A volcanic super-eruption is capable of returning modern society to a 'pre-civilization state.' Researchers now say that the devastating event could happen sooner than expected.
Earth/Environment November 30, 2017
Layers of ash found in the Santa Barbara Basin, in California suggest that the Yellowstone supervolcano erupted two times more than 6 million years ago. What happened as a result of these super eruptions?
Earth/Environment October 27, 2017
A new study from the Lunar and Planetary Institute suggests the moon once had an atmosphere that lasted for 70 million years. It was apparently caused by gases from volcanic eruptions.
Space October 9, 2017
The magma source, or hot zone, of Campi Flegrei in Italy suggests that the supervolcano may erupt soon. Scientists said the volcano is now like a boiling pot of soup beneath the surface.
Earth/Environment September 18, 2017
Satellite data suggest that the interior of the moon may hold substantial amounts of water. What are the implications of the findings on future moon missions and our understanding of the early history of Earth’s natural satellite?
Space July 25, 2017
Volcanic crystals acquired from the debris around New Zealand’s Mount Tarawera may help scientists better predict volcanic eruptions, a new study revealed. This may help determine which volcanoes are at most risk from erupting.
Earth/Environment June 15, 2017
Bogoslof Volcano, in the Aleutian Islands, erupted yet again on May 28, causing a plume of smoke and ash to spread almost 35,000 feet in the air. This may result in flights in the area getting disrupted.
Earth/Environment May 29, 2017
Arsia Mons, a volcano on planet Mars, became dormant about the same time the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event that killed the dinosaurs occurred. Why do scientists study volcanic activities on the Red Planet?
Space March 22, 2017
Ten BBC crew members' excitement over Mount Etna's recent activity turns into horror as the volcano erupts while they are filming. A BBC science correspondent shares the experience.
Earth/Environment March 17, 2017
Italy’s Mount Etna has emitted a mass of lava and ash clouds, calling the attention of authorities as well as alarming holiday travelers.
Earth/Environment March 7, 2017
Study of some Martian meteorites have revealed that there was a volcano active on the Red Planet for almost 2 billion years. The study has been published in ‘Science Advances’ journal.
Space February 7, 2017
Using radiocarbon measurements, scientists have traced the date when the Changbaishan volcano in East Asia erupted. The research also debunks the theory that the eruption contributed to the collapse of the Bohai kingdom.
Earth/Environment January 31, 2017
A new study has highlighted that there are historic lessons to be learned in tackling climate change as evident in the winter caused by Indonesia’s Tambora volcanic eruption 200 years ago and the way the fisheries sector handled it.
Earth/Environment January 23, 2017
As part of a human behavior study that could assist in long-term space exploration and the planned Mars mission by the 2030s, a group of scientists enters an isolated Hawaii dome under the HI-SEAS project.
Space January 20, 2017
The Campi Flegrei volcano in Italy which caused Europe's largest volcanic eruption shows signs it could blow up again. What happens when supervolcanoes such as Camp Flegrei and Yellowstone erupt?
Earth/Environment December 24, 2016
The volcanic eruption that formed the Campi Flegrei caldera 39,000 years ago is the largest in the history of Europe. Is the supervolcano under Naples in Italy about to erupt again?
Earth/Environment December 22, 2016
Colima volcano in Mexico has erupted three times on Sunday in frequent intervals with ashes thrown to a radius of more than a mile with ash columns zooming to 1.25 miles (2 km) in height.
Earth/Environment December 21, 2016
A giant magmatic lake discovered below a dormant volcano in Bolivia holds water equivalent to that of the world's giant lakes. The discovery sheds light on why volcanoes erupt.
Earth/Environment November 10, 2016
Mount Aso In Japan erupted on Saturday sending volcanic ash 7 miles into the skies. No injury or major damage was reported but officials have raised alert level to 3.
Earth/Environment October 8, 2016
The Sakurajima Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Japan, is due for a major eruption within 25 years. Its last major eruption occurred in 1914.
Earth/Environment September 14, 2016
Pavlof Volcano in Alaska is showing signs it could erupt soon. How real is the danger to surrounding communities?
Earth/Environment July 2, 2016
A period of quiet may indicate that an active volcano is about to blow up. The duration of this silent period also predicts the amount of energy the impending volcanic eruption will release.
Earth/Environment June 26, 2016
Archaeologists discovered four human skeletons and gold coins in the ruins of an ancient shop in Pompeii. The remains belong to people who died when Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79.
