Massive iceberg draws tourists to tiny Canadian town

April 19, 2017 by  
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A new natural attraction drew scores of tourists to a small town of around 500 people in Newfoundland, Canada over Easter weekend. A massive iceberg appeared near the coast, and photographers dashed to the area to snap pictures. The Southern shore highway close to Ferryland filled with traffic over the weekend as tourists came to view the impressive iceberg. The Newfoundland coast area is commonly called iceberg alley due to the ice blocks that float down during the spring from the Arctic , but this particular huge iceberg might stay right where it is, according to Ferryland Mayor Adrian Kavanagh, who told The Canadian Press it’s the biggest one he’s ever seen in the area. Related: Naturally striped Antarctic icebergs are almost too beautiful to be real Usually just the tip of an iceberg is visible, with the rest of the mass beneath the waves, so many run aground when they float near the coast. Local Don Costello told CBC News the iceberg probably won’t be moving unless winds keep blowing because it’s stuck on shallow ground. He estimated the iceberg’s highest point is roughly 150 feet. The BBC reported more icebergs are drifting through iceberg alley than is normal for this point in the year, with hundreds of icebergs in the Atlantic. This particular iceberg has moved around some and broken apart, but it appears it’ll stick around for a while. That’s good for tourism – a tour operator told CBC News they’re happy when the icebergs are grounded, and his company is receiving dozens of online bookings every day. Iceberg tourism season technically hasn’t even started – there are a few weeks to go. Costello told CBC News, “I met a couple of people and they were looking for somewhere to get a bowl of soup or a sandwich or something, and there’s only two places here…and they don’t open until the 24th of May.” Via the BBC and CBC News Images via Randy Wheeler on Facebook , Fantasy RV Tours on Facebook , and Alison Thorne on Facebook

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Sustainability Curriculum That Truly Excels

December 31, 2015 by  
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I came fairly late to the sustainability game. Growing up, my family always recycled and composted, but that was the extent of it. It wasn’t until I moved to a small town in British Columbia and then later began writing on the subject, that I began…

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Woodendot’s Modern Ka Lamps Are Handcrafted in Spain Using Natural Materials

January 31, 2013 by  
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Madrid-based design studio Woodendot recently launched a new line of modern lighting handcrafted from natural materials . Their Ka Lamp collection is locally produced using traditional craft techniques in Íscar , a small town in the heart of “Tierra de Pinares”. Read the rest of Woodendot’s Modern Ka Lamps Are Handcrafted in Spain Using Natural Materials Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “natural materials” , eco design , eco furniture , green lighting , handmade lamps , ka lamps , local production , sustainable lamps , woodendot

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Shocking Revelation: EPA Declares ‘Fracking May Be To Blame For Causing Groundwater Pollution’

December 10, 2011 by  
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Fracking scientifically demonstrated to have polluted a small town’s water

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Kitchari: A Clean, One Pot Vegetarian Meal

December 10, 2011 by  
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Kitchari is like a vegetarian, Indian version of American chili. Unlike chili, it’s cleansing, easy-to-digest and provides a complete protein, entirely plant-based.

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Tiny Iowa Town Has Highest Concentration of EV Charging Stations in the US

September 28, 2010 by  
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Photo via Cars The tiny town of Elk Horn, Iowa, population 650, has the highest concentration of electric vehicle charging stations in the nation: It has four of them. So how many electric cars could a small town with only a couple hundred people possibly have to warrant four charging stations? Well, four, of course

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Sustain: An Eco-Supply Store On The Rocks

August 31, 2010 by  
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It is a tough environment for brick-and-mortar retailers right now. It is tougher still if you are in a niche market, like green bricks, mortar and eco-supplies. It is even tougher if you are in a small town on the Canadian shield like Huntsville, Ontario , which earlier this summer accommodated the G8 but was too small for the G20

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Brazil to Welcome New Woodstock in October 2010?

April 13, 2010 by  
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Photo: © Henry Diltz/Michael Lang . Itu, a small town 100 kilometers from Sao Paulo, could be the location of a new edition of Woodstock , that little festival in 1969 that changed everything

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Rainwater Showers: One Solution for Tybee Island Tourists

December 1, 2009 by  
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Image via: NIELS AHA on Flickr.com Let’s say you’re a small town or village and a large portion of your economy is dependent on tourism.

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