Creux du Van: A Natural Rocky Arena in Switzerland

Creux du Van: A Natural Rocky Arena in Switzerland

Located on the border of the Swiss cantons of Neuchâtel and Vaud is "Creux du Van", a scenic, horseshoe-shaped limestone cliff of enormous proportions. The vertical rock face is 160 meters high and surrounds a valley that is 4 km long and 1.4 km...

The Granite Dells of Prescott, Arizona

The Granite Dells of Prescott, Arizona

Located outside the city of Prescott in the US state of Arizona, is a unique geological formation called Granite Dells, consisting of massive granite boulders that have eroded into rounded bumpy and unusual shapes giving the rocks a rippled appearance....

Flysch Formation in Zumaia

Flysch Formation in Zumaia

Flysch is a sedimentary rock formed by the alternate deposition of thin layers of silt and sandstone, found near shorelines that were rapidly experiencing changes in sea level. They are formed underwater along the continental shelf when the area undergoes...

Artist Uses Plants to Create Larger-Than-Life Replica of Famous Van Gogh Paintin

Artist Uses Plants to Create Larger-Than-Life Replica of Famous Van Gogh Paintin

Stan Herd, a Kansas-based landscape artist, recently completed his very own museum-worthy masterpiece. Only, it can’t be moved because it’s actually made out of plants growing in a field!...

CHINESE COMPANY WILL TRAIN U.S. COAL MINERS FOR A FUTURE IN CLEAN WIND ENERGY

CHINESE COMPANY WILL TRAIN U.S. COAL MINERS FOR A FUTURE IN CLEAN WIND ENERGY

Coal has dominated global energy markets for decades, however, the sector is changing both domestically and abroad. At a news conference in Wyoming, a Chinese wind-turbine manufacturer announced it would be offering free wind farm technician training to l...

IJsseloog: A Sludge Storage Tank in the Middle of a Lake

IJsseloog: A Sludge Storage Tank in the Middle of a Lake

IJsseloog, or the “Eye of IJssel”, is an enormous circular pit in the middle of Ketelmeer lake in the mouth of the river IJssel, in the province of Flevoland, the Netherlands. The pit is one kilometer across and 45 meters deep and functions as a storage t...

THE WORLD’S LARGEST FLOATING SOLAR POWER PLANT JUST WENT ONLINE IN CHINA

THE WORLD’S LARGEST FLOATING SOLAR POWER PLANT JUST WENT ONLINE IN CHINA

China has announced that the largest floating photovoltaic (PV) facility on earth has finally been completed and connected to the local power grid. Long reviled for its carbon emission record, this is the Chinese government’s latest achievement in its ong...

Stingray City, Grand Cayman

Stingray City, Grand Cayman

Stingray City is an area of shallow sandbars in the North Sound of Grand Cayman, in Cayman Islands, in western Caribbean Sea. It’s Cayman Islands’ most popular tourist attraction where southern stingrays are found in abundance and visitors can pet and int...

Ailsa Craig And Its Curling Stones

Ailsa Craig And Its Curling Stones

Ailsa Craig is a small granite island in the Firth of Clyde, about 16 kilometers off the coast of Scotland. The island, also known as “Paddy’s Milestone” for its location halfway between Glasgow and Belfast, was a haven for Catholics during the Scottish R...

China’s Surreal Firefly-Themed Park Comes Alive at Night

China’s Surreal Firefly-Themed Park Comes Alive at Night

If your childhood memories are filled with summers spent chasing fireflies, then you’re going to love this new theme park in China. It’s completely dedicated to the glowing insects that naturally illuminate their habitat at night....