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A quaint Italian town and the blast that killed the Dinosaurs

dinosaurLocated along the steep slopes of Mount Ingino in Umbria, Central Italy, the ancient town of Gubbio features a wealth of architectural jewels that testify to its millenary history. The town was founded in the 3rd century b.C. and was annexed by Rome in 85 b.C., as attested by the remanants of a Roman Theater that could host 10,000 visitors. All the churches, fountains and monuments that attract tens of thousands of tourists every year are a living proof of the ability of Italian Medieval and Renaissance architects. Continue reading A quaint Italian town and the blast that killed the Dinosaurs

Bardarbunga’s sulphur emissions threatening Reykjavik

Poisonous gas emissions from the current eruption at Bardarbunga Volcano, Iceland, started blowing westward, affecting the western Icelandic coastline, where Reykjavík  and other large inhabited areas are located.

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Lava flow from Bardarbunga Volcano, Iceland. September 2014. NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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