Welcome back to the Connected States, the project that involves me living in a van for a year, driving around and telling stories. After going live last week I was absolutely overwhelmed by the positive response. I received so many tips, well-wishes, and offers of help that I haven’t been able to respond to them all…
It's a real bummer to hear that 150 years of industrialization wrecked the Earth so bad that it'll take thousands to recover. It's a much bigger bummer to see the situation in real life. That's exactly what's happening in a large number of Canada's lakes, which are turning into jelly thanks to acid rain.
Staying hydrated is essential while camping, hiking or just spending time outside. Here's how to find the best water sources, then ensure their water is safe to drink.
Canada's tar sands are an unequivocal environmental nightmare, ravaging the landscape and spewing billions of gallons of toxic water into the world. Now, oil companies are claiming they've figured out what to do with all that poisonous water: Turn Alberta into one giant man-made lake district.
There's a deceptively still body of water in Tanzania with a deadly secret—it turns any animal it touches to stone. The rare phenomenon is caused by the chemical makeup of the lake, but the petrified creatures it leaves behind are straight out of a horror film.
Photographed from above it looks like a pool of melty Strawberry ice cream, but Lake Retba, which runs blood-red through Senegal, West Africa, gets its unusual color from an unusually high salt content—in some up to 40-percent!
Space buffs take note: A science project called MAPPER is seeking citizen researchers to help aide in the search for off-world life on planets like our close neighbor, Mars.
On June 4, southern Chile's Puyehue volcano erupted for the first time in 50 years. It's been spewing giant ash clouds ever since. Enough ash, it seems, to make the Nahuel Huapi Lake in neighboring Argentina an unrecognizable, soot-covered abyss, as you'll see in the above video of one diver's attempt to sift…
Matthew Brandt's photography series Lakes and Reservoirs has got me thinking. If he can collect water from every lake he shoots and use it to develop his photos later on, what can I do? Take photos in a bar and develop them using vodka?
This video shows a girl getting absolutely launched into the air from an inflatable "blob" on a lake. She lies on one end, while what has got to be a much larger man jumps down onto the other. It looks like both the most fun thing ever as well as one of the most painful when she lands. Where can I get me one of these?…