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Could an Octopus Really Be Terrorizing Oklahoma’s Lakes?

Could an Octopus Really Be Terrorizing Oklahoma’s Lakes?

TULSA, Okla.–As the rate of unexplained drowning deaths has reportedly crept up in Oklahoma’s placid lakes, some observers have turned to an unusual explanation: a freshwater octopus.

December 19, 2013 — Katherine Harmon Courage
As a River Runs Dry

As a River Runs Dry

Just outside of Thomaston Ga., a red dirt driveway winds its way through a forest of sweet gums, oaks, pines and beech trees, marking the lone driven track on a large swath of land.

August 31, 2013 — Robynne Boyd

Learning the Language of Rivers, Part 1: A History of Confusion

Rivers, my friends, are geologically fascinating entities. They come in a variety of styles. And if you don't speak their language, they may kill you. Also, here in the Pacific Northwest they've interacted with volcanoes in intriguing ways. Additionally, they are beautiful. Reasons enough to learn their lingo, eh?

March 3, 2016
Music Steeped in the Wilds of Canada

Music Steeped in the Wilds of Canada

Eighteen years ago this July, a group of 14 adventurers unloaded tents, gear, food, canoes, and two guitars from the back of a big old bus and loaded them into 7 canoes in a nondescript boat launch outside of Yellowknife, NWT.

April 25, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

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