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Drill team seeks life two miles below the ice

Scientists are drilling down in to the Antarctic ice to seek life in a lake deep beneath the surface. The British research team will use a special dri…

One Mountain, Three Lakes, Three Colors

Kelimutu is a volcanic peak in Indonesia that has three crater lakes, each displaying water with a different color! The Lake of Old People (Tiwu Ata Mbupu) is blue, the Lake of Young Men and Maidens (Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai) is green, and the Enchanted Lake (Tiwu Ata Polo) is a dark murky color [...]

How I Became Bait for Bloodsucking Leeches

Mark Siddall is an expert on leeches. To find new species, he travels the world and wades into strange waters, offering his own flesh as bait. My expedition to Peru was especially fruitful. We started out in the Andes Mountains, elevation 16,000 feet, to look for a lake that had been recorded in the 1880s as [...]

The Nabuyatom Crater

In Kenya lies Lake Turkana, the world’s largest alkaline lake. This is the Nabuyatom Crater, a geological marvel of that lake. It’s a caldera–the remnants of a collapsed volcano. Link -via TYWKIWDBI | Photo: Christian Strebel

12 Bizarre Lakes From Around the World

From a boiling, blood-red lake in Japan to a carbon-dioxide-filled lake in Africa, these 12 bodies of water are both absolutely stunning and fascinating. Of course, just because they’re unique doesn’t mean they’re actually places you should go swimming -in fact many of them, including the two I just mentioned could outright kill you. Link

The Myths and Marvels of Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is the highest-altitude navigable lake on earth. It spans two countries and thousands of years of civilization. In fact, those who live there consider it the birthplace of the Incas. Read more about this fabled lake and see gorgeous pictures at Environmental Graffiti. Link (Image credit: Wikipedia user Skykid 123ve)

Indonesia’s Deadly Acid Volcano

Kawah Ijen is a volcanic crater lake in East Java, Indonesia. This is no ordinary lake, but a pool of sulfuric acid. Miners harvest sulfur from the caldera, carrying it miles by hand, with little to protect them from poisonous gasses. Read more about them at Environmental Graffiti. Link (Image credit: Flickr user Matthew Harrigan)

‘Lake monster’ filmed in Iceland

A snake-like creature has been filmed moving slowly through a frozen glacial lake in Iceland. Some believe the video to show evidence of the legendary…

Russian Scientists Drilling into Antarctic Lake “Lost”?

A team of Russian scientists drilling 2 miles into the ice in the middle of the Antarctic to tap the underground Vostok lake that has been untouched for 15 million years has not been [...]

Team to drill down in to Antarctic lake

Plans are going ahead to drill down through two miles of ice to get samples from a sub-glacial lake. There are more than 400 sub-glacial lakes deep do…