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Aboard RMS St. Helena in the Vast South Atlantic: Getting Really, Truly, Terminally Away From It All on the Looney Front (Part 4)

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.18.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

After two and a half days at sea with nothing but the vast expanse of the sometimes grey, sometimes blue Atlantic tossing out in all directions, a rugged mountainous mass with sharp pointed pinnacles, deep folds and narrow ravines looms out of the dawn haze and clouds, a brilliant yellow sun gilding all.

RMS St. Helena, Last of the Storied Royal Mail Ships: Getting Really, Truly, Terminally Away From It All on the Looney Front (Part 3)

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Once they proudly sailed the seven seas, mighty traveling hotels, carrying both passengers and cargo to the furthest outposts of the British Empire, earning their prestigious title of RMS (Royal Mail Ship) by dint of carrying His or Her Britannic Majesty's mail to his or her farthest-flung subjects.

Northwestern Namibia's Splendid Isolation

Mark Sissons | Posted 10.08.2014 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Portuguese sailors who risked washing up on its deadly shore called this desolate region that runs north from of the coastal resort town of Swakopmund to the Angolan border the "The Gates of Hell." The Bushmen called it "The Land God Made in Anger." The Skeleton Coast is all those things, but undeniably beautiful too.

Magnitude-7.0 Earthquake Strikes Off Falkland Islands

AP | Posted 11.25.2013 | World

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-7.0 earthquake has struck in the South Atlantic, southwest of the dispute...

New Study: Overfishing Costs Southeast and Gulf Regions Millions Per Year

Lee Crockett | Posted 11.05.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Conserving our ocean fish populations is a prudent economic investment. The converse is also true: Overfishing is bad economic policy.

The Bottom Line: New Year's Resolution 2012: Let's Gain Weight in the Ocean

Lee Crockett | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

One of the most popular New Year's resolutions for Americans is to lose weight. But for the fish in America's oceans, we need to resolve to help them gain weight.

Solar EMP and the Mystery of Air France 447

Lawrence E. Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lawrence E. Joseph

By scientific consensus, solar EMP blasts will next climax in ferocity and frequency late in 2012 or early 2013. Might be a good idea to harden sensitive electronic components before then.

Rule, Britannia? UK To Lay Claim To Vast Swaths Of South Atlantic

The Guardian (U.K.) | Owen Bowcott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Britain is preparing territorial claims on tens of thousands of square miles of the Atlantic Ocean floor around the Falklands, Ascension Island and Ro...