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Alpine climbing routes crumble as climate crisis continues

Aspiring mountain guide Yann Grava looks over the Mer de Glace from the Refuge du Requin in Chamonix. ‘I’ve started to accept quite a few things,’ says Grava, who will finish his training to be a guide next year. ‘On…

Carbon calculator: how taking one flight emits as much as many people do in a year

Taking a long-haul flight generates more carbon emissions than the average person in dozens of countries around the world produces in a whole year, a new Guardian analysis has found. The figures highlight the disproportionate carbon footprint of those who…

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Dutch airline KLM calls for people to fly less

Dutch airline KLM has launched a campaign asking people to fly less. The video and open letter from CEO Pieter Elbers asks: “Do you always have to meet face-to-face?” and “Could you take the train instead?” The campaign aims to…

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Dutch airline KLM calls for people to fly less

Dutch airline KLM has launched a campaign asking people to fly less. The video and open letter from CEO Pieter Elbers asks: “Do you always have to meet face-to-face?” and “Could you take the train instead?” The campaign aims to…

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Dutch airline KLM calls for people to fly less

Dutch airline KLM has launched a campaign asking people to fly less. The video and open letter from CEO Pieter Elbers asks: “Do you always have to meet face-to-face?” and “Could you take the train instead?” The campaign aims to…

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund gets boost from NAPA

The auto parts company has donated millions to help wounded vets. Pete Scobell always wanted to be a U.S. Navy SEAL. For nearly 17 years, including six deployments, he was sent all across the globe on special operations missions. But…

A new beginning for an old ghost town?

Tucked away in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee is a ghost town filled with abandoned, rundown bungalows. Many years ago, Elkmont was a vacation destination where well-to-do travelers sought respite from the summer heat. Today, the remaining cabins…

Rioja region earns UNESCO tourism blessing

The Rioja region of Spain is known for red wines that are fruity and tannic, most notably tempranillo, Spain’s king of grapes. (Roughly 75 percent of the grapes grown in the region are tempranillo.) Wines from the region are often…

Winning Nat Geo photos reveal nature and humanity at their finest

National Geographic asked readers to show them the world, and these photographers didn’t disappoint, offering inspiring images from their travels. For the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest, the judges chose winning images in three categories — cities, people and…