(CNN) — Greener fuels, electric engines and more efficient aircraft are all being touted as ways to reduce the environmental harm of flying, but a new study suggests one simple move could help existing flights drastically cut their impact. By changing the flying altitude by just couple of thousand feet on fewer than 2% of
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Tokyo (CNN) — Thousands braved chilly weather on Saturday to gather at the annual “Naked Festival” in Okayama prefecture in the southern part of Japan’s Honshu island. The event, called “Hadaka Matsuri” in Japanese, is a wild and raucous festival held every year on the third Saturday of February at the Saidaiji Kannonin Temple, about
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When asked to imagine a tropical paradise, most people probably envision a scene that looks a lot like the Caribbean. To help shed light on this slice of vacation heaven, 10Best asked readers to help us name the Caribbean’s best resorts, beaches, attractions, bars, distilleries, golf courses and restaurants. For the past four weeks, our
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Enter Anna Calcaterra, the 16-year-old daughter of NBC Sports reporter Craig Calcaterra and, apparently, an aspiring cartographer. We know that because Calcaterra found a map his daughter made on her desk on Wednesday afternoon and tweeted it — taking Twitter by storm. At a cursory glance, it looks almost normal: There’s the familiar jut of
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(CNN) — The organizers of last month’s cross-country skiing world cup in Nove Mesto na Morave had just enough snow to cover roughly 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) of ski tracks. Their problem? One of the weekend’s main events was a 15-kilometer race. According to International Ski Federation (ISF) guidelines, that event requires at least a
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Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Block Island are classic New England islands. Framed by white sand beaches, these photogenic locations are dotted with Victorian architecture and Federal-style brick mansions built by sea captains and industrialists who profited from the once-thriving whaling trade. Lighthouses, dramatic bluffs and windswept dunes complete the alluring picture that keeps tourists coming
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(CNN) — As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, the cruise industry is under scrutiny following an outbreak that has left one ship quarantined in Asia and passengers worldwide worrying about whether they need to change their cruise plans. More than 200 people on board the Diamond Princess have been diagnosed with the disease, with
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