Category Archives: PLACE

Denali National Park

February 19, 1917

Illustrated Kevin Contreras Denali National Park and Preserve is a national park and preserve located in Interior Alaska, centered on Denali (Mount McKinley), the highest mountain in North America. The park encompasses more than 6 million acres (24,500 km²), of which … Continue reading

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Deepwater Horizon Explodes on Earth Day

April 20, 2010

On Earth Day, April 20, 2010, the British Petroleum oil rig Deepwater Horizon explodes, causing crude oil to flow unabated into the Gulf of Mexico for three months. Estimated to be more than 130 miles long and 70 miles wide, … Continue reading

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