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Hawaiians: Don't Divert Lava Flow Threatening Homes

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.12.2014 | Green

The last few weeks have been a stressful waiting game for some residents on Hawaii's Big Island as a lava flow from Kilauea Volcano creeps toward the ...

Scientists Poke Huge Hole In Theory About Volcanoes

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Science

Have scientists had volcanoes all wrong? A popular theory has it that, at least in certain types of volcanos, eruptions occur when molten rock know...

Jungle Beat: 70 Days Until Roger Christie Is Free

Barbara Fahs | Posted 09.04.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Fahs

As of September 5, Roger Christie, founder of The Hawai'i Cannabis Ministry, has 70 more days left in federal prison for "conspiracy to distribute marijuana" and other charges.

INFOGRAPHIC: Here's Why Volcanoes And Airplanes Don't Mix

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.04.2014 | Science

Iceland, home to one of the largest glaciers in Europe and a multitude of volcanoes, made headlines this week following news of a small eruption in th...

Iceland Lowers Aviation Alert, Volcanic Eruption Report False

AP | Posted 08.24.2014 | World

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -- Iceland lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red Sunday, saying there was no sign of an imminent eruption at the...

Africa Is Literally Splitting In Half

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green

In 10 million years, we might have two Half-ricas, according to a new study by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the University of California ...

This Is Probably The Hottest Selfie You've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 07.25.2014 | Green

Unless you're on top of a very high place or next to one of the most influential men in the world, any selfie you take is probably not going to be...

Interior Of Deadly Volcano To Be Mapped

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2014 | Science

By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A series of explosions set off by a team of scientists were expected to rattle Washington stat...

Awe-Inducing Time Lapse Of Hawaii's Volcanoes Will Fill You With Wonder

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green

We all know nothing is certain but death and taxes. There's another fact, however, that will likely remain true for generations to come. You can't ...

What Happens When The World's Largest Volcano Erupts Again?

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green

Imagine living in the shadow of the world's largest -- and still active -- volcano. For residents on Hawaii's Big Island, a threat has long rumble...

New Book Offers 'Biography' of Galápagos

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 07.04.2014 | Books
Cecilia Alvear

The bishop, who along with the sailors, had to endure a water shortage, was not impressed and later wrote to the King of Spain the place looked "as though at some time God had showered stones."

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...

The Oso Mudslide: Why Do We Live in Harm's Way?

David Ropeik | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

Not everyone who lives in areas at risk for potentially deadly natural events does so voluntarily, of course. But many do, and they all use a variety of subconscious cognitive tools that allow them the choice of living in a place they like, but which could kill them.

Secrets Of Earth's Past Discovered In Famous Paintings

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.26.2014 | Science

Turns out there's way more to art than its aesthetic appeal. New research by Greek and German scientists suggests that some of the world's most celebr...

Scientists Solve Mystery of 'Chinese Pompeii'

| Sid Perkins | Posted 02.05.2014 | Science

Scientists have long marveled at the immaculately preserved fossils unearthed from ancient lake sediments in northeastern China. The former creatures...

WATCH: This Volcano's Eruption Created Tornadoes

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green

When Mount Sinabung erupted in North Sumatra, Indonesia on Saturday, the pyroclastic flows making their way down the mountain left red-hot deposits al...

WATCH: Hawaii Volcano Spews Lava... And It Is Awesome

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

It's not news that there is almost always lava flowing on the Big Island of Hawaii, but it is news when video captures that lava sputtering, spatterin...

Coffee Quest: Discovering the Secret to Growing the World's Best Coffee

Kevin Richberg | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

After tasting coffees (at the source) in over two dozen nations around the world, I think I've finally discovered the secret to growing "The World's Best Coffee."

PHOTOS: This Volcano's Lava Glows Blue

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.28.2014 | Green

You've heard of "red hot" and "white hot" to describe searing temperatures. But what about "blue hot"? That's the surreal hue of Indonesia's Kawah ...

This Volcano Looks Just Like Mt. Doom

Posted 12.09.2013 | Green

Someone give Peter Jackson a call. This very real, Mordor-esque volcano lies in the Kamchatka Peninsula in far-eastern Russia, more than 5,000 mile...

A Volcanic Eruption Can Lead to an Eruption of Learning

Vicki Cobb | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Vicki Cobb

There is only one way to prepare people who live near an active volcano for a life-threatening eruption -- evacuation. But when? How accurately can we predict when it will blow? How do we measure volcanic activity?

Active Volcano Discovered Beneath Antarctica

Posted 11.18.2013 | Green

By Becky Oskin, LiveScience Staff Writer: Earthquakes deep below West Antarctica reveal an active volcano hidden beneath the massive ice sheet, ...

Extreme Research

Karen Dionne | Posted 12.30.2013 | Books
Karen Dionne

My destination: Chaitén Volcano in Northern Patagonia, Chile. My purpose: researching the setting for my next novel. I stayed in Chaitén four days, even though the town remained evacuated and the volcano was still on Red Alert.

Mount Etna Erupts

AP | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

ROME -- ROME (AP) — Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, has erupted, sending up a towering plume of ash visible in much of eastern Sicily. Et...

New Study Sheds Light On Hawaii's Volcanic Past And Lava-Filled Future

Posted 10.08.2013 | Science

Everyone knows that the Hawaiian islands were formed by volcanic eruptions. But apparently the type of eruptions are not what was previously thought. ...