The Eurovision Song Contest is finally coming to the US

The Eurovision Song Contest is finally coming to the US

Before American Idol, there was the Eurovision Song Contest. The European singing competition has been a phenomenon since the 1950s, and now it’s finally coming to the US. “The American Song Contest” is scheduled to take place during the 2021 holiday season, but rather than pitting nations against each other, it will be representatives from … Read more

Study claims odds of catching COVID-19 on a plane are very small

Study claims odds of catching COVID-19 on a plane are very small

Given the tight quarters, it might seem like airplanes would be prime locations for COVID-19 to rapidly spread. But when you look into the factors involved, and the probability of actually coming into contact with the virus given airlines’ safety measures, the odds of becoming infected are much lower than you may have thought. Arnold … Read more

Faith in renewable energy remains strong, even in a tough economy

Faith in renewable energy remains strong, even in a tough economy

The guiding principle of the Climate Win column is this: Increased awareness of sustainability developments shows that progress on the climate crisis is possible. My hope in writing this column each week is that by purveying the good news, instead of the usual destruction and devastation that generally catches headlines, readers will be encouraged to … Read more

A 480-mile trekking route is now open on Vancouver Island

A 480-mile trekking route is now open on Vancouver Island

A new long-distance hiking trail spanning British Columbia’s Vancouver Island is nearly complete. The Vancouver Island Trail will run from Victoria in the southeast to Cape Scott on the island’s northwestern tip. The route has been under development since 2009 and will bring together nearly forgotten logging and mining access roads with sections of freshly … Read more

The best national parks for every type of traveler

The best national parks for every type of traveler

When it’s time to get out in the wild in the United States, you’ve got an astounding 62 national parks to choose from. But that’s just the problem: You have to choose. To make it easier on you, we looked across the country and selected the absolutely best national park for your circumstances — whether … Read more