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.
Feb. 3, 2021 • ~7 min
New research clears up a longstanding question about explosive volcanic eruptions like the ones at Mount St. Helens in 1980.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~8 min
Steamboat Geyser reawakened in 2018 after three and a half years of dormancy. Does that foretell an eruption in Yellowstone National Park?
Jan. 6, 2021 • ~10 min
Sir David examines how wildlife adapts to the forces of nature, such as volcanoes, in a new series.
Dec. 19, 2020 • ~7 min
Mass extinction of land animals happen on a 27-million-year cycle, researchers report. The timeline matches periodic asteroid impacts and volcano eruptions.
Dec. 11, 2020 • ~6 min
Specially-adapted drones, developed by an international team involving scientists from the University of Cambridge, are transforming how we forecast eruptions
Oct. 30, 2020 • ~6 min
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.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~11 min
Indonesia has a warning system for tsunamis generated by earthquakes – but not volcanoes.
Oct. 9, 2020 • ~6 min
Volcanoes give lots of clues which help scientists work out if they are about to erupt.
Oct. 9, 2020 • ~5 min
Icelandic authorities have recently raised the threat level of the Grímsvötn volcano.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~6 min