Environmental

La Rinconada Peru highest city in the world

Highest City in the World: La Rinconada, Peru

Exactly how high is the highest city in the world? How about over 3 miles? La Rinconada Peru is a rare case: an old...
Villa Epecuén

Villa Epecuén: Argentina Town Buried Underwater for 25 Years

About 570 kilometers southwest of Buenos Aires lies the remains of a deserted resort town on the coast of Laguna Epecuén in Argentina. Named...

Texas City Disaster: Deadliest Industrial Accident in U.S. History

Across the bay from Galveston in Texas is Texas City, a busy port with convenient access to Houston and the Gulf of Mexico. In...

Largest Ship Graveyard in the World: Nouadhibou, Mauritania

Extending from the west coast of Africa is Ras Nouadhibou, a small peninsula shared by Mauritania and Western Sahara. The east side of the...

The Most Contaminated Place on Earth: Chelyabinsk-40

Outside of the Chernobyl incident, we seldom hear about the nuclear laboratories and test facilities of the former U.S.S.R. One particular installation – Chelyabinsk-40...

The Disappearing Aral Sea

Over one hundred ships are mysteriously abandoned in this desert in central Asia. You rub your eyes, but it's not an optical illusion; no...