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'The dinosaurs were a little bit unlucky'

Think dust cooled the planet, and that's why the dinosaurs were obliterated? The author of a new study sheds light - or rather darkness - on how the …

Research

A supervolcano caused the largest eruption in European history. Now it’s stirring again.

The Italian name for the volcano — Campi Flegrei, or “burning fields” — is apt. Its caldera, the collapsed top of the ancient volcano that formed when the magma within erupted, is almost 8 miles wide. Though half of the caldera is obscured beneath the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean, the …

Geology

Island volcano monitoring system tested at Nishinoshima

During the October cruise of KS16-16 a research team with members from the Kobe University Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo …

Should be Concerned That An Asteroid’s Going to Strike the Earth?

Experts are fairly certain that in the next billion years as many as 2,000 asteroids could hit the Earth, but the possibility of us getting struck …

Wildfires in the Western Cape of South Africa - Prevention is Crucial

WildFires on Table Mountain Image Courtesy – commons.wikimedia.org<p>It always amazes me how both the government as well as the general public respond …

Will the crisis at Oroville Dam become a catalyst for change?

Jeffrey Mount, a leading expert on California water policy, remembers the last time a crisis at the<p>Oroville Damseemed likely to prompt reform. It was 1997 and the lake risked overflowing, while levees further downstream failed and several people died.<p>"If this doesn't galvanize action, I don't know …

Oroville Dam Casestudy: How Evacuating People And Animals Early and Often Can Save Lives

Posted at 04:57PM - Comments: (24)<p>In the winter of 1997, the town where I live now, Oroville, California, had a big flood. I didn’t live here then. …

Weather