Today’s Solutions: June 30, 2022

Travel

Learn how to make your holidays more sustainable, and read the latest news around ecotourism, ethical travel, and journeys built around sustainability

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This plant hotel will take care of your leafy friends while you’re away

If, like us, you are a plant enthusiast, you’re probably worried whether your botanical friends will survive while you’re away on holiday. In a bid to put such worries to rest, an online plant shop has come up with a remarkable initiative — a hotel created exclusively for houseplants, where Read More...

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Lifeguard dogs successfully rescue 14 struggling swimmers in Italy

In the peak of summer in Italy, when swimmers flock to the beaches and lakes, the lifeguards keeping everyone safe bring in some much-needed assistants who are masters of dog paddling — something that shouldn’t come as a surprise since they are, well, dogs. That’s right, in Italy, an elite Read More...

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How to soothe a sunburn with argan oil

Suffering from a sunburn and just used the last drop of aloe vera gel? Don’t fret—there’s a lesser-known sunburn soothing remedy that you may already have in your cabinet: argan oil. What makes argan oil so great for sunburns? Argan oil, thanks to its antioxidant activity, has actually been Read More...

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US and Canada establish first international transboundary Dark Sky Park

If you enjoyed last week’s Perseid Meteor Shower and want to see more night sky action, we’ve got good news. The US and Canada have established the world’s newest International Dark Sky Park for star-lovers to enjoy. The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is a collaborative National Read More...

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How to keep food fresh for travel, according to a flight attendant

As travel starts to make a come-back, so do all the bothersome little tasks that go with it, such as figuring out how to pack as much as possible without going over the weight limit, how to deal with liquid beauty products that you want to put in your carry-on, and how to prep food on the go Read More...

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Rail to Refuge provides free travel for those fleeing abusive homes

After viewing a Dispatches documentary that followed the stories of women who were fleeing violent partners, Darren O’Brien, a station manager for Southeaster, was inspired to help. He decided to propose the idea of free train travel for people fleeing abusive situations at work, and within a Read More...

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This company plants a tree for every train ticket they sell

Rail travel is making a comeback as a greener way to travel and now, the UK train ticketing service Trainhugger is making rail travel more eco-friendly by pledging to plant a tree in the UK for every trip booked through their website or app. For the passenger, there is no difference in cost when Read More...

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Raise your kids to be spatially aware by letting them roam far and free

Children have a lot less freedom to roam and play unsupervised than they did 50 years ago. A lot of this has to do with parents’ concern over safety, especially in urban areas. Now, the Covid-19 pandemic has further restricted children’s freedoms, which may have a detrimental impact on their Read More...

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Indiana to test roads that charge your EV while you drive

Imagine being able to charge your electric vehicle while you drive. Magment, a German company, is working in collaboration with the Indiana state government and Purdue University to make this a reality. Together, they will test out new streets that have been developed to automatically charge the Read More...

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A new digitization project preserves LGBTQ history across the USA

Eric Gonzaba, a trained historian and professor of American Studies at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), is on a mission to uncover and digitally preserve the hidden stories of queer history throughout the nation. The project, which is co-led by Amanda Regan, a lecturer in the Read More...