Climate Change Research Trip Cancelled — Too Risky In Warm Weather

Climate change is getting in the way of a $17 million, 4-year study designed to determine the effects of climate change on northern ecosystems and communities. Researchers say global warming is making the first leg of the well-planned exploration to perilous to carry out.

The Social Good Dilemma for Businesses

Now’s the time for brands and companies to not only voice their stance on current issues, but also implement business models that make a difference in a socially responsible way.

How Trump’s Immigration Policies Affect Economics In ‘Sanctuary Cities’

The Donald Trump administration is considering a revamp to its highly controversial ban on travelers from seven predominantly-Muslim countries. And cities are speaking out. They say immigration makes the nation stronger, not more vulnerable, and they have plenty of immigration history to back them up.

Airbnb Ups the Ante on Refugee Commitment

Last week Airbnb offered free housing to refugees and others affected by the controversial U.S. travel ban. In an email to users, the company said it was encouraged by the outpouring of support and planned to up the ante by housing 100,000 people in need over the next five years.

Can the Great Barrier Reef Be Saved?

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living structure. It’s about the same size as Germany or Japan and is so expansive that it can be seen from outer space. It’s not dead yet, but you could say it’s on life support. Scientists say there’s still hope for its recovery, but we need to act quickly.

Sustainable Travel Companies and the Future of Tourism

“These businesses move a more responsible style of tourism into the mainstream,” Justin Francis, founder of the World Responsible Tourism Awards, said of sustainable operators. “They are the future of tourism.” Is he right?

Walt Disney World’s Trashcan GPS Alerts Cause Employee Angst

Custodial employees at Walt Disney World in Florida are worried that new GPS tracking technology designed to keep the theme park cleaner will interfere with their job seniority and the right to perform their tasks as they see fit.