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Sustainable Development and Ecotourism in Maldives

  • 17 June 2013

A combination of Maldives’ ever-increasing popularity and its desire to meet tourist demand could have potentially damaging consequences to the country’s delicate ecosystem. In an attempt to head off some of the worst, the government has been introducing sustainable development measures and ecotourism practices.

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Earth Hour 2012 – 8:30pm on Saturday 31 March 2012

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 30 March 2012

On Saturday, 31 March at 8:30pm, The Travel Word team will proudly observe Earth Hour by shutting off lights for an hour. From its already impressive one-city debut in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, Earth Hour this year expects that “hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world” will unite in support of the largest environmental event in history.

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Ski-Lifts Ltd. Paves a Green Path with Ride-Share Service to Slopes Across Europe

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 2 November 2011

Ski-Lifts Ltd. is an airport transfer and ground transportation operator headquartered in the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps. Now in cooperation with the global, eco-friendly transport network called Green Path Transfers, Ski-Lifts Ltd. has found a cleaner and greener way to transport skiers from airports to the slopes all over Europe.

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The Coolest New Developments in Alternative Transportation

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 26 October 2011

Scientists have sounded a clear and very loud warning: climate change is a reality. With the transportation industry as one of the biggest sources of global warming–inducing CO2 emissions, what will it take to build a more sustainable transportation industry that is less dependent on fossil fuels? Looking ahead into this brave new world of alternative transport, we bring to you some of the better (but also weirder and wilder) ideas and conveyances of the future.

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Forests: Visit Them, Conserve Them

  • Tensie Whelan
  • 5 September 2011

No fewer than 1.6 billion people — nearly a quarter of the world’s population — depend on forests for their livelihoods. Forests are also critical to maintaining biodiversity, mitigating climate change and enabling key ecosystem functions that regulate the biosphere. And yet about 45 per cent of the world’s forests have already been cleared. Here are some hard numbers to ponder that tell us how and why we should stop.

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Earth Hour 2011 – 8:30pm, Saturday 26 March 2011

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 26 March 2011

The instant this goes live it will be 8:30pm on Saturday 26 March 2011 in Sydney, Australia. Earth Hour will have just begun, exactly where it first started four years ago. The WHL Group encourages you to support this year’s Earth Hour effort and to push beyond the record 128 countries and territories that participated in 2010 by switching off the lights of iconic buildings and landmarks all across the globe. All you have to do is as little as turn off your lights for 60 minutes.

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