Thursday, 20 April 2017

Solar Power world leaders

China is now the largest producer of solar energy in the world. But neighbouring India is no less ambitious when it comes to renewable energy. The country has just put the world’s largest solar power plant into service. The Adani Group’s new site in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu covers an area of 10 square kilometers and has a capacity of 648 megawatts (MW). This is nearly 100 MW more than the previous record-holder, the Topaz Solar Farm in California.
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Saturday, 15 April 2017

Volcanic eruption captured by drones in Guatemala

Violent volcanic eruptions in Guatemala have been captured by drones for the first time.

A team of scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge flew the unmanned vehicles 3,700m (12139ft) over the Volcan de Fuego, which erupts every three to four weeks.

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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Geological Brexit

The UK has now started the formal process of leaving the EU, but scientists say they have evidence of a much earlier "Brexit".
 
They have worked out how a thin strip of land that once connected ancient Britain to Europe was destroyed. The researchers believe a large lake overflowed 450,000 years ago, damaging the land link, then a later flood fully opened the Dover Strait.

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Sunday, 2 April 2017

Floods and mudflows in Colombia

Flooding and mudslides in the Colombian city of Mocoa sent torrents of water and debris crashing onto houses killing 254 people, injuring hundreds and sending terrified residents, some in their pajamas, scrambling to evacuate. Heavy rains caused several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and rocks onto buildings and roads in the capital of southwestern Putumayo province and immobilising cars in several feet of mud in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Tsunami preparedness

veryone, everywhere should know how to be prepared for tsunamis and what to do to be safe. This is true for people who live or work near the ocean, but also for anyone who may visit someday. Are you in the Zone? TsunamiZone.org provides suggestions and resources for your family or organization to "know your zone" and to learn how to be safe.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

New England’s 1816 “Mackerel Year,” Volcanoes and Climate Change Today

Hundreds of articles have been written about the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history, at Indonesia’s Mt. Tambora just over 200 years ago. But for a small group of New England-based researchers, one more Tambora story needed to be told, one related to its catastrophic effects in the Gulf of Maine that may carry lessons for intertwined human-natural systems facing climate change today.
 
 
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