Shark Finning on the Great Barrier Reef

Hello Adventurer! Visiting for the first time? Check out what it’s all about. You’re also invited to sign up for the most exciting newsletter on the planet. Welcome! We recently became aware that the fisheries department of the Australian government intends to create a shark fishery within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Site. A […]

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Ambassadors of Hope

Ambassadors of Hope The village of Malake seems so distant now when only a few short days ago we were answering a prayer. In the past days, I have thought often of our contribution to the village and the lives we were able to touch. I am proud of every one of you, of the […]

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Whales May Live Over 100 Years

Originally reported by KTUU, Alaska. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska’s subsistence hunts of Arctic bowhead whales are helping scientists find out how long the whales can live. The whales are slow growing and don’t reach maturity until their 20s. Scientists said there is gathering proof that bowheads can live to be more than 100 years old. […]

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Shell/BBC Photographer of the Year Contest

The Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, also known as the BBC Photographer of the Year Completion is the Everest of photo events. For 2007, the competition received over 32,000 pictures from 78 countries – a record breaking year. Ridlon threw together a hasty handful of images and submitted them at the 11th hour. […]

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Credit Card Exchange Fees on the Rise

For a long time, credit cards were the best way to pay for foreign purchases. The credit card companies exchange large amounts of foreign currencies so have excellent exchange rates they used to pass along to you. That has changed. Now most credit cards tack on a foreign exchange rate fee – for Citibank and […]

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Credit Card Security While Traveling

Credit card security while traveling is a big deal as credit card theft is still common. While recently traveling in Europe, we saw that many European vendors still print credit card receipt slips with the entire credit card number on them. In the US, credit card receipt slips only print out the last few numbers […]

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