Geology

President Trump Will Make America's Volcanoes Dangerous Again

The United States of America has a major problem, and I’m not just talking about Donald Trump here. A new report by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine has revealed that out of the 169 hazardous volcanoes, both active and dormant, in the US, just under half of them are being …

Physical Geography

Scientists discover origins of ancient Hopewell culture's meteorite jewellery

The native Hopewell culture, which thrived along rivers and streams in North America from 200BC to 500AD, is today survived by a number of beautiful …

Archaeology

Climbing Mount St. Helens for Moms - A Pacific Northwest Tradition

by Kristina Ciari, Mountaineers Director of Communications<p>Nearly 33-years ago, on a balmy spring Saturday in Whitefish, Montana, my mom was 41-weeks …

Outdoors

Oregon man makes record ascent of Mount St. Helens with snow kite

MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. – A Hood River man accomplished his 10-year mission to summit Mount St. Helens on a kite board, setting what he calls an …

Outdoors

Hidden World of Canyons and Ridges Revealed on Polar Seafloor

Ocean scientists often say that humans know more about the surface of Mars than the seafloor of Earth.<p>Under the icy water surrounding Earth's poles, …

Physical Geography

Interesting Photo of the Day: Red Wildflowers at Mount St. Helens

Landscape photographers recognize that a foreground can make or break a landscape image. When they plan a shot, the foreground often has striking …

Landscape Photography

BBC News

Violent volcanic eruptions in Guatemala have been captured by drones for the first time.<p>A team of scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge flew the unmanned vehicles 3,700m (12139ft) over the Volcan de Fuego, which erupts every three to four weeks.<p>The plumes of ash and gas expelled …

Physical Geography

Swedish scientists discover world's oldest fungus in lava rocks found in South Africa

<b>London:</b> Scientists have discovered what may be the world's oldest fungus in South African rocks dating back 2.4 billion years.<p>How do you go about …

Physical Geography

Odd New Theory Explains How Early Earth Got Its Oxygen

One of the still-unsolved mysteries about Earth's history is how the planet became oxygenated, and breathable, billions of years ago. Now, a new …

Physical Geography

Ripple Effects of New Zealand Earthquake Continue to This Day

The consequences of a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck New Zealand on 14 November 2016 are still rippling through the country. The quake, which …

Earthquakes

Mysteries of Crown-like Structures on Venus' Surface Unveiled in New Study

On Venus, plumes of superheated rock from near the planet's core may rise up intermittently, destroy patches of the planet's surface and create …

Physical Geography

Major earthquake strikes off Chile's coast, rocks capital

SANTIAGO — A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck off the west coast of Chile on Monday, rocking the capital Santiago and generating at least two significant aftershocks.<p>No major damage was immediately apparent, according to an assessment by Chile's emergency services. The Chilean Navy and the …

Physical Geography

Lava Glows Atop Nishinoshima : Natural Hazards

Once again, Nishinoshima Island promises to gain ground. Roughly 1,000 kilometers (more than 600 miles) south of Tokyo, the island has been growing …

Physical Geography

Fearless drone camera peers into an erupting volcano in Guatemala

Why it matters to you<p>It's another great example of the growing uses of unmanned aerial vehicles.<p>Flying a drone into the flying rocks and ash of an …

Drones

Geologist studies South Pacific volcano that's been erupting continuously for hundreds of years

For two weeks last fall, Ingrid Ukstins lived life on the wild and dangerous side. The University of Iowa volcanologist spent her days collecting …

Physical Geography

A Costa Rican Volcano Sees Its Biggest Blast in Years

Some updates on current volcanic activity worldwide:<p>On April 13, Poás in Costa Rica had its largest explosive eruption in years. The explosion was …

Physical Geography

Drones Armed with Sensors Fly Through Erupting Volcano's Ash Clouds

Drones can do more than capture high-flying footage, and researchers recently put the unmanned vehicles to work studying a volcano as it …

Physical Geography

Ocean Oddities: Oh Fuk! Radioactive Contamination Found In US Waves

The 9.0 magnitude earthquake of 2011 sloshed water across the Pacific like it was a pool and sent seismic waves rippling around the planet. While the …

Surfing

Grand challenges to better prepare for volcanic eruptions

Despite broad understanding of volcanoes, our ability to predict the timing, duration, type, size, and consequences of volcanic eruptions is limited, …

Physical Geography

How I planned and shot an erupting volcano with the Milky Way

Nature has lots to offer for landscape photographers. We love to shoot nature’s paintings. Storms, rainbows, tornadoes, lightning strikes: they’re …

Physical Geography

BBC - Earth - Fire and water forged the unique biology of the Galápagos

These Pacific islands are famed for their odd collection of animal species, but scientists have only now begun to realise how the islands' ancient history led to present day diversity<p>About 14 million years ago, the tops of several volcanoes broke the surface of the Pacific Ocean, roughly 1,000km …

Biodiversity

Sentinel satellites to monitor every volcano

<b>A UK-led team of scientists is rolling out a project to monitor every land volcano on Earth from space.</b><p>Two satellites will routinely map the planet's surface, looking for signs that might hint at a future eruption.<p>They will watch for changes in the shape of the ground below them, enabling …

Volcanoes

'Gibraltar-sized' space rock passes Earth

<b>A large asteroid the size of the Rock of Gibraltar has passed safely by Earth.</b><p>The object, measured to be almost a kilometre wide, came within five times the distance between the Earth and the Moon.<p>Known as 2014 JO25, the asteroid is the biggest such space rock to skim our world since …

Space

Galápagos Sciencetelling™ Bootcamp

As a geologist and climate change expert at the National Geographic Society, I am thrilled to be on Santa Cruz Island in the Galápagos this week. We are on the equator, 600 miles from the coast of Ecuador, and it is nothing short of amazing.<p>The Galápagos Islands are a living laboratory for science …

Biodiversity

Ancient City Of Hippos-Sussita And The Mysterious Disc-Shaped Copper Plates

<b>Ellen Lloyd – AncientPages.com</b> – Here is a little ancient mystery for you to solve.<p>Some years ago, archaeologists unearthed four mysterious ancient …

Archaeology

An Improved Model of How Magma Moves Through the Crust

Volcanic eruptions of basalt are fed by intrusions of magma, called dikes, which advance through Earth’s crust for a few hours or days before …

Physical Geography

How GPS Changed the Way We Think About Our Planet

Although it tracks where we walk, GPS's greatest benefit could be what it sees under our feet.<p>Iceland is breaking apart.<p>While the country's 333,000 people, millions of puffins, and influx of tourists live in harmony, the rock underneath them is slowly separating. That's because this Nordic island …

Physical Geography

Arctic river ice deposits rapidly disappearing

Climate change is causing thick ice deposits that form along Arctic rivers to melt nearly a month earlier than they did 15 years ago, a new study …

Global Warming

What Caused an Entire Yukon River to Vanish Almost Overnight?

Last summer, a team of geologists set out on an expedition to study Slims River in the Yukon, but when they got there, the once majestic river was …

Climate Change

Enhanced Your Home's With Swedish Decorative Plates — Fres Hoom

Black Tin Swedish Decorative Plates<p>Santa Swedish Decorative Plate<p>Couple Blue Plates Swedish<p>Swedish Collectible Christmas Plates<p>Beautiful Dancing …

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