Global climate: desert dust caused the end of the “Green” Sahara and led to a megadrought far away in Southeast Asia 4,000 to 5,000 years ago

Reduced plant growth in the Sahara led to increased airborne dust that cooled the Indian Ocean and reduced monsoon moisture for more than 1000 years

Floors and stairs in a retirement home in Switzerland with Pietra Piasentina from natural stone company Bärlocher AG

The surfaces of the stone slabs are blasted and brushed in the inerior rooms and only blasted outside to ensure optimal slip resistance for the residents

Miscellaneous: ideas around natural stone

The Friedenskirche (Peace Church) in Potsdam’s Park Sanssouci is an example for Europe’s 19th century’s love for Italian architecture

Far in the future: the East African Rift System will break apart, with Madagascar splitting into pieces

The breakup with a speed of around 3 millimeters per year is a continuation of the shattering of supercontinent Pangea some 200 million years ago

Finally, a breakthrough in natural stone design also in the West, and it comes from the Aegean Association EIB, Turkey

The competition for students and professionals did not lead to exaggerated and fancy art objects, but rather to small objects you could imagine in your own daily life

Atlas of more than 200 impact craters on Earth with topographic maps and satellite images

Photos originate from the radar scans of the Earth‘s surface during the TanDEM-X mission from 2010 to 2016

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