South African surfer Brett Archibald was found by rescue crews on Wednesday after drifting unaided in the ocean for 27 hours. Archibald was travelling on a boat from from Padang, Indonesia, to the Mentawai Islands on a surf trip when he got seasick in the middle of the night and fell overboard. No one realized that he was missing until he failed to show up for breakfast the next morning
A Sydney-owned ship eventually found him, floating on his back 12 miles from the Mentawai Islands. “H... Read More
One person drowned and one is unaccounted for after an accident on a sea cliff near Australia's Noosa National Park. Police received a call at about 2:30 local time on Friday that the pair, a woman and a man, were climbing a 160-foot cliff at Noosa Heads when they slipped and fell into the ocean.
Emergency crews retrieved the woman's drowned body that afternoon but couldn't find the second person. Speaking later that afternoon, Dan King of the AGL Rescue Helicopter Service told the Australian... Read More
Flooding in the Des Plaines river could wash invasive Asian carp into Lake Michigan. In a blog post on Weather Underground, meteorologist Jeff Masters said that the river was set to experience a record flood crest on Friday, likely providing a pathway for the fish to bypass the Des Plaines River barricade, a 13-mile-long concrete barrier designed to keep them out of the lake.
Environmentalists and scientists are concerned that the carp, an omnivore with a ravenous appetite, could establish a ... Read More
Photographer: Dave Newkirk/George Spade (Big Stock)
On Sunday April 21, after 21 months in federal custody, activist Tim DeChristopher will walk out of a Salt Lake City halfway house and begin three years of probation. His first full day out of custody will be Earth Day, on which he's organized an event to livestream answers to supporters' questions after a screening of the movie "Bidder 70."
In December 2008, DeChristopher acquired the name "Bidder 70" after he entered a Utah BLM land auction and made his claim to 22,500 acres of wilderness w... Read More
Adventurer of the Year Diana Nyad will once again take to the water this weekend in Palm Springs, swimming 24 hours straight in preparation for an upcoming 48-hour charity event for Hurricane Sandy victims. And if you happen to be in the area, you can jump in the lane next to her at the Palm Springs Swim Center to share a few laps.
The first and last hours of the swim will be dedicated to the victims of Monday's Boston Marathon explosions.
Her 48-hour swim will take place in the middle of T... Read More