An unexpected volcanic eruption from Raikoke Volcano sent ash and volcanic gases over the North Pacific Ocean. Even astronauts from the ISS had a chance to capture images of the volcano's rare eruption.
Earth/Environment June 28, 2019
Was the asteroid that hit Earth solely responsible for the demise of dinosaurs? New studies find that a series of volcanic eruptions may have contributed to the mass extinction.
Ancient February 21, 2019
The Katla volcano in Iceland is preparing to erupt for the first time since 1918. Scientists are concerned that an explosion of the highly hazardous volcano will be worse than the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption in 2010.
Earth/Environment September 24, 2018
In 2012, the Havre Volcano erupted underwater, creating a large pumice raft the size of the entire state of Philadelphia. Scientists studied its seafloor products and discovered information that challenged their previous beliefs.
Earth/Environment January 15, 2018
A new study finds that the melting of ice due to climate change could potentially increase volcanic activity. In Iceland, a major volcanic event occurs every five years.
Earth/Environment November 26, 2017
Scientists discovered lava waves across the surface of Jupiter's moon Io. These waves caused some regions of the Loki Patera to be brighter than others and astronomers posited the temperatures also differed between these locations.
Space May 12, 2017
Unusual activity levels in Iceland’s four major volcanoes has put the country on alert. Out of all the volcanoes, geophysicists reveal that Bárðarbunga and Katla pose significant threat to the people.
Earth/Environment February 10, 2017
North Korea allows Western scientists to study its sleeping yet dangerous volcano. Mount Paektu showed seismic activities in 2002, which prompted researchers to conduct extensive studies.
Earth/Environment April 18, 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
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Edinburgh has found that massive volcanic eruptions in the past have significantly impacted the flow of water in some of the world's largest river systems.
Animals October 7, 2015
The asteroid impact indeed happened but it was not solely responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs. It triggered earthly events that also contributed to the large-scale death of prehistoric species.
Animals October 2, 2015
Researchers predict another eruption from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano in the next 20 years.
Animals September 25, 2015
The United States Geological Survey continuous update on Mauna Loa’s unrest led to an advisory/yellow alert.
Animals September 22, 2015
The world has gone from one destructive force to another. Researchers have found that volcanic eruptions may have had a hand in slowing down global warming during the last decade.
Earth/Environment July 11, 2015
The European Space Agency has released images of massive craters on the surface of Mars that are believed to have been created by supervolcanoes.
Space May 22, 2015
Scientists from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom have discovered a way to potentially map out safe flight routes for airplanes to take during volcanic eruptions.
Earth/Environment May 20, 2015
Small volcanic eruptions might be modest in magnitude but they can affect the climate just as well as bigger eruptions, collectively cooling down the planet to somewhat pause global warming.
January 12, 2015
The global warming hiatus may be caused by small volcanic eruptions, but how serious is the effect?
Earth/Environment November 21, 2014
Volcanic eruptions that occurred in Mars billions of years ago may have produced moderate greenhouse effects. This led to the warming of the Martian atmosphere that made flowing water possible on the planet's surface.
Space November 19, 2014
The Pavlof Volcano in Alaska, which started erupting last week, appears to have calmed down. Experts, however, say that the eruption could resume with little warning.
Animals November 18, 2014
Armed with a GoPro camera and Phantom 2 drone, Ragnar Th. Sigurdsso and Eric Cheng captured close-up videos of the Bardarbunga volcano spewing red-hot lava.
Animals October 3, 2014