What if we found the way to drain all the Earth's oceans through some mysterious portal at the bottom of the Mariana Trench?
This abandoned island prison remains as a reminder of struggles in the past.
For decades a small Scottish island was a classified death trap after WWII-era testing of biological agents left it completely uninhabitable.
Earth’s continents are currently keeping a safe distance from one another, but what if they did slam together again, Pangaea-style?
From stomach-churning heights to finger-freezing cold, our planet is packed with plenty of places where the middle ground doesn’t exist.
Canadian beavers are chewing their way through the forests of South America and leaving an irreparable swath of destruction in their wake.
Imagine yourself waking up one morning at the crack of 10 a.m., pulling back the bedroom curtains with your usual aplomb and finding yourself staring...
The greatest pirate story ever told isn't the Pirates of the Caribbean movies; it has already occurred—300 years ago. It is the story of Port Royal.
Earth’s oceans are hiding deep secrets waiting to erupt. There are millions of volcanos underwater, each a potential island in the making.
Africa’s black-footed cat may look cute and fluffy, but it’s one of nature’s deadliest hunters just waiting to strike.
Western Sahara is home to a fortified wall 16 times longer than what used to divide Berlin. It’s also dropped millions of landmines into the mix.
If someone tells you, “When in doubt, light it on fire,” and they’re referring to a huge crater leaking natural gas, don’t listen to them.
Thanks to climate change, glaciers are receding at an alarming rate. As the ice continues to disappear, morbid secrets are being unearthed.
Climate change is playing a destructive role in the annual migration of animals across the Serengeti-a trek vital to both humans and beasts.
Conspiracies, fakery and lots of Photoshop: some people still believe the world is flat, and they have the theories to (not) prove it.
There's a place on Earth so deep underwater it's an environment of extremes no human could survive yet other life forms manage to thrive.
How far would you go to show your gratitude to a friend for saving your life? Meet a penguin who keeps returning to the man who saved his.
The world's deepest well has been drilled 13,000 feet beneath Antarctic ice. Why? What's being found will help in the search for life in space.
Stuck in a bubble of boredom and need some escapist relief? Join us on a tour of some of the most remote locales on Planet Earth.
African nations are planting a continent-crossing Great Green Wall made entirely of vegetation and providing food security for millions.
Part conservation effort, part labor of love, Jadav Payeng has single-handedly reforested a small inland island in India by planting a tree a day for...
It's astounding what life will do to adapt and survive, no matter the environmental extremes it's surrounded by.
An accidental fire in an underground coal mine has been burning since 1962, forcing residents to abandon their homes and leaving Centralia a ghost...
Regardless of your political beliefs or your thoughts on the current U.S. administration's plans for the America/Mexico border, one thing is clear:...
China has its eyes on a very big economic prize and it's dangling the proverbial golden carrot of a reward in front of the nations it would like to...
Lost tourist says monkeys dropped fruit, led him to shelter during nine days in the rainforest. He’d vanished without a trace from a camp just before...
Politics and country borders change all the time, but the actual physical layout of the planet was presumed to be constant, right?
Drones capture high-definition images of the spectacular yet dangerous Marum Crater of Ambrym in Vanuatu.
These are the islands in our dreams. The dots on our globe that we know nothing about. Each has its own bizarre story of isolation, adventure and...
While Miami certainly faces its challenges, there are a few things they are doing mostly right, and one of these things is engineering new ecosystems...