Immersive VR: Empowering kids to survive in fireplace, flood, and war

Journal Reference: Safa Molan, Delene Weber, Matin Kor. Shaping Children’s Knowledge and Response to Bushfire Through Use of an Immersive Virtual Learning Environment. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2022; 073563312110545 DOI: 10.1177/07356331211054569 Now, a new virtual reality (VR) experience developed by the University of South Australia is educating children about bushfires and helping them learn … Read more

The global ‘plastic flood’ reaches the Arctic

Journal Reference: Melanie Bergmann, France Collard, Joan Fabres, Geir W. Gabrielsen, Jennifer F. Provencher, Chelsea M. Rochman, Erik van Sebille, Mine B. Tekman. Plastic pollution in the Arctic. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s43017-022-00279-8 The numbers speak for themselves. Today, between 19 and 23 million metric tons of plastic litter per year end … Read more

Torrential rain hits Sydney as flood warnings spread across Australia’s east coast – Reuters News in France and abroad

Torrential rain hits Sydney as flood warnings spread across Australias

Sydney in Australia was battered by torrential rains. People fled their homes after receiving up to 200mm of rain. Up to 80,000 people face evacuation orders. Flood warnings spread across Australia’s east coast on Tuesday and tens of thousands of Sydney residents fled their homes overnight as torrential rains hit much of the country again. … Read more

Heartbreaking moment Desperate Ukrainian families flood train station as 210 people now dead in Putin’s invasion – Reuters

Heartbreaking moment Desperate Ukrainian families flood train station as 210

A train station in UKRAINE has been overwhelmed by thousands of desperate refugees as desperate citizens flee war-torn cities across the country. It comes as the Ukrainian government confirmed that more than 210 Ukrainians were killed – and more than 1,100 injured – during Putin’s invasion. Chaos at Lviv train station as thousands try to … Read more

Climate uncertainty colors flood risk assessment

Journal Reference: Sanjib Sharma, Michael Gomez, Klaus Keller, Robert Nicholas, Alfonso Mejia. Regional Flood Risk Projections under Climate Change. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 2021; DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-20-0238.1 “New home builders want to know how high they have to put their buildings to be safe for the future,” said Alfonso Mejia, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. … Read more

Soccer: German goal flood with Austro participation

Soccer German goal flood with Austro participation

Lienhart also scored the 1-0 lead in the 2-1 defeat of SC Freiburg in Bochum, as did Ljubicic, whose 1. FC Köln won a stormy Rhine derby against Mönchengladbach 4-1. Gregoritsch saved FC Augsburg from a 1-1 draw at Hertha BSC in the 97th minute. Lienhart scored his third goal of the season more with … Read more

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