The construction of a kilometer long levee resulted in saving the village of Ormenio in the northeast of Greece from the rising water of Evros River. The extreme weather conditions resulted in damaging extensive parts of the existing levees along the river and the extensive flooding of farming and residential land.
Millions of years ago, the sloping ground of southwest Utah was frequently covered with ash and debris, as a result of the intense volcanic activity taking place in the area. Those ash and debris layers were deposited on top of deeper deposits of hardened ash, which after eroding into slippery clay, set the ground for what now scientists believe was the world's largest landslide, covering an area nearly 39 times the size of Manhattan!
Switzerland and northern Italy are severely battered by heavy rain in the last days, which caused extensive landslides and cost several lives. Weather forecasts predict that rain will continue to hit the area for the next 24 - 36 hours, leading both countries to issue major flood alerts.
The European Space Agency made history yesterday by successfully landing Philae to Comet 67P. Philae was carried by the Roseta spacecraft that traveled for more than 10 years until it reached its destination. Philae successfully landed on the surface of the comet, but, according to the latest information available, it has not been able to attach itself to the comet and is running a risk of detaching from the comet’s surface. It still transmits truly unique data from the surface of the comet.
A recently published study demonstrates that earthquakes instead of climate change as previously thought, have an effect on the rate of landslides in Peru. The particular findings were published in Nature Geoscience (Nature Publishing Group, 2014) by Devin McPhillips, a research associate in the Department of Earth Sciences of Syracuse University.
More than a decade after the initial discovery of a secret tunnel underneath the ancient city of Teotihuacan, researchers have unearthed many ritual objects from a location that may be a royal tomb. Watch the video below to learn more and witness this marvel of ancient world.