The British Overseas Territory of Bermuda, a collection of small North Atlantic islands, held a non-binding referendum on marriage equality and same-sex civil unions on Thursday. The Royal Gazette reported today that voters rejected both options by 69 percent and 63 percent, respectively. Show More Summary
The Føroyar Islands of Denmark, also known as the Faroe Islands, are a group of 18 small, rocky, volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. They're filled with beautiful scenic views everywhere you turn, but tourists are still rarely seen there. Show More Summary
A new piece of debris possibly from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has surfaced on the island of Kojani, Tanzania, off the coast of eastern Africa, the same area in the western Indian Ocean where a series of debris fragments — some confirmed to be from Flight MH370 while others await evaluation — have... Show More Summary
An ambitious but controversial plan to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch moves closer to reality this week, with the deployment of an ocean plastic cleanup boom off the coast of the Netherlands in the North Sea. Read more...
The 2015 Hemmings Motor News Concours d’Elegance. Photo by author. The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance are, without a doubt, the most impressive high-end automotive gatherings in North America. Our own Hemmings Motor News Concours d’Elegance, though held on a smaller scale, continues to receive rave reviews from exhibitors and […]
With its classic symmetry and three rear gables, this 8,000-square-foot English home evokes Long Island’s North Shore.
Topsail Island, off the coast of North Carolina, USA. Coquina clams sens an incoming wave and pop up out of the sand to filter-feed on the small plants and animals that enrich the fresh Atlantic waters. YouTube link (thanks Cora) The Presurfer
The North Atlantic island of Greenland does not plan to raise the issue of rejoining the European Union, the spokesperson for Greenland’s prime-minister told Sputnik on Wednesday.
A Deinacrida heteracantha, type of cricket found in New Zealand. (Photo: Dinobass/CC BY-SA 4.0) In far north New Zealand, on the edge of the Pacific, lies Little Barrier Island. There, on 11 square miles of mountainous terrain, you might find the Godzillas of the cricket world: Deinacrida heteracantha, or Wetapunga. Show More Summary
The British Overseas Territory of Bermuda, a collection of small North Atlantic islands, will hold a non-binding referendum on marriage equality and same-sex civil unions on Thursday. Since the results will be non-binding, the government will not be required to take action based on the results. Show More Summary
The major Hawaiian islands all have their calling cards. On Oahu, it's Waikiki and the famed North Shore. On Kauai, it's the breathtaking Na Pali coast. Maui has Haleakala and the Road to Hana. And on the Big Island, it's a scientific...Show More Summary
Paper Mario: Color Splash will launch for Wii U in North America and Europe on October 7, Nintendo announced. Watch the Paper Mario: Color Splash E3 2016 Trailer: The action-adventure game sees Prism Island is being drained of its color, and it’s up to Paper Mario to bring color back to island with his new...
Park Tae-won has a salt-and-pepper crew cut and the leathery skin of someone who has spent his life at sea. Six days a week he pushes his creaky boat, covered in peeling sky-blue paint, out into the waters off this weather-beaten island. He and his colleagues stay at sea for hours at a time, using rectangular...
In Tasmania, where it’s winter and storms have been flooding the north of the island, the severe weather has also exposed 19th century shipwrecks usually buried beneath sand and water. One, the Zephyr, is a well-documented wreck in Bream Creek that re-emerges every so often. Show More Summary
Surging local and international demand for avocados is fuelling a crime wave in New Zealand. Since January there have been close to 40 large-scale thefts from avocado orchards in the north island of New Zealand, with as many as 350 fruit stolen at a time, The Guardian reports. Show More Summary
Saint-Étienne (France) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo slammed minnows Iceland for proverbially ‘parking the bus’ in front of their goal as the north Atlantic Islanders held Group F favourites Portugal to a 1-1 draw. Real Madrid ace Ronaldo...Show More Summary
Say goodbye to the Bramble Cay melomys, a small rat-like creature that lived on a tiny island near the north coast of Australia. Significantly, it marks the first time that a mammal has been declared extinct anywhere in the world, and the cause has been attributed to human-induced climate change. Read more...
It has been a great week for clean energy in Europe. First, the energy ministers of nine North Sea countries met at an Energy Council in Luxembourg to discuss cooperation on offshore wind power. The nine countries: Germany, Luxembourg,...Show More Summary
I was very familiar with the Durrell Wildlife Park on the Channel Island of Jersey that naturalist-author Gerald Durrell (1925–1995) founded in 1959. Beautifully set in large grounds, the zoo is in Trinity, 8ks north of Saint Helier....Show More Summary
LONDON (Reuters) - Dutch power grid operator TenneT says building an island in the North Sea surrounded by wind farms could deliver more low-carbon power to European nations and help the EU meet targets for cuts in emissions.