(No idea when I wrote most of this, but I finished it today.)
Next time you go up the 5 through the Grapevine, and come to the place where Highway 138 comes in, you’re crossing the San Andreas Fault. 1,126 more words
Sierra reminds us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. While keeping some parts of America free from roads and industrial development is something to celebrate, the concept underpinning this legislation is based on a fictional narrative, which would be amusing if it weren’t clouding the vision for managing these lands. 1,035 more words
The oldest living thing in the world is between 400,000-600,000 years old.
It is theSiberian Actino Bacteria which is living deep in the permafrost.
Or consider the Pando, a Populus Tremuloides tree which (technically a clonal tree colony) which is considered to be around 80,000 years old. 501 more words