Well-preserved fossils of five mammoths from the Ice Age more than 200,000 years ago have been discovered in southwest England. A dig unearthed the remains of the two adult mammoths, along with two juveniles and an infant.
Thought Question: Describe a social cause that you feel passionate about. Where does your passion stem from?
In Ethiopia, Anaa Jibicho’s two older brothers died from drinking contaminated water. His friend, Lamah Bility, walked three miles barefoot every day in Liberia to draw water from a river. His family boiled the water before using it.
Mike Reynolds got more than a few quizzical looks when he started building houses out of garbage in the high desert in New Mexico in the early 1970s. “They were talking about a freak on the mesa in New Mexico building buildings out of garbage,” the 76-year-old tells The Washington Post. “That was scandalous.”
A beautiful coral reef stretching for two miles has been discovered off the coast of Tahiti in the Pacific Ocean’s “twilight zone." The find is raising hopes that more similar discoveries at extreme depths are awaiting scientists.
Conor Ryan, a self-described “whale nerd,” could not believe his eyes as he floated around last week in a boat near the Antarctic Peninsula. Before him lay a glorious sight: roughly 1,000 fin whales swimming in the deep blue sea waters.
The eruption of a volcano sent a huge cloud of ash, gas, and steam more than 12 miles into the air. The explosion caused a tsunami. It hit the island nation of Tonga. The island is in the South Pacific Ocean.
A powerful winter storm named Izzy dumped more than a foot of snow on some eastern and Midwestern states on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. That came after the storm lashed the East Coast over the weekend.
For such a colorful creature, the blanket octopus is really hard to see. Only a handful of people have spotted the sea animal in the wild. That makes it one of the rarest sightings in the marine world.
Thought Question: What is one small step you could take today to reduce the amount of plastic you use?
If you see all those water or soda bottles rolling around the street and it makes you think your fellow Americans must be the most wasteful plastic users on the planet, you would not be wrong. In fact, the US generates more plastic waste than any other country.