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Landslides in the UK

In the UK we have thousands of landslide events every year. These can be very costly financially and occasionally result in loss of life. This is a great video explaining what they are and how they affect people and communities.

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Twin Tornadoes hit Nebraska, United States

Twin tornadoes are an exceptionally rare weather phenomenon. Two large tornadoes hit the town of Pilger in the U.S. state of Nebraska last Monday, 16th June.

The video above shows the two violent tornadoes ripping through the countryside. The BBC reports that at least one person is dead and at least 19 are hurt.

Check out our earlier post for more information on tornadoes, how they form and how their strength is calculated.

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Adapting to a Changing Climate in South Africa

This short film captures the key messages and debates emerging from the first Southern Africa Adaptation Colloquium, held in November 2013.

The film was produced to make available the discussions to audiences that weren’t able to attend the Colloquium — particularly people working with local government in African cities.

 

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IPCC Working Group 2: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

The IPCC Working Group 2 meeting is being held in Yokohama, Japan. This report will form the second part of the IPCC AR5 analysis of our current understanding of climate change.

This working group report will set out the impact that rising temperatures will have on humans, animals and ecosystems over the next century.

You can follow tweets from the meeting on #AR5.

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Extraordinary Animation Of The British Winter Storms

This is an extraordinary animation of the Winter storms that have battered the UK over the past couple of months.


The current Winter is already the wettest on record and unfortunately there are no signs of the weather getting any better. At the time of writing there are 14 severe flood warnings in the southern UK with more rain expected today.

NOTICE:
If you have been affected by the flooding please avoid walking in flood waters. Flooding can cause manhole covers to come off, leaving hidden dangers.

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Villages Evacuated As Ecuador’s Tungurahua Volcano Erupts

Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano erupted 3 times last Saturday prompting the evacuation of local villages.

Ecuador’s Geophysics Institute reports that two moderate explosions on Saturday were followed by a third of greater size, and pyroclastic flow stretched 500 meters down its flank. The eruption created a 8 kilometre column of ash above the volcano, which is located 135 kilometres southeast of the capital, Quito.

Tungurahua is a 5023m high stratovolcano and is one of South America’s most active volcanoes. Since 2000, a new lava dome has been growing in its summit crater.

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More information:
[1] http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/tungurahua.html
[2] http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/stratovolc_page.html

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Destructive Pyroclastic Flows From Mount Sinabung

Mount Sinabung, located in northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra has been undergoing near constant eruptions since September last year.

A pyroclastic flow is a superheated (often with temperatures in excess of 500 degrees Celsius) dust and debris cloud that flows down the volcano. These can flow downhill at extraordinary speeds, often greater than 200km per hour.

Pyroclastic flows are the most destructive hazard from these type of volcanic eruptions. The video above shows one of Sinabung’s pyroclastic flows – made by Photovolcanica.

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More information:
[1] http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/eruptions