The health risks posed by Iceland's volcano
By: Andy Orrell
As Eyjafjallajökull continues to erupt and pump toxic gases and ash into our atmosphere many people are concerned about the health implications. The danger of being present when a volcano erupts is obvious, but what about the effects the eruption has on the rest...
What happened the last time the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted?
By: Andy Orrell
Not so long ago if you were to mention Eyjafjallajökull, people within earshot would probably have assumed you were speaking in tongues. But now, this small Icelandic volcano is making headlines all over the world. After erupting on the 14th of April the plume...
By: Michael Totten
On March 20, 2010, Eyjafjallajokull (pronounced AY-uh-fiat-luh-YEU-koot-luh, with the 'EU' as in liqueur) broke nearly 200 years of dormancy with its first eruption since 1821, releasing a cloud of ash, gas, and water vapor in addition to a small flow of lava. A second, larger...
By: Michael Totten
When Eyjafjallajokull (pronounced AY-uh-fiat-luh-YEU-koot-luh, with the 'EU' as in liqueur) began its second eruptive cycle on April 15, the resulting ash cloud grounded airplanes from the Mediterranean Sea to the Arctic Circle. As long as the eruption shows no sign of stopping, the ash cloud...
By: Michael Totten
Eyjafjallajokull (pronounced AY-uh-fiat-luh-YEU-koot-luh, with the 'EU' as in liqueur) is a small glacier near the south coast of Iceland which lies on top of the glacial stratovolcano Eyjafjoll. Eyjafjoll is part of Iceland's East Volcanic Zone, which also includes Katla. The Eyjafjallajokull volcano has erupted...
By: Lenna Gonya
It will be awhile before the total loss has been calculated due to the volcanic ash cloud that has plagued a great part of Europe. Airlines, businesses, food industry, and even the flower industry has been affected. The grand total could conceivably be in the...
By: Elizabeth M Young
There are some very dedicated and hardy souls who will travel into areas that are not safe or comfortable at all in order to examine and monitor the health, migration and location of all types of plants and animals. In the course of the past...
By: Lenna Gonya
Every time a volcano erupts, the subject of geoengineering arises, and Iceland’s recent event won’t be any different. The question is, however, could this “cure” for the earth’s problems be more dangerous than the problem itself.Geoengineering is the somewhat dubious...
By: Elizabeth M Young
First, it must be said that an enormous amount of oil is from natural seepage and emergence. It has been estimated that, off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, natural oil seepage has amounted to about 80 Exxon Valdez spills over hundreds of thousands of...
By: Dawn Denmar
As the weather in the UK is renowned for its unusually fickle nature, making any prediction as to whether the UK will experience good or bad weather in Summer 2010 is just like asking how long is a piece of string! Remarkably upbeat weather forecasts...

 

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