Volcanoes

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Climate Change-Induced Collapse of Civilization by 2040 Reports UK Foreign Office

Releasing this exclusive freely in the public interest, best-selling author Dr. Nafeez Ahmed is offering a unique view of the critically significant impact that climate change is having on our lives, our livelihoods, and even our likelihood of survival on this planet. Dr Nafeez Ahmed is an international security scholar and investigative journalist, currently serving as a […]

June 25th

What Causes Global Warming?

Droughts, lengthy hot spells, heavy downpours, floods, and other extreme weather events are occurring more frequently and intensely every year. Around the world, research teams are analyzing these trends, noting the changes in temperature, rainfall, ice mass, sea level, and many other variables recorded by weather measuring devices. The trends are undeniable: the Earth is […]

May 29th

Ocean Fertilization: A Dangerous Experiment Gone Right

In July of 2012, the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation  in conjunction with American businessman Russ George, carried out an audacious and completely unauthorized ocean fertilization experiment. Approximately 100 tonnes of iron sulfate were spread across the surface of an ocean eddy, some 300 kilometers off the west coast of Canada’s Queen Charlotte Islands. When details of […]

July 2nd

Volcanoes 'Scream' At Ever-Increasing Pitches Until They Erupt, Research Finds

Some volcanoes ‘scream’ at ever-higher pitches until erupting — the ‘scream’ being the harmonic tremors that often accompany the earthquakes which typically precede volcanic eruptions, according to new research from the University of Washington and the USGS. The new findings are the result of a new analysis of the March 2009 eruption of Alaska’s Redoubt […]

July 15th

Alaska Volcano — Pavlof And Cleveland Volcanoes Both Erupting Now

The two most active volcanoes in Alaska (in recent years) — Pavlof Volcano and Cleveland Volcano — are now both erupting. As of now, the activity is at relatively low levels, but the potential is there for larger eruptions, or a general intensification of activity. Mount Pavlof (Pavlof volcano) is situated near the western end […]

May 24th

Scientists Discover Third Type Of Volcanic Eruption

There have been two types of volcanic eruptions for some time now – explosive or effusive. An explosive eruption is marked by a violent and explosive eruption, such as the Mount St. Helens eruption of 1980. An effusive eruption is marked by the outpouring of lava onto the ground.  However, new research has uncovered a previously undocumented type of eruption […]

January 22nd

Variety Of Tsunami Threats On U.S. East Coast, New Research Concludes

  New studies conducted by researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey have found that tsunamis pose a risk to the East Coast of the United States. Researcher Uri ten Brink noted that, “although the risk is small,” a variety of sources could actually trigger a tsunami on the East Coast. Brink also stated: “Hurricane Sandy showed […]

November 22nd

Mount Doom Likely to Erupt Soon

The volcano that was featured as Mount Doom for the Lord of the Rings trilogy is causing the New Zealand Department of Conservation some angst, with department measurements indicating the increasing likelihood that Ruapehu will erupt. Subsequently, the Department of Conservation issued a warning to climbers and trampers in the region, recommending that they do not […]

November 19th

Aerosols From Small Volcanic Eruptions Can Influence Global Climate

  An international team of researchers has just discovered that aerosols even from comparatively small volcanic eruptions can make it into the high atmosphere when assisted by weather systems such as monsoons. Once in the high atmosphere, aerosols are capable of affecting global temperatures for a short time. If they don’t make into into the […]

July 6th

Underwater Volcano Gave Clear Signals Before Eruption

An undersea volcano located 250 miles off the coast of Oregon gave off clear warning signals just hours before erupting last year, according to researchers from Oregon State University. The research is from the same team that correctly predicted the eruption of the same volcano, years in advance, before its 2011 eruption. The researchers had […]

June 11th

Super-Volcanos Form Very Quickly, New Study Finds

  Super-volcanos form and erupt much more quickly than previously thought, according to a new study from researchers at Vanderbilt University. Super-volcanos and super-eruptions are referred to as super because of their massive scale, more than 100 times the size of an eruption like Mount St. Helens. They release tremendous amounts of gas, ash, and […]

May 30th

Breakthrough in Volcanic Prediction, Using Magma Crystals

  A new forensic approach that links changes deep within a volcano to surface observations has just been described by scientists in a new study published in Science. The research may help develop volcanic prediction of great accuracy. Using chemical analysis the researchers directly linked seismic observations of the Mt. St. Helen’s eruption in 1980 […]

May 25th

Climate Change Will Trigger Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions

  There is growing evidence that some of the Earth’s most catastrophic geological events were triggered by changes in the climate. The melting of ice sheets and changes in sea level served as triggers to some of the world’s largest earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, according to British geologist Bill McGuire. The best evidence of climatic […]

May 10th

Supervolcanoes Will Not End Earth in 2012, Probably

In what life was probably like prior to the coming of the year 2000, every man and his dog is coming up with a theory for how the Earth will end come 2012. After already curbing fears that a giant “killer solar flare” will wipe out planet Earth next year, NASA has again weighed in, this time explaining that a supervolcano will not have a supereruption during 2012.

Probably. Let’s get to that later.

November 17th

Nabro Volcano Before Eruption {Photo of the Day}

After midnight local time on June 13, 2011, the Nabro Volcano in the Southern Red Sea Region of Eritrea erupted after a series of earthquakes hit the Eritrea-Ethiopia border region, ranging up to magnitude 5.7. The image below shows what the stratovolcano looked like before it erupted.

June 20th

NASA Shows Chilean Volcano Plume Moving Around the World

In early June the Chilean Volcano called Puyehue-Cordón Caulle erupted, sending a massive plume of ash around the Southern Hemisphere, stalling flights out of many airports and causing havoc for millions of passengers. NASA Satellite imagery captured the plume as it made its way around the world.

June 17th

Images of Grímsvötn Volcano Eruption

Below, are images from the eruption and of the ash plume that ended up disrupting air travel in Iceland, followed shortly by Greenland, Scotland, Norway, Svalbard and a small part of Denmark, Northern Ireland, northern England and Northern Germany.

June 7th

Iceland Volcano Causes Flights of Thousands to be Cancelled

Despite the news yesterday that, due to improved volcanic ash safety regulations and differences in the weight of volcanic ash from Grimsvotn compared to Eyjafjallajökull, flight cancellations and disruptions from the Iceland volcano Gromsvotn were likely to be minimal, it seems that the volcano is affecting flights in Europe now.

May 24th

Iceland Volcano Eruption Continues, Volcanic Ash May Hit UK, France, Spain

The Grimsvotn volcano continues to erupt at the same levels as it has since Saturday, the eruption is reportedly “much bigger and more intensive” than Eyjafjallajökull eruption last year and 10 times bigger than Grimvotn’s eruption in 2004. However, it is not expected to have nearly the same effect as the Eyjafjallajökull eruption (and the 2004 Gromsvotn eruption had little effect). Why?

May 23rd

Deep Sea Volcanoes Explode Too

Over the last decade, geologists have speculated that based on certain evidence in the surrounding environment, these undersea volcanoes are capable of explosive eruptions. No one’s been able to prove it though. Until now.

March 29th