You know the enormous Ferris wheel project planned for the North Shore of Staten Island?
Elk Island is a very different type of national park. Located only 30 minutes outside of Edmonton, Elk Island is the only national park in Canada which is entirely fenced in. If this were Africa, Elk Island would probably be called a game park or a game preserve. Game is in fact the primary purpose [...]
In the North Atlantic of a galaxy a long time ago and off the coast of Ireland exists an amazing island... Read the full article on AICN Hey folks, Harry here... It was reported in Ireland today, that STAR WARS EPISODE VII is going to be shooting on Skellig Michael... Show More Summary
New York's North Brother Island is known for being a derelict, deserted place, so where did that TV come from? Kayaker Jamie Roderick was paddling down the East River when he spotted the outdoor living room setup, including a chair and an old TV. READ MORE »
New research from North Carolina State University shows that urban "heat islands" are slowly killing red maples in the southeastern United States. One factor is that researchers have found warmer temperatures increase the number of young...Show More Summary
We come to you from a small dollop of land off the Eastern coast of Australia by the name of Fraser Island. This World Heritage Site sits about 120 miles north of Brisbane in the Hervey Bay region, and is a haven for some unique flora and fauna, including native dingoes, goanna lizards, and more. Show More Summary
North Brother Island doesn't need sirens calling us to its shore, that the 13-acre island in the East River is closed to the public (and holds a lot of dark history) is intriguing enough to draw explorers there. Recently, one curious kayaker took a look around the shoreline of the island, and spotted a... is this an art installation of some kind? Our tipster writes: [ more › ]
Ranti Ogunleye, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic Studio via Global Kids In 1996 I was a freshman in high school on the North Shore of Staten Island. My brother had been recruited by Indiana University to play football so I started to wonder how I was going to get a scholarship. Show More Summary
A whale shark (Rhincodon typus). (Photo Oceana / Tim Calver) - After two attempts at nesting this summer, volunteers helped a loggerhead sea turtle missing her right rear flipper successfully lay a nest on Masonboro Island, North Carolina. The sea turtle tried to nest 15 times this summer before the volunteers were able to help her. Star News Online
At the fringe of the whale shark range, the volcanic Azore islands may play an increasing role for the north Atlantic population as sea surface temperatures rise.
At the fringe of the whale shark range, the volcanic Azore islands may play an increasing role for the north Atlantic population as sea surface temperatures rise, according to a study published July 16, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Pedro Afonso from University of the Azores and colleagues. read more
As someone who did it, I can easily say that commuting every day on the Long Island Rail Road is a particularly hellish experience. But it's about to get a lot worse, because Long Island Rail Road workers are planning to go on strike. Meaning the busiest railroad in North America is going to come to a halt. Read more...
Powdered donut poobah Robert Entenmann—whose grandfather launched the Entenmann's baked good empire—is selling his 15-building, 200-acre property in Long Island's North Fork for a whopping $25M. Even more delicious than the estates built by the Nilla wafer, Quaker Oats, and...
Torrential rains battered Japan's Okinawa islands on Wednesday as a weakened but still dangerous typhoon, leaving two dead and threatening widespread flooding as it headed for the nation's main islands. Typhoon Neoguri, a super typhoon...Show More Summary
The Coast Guard is investigating a report of a possible downed aircraft, which was found eight miles north of the Mattituck Inlet. [ more › ]
Mastodon at Terminal 5 (more by Chris La Putt) Tour junkies Mastodon just released a new album, and they'll be going once more 'round North America in support of it. Once again they'll be joined by Gojira and Kvelertak in...
Health officials closed 13 Long Island beaches to swimming because of concerns about bacteria levels. Nassau County health officials ordered 10 North Shore beaches and one on the South Shore closed Saturday, according to Newsday.
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's popular beach towns began returning to the business of recreation Saturday, after Arthur lashed the state's coast with forceful winds and heavy rain and then churned northward without leaving a trail of significant damage.
MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — The only road onto a North Carolina barrier island damaged by Hurricane Arthur is being reopened in stages.