Briefly noted

European Commission lodges official complaint against India with the World Trade Organization (WHO) in respect of import tariffs for marble and marble products (1, 2).

Norwegian Minera Skifer offers a picture-book compilation of usages for natural stone in and around the home.

On search for „Rock Stars“ is the Coverings Fair in this year’s issue (April 14-17). Nominations of specialists from the tile or stone industry under 35 years are possible until February 07.

The Green Product Award is accepting submissions up until March 20th 2015. The fee starts at 250 €.

Levantina of Spain is now represented on a number of social media channels (1, 2, 3, 4).

The volcano in January 2015. Photo GFZ / Judith Levy, Nicole RichterFogo in the Cape Verde Archipelago began its sustained eruption at the end of November 2014. German scientists are measuring the eruption locally and from outer space.

The annual program 2015 of the Fondazione Arkad is now online. The organization whose headquarters are in close proximity of Carrara is an initiative brought to life by artist Cynthia Sah and Nicolas Bertoux (1, 2).

Lego’s architectural series has a new addition with two original natural-stone-clad buildings: the Lincoln-Memorial in Washington is clad in Colorado-Marble and the pointy-edged Flatiron-Building in Manhattan, clad in limestone around the lower floors.

Painted pebbles can be viewed on Pinterest-sites (1, 2).

Video of the Month: Mountains and valleys are often the subject of our reports. Now we turn to their ties: a video shows 25 of the world’s most scary bridges.

(01.02.2015, USA: 02.01.2015)