Monday, 31 October 2016

New earthquakes in Italy

This weekend again earthquakes. EarthquakeReport Italy! largest to date M 6.6, larger M than 2009 earthquakes

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Migration in motion

The Nature Conservancy has created a mesmerizing animated map showing where birds, mammals and amphibians will need to migrate to in order to maintain hospitable climates as global warming takes effect. Migrations in Motion uses data from climate change projections to model potential habitats for 2,954 different species. The animated map visualizes the migratory flow of these species, showing how they would need to move from their current habitats to the projected locations. The amazing animated flow map layer is based on the equally amazing Earth Wind Map and Chris Helm's adaptation of the Earth Wind Map code. You can learn more about the science behind the Migrations in Motion map on this Nature Conservancy blog post.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Preparing for Halloween

In Paris the Catacombs is one of the best places for a ice Halloween party . These are underground ossuaries in Paris, which hold the remains of over six million people in a small part of the ancient Mines of Paris tunnel network.

From Grave Y Art

 However ........  The American USGS Volcanoes with some good Halloween party advise !

Italy Earthquakes

Another series of earthquakes caused a lot of damage in the Macerata region

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Eruption of the Bulusan Volcano

Spectacular eruption of the Bulusan Volcano in the Philippines

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Room for the River in 3 minutes

Room for the River, Corporate Clip. The river will be given more room at more then 30 locations covered by the 'Room for the River' programme. The main objectives of this programme are to complete the flood protection measures by 2015 and to improve the overall environmental quality in the river region.

Monday, 17 October 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.  

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Permafrost - what is it?

What is permafrost? What happens when permafrost thaws? This animation answers these questions. Scientists at the Alfred Wegener Institute conduct annual expeditions to the polar regions in order to understand the diverse processes in the permafrost an to precisely assess the impacts of it´s degradation.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

The rise and fall of Matthew

Monday, 10 October 2016

Japan Mount Aso

Mount Aso, one of the world’s active volcanoes located in southwestern Japan, has erupted on Saturday. Experts said it was its biggest eruption in 36 years. No injuries have been reported, but buildings and cars were covered by ash falls.

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Extra teaching resources 
More on IB times >>>
Tourism and agrculture affected by ASO eruptions >>>>> 
Recent earthquakes in Japan >>>
Plate tectonics in and around Japan >>>>
Montessori muddle about plate tectonics around Japan >>>>
A homebrew video about plate tectonics in the Japan region >>

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Matthew Becomes the Atlantic's First Category 5 Hurricane in Nine Years

Hurricane Matthew Becomes the Atlantic's First Category 5 Hurricane in Nine Years 


Extending a jaw-dropping stretch of rapid intensification, Hurricane Matthew has become the Atlantic's first Category 5 hurricane since Felix in 2007. Matthew's top sustained winds were set at 160 mph in the 11 pm EDT update from the National Hurricane Center. The upgrade was based on radiometer-measured near-surface winds as high as 143 knots (165 mph] gathered in a Hurricane Hunter flight on Friday evening. Read more >>>>

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew became a major hurricane Friday and threatened Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti and the Bahamas as it begins its slow romp across the Caribbean. By Friday night, the storm took on a Category 5 rating, the strongest in the Atlantic since Felix in 2007, the National Weather Service said.
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Additional resources 
How Hurricanes form >>>>>
The Formation of a Hurricane in a geo-animation >>>>
US National Hurricane Centre NOAA with actual map >>>>>


Spectacular eruption Colima Volcano

The Colima Volcano in Mexico erupted last week spectacular<br />

Saturday, 1 October 2016

The 'Marker Wadden'


Natuurmonumenten (Dutch Society for Nature Conservation) is going to restore one of the largest freshwater lakes in western Europe by constructing islands, marshes and mud flats from the sediments that have accumulated in the lake in recent decades.

These 'Marker Wadden' will form a unique ecosystem that will boost biodiversity in the Netherlands.


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