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2015: The Year in Volcanic Activity

Catania, Italy. 16th May 2015 -- Lava Flow on Mount Etna. -- Lava flows run into 'Valle del Bove' near 'Mount Simone'. Ash emission and strombolian activity continue from the 'New Southeast Crater'. Catania Sicily Italy.

Catania, Italy. 16th May 2015 — Lava Flow on Mount Etna. — Lava flows run into ‘Valle del Bove’ near ‘Mount Simone’. Ash emission and strombolian activity continue from the ‘New Southeast Crater’. Catania Sicily Italy.

Once again, it has been a particularly eventful year for the world’s volcanoes. Out of an estimated 1,500 active volcanoes, 50 or so erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava. In 2015, erupting volcanoes included Mount Etna in Italy, Wolf volcano in the Galapagos Islands, Cotopaxi in Ecuador, Villarrica in Chile, Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai in Tonga, Mount Sinabung in Indonesia, Piton de la Fournaise on Réunion Island, Kilauea on Hawaii, Momotombo in Nicaragua, Colima in Mexico, and Calbuco in Chile. Collected below are scenes from the wide variety of volcanic activity on Earth over the past year…

 

New Orleans Tells the Story of Resilience After Disaster

Ten years ago last week, teachers in schools across New Orleans were prepping their classrooms in anticipation of the first day of school. The New Orleans Saints faced off against the Atlantic Seahawks in their first pre-season matchup at the Superdome. The Prince Hall Shriners, the fraternal and charitable group best known for buzzing around in little cars during Mardi Gras, donned…

 

Collaborating for resilience: partnerships that build disaster-resilient communities and economies

There is global recognition of the devastating impacts of natural disasters on lives, livelihoods and property. This, in turn, is undermining the overarching goal of economic, social and environmental sustainability—in other words, sustainable development. There is a need to embrace long-term strategies and approaches that build disaster resilience…

 

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