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Climate change is happening too quickly for species to adapt

Among the many strange mantras repeated by climate change deniers is the claim that even in an overheated, climate-altered planet, animals and plants …

Climate Change To Shrink Animal And Plant Habitats Dramatically, Study Forecasts

* More than half of all plants, a third of animals at risk-study<p>* Rapid peak in greenhouse gas emissions could reduce impacts<p>By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle<p>OSLO, May 12 (Reuters) - The habitats of many common plants and animals will shrink dramatically this century unless governments act …

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.

Beaches

10 Mediterranean Islands to Get Away From it All

The Mediterranean's charm is based largely upon its history, cuisine, sun-bleached villages, and relaxed lifestyle, and nowhere are these on better display than its many islands. This summer, why not skip the crowded beaches and touristy fare of the region's traditional summer hotspots and head for …

10 off-the-beaten-track US national parks

Ancient cliff dwellings, protected sea forts and the world's fourth-longest cave system - the USA's got some incredible parks beyond the big hitters. In this excerpt from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, we look at 10 of the parks that are flying fabulously under the radar.<p>1. Sequoia, …

National Parks

High Living: 9 Beautiful Tree House Hotels

Did you spend all your time in your tree house as a kid? Or were you brokenhearted because you never had one? Well, these nine gorgeous hotels can turn your childish tree house fantasies into grown-up realities. These rustic-luxe (or just luxe) tree-house-style bungalows will let you live among the …

Henry Blodget

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Hiking

4 Reasons Every Budget Traveler Should Choose Self-catered Accommodations - Vagabondish

When planning a trip, most travelers don’t think twice about booking flights and a traditional hotel for the length of their stay. But stop to …

Hospitality

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Buenos Aires

Ugly Animals Deserve Love, Too, Says Ugly Animal Preservation Society (VIDEO)

Not every human can be as beautiful as Brad and Angelina, and not every animal can be cuddly as a panda.<p>A lack of cuteness can be a real problem in the animal kingdom, at least when it comes to getting humans to care about you.<p>Take the blobfish, a deep sea critter that inhabits the waters off the …