At 200 MPH, Hurricane Patricia Is Now the Strongest Tropical Cyclone Ever Recorded

Shortly after midnight on October 23, 2015, a group of courageous men and women flew into the center of Hurricane Patricia and landed in the history books. With measured winds of 200 MPH, Hurricane Patricia became the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded anywhere on Earth. Let that sink in for a moment. »10/23/15 7:15am10/23/15 7:15am


Hawaii Is Slipping Back Into Drought, and El Niño Could Make It Worse

Hawaii is typically a place people think of with a wistful sigh: tropical beaches, lush greenery, and weather so reliable the forecast hardly budges. The fiftieth state has had a hard time living up to that third point, and the state’s long-lasting drought could return and get worse if El Niño lives up to its bluster. »7/21/15 7:40pm7/21/15 7:40pm

How China Is Making Tiny Islands Inhabitable With Huge Floating Docks

The Spratly Islands are basically mounds of sand in the middle of the South China Sea, some of them barely tall enough to reach above the water. But China is hell-bent on making them inhabitable, even drawing up plans for floating energy and water plants. It has nothing to do with the islands themselves and everything… »10/31/14 2:45pm10/31/14 2:45pm

Home Floating Over the Pacific Brings Peace, Insane Envy

It may not be crazy high-tech architecture, but there's something about this Chilean home hanging over the Pacific that has me glued to the screen with a mixed feeling of complete awe, peace, and envy. The materials, the clean design, the floor plan, the breathtaking views, all of it, make it the perfect place I want… »6/30/08 6:14am6/30/08 6:14am