Scientists: Data reveals new Ice Ages can occur in just months
By: Terrence Aym
Don't let anyone tell you that Ice Ages take thousands of years to happen. After all, anyone that researches what happened to the Woolly Mammoths some 10,000 to 11,000 years ago in the tundra of northern Siberia will understand that an Ice Age...
A scientific explanation of how floods occur
By: Effie Moore Salem
Lands saturated by heavy rain that pour large amounts of water into drainage ravines and hollows, is the force behind the creeks and rivers that flood low lying areas near creek banks. Snows that melt too quickly, due to excessively warm spring days are often...
How earthquakes may be connected to volcanic eruptions
By: Rex Trulove
Volcanoes and earthquakes go hand in hand, however they can exist for different reasons. It is worthwhile to look at the connection between the two. Volcano caused earthquakes Normally, before a volcano erupts, it produces a magma pocket of super heated and fluid rock beneath...
By: Martha Leonard
The shadow of Vesuvius looms over the city of Naples, Italy, like a brooding giant. Ah, yes, Naples-city of opposites; beauty and squalor, opera and street noise, pizza and squid, sun and volcano. Mt Vesuvius, which gives the Bay of Naples such a beautiful backdrop...
By: Sadonna Kimberly
The name geologist is a catch all name for several jobs that require a lot of specialized training and education. There are five different types of geologists jobs in which a person can specialize in. They include the volcanologist, paleontologist, mineralogist, engineering geologist and...
By: Bruce Tyson
Listening to Obama and other alternative energy activists around the world, people might think that wind power represents the hope of a clean planet; free from the corrupting effects of oil and coal, but a report published by the U.K. Daily Mail paints an...
By: Alison Bowler
Vesuvius, the only active volcano on mainland, has experienced a number of eruptions over the years. The volcano overlooking the Bay of Naples in Italy is part of the Campanian volcanic arc formed over the subduction zone between the African and Eurasian tectonic plates. The...
By: Lenna Gonya
One of the most deadly aspects of a volcano is the pyroclastic flow. This current of fast moving rock and molten lava can easily reach temperatures of over 1,800 degrees and travel at speeds over 100 km per hour. Contained within the fiery streams...
By: Janet Grischy
Athanasius Kircher created the first known map of the distribution of volcanoes in 1665. Sometimes called the last Renaissance man, he devoted his life to research. Investigating Vesuvius, he had himself lowered into its crater to measure its interior dimensions. He had some theories, but...
Gigantic volcano Mount Nyiragongo predicted to erupt
By: Terrence Aym
If anyone had any doubt that the world's volcanoes are all becoming more active they need look no farther than the giant Mt. Nyiragongo in the east Congo.Vulcanologists monitoring the awakening giant believe that previous eruptions may be dwarfed by the eruption that may...

 

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