Want more trip ideas for this autumn Step right t

first_imgWant more trip ideas for this autumn? Step right this way: 9. Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USAHead to Mount Rainer National Park and discover an active volcano; the eponymous peak stands at a whopping 14,411 feet above sea level. More than just a big fire breathing mountain, Rainer is packed with more than 25 glaciers, an abundance of forests, meadows and waterfalls. It gets rather colourful in the autumn, except old ‘Snowy Peak’ itself, which shines white above it all. To reach the park fly into Seattle and stay a while – check out what to do in Seattle and find out a bit more about the largest city in Washington State before you head off into the wilderness. Nearest airport: Seattle 3. Lake District National Park, EnglandThis popular holiday destination is England’s largest national park and is home to the country’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, as well as the UK’s largest and deepest lakes. The beautiful landscape that 200 years ago enchanted the romantic poet William Wordsworth, is a great place to enjoy the last of the sunshine before winter comes. You’re never too far from a castle in England either: check out Hogwarts or Downton Abbey on your traverse through the romantic English countryside.Nearest airport: Manchester4. Cairngorms National Park, ScotlandScotland’s Cairngorms National Park was established in 2003. It covers not only the high plateau of the Cairngorm mountains, but also the villages, whisky distilleries and castles among the hills, lochs and ancient forests that surround. There’s plenty to see and do in the Cairngorms – plan your trip with our guide. If you’ve got time then stick around and explore the Isle of Skye, or the ruins of Buachaille Etive Mor, both of which look incredible in autumn. Read more of the best outdoors attractions in Scotland: here’s our guide to the Scottish Isles and our picks of Scotland’s best beaches.Nearest airport: Edinburgh 5. Saxon Switzerland National Park, GermanyConfusingly, Saxon Switzerland National Park is located in Germany, near the city of Dresden. This forested area is dotted with rocky structures, the most well-known being the 194 metre Bastei rocks, connected by a man-made sandstone bridge that boasts stunning views of the landscape. Bavaria is also a great destination for autumn winter walks – it’s an hour long flight from Dresden to Munich – and once you get there pave your way between these castles, villages and Gothic churches.Nearest airport: Dresden 2. Jiuzhaigou National Park, ChinaJiuzhaigou National Park, also known as Nine Village Valley due to the nine Tibetan villages in the park, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a World Biosphere Reserve. The beautiful park is dotted with lakes and waterfalls surrounded by yellow and orange-leaved trees. October can be pretty chilly in Juizhaigou (average daily highs of 17°C), so you might want to check out Beijing’s shopping districts before you head out to the woods to stock up on winter gear. And before you’re living on camp rations, be sure to try traditional Beijing duck – similar to Chinese crispy duck – roasted over an open fire and served with lashings of plum sauce. Check out this local’s guide to Beijing and get some more tips on unusual things to see and do in China’s capital. Nearest airport: Chengdu 10. Olympic National Park, Washington, USAStaying in Washington, this time we’re off to the Olympic National Park, which covers almost a million acres of land and several diverse ecosystems, from the snow covered peak of Mt. Olympus to the pebbled Pacific coastline. The summer months tend to be the park’s busiest, so go in September or October and you shouldn’t have a problem reserving a place to sleep at the park’s Kalaloch Lodge (open all year round).Nearest airport: Seattlecenter_img RelatedBig Green Apple: 9 gorgeous parks in New York CityDid you know that 14% of New York City is covered with green space? Getting dizzy at the top of the Empire State is all very well but make sure you have a peaceful place to recover, with our guide to NYC’s best parks, from riverside retreats in Brooklyn to…Big Green Apple: 9 gorgeous parks in New York CityDid you know that 14% of New York City is covered with green space? Getting dizzy at the top of the Empire State is all very well but make sure you have a peaceful place to recover, with our guide to NYC’s best parks, from riverside retreats in Brooklyn to…Awesome Autumn: 10 fabulous fall foliage spots for leaf peepingAwesome Autumn: 10 fabulous fall foliage spots for leaf peeping 1. Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USASeventy-one miles from Washington DC, enjoy the tranquility and spectacular scenery of Shenandoah National Park. With the Blue Ridge Mountains as your backdrop, take lengthy hikes or relaxing strolls though the park’s 200,000 acres of land, home to towering trees that turn into vibrant reds and oranges during the autumn months. Looking at spending some extra time in the US? Head to Mississippi, Alaska or the Pacific Coast for more adventures on your ultimate, American road trip.Nearest airport: Charlottesville 6. Naejangsan National Park, South KoreaNaejangsan National Park’s name means ‘inside’ or ‘concealed’, owing to the fact that it’s home to many hidden species of flower and fauna, as well as twelve endangered animal species. It’s one of the most beautiful places in South Korea, with unspoilt views in every direction you gaze in. Make your way to the national park via Seoul, once you’ve spent a few days working your way through this South Korean city guide.Nearest airport: Seoul![Best national parks in Asia](http://content.skyscnr.com/a49cbf432c80525527d1677b49eb73d6/GettyImages-512628473.jpg “Naejangsan National Park’)7. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USAStanding tall over the 300,000 acres of land, the beathtaking Teton Mountain Range sharply contrasts with autumn’s yellow alpine forests. The park is home to diverse wildlife, including grizzly bears and bison. Whilst you are in Wyoming, you should definitely check out Yellowstone and the Great Prismatic Spring – just one natural wonder that’s made it on to the top 10 list of places you won’t believe exist on earth! Nearest airport: Yellowstone8. Triglav National Park, SloveniaSlovenia’s only national park, Triglav, is home to the country’s highest mountain of the same name – legend has it it was named after the three-headed Slavic god who lived there. The park takes up 4% of Slovenia’s landmass and is a popular place for locals to hike, fish and cycle. It only takes 15 minutes to drive up to Lake Bled from the park, which means you could explore this little country in a weekend. Up for the challenge? Check out these seven show-stopping places in Slovenia and plan your next alternative European beak!Nearest airport: Ljubljana Where to get guaranteed sun this winterWhere to go for guaranteed sunshine instead of showers this autumn and winter.There’s plenty more where that came from. Subscribe to the free Skyscanner newsletter for the best deals, flight hacks and destination inspiration in your inbox.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Geophysics society hopes to define sexual harassment as scientific misconduct

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A major U.S.-based scientific society is on the verge of expanding its definition of research misconduct to include sexual harassment.The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is making the change to emphasize the serious threat that harassment and other forms of discrimination pose to the scientific enterprise, say society officials. But some experts on research ethics question the wisdom of merging two categories of undesirable behavior and worry that it could complicate efforts to promote ethical conduct. AGU’s pending move could also revive a bitter debate in the 1990s that led to the slimmed-down definition of research misconduct currently used by U.S. government agencies and universities.Harassment “damages the scientific enterprise, and that’s why we went the step of defining [it] as scientific misconduct,” says Michael McPhaden, a former AGU president and chair of the society’s ethics committee, which has drafted the society’s new guidelines. AGU’s current code of ethics does not cover harassment and other behavior, he notes, and members’ reactions to several recent cases of sexual harassment by prominent scientists in other fields forced the society’s hand. Members have “let us know loud and clear” that AGU should be explicit on its expectations for behavior, adds McPhaden, a senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, Washington.center_img Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) By Maggie KuoApr. 7, 2017 , 9:00 AM Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country Sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination should not be tolerated, agrees Mark Frankel, former longtime head of the scientific responsibility program at AAAS (which publishes ScienceInsider) who is based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. But he thinks such behavior shouldn’t be lumped in with scientific misconduct. Misconduct relates to science as a profession, he says, whereas sexual harassment, bullying, and other behaviors are not only inappropriate in science, but in the larger society. “I think there is a line between them,” Frankel explains, “and I would prefer seeing each of them on one side of the line or the other rather than seeing them incorporated.”Alan Price, a former federal misconduct investigator, also sees a practical reason for keeping the two forms of misbehavior separate. The expertise needed to investigate research misconduct cases is very different than investigating sexual harassment cases, says Price, who spent 17 years at the Office of Research Integrity, which