environment
Geyser Eruption at Yellowstone Unleashes ‘Clearly Historic’ Collection of Human Garbage

Geyser eruptions at America's Yellowstone National Park are moments of rarefied beauty; spectacular reminders that we live on a geologically-dynamic planet. A recent eruption was also a reminder that we’ve turned said planet into a dumpster. Read More >>

volcanoes
A Volcano Just Erupted in Tsunami-Rattled Indonesia 

The Indonesian island of Sulawesi has become a natural disaster zone. After a tsunami battered the island late last week, leaving at least 1,350 dead, a volcano has now erupted. Read More >>

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Volcanic Ash Has Basically Turned Day Into Night in Vanuatu

I’m no expert, but I feel like our planet is trying to tell us something. In addition to every corner of the globe being on fire, doused in rain, or cooked by heat, a new volcanic eruption is adding heavy ash to the list of calamities befalling humanity. The Manaro Voui volcano popped off in Vanuatu, a small island nation in the South Pacific, prompting the evacuation of the entire island of Ambae. Read More >>

archaeology
Skull of Crushed Pompeii Victim Found ‘Intact’

Last month, archaeologists in Italy found the skeletal remains of a Pompeii resident who apparently had his head crushed by a giant rock while fleeing the eruption some 2,000 years ago. The victim’s skull has now been recovered, and its surprisingly pristine condition suggests an alternative cause of death. Read More >>

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This Footage of Kilauea Lava Pouring Into the Ocean Is Completely Bananas

It’s been well over a month since the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island started erupting, and molten lava continues to pour into the ocean at a steady pace. New footage shows the dramatic extent to which the lava is producing “laze”—an unholy and potentially deadly mixture of steam, toxic gas, and tiny shards of volcanic glass. Read More >>

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Creeping Lava Now Threatens Major Hawaiian Power Plant

Molten lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has entered the grounds of Puna Geothermal Venture, a geothermal power plant that provides about 25 per cent of the Big Island’s power. Read More >>

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Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Is Now Spewing Large ‘Ballistic’ Rocks

As if the residents of Hawaii’s Big Island don’t have enough to worry about already, the US Geological Survey is now warning residents of yet another threat: large rocks shooting from Kilauea’s crater. Several rocks, including one measuring two feet wide, have already fallen— but the situation could get even worse. Read More >>

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Eruption of Kilauea Volcano Triggers Mandatory Evacuations on Hawaii’s Big Island

The governor of Hawaii has declared a local state of emergency in the vicinity of the Mount Kilauea volcano following an eruption late yesterday on the state’s Big Island. Dramatic video footage of the eruption showed plumes of magma shooting into the air, while lava poured from a fissure that opened up near a residential area. Read More >>

science
Scientists Just Discovered Something Extraordinary About Iceland’s Huge Volcano Eruption 

Two years ago, Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano erupted—and it kept erupting for the next 181 days, forming the largest volcanic depression ever seen. New research reveals the extraordinary processes that transpired beneath the surface, including the formation of a magma-filled canal that measured a whopping 28 miles long. Read More >>

space
An Erupting Volcano Is Even Cooler When Seen From Space

ISS astronaut Tim Peake recently snapped a photo of an erupting volcano on Russia’s far east coast. It’s so clear you can even see how the snow has melted around its peak. Read More >>

japan
Sakurajima Volcano Erupts in a Spectacular Display of Lightning and Lava

Earlier today, a volcano near the city of Kagoshima in Japan erupted, spewing lava and hurtling rocks nearly two miles away. The volcano is just 30 miles from the Sendai nuclear plant, but officials says there’s no immediate cause for concern. Read More >>