Tree rings: Volcano in Iceland chilled summer in Alaska

The Inuit tell stories about the year that summer never arrived. Tree rings from 1783 confirm that the Laki volcano in Iceland caused the cooldown.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
Feb. 3, 2021 ~7 min

Tiny bubbles shed light on massive volcanic eruptions

New research clears up a longstanding question about explosive volcanic eruptions like the ones at Mount St. Helens in 1980.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
Jan. 20, 2021 ~8 min

This geyser woke up, but no Yellowstone blast

Steamboat Geyser reawakened in 2018 after three and a half years of dormancy. Does that foretell an eruption in Yellowstone National Park?

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley • futurity
Jan. 6, 2021 ~10 min

Attenborough on Biden and forces of nature

Sir David examines how wildlife adapts to the forces of nature, such as volcanoes, in a new series.

Dec. 19, 2020 ~7 min

Mass extinctions happen every 27 million years

Mass extinction of land animals happen on a 27-million-year cycle, researchers report. The timeline matches periodic asteroid impacts and volcano eruptions.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
Dec. 11, 2020 ~6 min

New drone technology advances volcanic monitoring

Specially-adapted drones, developed by an international team involving scientists from the University of Cambridge, are transforming how we forecast eruptions

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 30, 2020 ~6 min

Volcanoes feed the atmosphere on Jupiter’s moon Io

The atmosphere on Jupiter's moon Io is a witches' brew made from the sulfurous burps of more than 400 volcanoes. Now scientists know how it got that way.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley • futurity
Oct. 27, 2020 ~11 min

Krakatoa is still active, and we are not ready for the tsunamis another eruption would generate

Indonesia has a warning system for tsunamis generated by earthquakes – but not volcanoes.

Ravindra Jayaratne, Reader in Coastal Engineering, University of East London • conversation
Oct. 9, 2020 ~6 min

Curious Kids: How can we tell when a volcano is going to erupt?

Volcanoes give lots of clues which help scientists work out if they are about to erupt.

Ian Skilling, Senior Lecturer in Volcanology, University of South Wales • conversation
Oct. 9, 2020 ~5 min

Grímsvötn: Iceland’s most active volcano may be about to erupt

Icelandic authorities have recently raised the threat level of the Grímsvötn volcano.

Dave McGarvie, Volcanologist, Lancaster University • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~6 min