Kirsti Johnson

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Where to find secluded surf on Nicaragua’s southern coast

Inhaling the salty air, your body pleasantly fatigued from a morning surf, you gawk at the breathtaking, crescent-shaped cove and slouch deeper into your hammock. For surfers, Nicaragua has it all. From powerhouse waves to more relaxing rides to secluded surf for novices, you've got an array of …

Central America

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Kourtney Kardashian And Scott Disick Are Expecting Their Third Child!

The <b>Kardashian</b> sisters <i>must</i> have a rotating schedule of who can have big, exciting news going on, because a pregnancy announcement at <b>Kim Kardashian</b> and</b> …

Mariah Carey Doesn't 'Know Who Kim Kardashian Is,' Says Nick Cannon

Don't even go there, Howard!<p>When Nick Cannon was last on Howard Stern's show, he went into detail about the women he had slept with in the past. One …

Kim Kardashian

The UK powered on 90% renewables by 2030? A bold future for energy

Experts say the technology is available to switch to a low-carbon economy within years. So what's the hold up?<p>The latest dire warnings from the UN's intergovernmental panel on climate change again conclude that if the world is going to avoid meltdown then we need to move to renewable energy sources …

Renewable Energy

European Union to Cut Emissions 40%, Produce 27% of Energy from Renewables by 2030

The European Union just reached a landmark climate deal that is world’s toughest. The compromise agreement is the result of intense negotiations …

The myth about climate change

Climate change is not all bad news. The higher temperatures that bring floods, droughts and wildfires also, broadly speaking, expand growing seasons and improve crop yields. We humans might drown in a flash flood or burn to a crisp in a midsummer heat wave, but we'd die with our stomachs full.<p>That, …

The Climate Change Tipping Point is Shockingly Close for Cities Around the World

A group of researchers at the University of Hawaii has done the math to figure out how soon cities around the world will begin to feel the effects of …

Climate Change

EPA Chief: Seas Will Rise, Temperatures Will Soar Without Government Action on Climate Change

The chief of the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday justified the EPA’s sweeping new regulation on power plant emissions as a necessary step to prevent catastrophic increases in both the Earth’s temperature and sea levels.<p>“If we do nothing, in our grandkids’ lifetimes, temperatures could …

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Climate Change Will Challenge Our 'Capitalist Culture'

Neil deGrasse Tyson says the wealthy will soon be forced to pay attention to climate change: Not because of any political movement, but because of basic economics.<p>During an interview on All In With Chris Hayes on Monday, the renowned astrophysicist said the evidence is mounting that climate change …

Christopher Payne photographs North Brother Island in his book, North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City (PHOTOS).

North Brother Island is a secret hiding in plain sight. Located in New York’s East River, it was once an important part of the city’s infrastructure. …

Bali's glass-bottomed hotel room

Set over a freshwater shrimp pond, Udang House (also known as the Shrimp House) at the Bambu Inda Hotel features a bedroom with glass floor panels that reveal a panorama of underwater activity. The rustic-looking suite, made from teak wood, aims to create a “fishing village experience”, kitted out …

Meet a traveller

It will take a seasoned South America expert to guide us through the colour and chaos of this year’s World Cup in Brazil. But it’s safe to say that Kevin Raub is the right person to throw into the fray as our author-on-the-ground.<p>Kevin has written guide books for Lonely Planet covering Brazil, …

Nicaragua’s legendary surf camps

Less crowded than Costa Rica and safer than El Salvador, Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast offers big swells, cheap lodging and free-flowing cervezas for the perfect surf-camp combo.<p>The first step in learning to surf is figuring out how to let go. And there is no place better to let it all slip away than …

Central America