handles misconduct by federally funded biomedical researchers. By putting the two in the same category, says Price, now a consultant in Austin, “my concern would be that [the investigation] wouldn’t be done well.”A fourth categoryThe current federal definition of research misconduct covers fabrication and falsification of data and plagiarism. For many years, however, the National Science Foundation included a fourth category, “other serious deviations from accepted practices,” that allowed it to investigation a range of inappropriate activities.Many scientists objected to that fourth category, however, arguing that it was too vague and could also suppress novel approaches to research that went against the grain. A 1992 report by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommended a narrower definition, and in 2000 the U.S. government adopted that approach.The draft revision to AGU’s current policy on scientific integrity and professional ethics explains why harassment should be grafted onto the conventional definition of misconduct. “Scientific misconduct also includes unethical and biased treatment of people. … These actions violate AGU’s commitment to a safe and professional environmental required to learn, conduct, and communicate science …”Under AGU’s guidelines, anyone can file a complaint. Any allegation that cannot be resolved by its staff would go to a committee created to investigate the complaint. If federally funded research is involved, AGU will notify the alleged perpetrator’s employer and determine whether AGU or the institution should carry out the investigation.AGU plans to follow the same process in investigating sexual harassment that it uses when questions are raised about possible research misconduct stemming from articles published in its journals. But officials recognize that people filing sexual harassment complaints may need an extra layer of protection.“After filing a complaint with AGU or with their home institution, a complainant may request that AGU provide protections from harassment, discrimination, or bullying at AGU activities,” the draft policy declares. “Such actions may include, but are not limited to: barring the respondent from a complainant’s talk, barring a respondent from an AGU activity, or providing the complainant with an escort during AGU activities. If the complaint goes to a full investigation at AGU or at the home institutions, AGU may consider further actions.”At the same time, the investigative process would require both the complainant and defendant to participate in a meeting (held in person, by phone, or through the internet) in which the allegations are presented and discussed. But some misconduct experts expressed concerns about that arrangement. They say that such a confrontational approach, combined with the lack of anonymity for the complainant, is quite unusual and could deter many alleged victims from filing a complaint.A misconduct investigation is “not a trial, it’s an effort to get at the truth,” says Lauran Qualkenbush, research integrity officer for Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, who emphasizes that she is not familiar with the AGU guidelines and has no experience investigating sexual harassment. “The act of bringing forward an allegation [of research misconduct] can be very intimidating, and there’s often a power differential between the two parties as well. So we do everything possible to keep them apart.”Qualkenbush, who is also vice president of the fledgling Association of Research Integrity Officers, notes that universities have different mechanisms for handling the two types of misconduct. “If a society were to come to me and say, ‘We have an allegation of research misconduct involving one of your employees,’ my first question would be, ‘Does it meet our definition of research misconduct?’ And if it involved sexual harassment, my response would be, ‘That should be handled by the sexual harassment officer at the university, not me.’”AGU officials admit that the society lacks a track record of investigating allegations of sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination. But that doesn’t mean such behavior is not occurring.AGU received four complaints about improper conduct during its 2016 annual meeting last December in San Francisco, California, McPhaden says. AGU officials declined to provide details, citing concerns about confidentiality. AGU is also “in litigation” on a case involving a member playing an active role within the society, CEO Christine McEntee said last month in testimony before a panel of the National Academies that is examining sexual harassment in academia.AGU members have until 28 April to submit comments on the proposed changes. AGU expects the changes to be finalized in September and go into effect immediately.Updated, 4/7/207, 11:46 a.m.: This story has been updated to clarify that AGU is based in the United States. The group also has international members.last_img read more