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(CNN) — Easter Island has long been a bucket list destination for travelers from around the world. But the very thing that keeps the island’s economy going strong may be the thing that ultimately causes its ruin: mass tourism. Recently, a spate of bad behavior by travelers on Easter Island, which is famed for its
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(CNN) — It’s still at the conceptual stage, but a brand new supersonic airplane design unveiled this week by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics could be the clearest indication yet that we’re on the brink of a new golden age of super-fast air travel. The Quiet Supersonic Technology Airliner, a sleek twin-engined jet plane that will carry
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(CNN) — A rare formation of clouds wowed onlookers at Virginia’s Smith Mountain Lake on Tuesday. The photo shared on social media captured clouds that look like ocean waves in the sky. These clouds rarely form on windy and unstable days, but when conditions are just right, the natural phenomenon, known as Kelvin-Helmholtz Waves, occurs.
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(CNN) — A plan by Ecuador to allow the US military to use an airstrip on the Galapagos island of San Cristobal has drawn an outcry from politicians and activists in the South American country. Critics say the move could threaten the fragile environment of the Pacific archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and compromise
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(CNN) — Few adults can say they successfully scaled Yosemite National Park’s famous El Capitan. That’s why it’s even more impressive that a 10-year-old from Colorado just did it. Selah Schneiter may have just became the youngest person in history to climb the park’s 3,000-foot-high rock formation, reaching the summit on June 12, 2019. Aided
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Last year, the Gulf carrier was pipped to the post by Singapore Airlines, but now Qatar Airways is celebrating its fifth time grabbing the prestigious accolade — having previously won in 2017, 2015, 2012 and 2011. Qatar Airways also won World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Seat and Best Airline in the Middle
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London (CNN) — London’s Heathrow Airport has released a new “masterplan” for its much-anticipated expansion, which will see a third runway open by 2026, making it one of the busiest airports in the world. The expansion, which has been a major point of contention in the UK for many years, got the green light from
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(CNN) — If you’re planning on touring the Grand Canyon National Park during the daytime, reconsider. The park’s got one of the world’s best night skies. The park was just certified as an International Dark Sky Park, which means it’s got a “distinguished quality of starry rights,” according to the International Dark-Sky Association. That’s no
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(CNN) — Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has unveiled designs for the A321XLR — an aircraft it claims will be the world’s “longest range single-aisle airliner.” The airliner, set to be rolled out in 2023, has an “unprecedented” long range of up to 4,700nm (nautical miles), Airbus said. The ability of a lower cost single-aisle craft to
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