Truly incredible are the photos coming straight from Iceland, where the volcano called Litla-Hrú has suddenly started erupting. The huge mountain is located only 50 km from the nation's capital, the city of Reykjavik.
Local authorities reported that the eruption appears to have started around 4.40 p.m. on 10 July, from the north side of a small mountain called Litla Hrú,t and the crack is believed to be about 200 metres long. At the moment, no problems for air traffic have been reported.
Iceland has as many as 100 volcanoes on its territory between active and inactive. The entire island can be regarded as one enormous volcano. The photos coming straight from the spot are truly unbelievable.
Forestry officials in parts of Germany are observing an increase in bark beetle populations due to the recent unusually dry and warm weather in May and June.
Areas in Saxony, Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg in particular are affected. Bark beetles are beetles that penetrate the bark of trees and block the necessary circulation of water and nutrients, thus devastating the forests.
For experts, this is a real calamity, which is getting worse every year since 2018.
Very ugly event occurred on the morning of July 12 in Naples, Italy. A fire, which broke out in the early hours of dawn, completely incinerated the "Venus of Rags," the work of contemporary art created by Michelangelo Pistoletto.
The work had been unveiled on June 28 and represented "the humanity of today, called to express its best side," to quote the words used by the artist himself.
The burning obviously melted the statue and destroyed the clothes and rags that adorned it. The origin of the fire is not yet known, but arson is speculated.
The rags symbolized waste or refuse, which Venus has the power to regenerate.
Incredible crash for a Ferrari 360 Challenge in Australia. The crash cost the driver behind the wheel of the rare car that was destroyed in Melbourne, where fortunately there were no injuries, but the $600,000 supercar was devastated.
The crash of this Ferrari 360 Challenge was documented in a video showing the Italian supercar crashing into two cars stopped in the oncoming lane.
The video is making the rounds on the web and shows how the driver lost control of the rare car due to high speed.
Spring also makes cities beautiful with the blossoming of trees. In Milan, for example, the magnolias in Piazza Tommaseo are famous. This square was completely redeveloped in 2017 and in its central part houses the Renata Tebaldi gardens, famous 1900 soprano singer.
When spring comes, the magnolias bloom and the whole area turns pink, attracting citizens and tourists who want to capture the spectacle with smartphones and cameras.
The plant's name is a tribute to Pierre Magnol (1638-1715), a French physician and botanist.
The melting of glaciers is one of the greatest dangers facing our world in the near future. Indeed, the pouring of immense amounts of fresh water into the ocean, combined with rising ocean levels, could lead to devastating consequences for our world.
Two studies, published in Nature and conducted by scientists of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and Cornell University, used the Icefin robot to map the submerged part of Thwaites Glacier, the largest shelf in West Antarctica and called "The doomsday Glacier," with an area of 150 times Rome.
The data collected, unfortunately, do not reveal anything good. In fact, this huge glacier is reportedly melting much faster than expected, and the reason is not high air temperatures.
After buying a used sofa, a woman was surprised by a dog "hiding" inside the piece of furniture. It happened in Brazil, in Joinville, in the north of Santa Catarina. A peculiar story with a happy ending: Soraya Gomes Garcia, the buyer of the sofa, decided to adopt the small pet.
Telling the story on social media is "Action Front for Animal Rights (Frada)." "Someone bought a used sofa and the dog came as a gift inside the sofa itself. Unbelievable, but that's exactly what happened."
It may have been caused by thawing permafrost that the heavy detachment of material (more than one million cubic metres of rock that created a landslide of 2 kilometres, about 35,000 square metres) that affected Austria's Fluchthorn mountain. half of its peak (3,398 metres above sea level) is now gone.
The event occurred precisely in the municipality of Galtur, which lies between the region of Tyrol and Vorarlberg (Swiss canton of Graubünden) on 11 June. In the first minutes it was feared that some people had been left under the debris deposit, and all the local authorities took part in the search, also coordinated by a dedicated team of geologists.
The damage is also extensive, probably around one million euros. Now the main objective will be to clear the roadway and rebuild the entire structure, securing the mountain.
A crazy accident in Stuttgart on Monday 27 March 2023 saw a Maserati driver crash his luxury MC20 into a pole of the German city's tram line. The supercar was completely destroyed.
The 62-year-old driver was apparently under the influence of drugs. Despite his injuries, the man attempted to flee on foot before being tracked down by the police.
Tension in the Schloßstraße: testimonies and details emerge about the mad rush that caused over 100,000 euros of damage.
Europe's average temperature in 2022 was 2.3 degrees higher than in the pre-industrial era (1850-1900). This is what emerges from a study and data collected jointly by the World Meteorological Organisation (Wmo) and the EU Earth observation service, Copernicus.
On the other hand, the average temperature, taking the world as a whole into account, has increased by 1.5° compared to the same pre-industrial period examined.
According to the Emergency Situation Report (Em-Dat), meteorological, hydrological and climatic hazards in the Old Continent in 2022 directly affected as many as 156,000 people and caused 16,365 deaths, almost exclusively due to heat waves.
Cat rescued in Turkey won't break away from his rescuer: he adopts him (and makes him a social star).
The feline's affectionate appreciation impressed the national mountain bike rider Ali Cakas: named him Enkaz (meaning "Debris") and took him home with him.
After being pulled from the rubble of the earthquake in Turkey, he no longer wanted to part with those who had rescued him.
Although a happy ending, the incident makes it very clear how the emergency in Turkey and Syria also affects thousands of animals.
A bear entered the backyard and frightened a man, David Oppenheimer, who was relaxing in his lawn chair: It happened in Asheville, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina. The man posted the video on his Facebook channel.
The video begins with the man lying in his deckchair, unaware of what is about to happen.
The bear slowly approaches the man, but initially neither of them notices the other's presence. When the bear notices the man's presence it makes a short sound and then runs away, leaving the man with a loud thump in his chest. (Facebook: @David Oppenheimer)
From Feb. 24 to 28 in the Thai city of Pattaya takes place Pattaya International Kite on The Beach.
Lots of kites, colorful and of different sizes, fly in the sky, fascinating thousands of tourists who arrive to enjoy this spectacle. It is a spectacle that continues even after sunset, as many kites are equipped with LED lights that illuminate the sky.
Although the kite festival is completely free of charge, the event is able to generate an income of more than $4 million, a valuable aid to the local economy.