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by Sarah Howell The gorgeous city of Venice, Italy has faced many threats over the years. These threats have been a consistent companion to the inhabitants of the city for generations – overabundant tourism, pollution, flooding, finance, and unemployment, just to name a few. Fortunately there exists a campaign to help ensure that Venice stays preserved for the generations to come. Venice in Peril was founded after the great floods of Venice and Florence in 1966 and helps raise funds to restore and conserve works of art and architecture. Not only that, but proceeds also go toward ensuring the sustainability of Venice and helping to alleviate ecological, demographic, and socio-economic issues. The Fund is supported by many benefactors, both private and corporate, but one such benefactor has a very special tie to the city. Musical trio, “The Gondoliers” consists of Luca, Michael, Claudio, and together these gentlemen capture the sounds and senses of Venice through their smooth, rich, romantic sound. It’s not difficult to see why this group would […]Read More
by Bianca Cimini The majestic blue whale is the world’s largest mammal, ranging in length from 24-33 meters and weighing up to 300,000 lbs. Bigger than any dinosaur to ever roam the Earth, their hearts alone are the size of a small car. They swim miles and miles a day, looking for their next meal. For being the largest animal in the world, they opt for one of the smallest meals – krill, a small crustacean. Blue whales tend to travel solo or in pairs, but are thought to form close bonds and attachments. They are the gentle giants of the deep. Today, they are rarely seen and spend the majority of their time in the depths, descending up to 500 meters at a time and spending sometimes 30 minutes underwater. However, it is truly their decline in numbers that play a large part in why these gentle beings are a rare sighting for seafarers. In 1970, they were placed on the endangered list by the Endangered Species […]Read More