Death Valley Set an All-Time Heat Record for the Planet This Past Weekend

This past weekend was a potentially record-breaking one in Death Valley, where thermometers soared to incredible heights. In fact, the official temperature in the national park, which is the lowest and hottest point in the western hemisphere, hit an all time high, not just for the region itself, but possibly the entire planet. According to … Read more

Adventure Quickies: Italian Town Threatened By Melting Ice, Good News for Antarctic Penguins, and More

This is my weekly round-up of stories, gear deals and reviews, and travel blog posts that I simply couldn’t find the time or space to share elsewhere. Think of it as a recap of the things you might have missed over the past seven days, but will likely still find very interesting. Here are some … Read more

Video: How One Company is Giving Discarded Fishing Nets a New Lease on Life

We’ve all heard the stories about how under siege our planet’s oceans are at the moment. Microplastics, trash, and a wide array of other items are causing major environmental problems and a are having a dramatic impact on sea creatures great and small. One of the worst offenders are discarded fishing nets, which can ensnare … Read more

The South Pole and Svalbard are Getting Hit Hard by Climate Change

There was bad new on the climate change front this week as we’ve learned that two locations that we suspected would be hit hard by warming temperatures are actually finding that the mercury is rising even faster than expected. This could be an indication that we’ve already approached the tipping point that scientists have been … Read more

Thanks to Pandemic Lockdown, Everest is Now Visible From 125 Miles Away

The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been especially good news for most of us, with more than 9 million people infected worldwide and a death toll now approaching 500,000. But the almost-global lockdown that has come as a result of the spread of the virus has had some profound effects on the environment. With fewer cars on … Read more

Has the Mystery of Antarctica’s Ice Loss Been Solved?

One of the most compelling mysteries about our changing planet over the past five years has been the sudden and dramatic drop in ice surrounding Antarctica. Prior to 2015, the ice that encased the frozen continent defied expectations and bucked the trend of other cold environments around the planet by actually growing in size. While … Read more