• Lassen Volcanic National Park: California’s Mini Yellowstone

    Lassen Volcanic National Park in California

    When most people think of mud pots, geysers, and thermal pools, Yellowstone National Park immediately comes to mind. In Northern California, Lassen Volcanic National Park features many of the same geothermal wonders as Yellowstone with a fraction of the crowds. Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to a volcano that erupted in 1914—and may reawaken again relatively soon.

    Geothermal Activity Galore

    Lassen Volcanic National Park photo via Depositphotos

    Lassen Volcanic National Park features a series of volcanic vents that fuel boiling mud pots, thermal pools that bubble-like La Croix sparkling water, and geysers

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  • Asia Pacific Airlines Carried 69 Million Passengers in 2020

    (29 Jan 2021)
    Preliminary full-year traffic results from the
    Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) highlight the collapse of international airline
    operations in 2020 as a result of the ongoing global COVID19 pandemic.

    The 69 million passengers carried by Asia Pacific
    airlines in the year 2020 represents only 18% of volumes recorded
    in 2019, an extent of decline in 12 months not seen in the
    region’s history of commercial aviation.

    Offered seat capacity was
    similarly just 19% of the levels recorded in 2019, while the
    international passenger load factor averaged 61%.

    Mr. Subhas Menon, AAPA Director General, said,
    “The dismal

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