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Culture The San Andreas Fault of California

A new disaster movie called San Andreas, from Warner Bros., is coming up on May this year, featuring The Rock Dwayne Johnson who plays an emergency rescue pilot who will do anything to save his daught……

Culture The Coal Fires of Jharia

Jharia and the neighbouring village of Bokapahari, in the state of Jharkhand, lie within one of Indias largest coal reserves. Coke coal is important for Indias economy as more than 70% of the countrys……

Culture Disastrous Sinkholes From Around the World

In the last few years, news of unexpected sinkholes swallowing cars, houses and people have made headlines with disturbingly high frequency. These reports are mainly coming from Florida, the U.S., whe……

Culture Salton Sea - The Accidentally Created Lake

The Salton Sea is a shallow, saline lake located 226 feet below sea level, occupying the lowest elevations of the Salton Sink in the Colorado Desert of Imperial and Riverside counties in Southern Cali……

Culture Disastrous Sinkholes From Around the World

In the last few years, news of unexpected sinkholes swallowing cars, houses and people have made headlines with disturbingly high frequency. These reports are mainly coming from Florida, the U.S., whe……

Culture Salton Sea - The Accidentally Created Lake

The Salton Sea is a shallow, saline lake located 226 feet below sea level, occupying the lowest elevations of the Salton Sink in the Colorado Desert of Imperial and Riverside counties in Southern Cali……

Culture The Skeleton Lake of Roopkund, India

Roopkund is a glacial lake located at an altitude of about 5,029 metres in Uttarakhand, a state in India. When the ice melts, hundreds of human skeletons are seen below the surface or floating in the……

Culture The Skeleton Lake of Roopkund, India

Roopkund is a glacial lake located at an altitude of about 5,029 metres in Uttarakhand, a state in India. When the ice melts, hundreds of human skeletons are seen below the surface or floating in the……

Culture The Disappearing Aral Lake and the Ship Graveyard of Moynaq

Moynaq (also spelled as Muynak and Moynaq) is a city in northern Karakalpakstan in western Uzbekistan. Half a century ago, the city was located on the shore of the Aral Sea, a proud fishing community……

Culture The Disappearing Aral Lake and the Ship Graveyard of Moynaq

Moynaq (also spelled as Muynak and Moynaq) is a city in northern Karakalpakstan in western Uzbekistan. Half a century ago, the city was located on the shore of the Aral Sea, a proud fishing community……

Anecdote Frank Slide: Canada’s Deadliest Rockslide Now a Tourist Attraction

In the early morning hours of April 29, 1903, a massive section of limestone broke away from the summit of Turtle Mountain in Alberta, Canada, and crashed into the valley below where approximately 600……

Culture The Door to Hell - Burning Gas Crater in Darvaza, Turkmenistan

The Darvaza gas crater or The Door to Hell is a 60 meters wide and 20 meters deep hole in the heart of the hot, expansive Karakum desert in Turkmenistan, that has been on on fire for the last 38 years……

Culture Garden of the Fugitives: Fossilized Victims of the Vesuvius Eruption

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD is one of the most catastrophic and famous eruptions of all time. The explosion of the eruption threw deadly cloud of stones, ash and fumes to a height of 20.5……