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Beaches With The Most Colorful Sand

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel

After a long, hard winter where everything was colored in white (and then grey, and then black) snow, you deserve some color in your life. Escape to these seven spectacularly hued beaches, where you won't believe the color of the sand.

'Green News Report' - February 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Utility vs. Solar battle gets uglier; Galapagos declares emergency over grounded ship... PLUS: Wind pattern behind California's drought also struck at ocean food chain... and much, MUCH more!

How to Navigate Your Glamping Choices in Australia

Sherry Ott | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
Sherry Ott

The word glamorous can mean different thing to different people. Being someone who believes glamour is simply wearing makeup, I'm guessing that my definition of glamorous is pretty different than say Kim Kardashian.

'Teaching People to Fish' Through Biotechnology

Richard Ha | Posted 09.09.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Can you imagine: Local Kohala boy Dennis Gonsalves working with the Gates Foundation to help save lives of the poorest of the poor in sub-Saharan Africa?

18 Reasons Why Australia Is Travel Heaven

minube | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel

With it's vast and varied landscapes, unique wildlife, and white-sand beaches, Australia is one of the most interesting continents around.

Ditch The Flip Flops

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.09.2014 | Travel

Over winter and ready to hit the beach? Us too. As a coping mechanism, we've compiled a list of the best places to beat the heat. Here are a few sp...

Shark Nets Catch Sharks ... And Whales, And Dolphins, And People?

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

Maui mayor Alan Arakawa’s announcement that he would not implement shark nets to combat the rise in shark attacks on the island (four so far this ye...

Lady Elliot Island: Mistress of the Great Barrier Reef

Megan Snedden | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Megan Snedden

The mainland disappears as a sliver sliding off the airplane window. Ahead: a dark blue abyss striped turquoise from the Eastern Australian Current. Lady Elliot Island appears like a freckle on the map of Oceania, 46 nautical miles offshore Australia's mainland.

Australian Coal Is Not the Poverty-fighting Saviour for India

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 10.13.2013 | World
Chaitanya Kumar

We are not fighting the reality that India needs energy to bring millions of our people out of poverty, but we are fighting the myth that coal is the solution.

U.S. Drops Unarmed Bombs On Australian Reef

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.20.2013 | World

The United States military said Monday it had jettisoned four unarmed bombs on Australia's Great Barrier Reef during a training exercise only because ...

In Australia's Mining Towns, Legal Prostitution Is Increasingly Limited

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

MORANBAH, Australia — A lone woman checking into a motel in the Australian mining town of Moranbah can expect some blunt questioning from the ow...

WATCH: Man Saves Teen From Flash Flood In Dramatic Rescue

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.25.2013 | Impact

An Australian rescuer put his own life on the line Friday when he dove into raging floodwaters to save a struggling teen. An unnamed 14-year-old w...

'Get Ready for More Climate Change-Induced Hurricanes' -- The Coal Industry

Carl Pope | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

The largest mining company on the planet announced a few days ago that it was making a major investment in replacing one of its coal export facilities in Queensland because the climate-induced increased frequency of hurricanes made it necessary.

6 Extraordinary Island Hopping Adventures

Kensington Tours | Posted 09.27.2012 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Time spent exploring these often overlooked isles is guaranteed to satisfy your wanderlust, no matter how bad the itch.

Mother Dies Saving Son From Australian Floodwaters

Posted 02.06.2012 | World

A mother of two from the inland Queensland town of Roma, Australia, died early Friday after sacrificing her life to save her son from the rushing floo...

Australia Floods Close Coal Mines, Divide Town

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green

* Four coal mines shut due to rains * Cotton belt town of Moree cut in half by floods * Helicopters evacuating stranded ...

Bootylicious Bug Named For Pop Diva

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.14.2012 | Science

Scientists in Australia have named an animal species after Beyonce. Just what kind of critter is Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae? A sweet-throated songb...

Theme Parks In Queensland: A Huffington Post Travel Family Fun Guide

The Huffington Post | Marissa G. Muller | Posted 12.13.2011 | Travel

Theme parks in Queensland offer exciting rides and activities for family members of any age. Here, visitors can hop on board some of the fastest and t...

Theme Parks In Australia: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Shellie Braeuner | Posted 12.13.2011 | Travel

Theme parks in Australia, like in other places, are busiest in summer. However, since Australia is in the southern hemisphere, spring begins in Septem...

Will Floods Trigger Divorces?

Courier Mail | Anthony Marx | Posted 08.21.2011 | Divorce

FLOOD-affected Queensland couples should be wary of rocky periods ahead with credible suggestions the divorce rate could triple. The Anglican Churc...

A Revolution in Our Atmosphere, From Burning Too Many Fossil Fuels

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

Welcome to our planet, circa 2011, a planet that, like some unruly adolescent, has decided to test the boundaries. For two centuries now we've been burning coal and oil and gas, thus pouring carbon into the atmosphere. And now we're getting pinched.

Australia's Flood-Ravaged North Anxiously Awaits Cyclone

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SYDNEY — Authorities scrambled to airlift hospital patients from the path of a cyclone roaring toward waterlogged northeastern Australia and urg...

Outreach In The Outback: Queensland Flood Victims Band Together To Survive

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Dave Lines is no stranger to catastrophe. As a senior firefighter, Lines specialized in disaster relief in his career and helped his fellow Aussies...

Penis Tattoo By Australian Artist Leads To Charges

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A 25-year-old Australian found himself the victim of the worst kind of prank -- one conducted by a tattoo artist with a particularly raunchy sense of ...

The Great Barrier Reef: From Above and Below (PHOTOS)

Yvonne Yorke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Yvonne Yorke

2010-07-20-Picture20.jpgI've finally fulfilled my teenage ambition of exploring the Great Barrier Reef -- from above and below. It was everything that I thought it would be.