Friday, 30 June 2017

When lava meets sea

Time-lapse of sea and sky shot on Hawaii in December2016. Watch what happens as lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano meets the ocean 

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Michael Palin: "Why Geography?"

On the eve of him receiving an honorary degree of Doctor of Science, comedian and broadcaster Michael Palin delivered a lecture to a packed Younger Hall entitled “Why Geography?” at the University of St. Andrews.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Bogoslof Island is growing

The Bogoslof volcano is active since December 2016 . It is one of the most remote volcanos in our world. And is entertaining geologists for 6 months now. Every few weeks there are new explosions and lava outflows.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Sea level rise and the Dutch approach

In the waterlogged Netherlands, climate change is considered neither a hypothetical nor a drag on the economy. Instead, it’s an opportunity. 

No place in Europe is under greater threat than this waterlogged country on the edge of the Continent. Much of the nation sits below sea level and is gradually sinking. Now climate change brings the prospect of rising tides and fiercer storms. From a Dutch mind-set, climate change is not a hypothetical or a drag on the economy, but an opportunity.

Read the full article in the New York Times >>>>

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Earhquake near Lesbos

A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake off the western coast of Turkey and between the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chinos shook buildings from the Aegean Turkish province of Izmir to the Greek capital of Athens. 

The quake was centered in the Aegean Sea about nine miles south of Lesbos, an area that was on the front line of the migrant influx two years ago. It had a magnitude of 6.1, according to the Geodynamic Institute at the National Observatory of Athens. The quake struck about 3:30 Monday afternoon, local time, and was felt in neighboring Turkey, although no injuries were reported there.

Additional resources 

 The USGS about the earthquake >>>

 Facts & Figures from Earthjay >>>

State of Emergency declared on Lesbos >>

Aftershocks on a map >>> 

A list of current earthquake in Greece >>