WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Ecuador faces fishing crisis near Galápagos
A fishing fleet of around 300 boats is fast approaching the World Heritage Site off the Ecuadorian coast where biodiversity inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution.Why it matters: Over 20% of the marine species in the Galápagos archipelago’s reserve are found only there.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe illegal and unregulated vessels mostly fish squid, which many animals unique to the Galápagos depend on for food, as well as conews.yahoo.com
Protesters against tunnel close UK's prehistoric Stonehenge
LONDON – The prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in southern England was closed to visitors Saturday after dozens of protesters staged a trespass against the British government's road-building plans, including a new tunnel near the World Heritage Site. The protesters, who described themselves as an alliance of local residents, ecologists, activists, archaeologists and pagans, gathered at Stonehenge around midday. The protest comes less than a month after the government backed the 1.7 billion-pound ($2.3 billion) tunnel plan. The tunnel near Stonehenge that is intended to ease traffic along a stretch of the A3030 highway that is widely prone to gridlock. The charity said the interpretation “most generally accepted is that of a prehistoric temple aligned with the movements of the sun.”
20 random San Antonio facts you may not know about
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio is -- in our opinion -- the best city in the state. The area was an early settlement dating back to 1729 when the Canary Islanders settled in San Antonio. Church’s Chicken first opened in San Antonio and the first location used to be across the street from the Alamo. Pope John Paul II visited San Antonio in 1987 and held a mass where more than 350,000 people showed up. President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson got married at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in downtown San Antonio.