Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay in Hawaii

Hanauma Bay is a marine embayment formed within a tuff ring and located along the southeast coast of the Island of Oʻahu in the Hawaiian Islands. By the 1990s, over-tourism was a major issue at the Bay causing deterioration of the coral reefs and the ecosystem around them. Over the last 25 years conservation effortsContinue reading “Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay in Hawaii”

Offsetting CO2 from flights

So if you are a frequent flyer types, here’s some quick back of the envelope math. About 50k miles a year usually corresponds to gold status with most airline programs (star alliance, skyteam etc). I haven’t done any rigorous calculations yet but it appears that flying that much would generate about 13 tons of CO2.Continue reading “Offsetting CO2 from flights”

Versova Beach in Mumbai is hospitable to Turtles again

I grew up right next to this beach in Mumbai, on the Arabian Sea. Between slums, sewage, and littering, the beach had turned into an eyesore and the pollutants had made the water inhabitable. I last visited this beach 5yrs ago and can’t believe how much it seems to have changed today. The beach hasContinue reading “Versova Beach in Mumbai is hospitable to Turtles again”

Time Lapse of Mt. Rainier visibility from Kerry Park in 2012

Visibility of our surroundings is a key aspect of the experience of a place. I live in Seattle and one thing everyone here is obsessed with is Mt. Rainier. It’s common to hear the phrase “The mountain’s out”. How many times in a year can you see Mt. Rainier from Seattle? Some people claim that it’sContinue reading “Time Lapse of Mt. Rainier visibility from Kerry Park in 2012”