The painting The Last Day of Pompeii in colors shows how scary nature can be. On this day 1942 years ago, the eruption of Vesuvius claimed thousands of lives, and victims of this disaster are still being found.
Locals complain about the sharp smell of the substance.
According to a survey conducted by Ipsos Mori, the majority of the population of the 20 richest countries in the world is concerned about global warming and is ready for personal efforts to save the planet. According to a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, July 2021 was the warmest in 142 years of observations. Columbia University scientists have applied a new method of analyzing annual tree rings and have shown that the temperature in Central Asia has been rising since the 1990s.
A new model of changes in the main current of the Atlantic is constructed — the Gulf Stream is slowing down. The area of flooding in the world increased by 20% from 2000 to 2015. No matter how much we plant forests, it will not help to cope with CO2 emissions. At the current rate of ice melting, emperor penguins will virtually disappear by 2100.
Scientists have been warning us about an imminent environmental catastrophe for a long time. Floods around the world, extreme temperatures and ever-increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will lead us nowhere. We tell you about the most relevant news of this day in the field of ecology and climate.
Most earthquakes last from a few seconds to a couple of minutes, but some are capable of shaking the earth for several days, weeks or even months at such low frequencies that the inhabitants of the surface will not even feel them.
Summer is finally on the calendar! It's time for vacations, kebabs, long walks and, of course, beaches. An even tan is an essential attribute of a good rest and a fun vacation. Alas, sometimes staying ashore turns into a complete disaster.
What happens when the Sun goes out
Last Saturday, a volcano suddenly erupted on Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, forcing thousands of people to flee to neighboring Rwanda in search of shelter. By Sunday, reports said Nyiragongo's lava velocity had slowed and that the nearby city of Goma, home to more than a million people, had been saved.
In the pre-dawn hours of Monday, a powerful fire broke out at an oil refinery in Indonesia, causing a column of smoky flames to rise to the skies. At least five people were seriously burned, and 950 nearby residents were hastily evacuated.