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Kilauea's Volatile Beauty Captured At Night (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green

Each of the Hawaiian islands are or once were active volcanoes, springing forth from a hotspot in the middle of the Pacific Plate. Kilauea, one of fiv...

Giant Underground Blob Has Scientists Baffled

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 09.18.2013 | Science

The Afar Rift in Ethiopia is marked by enormous gashes that signal the breakup of the African continent and the beginnings of a new ocean basin, scie...

Vast Molten Ocean Once Covered Neighboring Planet, Study Suggests

Posted 02.28.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 02/28/2013 07:21 AM EST on SPACE.com The rocky, mostly dry surface of the planet Mercury may once have been roiling...

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 ...

Diamond-Rich Magmas Lose Weight As They Rise To Earth's Surface, Study Says

Posted 01.19.2012 | Green

By Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor: Diamond-laden magmas apparently rapidly rise from deep within the Earth to the planet's surface b...

What Matters This Week: Who Owns the Hot Rocks of Iceland?

David Ferris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ferris

Congress is out of session, so the Matter Network had to look elsewhere this week to find stories of environmental stewardship gone awry.

Ancient Supervolcano Eruptions Possibly Triggered Mass Extinctions

AFP | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A supervolcano on the ocean floor might have spewed massive amounts of lava in a rapid amount of time, new findings that could help reveal the mysteri...

Climate Change: Whole Lot of Shaking Going On ...

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Some geologists say glacial melting due to climate change will unleash pressures in the Earth's crust, causing extreme geological events like earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.