sensorial journey” through southern Italy

A new coast-to-coast hiking trail in the southern Italian region of Calabria, which runs from the Ionian Sea to the Tyrrhenian Sea, has been formed by the Kalabria Trekking association. The Kalabria Coast to Coast Way runs for 34 miles from the town of Soverato to the town of Pizzo, passing through mountains and along beaches. The new trail is divided into three 12-mile sections, … Continue reading Kalabria Coast to Coast Way: New trail aims to provide hikers with a “sensorial journey” through southern Italy