The California drought is officially over, but next could be ‘around the corner’

Governor announces end to the historic drought, yet water conservation is far from finished as state tries to build climate change resilience

Freshwater swimming in Florida’s springs

A world away from Florida’s crowded water and theme parks, the 900 springs that bubble up into the state’s streams and rivers provide stunning oases for swimming – and in winter you’re likely to have them to yourself

Underwater photographer of the year 2017 winners – in pictures

French photographer Gabriel Barathieu has been named this year’s winner for his ‘balletic, malevolent’ dancing octopus, while British winner Nick Blake captured a lone diver among the otherworldly sunbeams of a Mexican cave

Making a splash: cold water swimming

There’s something for everyone at the cold water swimming championships at the lido in Tooting, south London: medals for the fastest, an award for the best hat and a mass jump-in in aid of Crisis, the homelessness charity

Europe’s first underwater museum opens off Lanzarote

Museo Atlántico will be inaugurated on 10 January as artist Jason deCaires Taylor completes his monumental underwater sculpture work, featuring more than 300 life-size human figures

Racing through water and on ice – in pictures

Recently there were two events which involved racing in and on two of water’s three states. In Windsor, Canada 1,000 of the world’s best swimmers competed at the 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) whilst Heerenveen in the Netherlands played host to the fourth event in the ISU Speed Skating World Cup. We bring youContinue reading “Racing through water and on ice – in pictures”