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Balkan Mountains – WorldAtlas

Often called Stara Planina or “old mountain”, the Balkan Mountains are a mountain range located in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula in south-eastern Europe. The Balkan Mountains were colloquially known by their Thracian name, Haemus Mons, since ancient times. However, the term “Balkan” is a Turkish word for a forested mountain range. The […]

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A Symposium By Valur & Hannah Jane

photo by Axel Sigurðarson & Others (see individual captions for credit) You would think that a nation both obsessed with literature and as seismically active as Iceland would write a lot of stories about volcanoes. But this is not really the case. Certainly there are. The excellent story ‘Eldarnir: stin og aðrar hamfarir’ centers on […]

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park sees largest drop in attendance since 1966

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / [email protected] / 2019 Visitors try to get a glimpse of Halemaumau Crater through the haze at the Steaming Bluff Viewpoint in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Visitor arrivals at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park fell about 57% as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on tourism statewide. The park reported last week that only […]