Where Does All That Garbage Go?

Where Does All That Garbage Go?

When you throw that plastic water bottle into the recycle bin do you ask the question: where does all that garbage go? Hopefully, not into a landfill, the unfortunate destination of a huge amount of “recycled” trash. Hopefully, it gets sorted for serious recycling,...
Divers Discover World’s Largest Flooded Cave!

Divers Discover World’s Largest Flooded Cave!

What better place to do research for our upcoming series on coastal development in Mexico’s Costa Maya than the village of Akumal (Place of the Turtle in Mayan)? Located just north of the ancient ruins of Tulum, our family has visited Akumal for many years. It gives...
International Year of the Reef

International Year of the Reef

The first International Year of the Reef was declared in 1997 as an alert broadcast to the world, to focus our attention on the increasing threats to the earth’s coral reef ecosystems. Ten years later the ICRI has declared 2018 to be the Third International Year of...
Penguin Awareness Day, January 20

Penguin Awareness Day, January 20

Penguin Awareness Day was created to celebrate one of our favorite animals. Almost everyone loves to watch penguins. They seem to do a perfect imitation of Charlie Chaplin! And, when they get in the water, they transform, losing all awkwardness as they become mini...
Have a Great Time on Blue Monday! I Dare You!

Have a Great Time on Blue Monday! I Dare You!

Blue Monday is considered the most depressing day of the year. And we were in the middle of a snow/sleet/ice storm with temperatures down around -5°F and we could not be more depressed. So we could barely bring ourselves to get out of bed for coffee much less write a...
Life Beyond Plastic: Good News From McDonald’s

Life Beyond Plastic: Good News From McDonald’s

Two Major Food companies have announced that they are going plastic free! Iceland Foods and McDonald’s Corporation take historic steps towards sustainability. Our recent post Tell McDonald’s No to Plastic Straws, documented the sustainability issues of the...
Big News from the Big Apple

Big News from the Big Apple

They turned the Empire State building green after the city made two major announcements last month. The first was that New York would divest its pension funds from investments in fossil fuel companies. The second and related announcement was that the Big Apple had...
Diving the Titanic – But Hurry!

Diving the Titanic – But Hurry!

Are you dreaming of adding one more wreck to your list of diving adventures? Consider taking an opportunity to dive one of the most famous shipwrecks in history. In July, Blue Marble Private, a London-based travel company, starts offering trips to the fabled RMS...