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11 Naturally Selected Facts About the Galápagos Islands

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

In 1835, Charles Darwin arrived at the island chain that would shape his theory of natural selection.

Galápagos Islands face first-ever bird extinction

SAN FRANCISCO (August 10, 2016) -- Scientists have discovered a new species of colorful songbird in the Galápagos Islands, with one catch: it's extinct. read more

Lab-reared maggots may save Darwin's famous finches

Researchers reveal how they used chicken blood to rear larvae of the fly Philornis downsi, an invasive species that parasitizes birds in the Galapagos Islands. The new method may be the first to effectively rear an avian blood-feeding fly from egg to adult in the absence of its host.

Another Look at The Extraordinary Galápagos Islands

During our week-long excursion aboard the Galapagos cruise ship, M/V Evolution, we got to know some of our 29-fellow travelers, including a lovely couple from Los Angeles, California [&hellip...

A Trip to the Galápagos, Part Two

There is so much to see in the spectacular Galápagos Islands. During my recent trip with my daughter, Alexis, and her children, Jude and Truman, we spent seven-days [&hellip...

A Trip to the Galápagos

If you ever get the opportunity, I encourage you to visit the extraordinary Galápagos Islands. The Galápagos is an archipelago of volcanic islands set along the equator about [&hellip...

What it's like to stay at the most luxurious resort in the Galápagos Islands, where rooms can cost you up to $20,000 for the week

The Galápagos Islands are not a destination for the novice traveler. It takes a long time to get there — no matter where you're coming from — and when done right, your trip will be jam-packed with incredible adventures. ProfessionalShow More Summary

Watch Rainn Wilson Go On The Weezer Experience For Funny Or Die

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

When Weezer released their “White Album” earlier this year, they sold some deluxe pre-order bundles, including one $25,000 package that included a Greyhound bus trip to the Galapagos Islands with Rivers Cuomo. Students of geography will notice that this does not seem especially possible. But the actor Rainn Wilson has The Office-in-syndication money, so he […]

The Weezer Experience

2 months agoHumor : Funny or Die

The Weezer Experience 3:47 For just $25,000 you could enjoy the totally not fake "Weezer Experience" with Rivers Cuomo and take an exciting trip to the Galápagos Islands for some birdwatching and a catamaran ride. Watch as their very...Show More Summary

Can genetically modified rats save the Galapagos Islands?

The Galapagos Islands’ precious biodiversity is at risk with invasive rat species sneaking on ships and preying on endangered eggs and hatchlings. One potential solution is to genetically modify the rats to only be male, effectively dooming future reproduction. Show More Summary

Skating The Galapagos Part 2

Red Bull sent Silvester Eduardo, Rob Gonyon, Willy Akers, Vladik Scholz and filmer Tom Colabraro to skate the Galapagos Islands. The post Skating The Galapagos Part 2 appeared first on TransWorld SKATEboarding.

Wind turbines on Galapagos replace millions of liters of diesel since 2007, meet 30 percent of energy needs

A global renewable energy project on the Galapagos Islands -- one of Earth's most fragile and important ecological treasures -- has helped avoid many tanker loads worth of risky diesel fuel imports since 2007, reduced the archipelago's...Show More Summary

Galapagos Islands getting major renewable energy expansion

The current wind power installation has replaced millions of liters of diesel fuel and helped protect the islands endangered animals.

The wind turbines saving the Galápagos islands

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Charles Darwin made the Galápagos Islands synonymous with the idea of change as a means of survival. In the 19th century, the scientist marveled at how similar endemic finches, mockingbirds and giant tortoises across the 19-island archipelago were uniquely adapted to individual islands and later...

Statue of Liberty, Venice among world heritage sites at risk from climate change

The Statue of Liberty, Venice, Stonehenge, Galápagos islands and Easter Island are among the 31 natural and cultural world heritage sites in 29 countries that are threatened by climate change, according to a new report. Titled "World...Show More Summary

The Wind Turbines Saving the Galápagos Islands

Charles Darwin made the Galápagos Islands synonymous with the idea of change as a means of survival. In the 19th century, the scientist marveled at how similar endemic finches, mockingbirds and giant tortoises across the 19-island archipelago...Show More Summary

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