Environmental

Montserrat

Plymouth, Montserrat: Pompeii of the Caribbean

For centuries, the Georgian-era town of Plymouth served as the main port for Montserrat, a part of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies....
https://sometimes-interesting.com/2013/04/08/the-last-house-on-holland-island/

The Last House on Holland Island

Built in 1888, this Victorian home from a different era has braved the elements and fought shoreline erosion on Holland Island in Chesapeake Bay...

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...
Guiyu China electronic waste dump of the world

Electronic Waste Dump of the World: Guiyu, China

Ever wonder where those old used computers end up? How about all those old CRT monitors, cell phones, keyboards, and PDAs? We’re told when...

St. Francis Dam: Worst U.S. Engineering Disaster of the 20th Century

The collapse of the St. Francis Dam in 1928 is one of the worst catastrophes of the twentieth century. Today it is an engineering...
Kantubek Russia

Abandoned Anthrax: Vozrozhdeniye Island

The Aral Sea was known as “the Sea of Islands,” and once upon a time this camp – now in the middle of the desert...