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Llabb creates The Hermitage cabin overlooking the Italian mountains

Italian architecture workshop Llabb perched a off grid in wood cabin for “contemplation and introspection” on the edge of a hill overlooking the Trebbia valley near Genoa. Surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Apennine Mountains, the Hermitage measures just 12 square meters and contains a single space designed to be anything from a secluded […]

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African mountains are feeling the heat of climate change

Mountains are special places. They have distinctive climates that are generally cooler and wetter than the surrounding lowlands and they are home to plants, animals and landscapes found only in these environments. However, mountains are under threat due to climate change and this impacts every property of mountains including their climate, weathering and erosion processes, […]

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How the Mount Baker Volcanic Eruption Would Affect Metro Vancouver

With widespread flooding in the Fraser Valley and landslides cutting off access to major mountain highways, the past year has been difficult for British Columbia. It is a stark reminder that this corner of the world is subject to a number of natural disaster risks. Although there were repeated warnings of potential major flooding, what […]

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Fire weather arrives as Santa Ana winds blast valleys, mountains and coast – Daily News

Parts of Los Angeles County, including the mountains of Los Angeles County, will be subject to a high fire risk “red flag warning” on Wednesday, with the National Weather Service predicting the first strong event of the fire today. season in Santa Ana. A red flag warning means critical fire weather conditions are occurring now […]

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Volcano Watch: Volcanoes of American Samoa

Ta’u Volcano in American Samoa experienced volcanic unrest in the form of a swarm of earthquakes that was felt across all of the Manu’a Islands (Ofu-Olosega and Ta’u Islands) from late July to early September 2022. At its peak, up to 30-40 earthquakes were detected per hour. Most earthquakes were too small to feel, but […]

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SunLive – Kiwis embrace rain and volcanic mud at Crankworx

There was something special about the volcanic mud at Skyline on Friday with five Kiwis on the podium for RockShox Rotorua Downhill. Friday’s event can only be described as a wet and wild slide and slide of epic proportions – the muddiest run of a Crankworx Downhill event. Cheeky muddy faces, rain dances and wellington […]

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The fate of terrestrial biodiversity during an oceanic island volcanic eruption

To our knowledge, this is the only work carried out on the state of terrestrial biodiversity in the direct vicinity of a volcanic eruption of limited duration. In this contribution, we document and assess the impact on major plant and animal groups within ecosystems during a volcanic eruption (Table 1). While some groups were clearly […]

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Mineral-rich Otavi mountains attract big miners

Regina Murphy and Lazare Amukeshe SOME of the world renowned mining companies are jostling for a share of copper, zinc, lead and vanadium in the Otavi region. In recent weeks, one of the world’s five largest zinc producers, Brazil’s Nexa Resources, said it was targeting high-grade copper deposits in the Otavi Mountains region. The Canadian […]

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Nicaragua: the land of lakes, volcanoes and more

ECO & ADVENTURE Nicaragua offers an incredible ecological experience, with 200 private wildlife reserves, four biosphere reserves, 74 protected areas and 26 volcanoes, seven of which are currently active. Ana Carolina Garcia, from the Nicaraguan Tourism Board, shared the many ways nature lovers can enjoy the destination, including “cycling, hiking and the thrilling experience of […]

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Four Silver Mountain Graphics in Mayor’s Race – Larchmont Buzz

It’s no longer news that in this year’s mayoral election, candidate spending was unprecedented, especially by developer Rick Caruso, who reportedly spent nearly $100 million of his own money in his campaign. This morning, however, we saw an interesting story that talks about what this could mean for future elections…and provides some great graphics that […]

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Fast fashion trash is suffocating developing countries with mountains of trash

Less than 1% used clothing is recycled into new clothes, overwhelming countries like Ghana with rejections. From a report: It’s a disaster that’s been brewing for decades, as clothing has become cheaper, more plentiful and increasingly disposable. Every year, the fashion industry produces more than 100 billion items of clothing, or about 14 for every […]

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The Secret Advantage of Volcanic Vineyards

According National geographic, people have been growing wine on volcanic soil for millennia. Today you can find volcanic vineyards in Italy, Sicily, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Hungary and Hawaii. Volcanic vineyards provide unique settings with spectacular views to enjoy while sipping their singular wines, adds National Geographic. But why would you want to grow grapes […]

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Scientists use satellites to measure tallest volcanic plume on record

Volcanic eruptions can create serious impacts on human activity and weather behavior as ash, gases and water are thrown high into the sky. While most eruptions are relatively shallow in the atmosphere, the plume generated by the incredibly powerful eruption of January 2022 from Tonga’s Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano has been crowned the tallest volcanic […]

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Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro among mountains to lose snow by 2050 – Report

UNESCO has reported that the iconic Mount Kenyan and Mount Kilimanjaro will lose their snow by 2050 The warning came after a study of 18,600 glaciers across 50 UNESCO World Heritage sites – covering around 66,000 square kilometers Glaciers are retreating at an accelerated rate since 2000 due to CO2 emissions, which are warming temperatures […]