The effect volcanic ash clouds have on airplanes
By: L.S. Watts
On April 15, 2010, flights in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Sweden were grounded due to the volcanic eruption of Eyjafjajokull in Iceland. This isn’t the first time volcanic eruptions have caused issues with air flight. In April of 1982, there was an almost...
What is volcanic ash
By: Hai Shunxi
When they hear the phrase “volcanic ash,” many people take it for granted that the stuff is something like the ashes left behind by a campfire or in a fireplace. Volcanic ash isn’t the leftovers of a fire, though, it’s something...
By: Janet Grischy
The rarest gems are not always the most beautiful or impressive. However, they may be the most expensive, since rarity often drives up price. These are some of the rarest gemstones in the world. Benitioite Intensely blue Benitoite is the state gem of California. It...
By: Bruce Tyson
Volcanic eruptions become a danger to aviation because of the way ash clouds make it difficult for pilots to see. Volcanic ash, small pieces of volcanic rock, when it is sucked into jet engines can cause serious damage up to and including failure. Airplanes flying...
Understanding blood diamonds and the Kimberley Process
By: Summer Steward
Diamonds are beauty, true love, romance, accomplishment, honor, laughter, sexy, and of course... Forever. Hubbies to be think about forever as they are out shopping for a perfect jewel to symbolize a union you want God and all his followers to see, to recognize, to...
By: Rex Trulove
Volcanoes occur all over the world. They can destroy entire cities, shape the land, and even erupt under the oceans. In fact, somewhere in the world, on average, 11-17 volcanoes are erupting, many of then under the surface of the ocean. An interesting question to...
By: Bonita Early
Living in California we are often warned about the “The Big One”- when an earthquake causes the state to drop into Pacific. Before you panic, that is an old myth. California cannot drop into the ocean. A separation from the rest of the...
By: Shelly Barclay
Iceland and its volcanoes have been in the news a lot lately. The Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland has been very active in March and April of 2010. The ash spewing forth from this volcano has resulted in the grounding of flights as far away as...
By: Lynette Alice
While the after effects of the volcano Eyjafjallajokull are slowly beginning to dissipate, scientists warn that there may be more to come in the near future. The concern is not centered around Eyjafjallajokull erupting again now or in the near future, the new concern surrounds...
Scientists warn Eyjafjallajokull could trigger the Katla volcano to erupt
By: Leigh Goessl
In the aftermath of the massive Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption in Iceland on April 14, 2010, scientists are concerned that this wave of volcanic activity could trigger another nearby volcano to erupt in the near future. As Eyjafjallajokull settles down and calms its fury, the scientific...

 

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