Geology for Global Development

Geology for Global Development

Friday Photo (53) – Earthquake Emergency Shelter – Lanzhou, China

Lanzhou, China – Earthquake Emergency Shelter Interesting questions about preparedness, local education and awareness were raised on a recent visit to Lanzhou, China, after I was told on a coach from the airport that Lanzhou was not affected by earthquakes. During my visit to the University there, I came across this sign which offered a stark contradiction. Lanzhou regularly experiences smal ...[Read More]

Workshop Advertisement: Dynamics and Impact of Interacting Natural Hazards

The workshop below may be of interest to some of our readers undertaking research into natural hazards, or working within the disaster risk reduction community. Please note that this workshop is not organised by Geology for Global Development: THE DYNAMICS AND IMPACT OF INTERACTING NATURAL HAZARDS  An interdisciplinary workshop on current research and future directions 14th‒15th February 2013 To b ...[Read More]

International Day for Disaster Reduction: A Challenge to Geoscientists

Today is the start of Earth Science Week, Global Handwashing Day and the UN’s International Day for Rural Women. Tomorrow is World Food Day, and Wednesday is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. You could write a blog on any one of these, and the role good geoscience can play! Saturday, as some of you may have noticed, was the International Day for Disaster Reduction, and is ...[Read More]

Friday Photo (52) – Taklamakan Desert

We’ve now had a whole year of ‘Friday Photos’ on our old blog and now this new EGU hosted blog. As a special treat today we have not one, but three images from the  Taklamakan Desert and some of the highest sand dunes in China.   Taklamakan Desert, China: Geotourism close to the oasis town of Dunhuang Another example of geotourism in Gansu Province. The dunes and crescent moon la ...[Read More]