A roundup of the latest adventure news, by Mindy Zacharjasz
It’s all about the sun on this summer vacation: Solar eclipse hunters Nike and David Speltz were counting down the hours on their Russian icebreaker until last Friday’s total solar eclipse, a short ride from the North Pole (where they recently took a celebratory swim). The duo has already ventured to Turkey and Zambia to catch the elusive phenomena, making this one their fourth sighting.
Talk about a test drive: Arctic sailor Mike Horn took his new rig, the Pangaea, for a spin last week, making sure it’s up to snuff for his upcoming, four-year vertical circumnavigation of the world. Can’t get out to sail the world too? Perhaps settle for listening to the live sounds of the seas.
While the U.S. renewable energy bill is still stuck in senaterenewable energy bill is still stuck in senate, Toronto has a new idea: pay residents to reduce their carbon footprint–$20 million in grants over the next five years. And fresh out of the kitchen is a new, ceramic microwavable container that could allow leftover junkies to nuke food faster and with less energy.
Apparently it’s not just humans who need to worry about sunburn these days, fruits and veggies must beware of burns, blemishes, and stress, too. So what’s an apple to do? Why, layer on the SPF, of course.
- Nat Geo Expeditions