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May 30, 2015

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May 30, 2015

Apr. 24, 2015 — Scientists have new data on Ethiopia's Rift Valley and Aluto volcano, a major volcano in the region. Aluto is Ethiopia's main source of geothermal energy, a low-carbon resource that is ... read more

Mar. 3, 2015 — Researchers have proposed a mechanism for the generation of glass spherules in geologic deposits through the occurrence of volcanic lightning. The existence of fulgurites -- glassy products formed in ... read more

Feb. 9, 2015 — The link between volcanism and the formation of copper ore has been discovered. The findings could have far-reaching implications for the search for new copper ... read more

Feb. 3, 2015 — Volcanic ash poses a significant hazard for areas close to volcanoes and for aviation. For example, the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland, clearly demonstrated that even small-to-moderate ... read more

Jan. 22, 2015 — The most recent eruption on the Canary Islands -- at El Hierro in 2011 -- produced spectacularly enigmatic white "floating rocks" that originated from the layers of oceanic sedimentary rock ... read more

Jan. 16, 2015 — A new volcanic eruption commenced on Fogo, one of the Cape Verde Islands, on November 23rd, 2014. This eruption continues to date, and is considered to be the largest eruption by volume, and in terms ... read more

Scientists Observe the Earth Grow a New Layer Under an Icelandic Volcano

Dec. 15, 2014 — New research into an Icelandic eruption has shed light on how the Earth’s crust forms, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 1, 2014 — For seven years, an area larger than the city of Madison has been rising by 10 inches per year. That rapid rise provides a major scientific opportunity: to explore a mega-volcano before it erupts. ... read more

Nov. 18, 2014 — Small volcanic eruptions might eject more of an atmosphere-cooling gas into Earth's upper atmosphere than previously thought, potentially contributing to the recent slowdown in global warming, ... read more

Volcanic Ash Clouds Can Cross Atlantic Ocean

Nov. 19, 2014 — Scientists have led the discovery of a volcanic ash cloud that traveled from Alaska to Northern Ireland and beyond -- overturning previously held assumptions about how far ash deposits can drift, ... read more

Nov. 10, 2014 — Scores of people were killed by an explosive eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai‘i, in 1790. Research suggests that most of the fatalities were caused by hot, rapidly moving surges of volcanic ... read more

Oct. 30, 2014 — The tremendous amounts of lava that are emitted during super-eruptions accumulate over millions of years prior to the event in the Earth's crust. These reservoirs consist of magma that intrudes ... read more

Oct. 24, 2014 — New research shows that high mantle temperatures miles beneath the Earth's surface are essential for generating large amounts of magma. In fact, the scientists found that Iceland's ... read more

Australian Volcanic Mystery Explained

Oct. 17, 2014 — Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery surrounding Australia's only active volcanic area. The volcanism springs from a unique interaction between the continent's movement north and ... read more

Oct. 16, 2014 — A geochemist studying Samoan volcanoes has found evidence of the planet's early formation still trapped inside Earth. Known as hotspots, volcanic island chains such as Samoa can ancient ... read more

Sep. 26, 2014 — A joint NOAA/NASA satellite is one of several satellites providing valuable information to aviators about volcanic ... read more

Mysterious Volcanic Eruption of 1808 Described

Sep. 18, 2014 — New light has been shed on one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in the last 500 years -- the so-called 'Unknown eruption' -- thanks to an unusual collaboration between a historian and a ... read more

Sep. 15, 2014 — As soon as lava flows from a volcano, exposure to air and wind causes it to start to cool and harden. Rather than hardening evenly, the energy exchange tends to take place primarily at the ... read more

Iberian Peninsula Endured Tropical Storms in the 18th Century and Severe Droughts in Islamic Times

Sep. 12, 2014 — The first meteorological measurements were taken in the Iberian Peninsula in 1724, which coincides with the year in which Portugal suffered one of the worst storms ever. Later, in 1816, Spain felt ... read more

Aug. 27, 2014 — In the unlikely event of a volcanic supereruption at Yellowstone National Park, the northern Rocky Mountains would be blanketed in meters of ash, and millimeters would be deposited as far away as New ... read more

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