Mariana Trench

he Mariana Trench is part of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana subduction system that forms the boundary between two tectonic plates. In this system, the western edge of one plate, the Pacific Plate, is subducted (i.e., thrust) beneath the smaller Mariana Plate that Read more ›

Kyoto Kamogawa River

The Kamo River (鴨川 Kamo-gawa, duck river – see onomastics) is located in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The riverbanks are popular walking spots for residents and tourists. In summer, restaurants open balconies looking out to the river. There are pathways running Read more ›

Heavy snow in Japan

About 430 people were stuck on a train overnight in Japan because of heavy snow that blanketed much of the country’s Japan Sea coast, a railway official said Friday.

Headwaters Wilderness

The Headwaters Wilderness in Wisconsin The ‘headwaters’ in the name of this wilderness area refers to the Pine River, where forested bogs and swamps make up an ecosystem that’s open to hiking, though there are few marked trails. Headwaters Wilderness Read more ›