Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Some brilliant Eyjafjallajokull images... And how DO you say it?

Some more stunning images from The Big Picture of the Eyjafjallajokull eruption and its impacts here.

And for those of you who've not yet seen it (and those of you who've seen it several times in lessons and still haven't mastered the pronounciation):

Friday, 16 April 2010

Planes or volcano...?

No, I'm not bored yet! Click on the picture to link to the site...

Ash Friday...

The Newseum website is an excellent website where you can access, amongst other things, front pages from newspapers across the world. Here's their top ten from today... dubbed Ash Friday...Click on the picture above to link to the site.

Eyjafjallajokull on Flickr...

Lots of amazing images of the eruption and its impacts on Flickr.

I particularly like those of steini3 and Helga*. Let me know if you find any other particularly good ones.


I'm pleased to see from some emails that you are keeping an eye on what's going on with Eyjafjallajokull at the moment. If you have missed the news (I'm not sure how you'd have managed to do that really...) a quick Google News search for "iceland volcano" will bring you up to speed!

In the midst of all the news about UK airports being closed though, there's not been much coverage of what's actually going on in Iceland - flash flooding caused by the melting of the glacier above the volcano has caused hundreds of residents to be evacuated... Find out more and practise your Icelandic with some of these news reports: http://dagskra.ruv.is/sjonvarpid/4497963/2010/04/15/6/ (there are links to several different news clips below the video) and check out Iceland Review, where there are frequent updates (and links to some impressive videos and photos) in English.

There's also an excellent set of links here to more images, blogs, webcams, etc. and the links I've collected so far (going back to the start of the eruption in March) are here.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

My Coastal Life - Photo Competition

Fantastic photo competition from Atlantic Rising... Watch the video to find out more, and let me know if you're interested in entering:

My Coastal Life from Atlantic Rising on Vimeo.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Mission: Explore

I've posted about Mission: Explore before... But now the book is here, and it's excellent!

Check out the Mission: Explore website, follow @geocollective on Twitter, order a copy of the book, and get exploring!!