The Lost Art of Floating Logs Down the River. Story, Pics & Video

Before the days of trucks and trains, there was the log drive Although railroads and trucks had made the log drive an anachron­ism by 1949, when this story first ran, the method was still used. In the summer and winter in Idaho’s panhandle, lumberjacks floated logs in the river. In spring, they broke up the […]

You Can’t Take This Photo: The Awesome Underbelly of an Iceberg

Tobias Friedrich dove into 27ºF water to capture the ice formations most people never see Besides the cold, you’d also have to stomach a pitch-black abyss below you to capture this image.Photograph: Tobias Friedrich Scientists say 90 percent of an iceberg lies underwater (thanks, Archimedes!), a fact for which most people happily take their word. […]

Earth is “drinking” more seawater through the Mariana Trench than previously thought

Seismic activity at the Mariana plate is dragging far more water into the Earth’s mantle than previously thought(Credit: Yarr65/Depositphotos) The Earth’s surface is famously a pretty wet place, but a new study suggests that the mantle is home to much more water than was previously believed. Observations of seismic activity around the Mariana Trench have […]

Capetown in South Africa is turning off its taps because of the drought

SOUTH AFRICA IS GOING THROUGH THE WORST DROUGHT IN 100 YEARS South Africa’s second largest city is in the midst of a severe drought and if taps are turned off it would make it the first city in the world to run dry. Henry Sapiecha

10 of the Most Dangerous Waters in the World ….BEWARE VIDEO SHOWS.

The world is 70 percent water, so it’s probably a good thing that the stuff is good for us. We can drink it, swim in it, grow food with it, and just plain live because of it. However, certain bodies of water are shockingly mean to us. Interacting with some lakes and rivers can hurt […]

35 places to swim in the world’s clearest water

Here are 35 places around the world to strap on your GoPro, do some underwater exploring, and come back with amazingly clear imagery 1…Linapacan Island, Palawan, Philippines MatadorU Photography faculty member Scott Sporleder shares this image from Palawan, the Philippines’ most remote province and home to many beaches with super clear water. Photo: Scott Sporleder […]