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Super-Volcano Not To Blame For Humans' Near-Extinction, Ash Study Shows

Posted 04.30.2013 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor Published: 04/29/2013 03:04 PM EDT on LiveScience A supervolcanic eruption thought to have nearl...

Volcanoes On Mysterious Moon Stump Scientists

Posted 04.07.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 04/05/2013 04:19 PM EDT on The hundreds of volcanoes on Jupiter's moon Io aren't where they're supposed to be, ...

Ancient Mega-Volcanoes Tied To Huge Extinction Event

Posted 03.22.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/21/2013 02:11 PM EDT on LiveScience Massive volcanic eruptions may have led to the extermina...

Climate Change: Going to Extremes

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Global warming's influence on extreme weather is one thing, but what about its effect on volcanoes? The idea that volcanic activity could be driven by climate change seems a bit far-fetched, right? No, says Steffen Kutterolf of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and colleagues.

Climate Change May Increase Volcanic Eruptions

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

From Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer: The rapid rise in sea levels could cause a dramatic increase in volcanic eruptions, according to a new st...

New Volcano Study Expected To Yield Two Big Benefits

Posted 10.07.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 10/06/2012 02:04 PM EDT on LiveScience The eruption of a so-called maar-diatreme volcano is short-lived ...

PHOTOS: 12 Sizzling Volcanoes

Trippy | Posted 11.03.2012 | Travel

A natural phenomenon even most hardcore travelers never get to see in action, volcanoes are among the world's most fascinating wonders.

PHOTOS: Amid The Ash Of Italy's Pompeii Alternative

Robert Schrader | Posted 09.08.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Though Ercolano is slightly further from Mount Vesuvius than Pompeii, it is arguably better preserved.

What Would Happen If You Fell Into A Volcano?

Posted 06.28.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 06/27/2012 02:48 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries In this weekly series, Life's Little Mysteries provides exper...

PHOTOS: Where Is The Vally Of Ten Thousand Smokes?

Posted 05.17.2012 | Travel

The state of Alaska is preparing for the centennial of massive volcanic eruptions that changed the global climate, spawned acid rain and buried the Uk...

Flights Suspended As Volcano Spews Ash

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY, May 10 (Reuters) - An ash cloud from a Mexican volcano on Thursday forced the suspension of flights to and from the international airpo...

Climate Change and Volcanoes and Earthquakes - Oh My!

Neil Wagner | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

Remember the good old days when we all thought "global warming" just meant things were going to get a little hotter? Simpler times.

WATCH: Infrared Video Of Mt. Sakurajima Volcano Erupting

Posted 03.13.2012 | World

Mt. Sakurajima, one of Japan's most active volcanoes, has erupted several times in the past 48 hours, sending 18 inch-wide rocks flying over a mile aw...

Remote Alaskan Volcano Erupts

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 8 (Reuters) - A remote Alaska volcano that has been restless since last summer belched ash in...

PHOTOS: Potentially Deadly Luxury Destinations

Oyster | Posted 04.30.2012 | Travel

Check out our favorite ways to get a rush.

Global Warming: What Happens When You Factor Out the Other Factors

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

2011-12-14-Screenshot20111214at6.04.10PM.jpg Has the warming trend slowed in the 2000s? Yes and no.

WATCH: Volcano Surfing

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Christian | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green

For many, watching a volcano spout lava 1,000 meters in the air is exciting enough. But true thrill seekers might prefer to actually slide down the si...

PHOTOS: Volcanic Eruptions Seen From Space

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 11.17.2011 | Green

Volcanic eruptions captivate millions, but rarely does a single photo capture their full power and magnitude in a single shot. For at least the la...

WATCH: Underwater Volcano Releasing Toxic Gases, Animals Behaving Strangely

Posted 11.13.2011 | Green

An underwater volcano near El Hierro in the Canary Islands has begun erupting near the shore, reports Reuters. The eruptions may be spectacular, but o...

PHOTOS: Puyehue Volcano Erupts

Posted 08.06.2011 | Green

Photos emerged on Sunday of ash in the aftermath of Saturday's eruption at Puyehue volcano in Chile, as well as a stunning lightning display. The volcano sent a huge plume of smoke and ash into the sky on Saturday, causing the evacuation of approximately 600 people living nearby.

Exploring Both Sides of the Big Island of Hawaii: Hilo on the East

Sue Frause | Posted 06.21.2011 | Travel
Sue Frause


WATCH: What If A Tsunami Hit New York?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In light of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last week, what chance is there that something like that could happen to New York Ci...

BP Lands the '2010 Accidental Earth Experiment' Prize!!!

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with Award Achieved Through Remarkable Corporate Focus on Negligence and Incompetence While BP has distanced itself ...

Survivor 21: Infants vs Senior Citizens: The Blithering Inferno.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

"The time to hesitate is through. No time to wallow in the mire. Try now, we can only lose, And our love become a funeral pyre. Come on baby, ligh...

World's Most Deadly Volcanoes (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Local scientists' concerns that Indonesia's Mount Merapi was gearing up for its most powerful eruption in years were all but confirmed when the volcan...