tourism

Drought

Drought saps California reservoirs as hot, dry summer looms

Each year Lake Oroville helps water a quarter of the nation’s crops, sustain endangered salmon beneath its massive earthen dam and anchor the tourism economy of a Northern California county that must rebuild seemingly every year after unrelenting wildfires. But the mighty lake — a linchpin in a system of aqueducts and reservoirs in the

Science

Space tourism – 20 years in the making – is finally ready for launch

Space tourism has been slow to get off the ground. Nadia Bormotova/iStock via Getty Images Plus Wendy Whitman Cobb, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies For most people, getting to the stars is nothing more than a dream. On April 28, 2001, Dennis Tito achieved that lifelong goal – but he

International

Palestinians torn as Israel seeks Gulf tourists in Jerusalem

When the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalize relations with Israel, the Palestinians decried the move as a “betrayal” of both Jerusalem, where they hope to establish the capital of their future state, and the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the city’s holiest Muslim site. But with Israel now courting wealthy Gulf tourists and establishing new air

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