Friday, 23 June 2017

Bogoslof Island is growing

The Bogoslof volcano is active since December 2016 . It is one of the most remote volcanos in our world. And is entertaining geologists for 6 months now. Every few weeks there are new explosions and lava outflows.

Monday, 19 June 2017

The crack in the Larsen C Iceshelf is growing

The large rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf  has continued to grow at a rapid rate since , with a further 10 kilometers of length added since January 1st according to the researchers at the MIDAS Project. 


Watch the crack growing in the larsen c iceshelf

Read the full article on Cleantechnica >>>>

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Sea level rise and the Dutch approach

In the waterlogged Netherlands, climate change is considered neither a hypothetical nor a drag on the economy. Instead, it’s an opportunity. 

No place in Europe is under greater threat than this waterlogged country on the edge of the Continent. Much of the nation sits below sea level and is gradually sinking. Now climate change brings the prospect of rising tides and fiercer storms. From a Dutch mind-set, climate change is not a hypothetical or a drag on the economy, but an opportunity.

Read the full article in the New York Times >>>>

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Earhquake near Lesbos

A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake off the western coast of Turkey and between the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chinos shook buildings from the Aegean Turkish province of Izmir to the Greek capital of Athens. 

The quake was centered in the Aegean Sea about nine miles south of Lesbos, an area that was on the front line of the migrant influx two years ago. It had a magnitude of 6.1, according to the Geodynamic Institute at the National Observatory of Athens. The quake struck about 3:30 Monday afternoon, local time, and was felt in neighboring Turkey, although no injuries were reported there.

Additional resources 

 The USGS about the earthquake >>>

 Facts & Figures from Earthjay >>>

State of Emergency declared on Lesbos >>

Aftershocks on a map >>> 

A list of current earthquake in Greece >> 

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Ceuta & Melilla

African refugees try to reach Europe on different ways and via different routes. From Morocco you can try the cross the Strait of Gibraltar by boat or , and that sounds pretty easy, just enter one of the Spanish enclaves in the north of Morocco. Once there you entered Europe !

The tiny Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla sit on the northern shores of Morocco's Mediterranean coast. Together they form the European Union's only land borders with Africa.

 Read the full story >>>>

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Where is North Korea

Where is North Korea? Here are guesses from 1,746 adults:
When asked which policies the United States should pursue regarding North Korea, Americans diverged on their views depending in part on whether they knew where it was.

NYT on this experiment >>>>