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An attorney for four salt dome operators in Assumption Parish charged Tuesday that Assessor Wayne "Cat" Blanchard is abusing due process rules and ignoring state law in a push to assign new values to underground salt dome caverns.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
'Hobbit' villains suffer from vitamin D deficiency, researcher says
"The Hobbit" dragon Smaug may be suffering from more than a bad attitude as he sulks around in his subterranean cave dwelling.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
Supervolcano beneath Yellowstone: Planet could be destroyed by eruption
Yellowstone National Park, located in the United States, is home to a super volcano where seismic activity creates geysers and hot springs.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
California Computer News
Beneath Yellowstone's Super Volcano
It's the awe-inspiring pride of the United States - and it harbors a deadly power that could kill us all.
SSE Gets Scottish Approval for Hydropower, Energy-Storage Plant
SSE Plc gained approval from the Scottish government to build a 600-megawatt hydropower plant that will also be able to store surplus energy.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Inquest into German tourist's drowning death adjourned
The findings of a coronial inquest, into the death of a German tourist at a far north swimming spot, will be handed down next year.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
'No Place On Earth' is a fascinating tale of survival
In 1993, American spelunker Chris Nicola was exploring caves in the Ukraine when he came upon an astonishing discovery.
Supervolcano turns out to be double the size
The natural beauty and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park attract thousands of tourists from all over the world on a yearly basis, but not far below the surface is an increasingly large chamber of molten hot magma that could erupt at any time.
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES: Bilbo Baggins is still plodding along on his dangerous road trip to Lonely Mountain to find the Secret Door in the second edition of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Mega Cavern's new aerial adventure course offers challenging workout
Hannah Taylor flew by on a zip line before coming to a halt in a rope net. She had just come off Mega Quest, a new underground attraction in Louisville's Mega Cavern, and she was pumped.
Mega Cavern | What is it and where did it come from?
The cavern was created when millions of cubic yards of limestone were mined during the 1930s to 1980s.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
What is this YA scifi/fantasy book?
Probably released in the 80s, orange red cover with a picture of a treaded vehicle in an underground cavern.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Beyond the Beyond
All the researchers would have seen was a bunch of damp, dark rocks. "TUCSON, Ariz.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Bizarre microbes discovered in desert cave in Arizona
Scientists at the University of Arizona have discovered diverse communities of bacteria, fungi and archaea on the surface of stalactites in Kartchner Caverns, a limestone cave system in Arizona.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Richmond Daily News
Jason: Next year's vacation will hit all the Blizzard, McFlurry and Frosty hot spots
The steady drip, drip, drip of mineral-filled water building stalactites as they had over the past 30 million years or so became the background music as my family walked through the cave.
Tunnels under Rome: Ancient tunnels for secret passageways, catacombs sink Rome
Tunnels under Rome that date back to ancient times are threatening modern Rome today as the tunnels under Rome are caving in.
A living desert underground
Hidden underneath the hilly grasslands studded with ocotillos and mesquite trees in southeastern Arizona lies a world shrouded in perpetual darkness: Kartchner Caverns, a limestone cave system renowned for its untouched cave formations, sculpted over millennia by groundwater dissolving the bedrock and carving out underground rooms, and passages ... (more)
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Penn State LivesIn A Cave
After I wrote last week - mostly tongue-in-cheek - about Penn State's archaic internet linking shutdown , I received a few emails from folks inside Old Main offering up their own favorite silly Penn State policies.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
A subterranean adventure is being launched in Yeadon with the opening of a new indoor cave.
Visitors will be invited to find their way through a maze of stalactites and stalagmites in search of hidden fossils in the multi-layered cave at Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Caver who died in Harrison is remembered as skilled expert
When Tim McLain's family lays him to rest Saturday near Indianapolis, the state's most passionate cavers will gather to say good-bye to a longtime friend.