How regular landscape monitoring can save lives

With so much loss and destruction following in the wake of Hurricane Matthew and the Italian and New Zealand earthquakes, it is hard to sometimes accept the sheer magnitude of natural processes such as tectonic events or tropical storms. Like a big poke in the eye from Mother Nature, they remind us that we are…

Welcome to the “anthropocene”

The worrying impact of humans on the physical environment has reached the point where it has arguably generated a whole new geological era: welcome to the anthropocene: