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Salt Lake City Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Salt Lake City Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Once a paradise for native hunter gatherers, then a safe haven for pioneers seeking religious freedom, today Salt Lake City is a sparkling metropolis, offering some of the wildest outdoor adventures in the USA. Salt Lake City is just a four-hour flight from New York and a 2-hour flight from L.A. Cradled in a basin …

One of the Worst Man-Made Disasters in History

One of the Worst Man-Made Disasters in History

NARRATOR: 1957. 70 miles from Venice, amid the cliffs and gorges of Italy’s Vajont River Valley, work begins on the Vajont Hydroelectric Dam. Crucial to the dam’s operation is a vast reservoir that can hold 44 billion gallons of water. Ever since the filling of the reservoir in early 1960, enormous cracks have begun appearing …

The Mystery of the Eocene’s Lethal Lake

The Mystery of the Eocene’s Lethal Lake

47 million years ago, the world was a hothouse. Lush jungles covered much of the globe, stretching far from the equator, and they were rife with mammals. This was life in the Eocene Epoch. And around a quiet lake in what’s now Germany, a typical scene was unfolding in late spring. Crocodiles patrolled the waters. …