Hawai’i’s Big Island is under a state of emergency, declared by Hawai’i County Mayor Billy Kenoi in early February. The island has 250 cases of the mosquito-spread virus confirmed since Oct. 29.
The declaration means people on the island will be allowed to resume disposal of old tires in landfills, since tires can collect water and serve as a breeding ground for mosquitos.
The dengue outbreak is the largest in Hawaii since the 1940s, reports NBC News. The disease causes flu-like symptoms and can develop into dengue hemorrhagic fever, which is often deadly.
Hawai’i Governer David Ige said he would not extend a statewide emergency declaration unless the outbreak spreads to other islands or expands to include other mosquito-spread diseases such as Zika, which is currently spreading in South and Central America as well as the Caribbean.
In January, a baby born with brain damage at an Oah’u hospital was the first case of the Zika virus in a birth on U.S. soil.
With new stories surfacing daily about disorderly passengers being escorted off an aircraft or, worse, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing, countries recently passed legislation ensuring such passengers are punished to the fullest extent.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Travelers following a kosher diet now enjoy more options on United Airlines flights from the United States to Tel Aviv (TLV). The airline partnered with food provider Fresko to offer a new menu of kosher foods, including fresh bagels, omelets, blintzes, chicken marsala, kale quinoa burgers, rugelach and black-and-white cookies, among other menu items. A kosher child’s meal is also available on select routes. Polaris and United Premium Plus passengers additionally receive Kosher snack choices. Kosher beverage options include a Kosher wine and coffee.
Etihad Airways set a “minimum target” of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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While some might think Miami Beach is a place to lie on the sand and party into the wee morning hours, others recognize the destination’s potential for voluntourism. Voluntourism opportunities allow travelers to do some good while in a destination and Miami Beach welcomes travelers willing to help preserve local beaches and gardens and positively impact the community.
Delta Air Lines saw its stock price skyrocket last month after the airline posted Q4 earnings exceeding Wall Street expectations. At one point after the news, Delta’s stock price was up 4.5 percent, its highest levels since July, according to MarketInsider.
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