Global average temperature over land and ocean surfaces in June 2014 was the hottest since the beginning of meteorological record keeping.
According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this was caused by record sea surface temperatures. Continue reading 2014, the “year without a summer” in Italy
Signboards pointing to the “Spiagge bianche” (“White beaches”) in Rosignano Solvay, a small town in southern Tuscany, have been luring many thousands of tourists to this stretch of Tyrrhenian shoreline for years. Continue reading A Caribbean beach in Tuscany? No, it’s just an illusion…
A 5-m long, 12-m deep and 3-m wide sinkhole opened up on July 26 on a street in Milan, Italy’s main commercial and industrial town. It was the result of several hours of heavy rain as well as several days of unusual bad weather. Continue reading The city of Milan hit by the effects of bad summer weather