Nature

20 Images From NASA That Show How Real Climate Change Really Is

The planet is undergoing drastic change with regards to the climate. The ice caps are melting, hurricanes and storms are becoming more intense, various locations are experiencing greater flooding, wildfires are a more frequent occurrence, extreme droughts are eliminating whole water sources—the list goes on and on. Now, many organizations and institutions are keeping an eye on what’s going

These Pictures Perfectly Show Just How Freezing Cold It Is In Texas

The last time Texas was this cold was in 1989. With temperatures falling to below -10C (14F), the state's power grid failed, as it could not cope with the demand for electricity. Rotating power outages have been put in place by the grid operator to reduce the demand, leaving millions of people without electricity. At least 23 people died in the storm or its aftermath. Millions of people rema

The 30 Most Stunning Photos Of Nature From Last Year’s International Photo Awards

The winners of the 2020 International Photography Awards have been announced, and the nature photographs last year have shown us the scary power and incredible beauty of nature. Compete in the awards this year! The submissions are open! More info: photoawards.com #1 Two Worlds “You can not plan such conditions—it was pure luck because I was supposed to be shooting 2 km from the spot w

NASA Says 2020 Was Basically The Hottest Year on Earth Since Records Began

NASA announced Thursday that 2020 was likely the planet's hottest year on record, edging out 2016 by one-tenth of a degree Celsius. The temperatures were close enough to fall within the scientists' margin of error, so they considered it "a statistical tie." Average global temperatures in 2020 were 1.84 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius) warmer than in the 30-year average between 1951 and 198

Things to Do on Mt Hood During the Year

One of the most iconic attractions in Portland Oregon is Mount Hood. Wherever you go in the PDX area it’s hard not to miss Mount Hood because it stands at over 11,000 feet and is considered to be the highest mountain in the state of Oregon. [caption id="attachment_25214" align="alignnone" width="999"] Snow capped Mt. Hood rising high above a forest[/caption] What most people don’t know is

I Captured The Beautiful Winter In The Northern Part Of Sweden

In winter, above the polar circle, there are only a few hours of light. But I do my best to capture the different colors in the sky. More info: Instagram #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13

Giant Sea Elephant Emerges From The Ocean In Iceland

This basalt rock formation on the island of Heimaey in Southern Iceland looks just like a giant elephant or wooly mammoth dipping its trunk into the sea. Heimaey is the largest island in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago, which is a geologically young set of islands formed by volcanoes. Eldfell, a volcano on Heimaey, erupted in 1973, prompting locals to pump cold seawater onto the resulting la

9 Top Attractions & Things to Do in Mt. Hood National Forest, OR

Towering over northern Oregon and within eyesight of the streets of Portland, Mount Hood stands at 11,240 feet and is the highest mountain in the state. This dormant stratovolcano is home to ski resorts, summer recreation areas, and historic tourist attractions. It is also the centerpiece for the more than one million acres of Mt. Hood National Forest. The main attractions of Mount Hood Nat

Austria’s Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the Aqua Dome is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding landscape. This includes the spiked roof of the observation tower and the conical structure that connec

19th Century ‘Devil’s Bridge’ Uses Its Reflection to Form a Perfect Circle

At first glance, it looks as though nature has created a perfect circle that frames the gorgeous landscape of Germany's Kromlauer Park. But look a little longer and you'll realize that this stunning sight is the result of a clever optical illusion. An arched bridge called Rakotzbrücke, or devil’s bridge, is responsible for fooling your eye. Rakotzbrücke was commissioned by a knight

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