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Volcanic Island in Japan May Hold Key to Coral Survival in a Changing World

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Volcanic Island in Japan May Hold Key to Coral Survival in a Changing World

Source: Phys.org/Ursula Hyzy - April 18, 2017

The key to the survival of the world's threatened coral reefs may lie in the waters surrounding a small volcanic island off the coast of more…

Volcanic Eruptions Repeatedly Decimate Antarctic Penguin Colony

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Volcanic Eruptions Repeatedly Decimate Antarctic Penguin Colony

Source: Phys.org/ British Antarctic Survey - April 12, 2017

One of the largest colonies of gentoo penguins in Antarctica was decimated by volcanic eruptions several times during the last 7,000 years according to a more…

Firehose of Lava Spews Into the Ocean

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Firehose of Lava Spews Into the Ocean

Source: CNET/Amanda Kooser - February 1, 2017

The photo shows a blackened volcanic landscape with a churning steam plume emanating from ocean water. In the middle is a screaming red flow of more…

Kamokuno Ocean Entry Closed Due to Lava Delta Collapse

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Kamokuno Ocean Entry Closed Due to Lava Delta Collapse

Source: Big Island Now - January 2, 2017

A large section of the 26-acre lava delta formed by the 61g lava flow collapsed into the ocean around 2:45 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, more…

Researchers Explore Ancient Volcanic Eruptions That Led to Mass Extinctions

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Researchers Explore Ancient Volcanic Eruptions That Led to Mass Extinctions

Source: Phys.org/Virginia Tech - November 17, 2016

A paper published in Nature Communications by Virginia Tech researchers confirms a major feature in the formation of large igneous provinces—massive worldwide volcanic eruptions that created incredibly more…

Kilauea’s Lava Flow Presents Real Danger to Observers

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Kilauea’s Lava Flow Presents Real Danger to Observers

Source: West Hawaii Today/Bret Yager - September 19, 2016

Recent visitors to the Kamokuna ocean entry have been greeted with the spectacular sight of Kilauea’s lava pouring into the sea to form some of more…

A Volcano Eruption Skewed Early Climate Data

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A Volcano Eruption Skewed Early Climate Data

Source: Christian Science Monitor/Joseph Dussault - August 11, 2016

Could one volcanic eruption skew the data on rising sea levels? Yes, according to new research.

Climate change models have long predicted that sea levels more…

Lava From Hawaiian Volcano Reaches Ocean

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Lava From Hawaiian Volcano Reaches Ocean

Source: Weather/Pam Wright - July 28, 2016

Lava from an ongoing Kilauea eruption entered the ocean early Tuesday, creating photo opportunities for those brave enough to get close.

The United State Geographical more…

Reunion’s Volcano Erupts While Island Is in International Spotlight

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Reunion’s Volcano Erupts While Island Is in International Spotlight

Source: Reuters/Joe Brock - August 3, 2015

As experts on the Indian Ocean island Reunion studied plane debris for clues in the search for missing flight MH370, scientist Nicolas Villeneuve was making more…

New Evidence of Violent Volcanic Eruptions in West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Source: LiveScience/Becky Oskin - December 19, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Volcanoes punched through a remote part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet twice in the last 50,000 years, according to research presented more…