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California has more than twice as many guitar makers as any other state. That’s good news for guitar players, woodworkers or anyone who’s simply curious to see how things are made, because many of these guitar makers are happy to show you their craft up close, from the traditional art to how California continues to shape the way the world sees and plays guitars.
Are you a plant lover? If not, it might come as a surprise that flower power draws millions of travellers to botanical gardens every year, with the most famous of them attracting more than a million visitors each.
America’s national parks are more popular than ever before. The number of visitors to 51 of the 60 national parks increased between 2008 and 2017, with some of the best-known experiencing a surge in footfall: Glacier up 82 percent; Joshua Tree up 104 percent; Bryce Canyon up 146 percent. But not every park is seeing those crowds.
Many rural towns in California once had small Chinatowns; Locke is unique in that it’s nothing but Chinatown.
Where can you ride a car ferry in Northern California for free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week?
MISSION: EARTH. Impossible Foods 2018 Impact Update.
Most people walk through the world every day without paying the slightest attention to the plants around them. There’s one sure-fire cure for this ailment: the fall season, when even the most chronically plant-blind suddenly find themselves in love with leaves, staring longingly out of office windows and snapping photos of the new colors of autumn.
Annual report on the University of California's sustainability programs, efforts to reach carbon neutrality, and educational programs related to sustainability and climate change.
In Locke, a delta town that plays up its Chinese heritage, Al’s Place sticks out like a bowl of spaghetti at a dim sum buffet. It’s also impossible to imagine Locke without it.
Does peering through a telescope at distant stars sound like a fun night out? Would you rather examine giant sloth fossils than relax on the beach? And when you’re at the beach, would you prefer to follow hermit crabs and peer in tide pools instead of working on a tan? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you might just be a science geek traveller.
With a little research and a dash of creativity, you can turn your TV and movie obsessions into reality.
Some of the largest universities in Mexico, Canada and the U.S. have pledged to spur local action in their communities.