rivers

If You’re Missing A Colossal Disk Of Ice, This City In Maine Definitely Found It

This week in the city of Westbrook, Maine, a huge, rotating circle of ice formed on the Presumpscot River. While it seems like it could be an omen of the impending apocalypse or a particularly low-effort attempt at a crop circle by extraterrestrials, in reality it appears to be another…

Scientists Think They Know Why The Caspian Sea Is Shrinking

Scientists Think They Know Why The Caspian Sea Is Shrinking

The Caspian Sea is about as strange as a body of water gets. Its surface still sits 27.5m below sea level, and water doesn’t flow out of it — it’s isolated from the oceans, and relies on a series of Asian rivers to maintain its levels.

Map Of America’s River Basins Show The Nation’s Hidden Beauty

Map Of America’s River Basins Show The Nation’s Hidden Beauty

Image Cache: As the US election nears, America can at times feel like a hideous and hateful place. Let this map of the United States’ river basins made by Imgur user Fejetlenfej remind you that, at the very least, it can be beautiful. Fejetlenfej — a geographer who sells their…