Hokulea completes the circumnavigation of the Earth

The Hokulea has successfully completed the three-year voyage around the world.

It's like going back in time. The voyaging canoe arrived home, and thousands of proud Hawaiians converged at Honolulu's Ala Wai Boat Harbor to welcome the historical sailing craft.

The Hokulea traveled more than 40,000 nautical miles around the globe, and the crew used only ancient navigating techniques based on the positioning of the sun, stars, winds, waves, and seabirds.

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Why shark finning should be banned

Did you know that fins from as many as 73 million sharks end up in the global shark fin trade every year?

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), there are 14 species of shark threatened, vulnerable and endangered due to shark finning.

But why is this a problem? And why do hunters cut fins off a shark? The main reason might shock you. In many Asian countries, a shark fin soup is a luxurious delicacy. But the United States is also a client.

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Why plastic straws are killing our planet

Do we really need a plastic straw to drink a glass of water? Here are a few things you didn't know about the most short-lived drinking tool ever created.

They're everywhere, and we use them for drinking soda, water, coffee, milkshakes, and many other beverages. But the worst thing is that they're only used once, and immediately discarded.

Could we live without plastic drinking straws? Yes, we could. And how would putting them aside change our planet for the better? That's an easy one.

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