Vast Ice Age cave system discovered underneath Montreal

December 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Green

Walking the streets of Montreal , Canada, you’d probably never guess a cave system lurked 10 meters below. But that’s exactly what two speleologists, or cave experts, recently discovered. Daniel Caron and Luc Le Blanc found a 15,000-year-old network of caverns that might have formed as glaciers receded during Earth’s last Ice Age . They think it’s possible that no person had ever set foot inside these caves until now. Back in 1812, the Saint Léonard cave beneath Pie-XII Park was discovered. But cave experts wondered if there was more. Caron and Le Blanc, both amateur explorers, found a vast network in October after drilling through the limestone walls of the existing cave to expose a spacious chamber which branches off into several passages winding beneath the Saint-Leonard borough. Related: Magical New Zealand cave is illuminated by luminescent glowworms The cave system could have formed as pressure from colossal glaciers split the rock . The explorers uncovered between 250 and 500 meters (820 to 1,640 feet) of caves, according to The Canadian Press , although they think the actual dimensions are even longer. The furthest reaches extend to the Montreal water table, Caron said. Rock climbing equipment is necessary to explore some passages, and some may need more rock-breaking for a team to go inside. The team was stopped by water and could only partially explore one of the passages via an inflatable raft, but they aim to explore more in the dry season when the water level hopefully lowers. As the explorers only reached the system by drilling, they think it’s likely no other human beings have ever walked inside these caves. Caron said every caver’s dream is to find a place no one’s been before. He told The Canadian Press, “Normally you have to go to the moon to find that kind of thing.” Via National Geographic and The Canadian Press

View post: 
Vast Ice Age cave system discovered underneath Montreal

Creative DIY gifts you can make yourself

December 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Making your own DIY gifts this holiday season is a smart way to ensure that your present will be one-of-a-kind, and it doesn’t hurt that it’ll probably save you some cash too. We’ve rounded up a list of cool and creative homemade presents for the holiday season from tricked out terrariums to make-it-yourself lip balm to custom cat pillows . Check out our DIY Gift Guide to see them all! + DIY GIFT IDEAS

View post:
Creative DIY gifts you can make yourself

Cave-digging artist hand-carves sandstone into extraordinary subterranean homes

February 18, 2016 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Cave-digging artist hand-carves sandstone into extraordinary subterranean homes

Read the rest of Cave-digging artist hand-carves sandstone into extraordinary subterranean homes

More:
Cave-digging artist hand-carves sandstone into extraordinary subterranean homes

Shockingly, authorities arrest activists, instead of people responsible for the Aliso Canyon methane gas leak

February 18, 2016 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Shockingly, authorities arrest activists, instead of people responsible for the Aliso Canyon methane gas leak

The California State Patrol has arrested two people in connection with the massive methane leak in Southern California’s Aliso Canyon , but many residents who had to leave their homes near the leaking underground gas storage site think the wrong people are in custody. Instead of busting company executives and engineers who are responsible for the massive methane gas leak, the CSP arrested two protesters who draped banners on the headquarters of the California Public Utilities Commission. The protesters draped banners to highlight the lax regulatory environment that enabled the spill — similar to the political culture that enabled the water poisoning in Flint . But unbelievably, the activists are now the ones going to jail. Read the rest of Shockingly, authorities arrest activists, instead of people responsible for the Aliso Canyon methane gas leak

See the original post:
Shockingly, authorities arrest activists, instead of people responsible for the Aliso Canyon methane gas leak

Homo sapiens and Neanderthals lived together 55,000 years ago

February 2, 2015 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Homo sapiens and Neanderthals lived together 55,000 years ago

Amateur speleologists stumbled upon an ancient partial skull  that indicates Homo sapiens were living alongside Neanderthals in the Middle East. The 55,000-year-old incomplete cranium was found deep in a cave in Israel . This find fills a missing part of the story about how Homo sapiens evolved and traveled from Africa to Europe. Read the rest of Homo sapiens and Neanderthals lived together 55,000 years ago Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ancient , archaeologists , archaeology , artifact , bones , cave , cranium , early man , fossil , homo sapiens , human , interbreeding , Israel , neanderthals , skull

See the original post here: 
Homo sapiens and Neanderthals lived together 55,000 years ago

This Amazing Cave Home in France Cost Just One Euro

September 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on This Amazing Cave Home in France Cost Just One Euro

Read the rest of This Amazing Cave Home in France Cost Just One Euro Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alexis Lamoureux , Amboise , cave , cave home , Chez Hélène-Amboise Troglodyte , france , French cave home , grotto , Loire Valley , Lotte van Riel , renovations , stone , troglodyte

Continued here:
This Amazing Cave Home in France Cost Just One Euro

The Summer Cave is a Tranquil Italian Restaurant Tucked into a Cozy Sea Cave

August 6, 2012 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on The Summer Cave is a Tranquil Italian Restaurant Tucked into a Cozy Sea Cave

Read the rest of The Summer Cave is a Tranquil Italian Restaurant Tucked into a Cozy Sea Cave Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cave , eco design , green design , Grotta Palasezze , hotel , italy , mediterranean sea , sea cave , Southern Italy , sustainable design , tourism

See the rest here:
The Summer Cave is a Tranquil Italian Restaurant Tucked into a Cozy Sea Cave

Geologists Explore Giant Crystals in Fated Cave

January 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Geologists Explore Giant Crystals in Fated Cave

Giant crystals dwarf researchers in the Crystal Cave. Photo via veoverde It seems like a Hollywood movie set; perhaps a place for Superman to get a little alone time–but Mexico’s Cave of Crystals is no artificial wonder. Discovered in 2000 when silver miners broke through a wall in a mineshaft, the cave features crystals measuring 30 feet, the largest in the world

Go here to read the rest: 
Geologists Explore Giant Crystals in Fated Cave

Bad Behavior has blocked 1130 access attempts in the last 7 days.