Ancient June 25, 2016
A huge magma chamber discovered beneath a town in New Zealand may have caused hundreds of tiny earthquakes in the area, a new report suggests. The magma chamber also has the potential to grow into a volcano.
Earth/Environment June 6, 2016
The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has been spewing gallons of hot lava from two new breakouts since May 24. The volcano is among the most active volcanoes in the world and has been continuously erupting since 1983.
Earth/Environment June 1, 2016
Seven farmers in Indonesia have been declared dead from the eruption of Mount Sinabung that began on May 21. The volcano is Indonesia's most active, and farms around its crater have been declared a danger zone.
Earth/Environment May 23, 2016
Has Ecuador's Mount Chimborazo dethroned Mount Everest's title as the tallest mountain in the world? Better yet - have we been fooled all along?
Earth/Environment May 20, 2016
Officials warned visitors to stay away from Mount Ruapehu, the so-called 'Lord Of The Rings Volcano,' because of a potential eruption. Mount Ruapehu is located at the Tongariro National Park in the North Island.
Earth/Environment May 12, 2016
Mount St. Helens is once again exhibiting earthquakes, leading some people to worry about a forthcoming eruption. What happened in 1980, its last major eruption?
Earth/Environment May 8, 2016
The dark ages of Europe might be linked to two massive volcanic eruptions that happened thousands of years ago, reveals a study. The back-to-back volcanic eruptions occurred in 536 A.D. and 540 A.D.
Earth/Environment April 23, 2016
Recent activities surrounding North Korea's sleeping yet dangerous volcano Mt. Paektu have been noted. Will it erupt anytime soon?
Animals April 19, 2016
About two years after spewing out ash and lava, the Pavlof Volcano in Alaska on Sunday erupted, sending out ash 20,000 feet into the sky. Geologists have raised aviation warning levels from "green" to "red."
Animals March 28, 2016
Scientists discover that Yellowstone hotspot track may be bigger than previously known. About 12 super eruptions were recorded during the period of intense magmatic activity, which happened 8 to 12 million years ago.
Animals March 26, 2016
A car may boost the odds of survival once a volcanic eruption occurs. Findings of a new study suggest that deadly pyroclastic flows travel at speeds ranging from 10 to 45 miles per hour.
Animals March 8, 2016
Adventurous photographer Bradley Ambrose successfully flew a drone over an active volcano in Congo. The images featured the largest lava lake in the world, making them absolutely breathtaking.
Animals February 27, 2016
South Korean seismologists warned that the nuclear tests of North Korea could incite the eruption of Mount Paektu. Nuclear explosions, they said, could overpressure the magma chamber of the volcano.
Earth/Environment February 20, 2016
Fingerite is one of the rarest minerals on Earth. Here's why it is often referred to as 'perfect storm of rarity.'
Animals February 15, 2016
A report found that a supervolcano eruption in Yellowstone may claim the lives of millions within 80 years. Since the government is not prepared for such rare volcanic eruptions, it may cause more damage than asteroids, tsunamis and drought.
Animals January 8, 2016
A month after showing signs of activity for the first time in years, a volcano in Nicaragua on Sunday blasted plumes of ash, gas and lava. Volcanic eruptions such as this are unpredictable, but scientists pay attention to several warning signs.
Animals January 4, 2016
Earthquakes that occurred before the May 1980 eruption of Mount. St. Helens may have been caused by magma being injected from one chamber to another. Researchers said more tremors were observed in the area.
Animals November 9, 2015
Large boulders found in Santiago Island, 34 miles from Fogo Volcano, suggest of a megatsunami that generated 800 foot-waves, or nearly as high as the Eiffel Tower. The impact of such an event happening again in the future could be catastrophic.
Animals October 5, 2015
Researchers were able to discover that the large boulders on Cape Verde island were propelled by an 800-foot high megatsunami that happened 73,000 years ago. Despite the findings, the authors of the study emphasized that such events are not typical but still warrant close volcanic monitoring.
Earth/Environment October 4, 2015
Asteroid or volcanoes? These are the culprits of the two most popular theories behind the extinction of the dinosaurs, but a new study says both came into play -- and that it was no coincidence.
Animals October 3, 2015
Scientists discovered a new reservoir of gold and silver along the geothermal waters of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. The researchers, however, say it is impractical to traditionally mine along geothermal areas because of extremely high temperatures and environmental impacts.
Earth/Environment September 3, 2015
As Cotopaxi awakens, Ecuador prepares for an emergency. Over 2.3 million masks are being distributed to people who live near the volcano.
Animals August 17, 2015