Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Italy earthquake: Why so many houses collapsed

Settlements in the Tronto Valley have built up over centuries, along the route of an important ancient Roman road, the Via Salaria. Primarily made of stone, homes were built without the benefit of modern science and renovated more recently with new materials, sometimes with disastrous results.


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Monday, 28 November 2016

Fuego eruption

Volcán de Fuego ("Volcano of Fire") is an active stratovolcano in Guatemala, on the borders of Chimaltenango, Escuintla and Sacatepéquez departments. It sits about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) west of Antigua Guatemala, one of Guatemala’s most famous cities and a tourist destination . The volcano is almost 4 km high.
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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

New Zeeland before and after the quake

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Earthquake in Japan

Japan has lifted the tsunami advisories issued after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit its eastern coast. The quake struck near Fukushima at about 06:00 local time (21:00 GMT Monday), triggering initial warnings of 3m (9.8ft) high waves. The waves which eventually hit the coast were much smaller.
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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Dissapearing lakes in China


Many people are not aware that China has a freshwater lake that spans 1,737 square miles. Scratch that, China had a lake that size. Recent photos show that areas of Poyang Lake in Jiangxi province have dried up completely, turning into a vast grassland. Drought conditions in the province have resulted in an early dry season, causing much of the lake water to disappear. Now, visitors can walk on dry ground where water once measured between 28- and 82-feet-deep.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Monday, 14 November 2016

The New Zealand Earthquake .... the day after

The New Zealand Earthquake damage becomes more and more clear. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Hanmer Springs in the north of South Island, New Zealand at 12.02am. Two people are confirmed dead. Thousands stranded and towns cut off.
The Guardian with an update >>>>

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Earthquake New Zealand

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck New Zealand on November 13, 2016 at 11:02:56 UTC.

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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Exploring Early Manhattan Through Art





Len Tantillo is a contemporary artist who painted a series of works depicting the Hudson River Valley in the 17th century, in honor of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's journey up the Hudson River. By studying Tantillo's paintings, students learn how art can convey information about time, place, and culture.


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