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Geotourism Provides Added Value to Sustainable Tourism

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

Geotourism both incorporates the concept of sustainable tourism that destinations should remain unspoiled for future generations, and the principle of ecotourism that tourism revenue should promote conservation.

The Tourism Crisis: Impacts and Solutions

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 11.10.2013 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

When most people think of tourism they rarely think of tourism as a crisis. Yet, last year according to the U.N. World Tourism Organization, tourists...

Earth Day: A Reminder to the Tourism Industry for the Need for Education and New Planning, Policy and Management.

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

The first Earth Day in 1970 took place in the form of educational activities across the nation. It was chaired, though, not by educators, but by two ...

Seven Billion People Need Bees

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.07.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

In the last four years alone over a quarter trillion honeybees have died prematurely. Of the 100 crop species providing 90 percent of the world's food -- over 74 percent are pollinated by bees.

The Insatiable Bark Beetle and the Northern Rockies

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 12.24.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

An overheating climate has enabled mountain pine beetles -- nature's emissary of massive ecological change to march north and east like never before in modern or prehistoric times.

Climate Disruption: Drought and Dead Trees

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

History is rich with lessons, but will political hubris take heed of past civilizations annihilated by drought? The Akkadian, Moche, Tiwanaku, Mayan, and Anasazi to name but a few are well documented in our history books.

Missing Arctic Sea Ice: Wake-Up Call

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 11.12.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

On September 8, the North Pole's ice cover shrank to 1.64 million square miles. Moreover, air temperatures were 2 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit higher than average over the Arctic at 3,300 feet above the surface.

Wild Weather Unleashed as Arctic Thaws

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Let's take a much closer look at what's going on in the Arctic, because it's thawing at an alarming rate.

Leonarado da Vinci, Great Renaissance Sage

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Leonardo da Vinci, born in the middle of the 15th century, was the founder of modern science and an interpreter between nature and humans. He sought ...

At Christmas and Beyond: Trees Keep on Giving

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

It is indeed appropriate that the most recognized and celebrated day of the year, Christmas, is also focused around trees. That's because trees are truly remarkable.

'Tis the Season to Save the Earth (And Your Money)

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Going green is the new "normal" for the coming decade. In addition to being ecologically sound, going green will save each family a couple thousand dollars a year.

The Wrath of Global Warming

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

There is no debate about human-induced global warming. Global warming is a citizen's issue therefore we all are required to lend a helping hand -- the time is now.

What Are Whales Telling Us About the Earth?

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

It's time to end the whale hunt and grant amnesty to these magnificent creatures that are helping us survive on our planet -- by determining how quickly global warming is occurring.

Giving Thanks for Bees

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

This year, I give thanks to the 1.8 trillion honeybees that directly account for a quarter of a trillion dollars of worldwide commerce annually.

Neonicotinoids -- Destroying the Web of Life

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.19.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Each year, our global biosphere endures an onslaught of 5 billion pounds of insecticides. These insecticides have caused a dramatic decline for many common grassland bird species.

Australian Locust Thrive, Rocky Mountain Ones Disappear

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

A plague of locusts of biblical proportion has hatched and is growing as Australia, the fourth largest grain exporter, has gone form 13 years of bone-dry drought to the wettest September since the inception of record keeping in 1860.

Saving the Ancient Pines by Reducing our Global Footprints

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Although placing a dollar value on wild ecosystems may seem trite, it is actually the first step towards global conservation. Once our ecosystems have been assigned a monetary value then their importance become apparent to everyone.

California's Global Warming Law Is Here to Stay

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

On Tuesday November 2 the voters of California will not capitulate to big Texas Oil interest.

Global Warming, Drought and the Grim Reaper

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Welcome to a drier world. And it's not just the southern half of the U.S. that's feeling the bite.

The Spotted Owl's Loss Is a Wake-Up Call

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The loss of the Northern Spotted owl in British Columbia is a wake-up call. Maintaining healthy ecosystems around the globe is of paramount importance for our quality of life and ultimately for our survival.

Protecting Great White Sharks

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

One quarter of the great whites entire weight is comprised of its liver, which is five times more buoyant than water.

Protecting Our Wild Prairies

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Massive over-use of synthetic herbicides, pesticides, miticides and fungicides on our Great Plains grasslands is destroying crucial natural habitat.

Clever Ravens -- Winged Masters of Deception

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

In many ways, Ravens have similar cognitive capacities to some primates. For instance, Ravens invent tools to achieve specific tasks, such as using sticks to scoop out ants from nests within trees.

Saving the Remaining Old Growth Redwood Forests

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The world is a very different place today from the Cretaceous period. The Tyrannosaurus Rex is gone, but the redwoods remain. Barely.

Global Warming and Human-Induced Changes at the North Pole

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Over 200 toxic compounds are found in people of the Arctic. For instance, milk of Arctic women has ten times more PCBs and pesticides than milk from women in all the major cities in Canada.