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Possum and Ukelady Continue To Own Virginia

Day 104: July 9th – 1.7 miles We woke up in the most comfortable bed, showered, and ate a cereal breakfast. Grace’s cousin, Bob, was leaving around 8 AM for work so he drove us back to the James River crossing. During the ride Kallena and I played a card game about bluffing that neither......

Old Barracks Museum in Trenton, New Jersey

While Hessians were sleeping away in these barracks, raised in 1758, General George Washington and 2,400 Revolutionary soldiers were crossing the icy Delaware River to start the First Battle of Trenton. Built to house 300 soldiers during...Show More Summary

Trust us with the Thames’ Heritage

The Garden Bridge Trust has a simple aim – to give Londoners and visitors to London a green space thriving on a bridge crossing the River Thames. To do this, the Trust will need to build supports and other structures into the riverbed,...Show More Summary

Shippers Demand Probe of Abandoned Calabar Port Dredging

The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) in Cross River State has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the N20 billion contract awarded to Calabar Channel Management

“Happiness for a Fish” by Max Gladstone

Zhuangzi and Huizi cross a bridge over the Hao river. Minnows dart below, silvery and swift. Zhuangzi leans so far over the railing he almost falls. “They swim about so freely—they go wherever they like. That’s happiness, for a fish.” Huizi crosses his arms; he realizes he’s wrinkling his silk gown, and crosses his arms... Show More Summary

Wildlife Spotting: Tourist Captures First Crossing Of Great Wildebeest Migration!

A tourist from New York was able to capture the first Mara River crossings of the Great Migration this week.

Thousands tread through Han River to commemorate Chairman Mao's famous swim

2 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Some 1,200 people gathered in Xiangyang, Hubei province this past Sunday to swim across the Han River, a tributary of the Yangtze River, which Mao Zedong had historically crossed 49 years ago. [ more › ]

Dr. Gridlock: See which Potomac River crossings need the most relief

A Virginia Department of Transportation study recommends that the state work with Maryland to address traffic congestion on the American Legion Bridge, but its numbers also make a good case for relieving the Rosslyn tunnel transit jam.Read full article >>

WA: County Chair Candidates Weigh in on Transportation Issues

July 13--Transportation in a post-Columbia River Crossing world remains a political litmus test in Clark County. Projects along Interstate 5 and other roads that run through the state, as well as multistate projects such as the failed CRC project, have drawn often controversial responses from county leaders. Show More Summary

Short Story Saturday

An old man with steel rimmed spectacles and very dusty clothes sat by the side of the road. There was a pontoon bridge across the river and carts, trucks, and men, women and children were crossing it. The mule-drawn carts staggered up the steep bank from the bridge with soldiers helping push against the spokes of the wheels. Show More Summary


3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Badass Digest

Make sure you have an entire box of tissues ready for this wonderful, heartbreaking documentary. Read more...

Seeing Fog Trickle Down A Cliff Is Like Watching A Waterfall Of Ghosts

Video: I can’t decide what I think this stream of fog looks like more. Is it a waterfall of ghosts diving off a cliff? A river of angels crossing dimensions? A giant snake made of clouds creeping on the Earth? Because the simple explanation of fog trickling down a waterfall isn’t supernatural enough for me. Show More Summary

100 Wonders: Where The Bridges Are Grown

Building things in the world's wettest place is difficult:Wood rots, metal rusts, and stone crumbles with all of that moisture. However, finding a way to cross the fast flowing mountain rivers was important. The Khasi tribe of Cherrapuni, India, however, found a rather brilliant solution. Show More Summary

The Kennebec River Ferry on the Appalachian Trail

Northbound hikers on the Appalachian Trail reach the Kennebec River at mile 2037.6 (as of 2015.) This is the widest unbridged water crossing on the trail, 70 yards wide, with a swift and powerful current. As a result of upstream damn releases, the depth and current of the river can surge quickly and unpredictably. One hiker […]            

Via Drone, Group Delivers Abortion Pills to Poland

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

The world’s first “abortion drone” left Frankfurt, Germany, crossed the Oder river and landed in the small town of Slubice, Poland on Saturday morning. Its mission: to circumvent Poland’s highly restrictive pregnancy termination laws,...Show More Summary

Caratunk to Stratton – The Bigelow Range

Things are moving along. This stretch is about 37 miles and has the first of the “big” Maine mountains (I mean besides Katahdin, of course). Crossing the Kennebec was interesting. The current in that river is very strong. The ferryman takes two hikers at a time. In spite of his vigorous paddling, the canoe moves......

LAFF 2015: 'Out of My Hand,' 'Don't Cross That River' win top prizes

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

A drama about a Liberian plantation worker beginning a new life in New York City and a documentary about a Korean couple who have been married for 76 years claimed the top prizes at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Wednesday.

3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

Jordan Davis was born Feb 16, 1995. Contrary to his belief, he was not named after the basketball legend Michael Jordan. His mom Lucia McBath insists she named him after the crossing over of the Jordan River, symbolizing a new beginning. Show More Summary

East River Ferry Gangway Collapse Blamed On Bad Weld Job

Ever since Greenpoint's East River Ferry gangway at India Street collapsed into frigid winter waters last February?just moments after morning commuters crossed it?local lawmakers have grumbled about the lack of explanation from RedSky Capital, the dock's private owner. [ more › ]

The Trash

I’ve been thinking a good bit more about trash this summer and had the chance to check out two interesting assemblages of modern trash in the Argolid in our first week of field work. The first was at a crossing of the Inachos River in our 2014 survey area. The scatter of modern trash extends… Read More ?

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