Shawyan Mozaffar

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Atop Food Chain, Ospreys Ingest Many Poisons, Revealing Environmental Dangers

As apex predators, ospreys get a mega-dose of contaminants from their prey.<p>PITT MEADOWS, British Columbia—On an early spring morning, the Pitt River flows so calmly that the peaks of the Coast Range seem to admire themselves in its glassy waters. A motorboat lifts a wake, and the docks of the …

At Iceland volcano, a white plume rises from the lava fountains

Observers around the world are watching the Bárðarbunga volcano in Iceland. Read about four likely scenarios for what might happen next.<p>UPDATE …

Geology

Icelandic Volcano Eruption Leads to Air Travel Warning

Ash clouds from a 2010 eruption halted thousands of airline flights.<p><i>Editor's note: Iceland lowered its aviation alert on Sunday, after airplane reconnaissance flights suggested that magma may not, in fact, have erupted from the surface under the glacier.</i><p><b>A small eruption has started beneath a</b> …