The Russian town of Noril’sk contains the world’s most valuable source of mined nickel.
Noril'sk mine and town, 2014.
The Noril’sk nickel deposits In Russia are unique: giant volcanic eruptions 250 million years ago released colossal amounts of nickel into the atmosphere, kickstarting the Great Dying.
Mount Etna: boiling over … again.
The clock is ticking.
All one volcano.
The nine metre-high waves that smashed into Minoan civilisation on Crete weren't caused by the volcano collapsing.
Mexico’s Colima Volcano erupted on September 30th, 2016, leading to the evacuation of 350 people from surrounding villages.
Mexico's Colima volcano erupted a few days ago, reminding the local population of the danger posed by the country's two active volcanos.
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A volcanic eruption in 1815 triggered a year without a summer – prompting a flowering of nature writing that is all too relevant today.
Some of the Earth’s fault lines between tectonic plates in the East Asia region.
Earth is the only planet in our solar system with both plate tectonics and life. Is there a connection?
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When Mount Sinabung erupted in Indonesia, researchers were already in the area to investigate how locals coped with the ongoing risk.
The incredible Blue Lake at Mount Gambier fills one of the craters from the last volcanic eruption just 5,000 years ago.
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What can we expect Australia's next volcanic eruption to be like? That depends where and when it happens, and it could be sooner than you think.
Scientists have found a way to narrow down the best signs that a specific volcano is about to blow.
Under the calm ice sheets of “Snowball Earth” explosive volcanoes tranformed ocean chemistry.
Is this where it all began?
Piton de la Fournaise or “Peak of the Furnace” on Reunion Island is one of the world’s most active volcanoes, shown erupting in August 2015.
What happens beneath the surface before a volcano erupts? Can we predict when one will blow? And how can typhoons and melting glaciers contribute to big eruptions?
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Thirty five years after the devastating eruption of Mount St Helens, a volcanologist looks back on how it unfolded – and how it forever changed our understanding of how volcanoes work.
Gas and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano as seen from the city of Puerto Montt, Chile on April 22.
Ash and mudflows are the biggest dangers from the unexpected eruption from the Calbuco volcano in Chile.
Eruption of the Calbuco volcano, seen from Puerto Montt.
Two big eruptions have caused pyroclastic flows and high-altitude ash clouds over South America.
I’ve been underestimated for too long.
Earthquake analysis could help us understand the deep structure of volcanoes.
Is this image of destruction after Cyclone Pam a sign of things to come?
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Natural disasters are becoming more frequent, with more people with less money exposed to a greater number of hazards.
Just mimic this a few dozen times and we’ll be right. Right?
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Some people might argue that the greatest moral challenge of our time is serious enough to justify deliberately tampering with our climate to stave off the damaging effects of global warming. Geoengineering…
Many villagers will have little to return to.
Around 60 volcanoes erupt in the average year. On any particular day, there are usually about 20 volcanoes erupting somewhere in the world. Naturally, they can’t all make headlines. But when there are…
Augustine Volcano, one of Alaska’s many ash-belchers.
A volcanic eruption in Iceland caused massive disruption throughout Europe in 2010. A huge ash cloud grounded more than 100,000 flights and delayed 10m passengers, costing the aviation industry more than…
No one was hurt.
The destruction caused by the lava of Kilauea are grabbing the attention of the international media. Last week, footage showed this eruption claiming its first house in Pahoa and people began to question…