7 Travel Stories to Help You Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Because of coronavirus restrictions, many of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day have been forced indoors and online. To help offset the isolation of worldwide social-distancing measures, the Travel desk has collected a series of stories to help recall the spirit of the annual event.

But all of them, we hope, will remind you of the natural world’s many splendors — and why environmental protections will be of crucial importance for the future of our planet.

Up in the right-hand corner of Alaska, like something freezer-burned and half-remembered in the back of the national icebox, lies a place called the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. On a river trip through this starkly beautiful area, a writer reflects on what we’re willing to gamble for oil and money. Read more.

source: nytimes.com