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Volcanoes Guard Ice Age Secrets

Understanding how snow-capped volcanoes generate meltwater will help scientists better predict flooding from so-called glaciovolcanic eruptions, a significant hazard. Among the worst natural disasters are massive floods from icy urban volcanoes such as ...

Steel 'spiders' saving lives, from volcanos to landslides

It all sits up a tripod of legs and can run unaided for a year. They were developed primarily for monitoring volcanoes. You can drop them by helicopter into high hazard areas that would kill a scientist on the ground. Inside a volcanoes crater, the spider ...

Volcanoes in Maine -- yes, Maine -- among Earth's biggest

DENVER — Maine has super-volcanoes. Wait, Maine has volcanoes? Yes, and their eruptions could have been among the biggest ever on Earth, geoscientist Sheila Seaman reported here Tuesday at the Geological Society of America's annual meeting. "Long before ...

Volcanoes Helped Antarctic Life Weather Ice Ages

Like an ice age radiator, heat from volcanoes helped Antarctica's plants and bugs survive Earth's glacial periods, scientists think based on the result of a new study. The findings suggest that volcanoes can provide a cozy home for plants and animals ...

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Volcano - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated April. 16, 2014

Mud volcanoes or mud domes are formations created by geo-excreted liquids and gases, although there are several processes which may cause such activity.

Volcanoes - Environment Facts, Environment Science, Global ...

Updated April. 17, 2014

Volcanoes are awesome manifestations of the fiery power contained deep within the Earth. These formations are essentially vents on the Earth's surface where molten ...

Learning about Volcanoes

Updated April. 11, 2014

Members of the Volcanic Risks Solutions team at Massey University in New Zealand have successfully predicted a volcanic eruption. A volcanic eruption of their ...

Volcano Hazards Program

Updated April. 16, 2014

Monitors volcanoes and collects scientific information on volcanoes in the United States and elsewhere to reduce the risk from volcanic activity.