Scientists discovered the world's longest known chain of continental volcanoes. It spans 2,000 kilometers across Australia, from Whitsundays in North Queensland to Melbourne in central Victoria.
An antique book about the second Dutch expedition of the Mascarene Islands depicts the first drawing of the now extinct dodo bird. This species went extinct in the 17th century from a combination of climate change effects and rapid island colonization.
Researchers simulating volcanic eruptions in a laboratory discovered that more accurate forecasts could be made by knowing how diverse the magma was.
Ecuador is now officially in a state of emergency with an estimated 400 people already evacuated from a potential disaster zone south of the country's capital. In a Saturday address, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa explained that this is a precautionary action as the massive Cotopaxi volcano grows increasingly restless.
Lava tubes, even ones large enough to hold entire cities, could possibly exist on the Moon, according to new research.
Lava can't stop Turkey Day! Officials have declared that the Pahoa village road in Hawaii will soon be open once more, clearing the way for Thanksgiving travelers as they drive right by a now-becalmed lava flow.
Residents of Pahoa village on Hawaii's Big Island are packing what they can and heading out, as 50 to 60 buildings, largely residential, are now in the direct path of an encroaching lava flow from Kilauea Volcano.
Australia, despite being a massive island and continent of its own, has only one active volcanic region, and this spot has seen about 400 volcanic events in the last four million years. Now researchers have discovered the unique process that allows these eruptions to occur in a portion of the globe that is nearly devoid of volcanic activity.
Japanese mountain ranges have grown more dangerous in recent years, according to local experts. That's because the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami event that inflicted significant damage on residential areas and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant may have also left a good number of volcanoes shaken and ready to pop.
The Moon was likely still volcanically active, even in its adolescence, researchers using NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) have found. New evidence indicates that unlike the formation of other natural satellites, the Moon did not cool immediately after its formation, but remained a roiling volcanic land for some time.
Forget spelunking. While descending into the deepest recesses of the Earth can be very cool, it comes nowhere close to the awe-inspiring footage released by a team of volcano diving maniacs.
Iceland's Barðarbunga volcano really can't make up its mind on whether or not it wants to show off. The Icelandic volcano officially began to erupt last midnight, prompting officials to declare a no-fly-zone over the volcano. Now, however, that declaration has been rescinded, as it appears to be a relatively shy eruption.
A characteristically slow lava flow in Hawaii is encroaching on a residential area, and is expected to become a threat to homes "within weeks or months," according to experts tracking eruption trajectories.
A group of citizen scientists have been saving people's lives around the "Throat of Fire" Tungurahua volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes for nearly 15 years now. A new report details the success of this network of volunteers as they struggle to preserve the lives of people who chose to live around active volcanoes.