Exactly one year ago, in the late afternoon of January 18, 2017, disaster struck a paradise for the rich, a hideaway for tourists looking for a quiet destination to relax. Al luxurious, 5-star Resort and wellness center was literally buried underneath a thick cover of snow, ice and tree logs.
Nobody knows if the present-day volcanic activity at Agung Volcano, Indonesia, will abruptly turn into a catastrophic explosion, one that would sweep away the Island of Bali and change the world’s climate patterns.
An international team of scientists – led by Prof. Alessandro Tibaldi, from Milan Bicocca University – have been working, since November 2015, on a major collaborative research program under the aegis of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Science for Peace and Security program. The involved researchers come from Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan. Continue reading NATO, at the forefront of preventing geological-related disasters
Nobody could even imagine what might happen if a landslide as catastrophic as the one that struck Zion Canyon, Utah, 4,800 years ago, were to occur today in the same area, a hikers’ paradise visited every year by millions of tourists. Continue reading A record-breaking catastrophe at Zion Canyon, Utah, 4,800 years ago