Nature Trust purchases lands for protection near Keremeos provincial park, including iconic geological columns – Penticton News

Photo: Nature Trust The Nature Trust of British Columbia has secured some historical landmarks throughout the Similkameen Valley for conservation thanks to the help of many donors. Over 194 hectares of historically and ecologically important land, including the Keremeos Columns formation which is adjacent to the 20-hectare Keremeos Columns Provincial Park, has increased the size … Read more

Iconic British Corals Predicted To Be Resilient to Climate Change

Pink sea fan. Credit: Jamie Stevens An iconic coral species found in UK waters could expand its range due to climate change, according to a new study. The pink sea fan is a soft coral that lives in shallow waters from the western Mediterranean (southern range) to northwest Ireland and the southwest of England and … Read more

Maui’s Iconic Waves Break With the Crushing Speed of a Freight Train

October 3, 2018. (Click image for wider, high-resolution view.) When large waves break in Māʻalaea Bay, they do so with the crushing speed of a freight train. “Freight Trains” and “Jaws” may sound like summertime movie blockbusters, but the names belong to two of Maui’s most iconic waves. They are revered by surfers for good … Read more

An ‘Iconic Headland’ | The UCSB Current

Perched upon the Pacific Coast in sunny Goleta, UC Santa Barbara has an enviable campus that provides a unique suite of opportunities to the community, including dorm-side surfing, on-site marine research and scenic views of the Santa Barbara Channel. This was not always the case. The seaside location was originally home to thousands of Chumash … Read more

Australia Just Listed The Iconic Koala as ‘Endangered’ in Several States

Australia officially listed koalas across a swathe of its eastern coast as “endangered” on Friday, with the marsupials fighting to survive the impact of bushfires, land-clearing, drought and disease. Conservationists said koala populations had crashed in much of eastern Australia over the past two decades, warning that they were now sliding towards extinction. Environment Minister … Read more

What happened at the Arecibo Observatory? New inquiry launched into iconic telescope’s collapse.

It’s been more than a year since scientists lost one of the most iconic telescopes ever built – and yet the collapse of the famed Arecibo Observatory remains something of a mystery. Nestled into the jungle of Puerto Rico, the Arecibo Observatory‘s jewel was its vast radio dish, spanning 1,000 feet (305 meters) across and … Read more

New ‘Aliens Artbook’ celebrates the 35th anniversary of James Cameron’s iconic sci-fi sequel

Director James Cameron had some legendary shoes to fill when he took on the daunting task of filming a sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1979 masterpiece “Alien”. But in 1986, Cameron stepped up for the occasion and prepared a cinematic juggernaut in “Aliens” which is one of the best followed in Hollywood history and launched a … Read more