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News Bin - April 25, 2019

Apr 25, 2019 |

News Roundup

| by Lindsay Taulbee

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the April 25 edition, read more about the following:

  • Twelve epic migratory journeys animals take every spring
  • Which Amazon River cruise is right for you – Peru, Brazil or Ecuador?
  • Travel advisories add kidnapping indicator
  • Most teachers don't teach climate change; 4 in 5 parents wish they did
  • More benches, special goggles: Taking steps to assist older travelers

Twelve epic migratory journeys animals take every spring

Did you know that Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, despite weighing little more than a nickel, migrate up to 1,400 miles from their wintering grounds in Central America to the U.S. and Canada, where they breed in the summer? Read about this and other incredible springtime marathon journeys by wildlife like leatherback sea turtles, gray whales, monarch butterflies, and wildebeests.

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Which Amazon River cruise is right for you – Peru, Brazil or Ecuador?

The Amazon rainforest is remarkably vast, covering more than 2 million square miles of the South American continent. Peru, Brazil, and Ecuador are some of the best countries in which to experience the rainforest’s unique wildlife, flora, and landscapes. Each country offers a slightly different experience; discover which one is right for you and your group.

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Travel advisories add kidnapping indicator

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of State revised its existing Travel Advisory system, adding a new category to better inform international travelers about the potential risk of kidnapping in certain countries or regions within them. This new category joins seven existing risk indicators used by the department, including natural disasters, crime, and civil unrest.

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Most teachers don't teach climate change; 4 in 5 parents wish they did

A recent poll suggests that regardless of political affiliation, most Americans—and parents of school-aged children in particular—believe climate change should be taught in school. While teachers tend to agree in theory, over 50% of those surveyed said they don’t cover the topic in their own classrooms, for a variety of reasons. Meanwhile, despite their desire to see climate change taught in school, many parents confess they do not discuss the subject with their children at home.

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More benches, special goggles: Taking steps to assist older travelers

Older travelers have different needs and requirements, and hotels, airports, and other businesses in the travel industry are researching ways to better accommodate this growing demographic. From making changes in building design to offering new training for hospitality staff, these companies are using technology to adapt to aging-but-still-active adventurers.

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