Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Increased Risk of Katla Eruption

Travel service companies are encouraged to reinforce their contingency plans, due to an increased risk of eruption in Katla volcano, mbl.is reports. The South Iceland Police Department has met with representatives of parties in the tourism service in the area, since scientists have concluded that recent seismic activity in the volcano indicates an increased likelihood of a volcanic eruption. 

Read the full article on Iceland Review >>>>>

Monday, 30 January 2017

Geology made Donald J Trump Great.......

Donald Trump owes his election win against Hillary Clinton, to GEOLOGY! 

Take a 2.3 billion year trip, from the initiation of photosynthesis, to massive mountain building 300 million years ago. These events provided the natural resources that drove the industrial revolution in the US Northeast which eventually ended due to...again, Geology! The rise and fall of US northeastern cities and the resulting economic decline that led to voters electing Trump is a tale fundamentally routed in the Earth Sciences.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

This weeks active volcano 's

We had this week a very active volcanoweek : _ ) 


Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Snow in the Sahara

For the first time in more than 30 years parts of the Sahara where covered with snow this winter.
The red sand dunes of Ain Sefra in Algeria were blaketed in one metre deep snow yesterday.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Eruption of the Colima

On 19th of january the Colima volcano erupted again. The volcano,located in  Mexico, shot ash and smoke over 6,500 feet into the air and could be heard 50 miles away, officials said. 

The eruption Wednesday on the 12,000-foot mountain was the third major eruption this year, although the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center in Washington, D.C., part of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, gave almost daily accounts of new ash in the atmosphere since Jan. 3, as well as a spectacular eruption on Dec. 27. The mountain, one of 14 active volcanoes in Mexico, is on the country's west coast, between Colima and Jalisco states, 300 miles west of the capital, Mexico City.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Bogoslof Volcano: 31,000 feet ash cloud

An Alaska volcano active since mid-December has erupted again. Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted last week on wednesday and sent up an ash cloud estimated at 31,000 feet. The Alaska Volcano Observatory raised the aviation threat code to red, the highest level. Ash clouds higher than 20,000 feet are a threat to intercontinental jet aircraft because ash can damage engines.


On December 14, 1989, Redoubt volcano, also in Cook Inlet, erupted. The next day, KLM flight 867, carrying 231 passengers from Amsterdam to Tokyo with a stop in Anchorage, flew through a Redoubt ash plume, causing all four engines to fail. The aircraft dropped more than 3 km (2 mi) in altitude within five minutes before the flight crew managed to restart the engines and land the plane safely in Anchorage. All four engines on the aircraft had to be replaced, with damages totaling about $80 million. The Redoubt eruption continued through early June 1990.

Read more about Bogoslof on LA Times websie >>>>

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Earthquakes in Italy since 2009

Earthquakes in Italy since 2009 on a map. The 2017 quakes are on aline between Amatrice and L'Aquila.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

The London Barrier

After High Tide and a strong January storm along the coast in Belgium, The Netherlands and the UK Flood defenses came in action.

 Also the Oosterschelde "stormvloedkering" in the Netherlands (Stormvloedkering means: Shuts down only with high tide and stormsituation) Was last weekend in state of alarm... however on the last moment shut down was cancelled.

In the UK the Thames Barrier came into action!

From Twitter:

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Bogoslov, before and after......

The Bogoslov volcano suprized everyone. Bogoslov is active since 20 December and has erupted often since then. The Island has suffered the last years of weathering an erosion , but is growing again since the 2016 eruptions

Monday, 9 January 2017

U.S. Wealth Inequality

The issue of wealth inequality across the United States is well known, but this video shows you the extent of that imbalance in dramatic and graphic fashion.

Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4c5_1362492979#dRiFyKvCezIFohoI.99

Sunday, 8 January 2017

The Calbuco volcano

Calbuco is a stratovolcano in southern Chile, located southeast of Llanquihue Lake and northwest of Chapo Lake, in the Los Lagos Region, and close to the cities of Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt. With an elevation of 2,015 meters above sea level, the volcano and the surrounding area are protected within the Llanquihue National Reserve.
From Twitter:

Friday, 6 January 2017

Smog solution by Dutch Designer

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Smog envelops Beijing in minutes

A timelapse shows heavy air pollution enveloping the Chinese capital in just 20 minutes. Source: CNN

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Smog in northern China

Heavy smog in northern China on Sunday caused hundreds of flights to be canceled and highways to shut, disrupting the first day of the New Year holiday.

Large parts of the north were hit by hazardous smog in mid-December, leading authorities to order hundreds of factories to close and to restrict motorists to cut emissions. The latest bout of air pollution began on Friday and is expected to persist until Thursday, although it will ease slightly on Monday, the last day of the New Year holiday.

Read more >>>>