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It's a ROYGBIV world!
While artificially vibrant towns sometimes grab all the attention of color-hunting travelers, these naturally colorful attractions only prove that mother nature was several steps ahead when it came to eye-catching, statement-making destinations. From hot springs that look like they’ve been flooded with paint to more than one pink lake (what is it about pink lakes?), these are the natural attractions worth visiting in your quest for ever more colorful destinations.
WHERE: La Macarena, Colombia
The world’s most beautiful river and its kaleidoscopic riverbed, which runs the gamut of shades from sunshine yellow to blood red, can be found in La Macarena, Colombia. For the full technicolor experience, visit between July and November, but beware that a Caño Cristales excursion will be pretty out of reach for most budget backpackers, thanks to the limited and monopolized (read: not cheap) accessibility.
WHERE: Afar, Ethiopia
If you’re heat-averse, venturing to Ethiopia’s practically inhospitable Danakil Depression region seems misguided at best and vaguely idiotic at worst. However, for those obsessed with spectacularly colorful natural attractions, the bright yellow appeal of the Dallol volcano and the numerous olive, crimson, and amber sulphuric salt deposits in the nearby vicinity might just convince you it’s worth the trip.
Areas of Texas that have been inundated with flooding downpours since last week will face more heavy rainfall before a needed reprieve this weekend.
A dangerous flooding situation unfolded in south-central Texas Tuesday morning near the town of Llano, as heavy rain exacerbated ongoing river flooding, prompting evacuations and a bridge collapse.
Según los pronósticos de AccuWeather, los efectos del fenómeno de El Niño tendrán una influencia significativa en los patrones que marcarán las condiciones del tiempo por los próximos meses.
As Arctic permafrost thaws, greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere, which may accelerate abrupt thawing and influence the formation of Arctic lakes.
The Orionid meteor shower is created by particles from Halley’s Comet, which Earth passes through twice a year.
One of the most famous meteor showers of the year is set to reach its peak this weekend as the Orionids will be visible in the night sky.
Blasts of cold air will not only bring the lowest temperatures of the season so far to the northeastern United States, but also the first snowflakes of the season to some areas and the risk of damaging wind gusts into this weekend.
In the event of an impending natural disaster, those facing a direct threat will have to consider the options of evacuating to a safer location versus sheltering in place.