Month in Review: May 2012’s Must Read News

May 31, 2012
Swimmers inside Cuba's Saturno Cave

Photo by kudumomo/flickr

The end of May means that it’s time to review the top ten most popular news items on Caving News during the past month.

This look back gives you a chance to see what other readers found interesting, and to allow you to catch anything you may have missed.

Now we present the ten most popular articles that appeared on caving news in May 2012, ordered by the number of views.

May’s Top 10 News Items

  1. Body of Missing Hiker Found In Cave Crevice
    The body of a 24-year-old hiker who went missing while exploring the Arroyo Tapiado mud caves near San Diego was discovered.
  2. Man Dies During Cave Tour at Mammoth Cave National Park
    An elderly man died while taking a tour of Mammoth Cave National Park.
  3. Fatal Cave Diving Incident Occurs in France
    A French cave diver died after failing to resurface at Font Estramar, a resurgence near Perpignan in the South of France.
  4. Emergency Closure of Caves Recommended in Northern Region
    The U.S. Forest Service is recommending an emergency closure of caves and abandoned mines in its Northern Region to try and slow the spread of white-nose syndrome.
  5. French Caver Rescued After Fall in Antro del Corchia
    A French caver was rescued early this morning after a 10 meter (33 foot) fall inside Italy’s Antro del Corchia.
  6. Ancient Use of Sandstone Caves in the Brazilian Amazon: Dark Zone Rock Art
    In May 2012, Dr. Luiz Eduardo Panisset Travassos and his PhD student Bruno Durão Rodrigues went to the Brazilian Amazon Forest to register the probable first Brazilian case of rock art paintings in the dark zone of a cave.
  7. Sinkhole Opens Following Student Protest in Montreal
    A sinkhole opened up on a major street in Montreal, Canada following a huge rally to protest a government plan to raise tuition costs.
  8. Stranded Teens Take Shelter in a Kentucky Cave
    Four teenagers took shelter in a Kentucky cave after they became stranded by high water.
  9. Anthropologists Discover Early Art in Rock Shelter Near Chauvet Cave
    An international team of scientists have recently discovered some of earliest known art in a rock shelter near the France’s famous Chauvet Cave.
  10. Two Folks Rescued from Iowa’s Maquoketa Caves State Park
    Two people had to be rescued from Iowa’s Maquoketa Caves State Park after becoming stuck.
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Comments (2)

  1. Jane Allen
    June 1, 2012 at 3:39 am

    Shame first five stories are ‘bad news’. No wonder caving has such a poor reputation amongst the general public

    • Caving News
      June 1, 2012 at 6:30 am

      You’re completely right. It’d sure be nice to have folks pay more attention to the positive stories.


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