Environmental

Star Dust

What Happened to the Star Dust?

When it comes to airline crashes, few have posed as many unanswered questions as the Star Dust. Originally scheduled to fly from Buenos Aires,...
Salton Sea

Accidental Bodies of Water: The Salton Sea

In 1904 there was no Salton Sea. The Salton sink occupied the vast expanse of land 40 miles south of Palm Springs, California with...
Lake Vostok

The Largest Underground Lake in the World: Lake Vostok

There are more than 140 lakes underneath the glaciers in Antarctica. The largest is Lake Vostok, located 13,100 ft (4,000 m) beneath the Russian...
Centralia

The Ground is Smoking in Centralia, Pennsylvania

Centralia was incorporated as a borough in 1866 when coal was discovered in the area. Coal mining gave birth to the town and it...

Henry Ford’s Failed Town: Fordlândia

Henry Ford was a mastermind of efficiency. It wasn't so much what he invented, it was how he made things better. His successes in...

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...