Month: October 2018

Earthquake damage report for 2011 published by CATDAT

Destruction caused by the M6.3 earthquake on February 22, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand via Shutterstock Armand Vervaeck regularly quotes tectonic news on www.earthquake‐, but with James Daniell, he has now released an annual report on the cost and damage caused by earthquakes and volcanoes in 2011. It was to date the most damaging year Read More

Rare northern white-cheeked crested gibbons discovered in Vietnam

Image: Northern white-cheeked crested gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys), Vietnam. Adult female grooming male. Image Credit: © Terry Whittaker Across the hoots, rustles and chirrups sounding through Vietnam’s remote Pu Mat National Park, a dawn chorus can be heard. For the scientists working there, recording the evocative early morning sounds of the forest, this is no ordinary Read More