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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 hours 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

The Other California: A Chance to See a Unique Piece of our State, our local Galapagos Island

Santa Cruz Island in Southern California. Here is your chance to explore this dynamic and unique ecosystem! Source National Park Service I work with some pretty incredible people. Modesto may be not be the most exciting place to live,...Show More Summary

Top 5 Galapagos diving sites

There are diving vacations… and there are diving vacations. And one of these special underwater adventures can be found in the legendary Galapagos Islands. In this archipelago, each dive promises extraordinary sightings, making it nothing...Show More Summary

Northern Galapagos Islands home to world's largest shark biomass

In a study published today in the journal PeerJ, scientists from the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) and the National Geographic Society revealed that the northern Galapagos islands of Darwin and Wolf are home to the largest shark biomass reported to date (12.4 tons per hectare). read more

Northern Galapagos Islands home to world's largest shark biomass

Scientists have revealed that the northern Galapagos Islands of Darwin and Wolf are home to the largest shark biomass reported to date (12.4 tons per hectare).

Around the World with an iPhone: Galapagos Islands

A few years ago, I set off on an incredible around the world adventure attempting to capture 15 countries with my iPhone 4S and my app, Camera+. I never got around to sharing all the behind the scenes videos, so I thought I would start now despite the slightly datedness of using an “ancient” iPhone model. Show More Summary

Ecuador quake: Why you shouldn't cancel your trip to the Amazon or the Galapagos Islands

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

Ecuador's popular destinations, such as the Amazon, the Andes and the Galapagos Islands, are open for tourism despite April 16's deadly magnitude 7.8 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks, the country's Ministry of Tourism announced Thursday. The tourist areas are unaffected, and the international...

Genomic analysis of finches identifies genetic locus associated with beak size

Nearly 200 years ago, based on observations of finches in the Galápagos Islands, Charles Darwin proposed that a species may diverge in traits when competing for resources, and now, supporting this concept, a new study identifies the genetic locus that controls changes in beak size of these finches. Show More Summary

I wish to be eaten alive by the Phillies' iguana mascot

Iggy the Iguana should not be allowed to leave the ballpark! https://t.co/NxvftqoJMG — MLB (@MLB) April 17, 2016 Legendary Phillies mascot Phillie Phanatic hails originally from the Galapagos Islands, and starting last season, the franchise welcomed some of his homeland friends to the stadium. Show More Summary

Sea lion lounging in deck chair is all of us on vacation

This sea lion can't believe it. Could it be real? Could he finally be... on vacation? Ocean photographer Clark Little captured footage of the lazy dude lounging on a deck chair in the Galapagos Islands — also known as what all of usShow More Summary

Sea Lions Like to Cuddle

Professional ocean photographer Clark Little captured on camera an extraordinary scene: a group of sea lions cuddling in lawn chairs on the Galapagos Islands.

Harrison Ford -- I'm NO Fugitive ... I'm Just On Vacay (PHOTOS)

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

Harrison Ford is totally chilling 3,000 miles away from Huntington Beach, CA... where someone's trying to make it look like he was arrested. Ford was seen arriving in the Galapagos Islands where he planned a weeklong yacht vacation with his…

The Galapagos Islands: A Last Place on Earth

Image: Rod Mast | Marine Photobank The Galapagos Islands... The name evokes a faraway place where Nature exists in an almost pure form, described by 19th century gentlemen naturalists and explorers and raised to an almost mythological...Show More Summary

Links 3/27/16

Links for you. Science: Altruistic tortoises Yes, there’s really a National Parasite Collection, and it’s getting a new life at the Smithsonian (good graphic here) This Galapagos island — named Darwin — will now anchor a vast new marine reserve … Continue reading ?

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