Saturday, 27 February 2016

Floodplain in the Netherlands

Room for the river project

 Terrific view of the floodplain of the Lower Rhine and the bank that forms its boundary.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Cyclone Winston, Seen From Space

Striking Fiji on February 20, category 5 cyclone Winston brought widespread damage to numerous islands. Approximately 80 percent of the nation's 900,000 people lost power, including the entirety of Vanua Levu, as hurricane-force winds downed trees and power lines. Communications with Vanua Balavu, Lakeba, Cicia, Nayau, Taveuni, and Qamea were lost on February 20. Landline telephone service was lost on Matuku Island.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Tea in the Sahara

Paul Bowles travelled in the fifties often through the Desert in search for new music and stories. A large empty area. But  from now on the Sahara is really changing..... travellers around Ouarzazate find on their way a massive Solar Power Plant.
Morocco has officially turned on a massive solar power plant in the Sahara Desert, kicking off the first phase of a planned project to provide renewable energy to more than a million Moroccans

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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Drought in Morrocco

Abnormally dry weather across North Africa is threatening to become another financial headache for Morocco and neighbouring Tunisia and Algeria, just as each seeks to spur more economic growth and cut public spending.

Rising food import costs would come at a delicate time, as Morocco faces protests over austerity measures. Some scientist claim a connection with the strong El Nino

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Sunday, 14 February 2016

Amazing Supercity in China

China is planning a new Megacity. This new city or megalopolis, Jing-Jin-Ji, will combine the areas of Heibei Ji, Tian Jin and Beijing. 

THIS stunning video shows plans for a new city of the future which will be home to an astonishing 130 million people - 15 TIMES the size of London. The planned megaprojects in one of the world's superpowers hopes to lift the country into the future.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Access to clean water and sanitation around the world

How many people still drink dirty water, or go to the toilet in the open? 

The Guardian has used  new data in these interactive maps to track global progress towards the millennium development goals on access to clean water and sanitation.

 Hover or click on countries for more detailed information
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Monday, 8 February 2016

The Quiet American

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the eruption of California’s Lassen Peak. As the anniversary slides past, it leaves Mount St. Helens as the only Cascade Range volcano that has erupted over the last century.

Why Have Volcanoes in the Cascades Been So Quiet Lately?

Erik Klemetti did some research >>>>

Friday, 5 February 2016

Suicide By Drought

How China is Destroying Its Own Water Supply 

Since the 1950s, 27,000 rivers have vanished from China. China has only seven percent of the world’s freshwater to meet the needs of about one-fifth of the world’s population. Of that water, only 23 percent is located in northern China, which, as home to most of the country's major industries, uses much more water than China’s south. Meanwhile, much of the country's available water supply has been rendered unusable by pollution.

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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

USA 2016 Presidential Election Map

It will take 270 electoral votes to win the 2016 presidential election. Click states on this interactive map to create your own 2016 election forecast. Create a specific match-up by clicking the party and/or names above the electoral vote counter. Use Map Options to create a map with more detailed ratings (e.g., safe, likely, leaning). Use the buttons below the map to share your forecast or embed it into a web page.

Click the map to create your own at