Earlier this month, a crew of sailors in the South Pacific encountered something they had never seen before: roughly 58 square miles of floating rock in the middle of the ocean. The rock in question was pumice resulting from the eruption of underwater volcanos near the Polynesian island of Tonga. Pumice is less dense than water, which is how it can float.
While the floating pumice raft might be temporarily hazardous to sailors, it could mean good news for the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. The Reef is currently suffering from extreme coral bleaching, which occurs when water temperatures cause the living coral to expel algae in their tissue, leading to coral death. The raft is heading towards Australia, and experts say it could help by bringing marine life and new coral with it. In essence, it can act to re-stock the Great Barrier Reef with new organisms vital to its survival.
For the second time in a little over a year, the main cable of British Columbia's Sea to Sky Gondola was cut by an unknown vandal. The incident occurred at roughly 4 a.m. PDT on Monday, September 14th, according to General Manager Kirby Brown. In an interview with CBC, Brown said that "this event mirrors last year's event in a very eerie fashion," and went on to note that "this individual has no regard for their own life and limb. They wanted to do what they did, they did it swiftly, they did
Yes, these are real. Patagonia photo. If you've bought a pair of Patagonia's Road to Regenerative™ Stand Up® Shorts recently, then there's a chance you have a cheeky message hidden on the tag. You've likely seen this image circulating on social media, and it turns out it's no photoshopped fake. Patagonia's Public affairs confirmed their sneaky embroidery with a Q&A on the Adventure Journal, stating that you can find the phrase "vote the a**holes out" on a super limited run of the Road to
Say HELL NO to an open pit gold mine on the South Fork of the Salmon River. Meg Matheson photo. Despite being adored by kayakers, rafters, anglers, and hikers, and home to incredible wildlife, Idaho's South Fork of the Salmon River in might be the new home of a massive open-pit gold mine. Two Canadian companies—Midas Gold Corporation and Barrick Gold—are proposing to operate an open gold mine right in the headwaters of the South Fork, risking irreversible damage to this fragile