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Japan's nuclear reactors near active volcanoes 'unsafe'

The unexpected eruption of Mount Ontake in Central Japan on Sept. 27 has renewed concerns over nuclear power plants' safety. A prominent vulcanologist is disputing the decision to put two Sendai nuclear power plant reactors back on line.

Volcanoes a contributory factor in global warming 'pause'

Livermore - In the climate-change debate, skeptics have made much play of the so-called “pause” in the rise in global surface temperatures over the last 15 years or so.

Rising CO2 levels are impacting the oceans and our very lives

Scientists have released their direst warnings yet on the future of life in our oceans — our oceans are more acidic than they ever have been in the past 300 million years. The report is to be released next week in Poland.

Photo Essay: Discovering Lanzarote — Images create 100 stories Special

Arrecife - Lanzarote is known for its volcanoes, unique landscapes, temperate climate and fine beaches but why not take a look at some of the local people, residents and tourists too and create a story for them from their actions, settings and backgrounds.

Photo Essay: Discovering Lanzarote's volcanic farming techniques Special

Arrecife - On the Canary Island of Lanzarote, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the visitor can admire the ways the people of this unusual volcanic island have adapted their farming techniques to cope with an unforgiving yet spectacular environment.

Photo Essay: Discovering Lanzarote's unique volcanic landscapes Special

Arrecife - Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands, offers the visitor, especially those who enjoy hiking and appreciate unusual scenery, a unique opportunity to experience an exceptionally striking moon-like landscape formed by volcanism and erosion.

Monster volcano 60 times bigger than Mauna Loa identified

Houston - Scientists at the University of Houston in Texas (UH) have discovered Earth's largest single volcano, 60 times the size of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa and big enough to put it in the same league as Mons Olympus on Mars, the Solar System's biggest volcano.

Photo Essay: Discovering Lanzarote the Canary Island of Fire Special

Arrecife - Lanzarote, located 70 miles (117km) from the Moroccan coast is both the most eastern and northern of the seven major islands of the Canary Island Archipelago.

Alert level raised on Popocatépetl volcano as activity increases

Puebla - Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano has been making much noise over the past few weeks. After noting increased activity, Mexican authorities raised the region's alert level to a yellow phase 3. Media reports speak of possible evacuation.

Video: Are there UFOs at Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano?

Theories and speculations of UFOs continue to surround Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano. An active volcano, for months now claims of UFO spottings at the Popocatepetl have persisted and recent footage has emerged.

Watch HD aerial pan of 4 active volcanoes on 360D interactive cam

A team of photographers took a unique approach to documenting the eruption of four active volcanoes within 110 miles of each other on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia by flying low over the volcano in a chopper while using a 360D cam to film the scene.

Op-Ed: Is New Zealand facing a possible natural disaster?

Digital Journal recently reported on Mt Tongariro, which has suddenly become active after 100 years. Today there was a report of volcanic rock floating in a huge raft off the coast of New Zealand. Yet another volcano is rumbling around a bit too.

Alaska's Cleveland Volcano shoots up ash cloud 35,000 feet

One of Alaska's remote volcanoes, Cleveland Volcano, awoke from slumber earlier this week, shooting an ash cloud into the air.

Officials keep watch on Fuego volcano in Guatemala

Guatemala's Fuego volcano began showing signs of significant activity over the weekend. In the early morning hours on Saturday, it began to spew ash and emit lava.

Alaska's Cleveland Volcano has two explosions in 2 days

Alaska's Cleveland Volcano is experiencing some new activity. According to several media sources, the Aleutian located volcano had two explosions last week.

Massive volcanic eruptions may have caused 'Little Ice Age'

The centuries-long period of intense cold between A.D. 1275 and 1900, often referred to as the Little Ice Age, may have been caused by four massive volcanic eruptions, a new scientific study suggests.

Six Volcanoes Erupt Simultaneously in Russia

Six volcanoes are currently erupting in Kamchatka, a remote region in Eastern Russia. Experts say that volcanic and earthquake activity is increasing worldwide.

Huge Underwater Mountain Discovered in Sumatra Indonesia

A potentially powerful undersea mountain or volcano was recently discovered in the island of Sumatra in Indonesia that scientists say could have catastrophic power

Dust Has Larger Role in Determining Atlantic Temperature

The recent warming trend in the Atlantic Ocean is largely due to reductions in airborne dust and volcanic emissions during the past 30 years, according to a new study.

Arctic Volcanoes Have Been Erupting for Past Decade

Arctic underwater volcanoes have been erupting in the past decade disrupting the current and water temperature around the arctic.

Where did all the oxygen go?

It has long been assumed that oxygen-producing cyanobacteria were responsible for the appearance of oxygen in the earth's atmosphere. If that theory is correct, then how is it possible that they appeared at least 200 million years before the oxygen?

California's Highest Volcano Fascinates Mountaineers

MOUNT SHASTA CITY, CALIFORNIA (dpa) - Mount Shasta, California's highest volcano and the second highest in the United States, is visible on the horizon 150 kilometres away even while you are still travelling through the Central Valley. With an altit...

New Zealand, the Shaky Isles of volcanoes and earthquakes

WELLINGTON (dpa) - New Zealand is not called the "Shaky Isles" for nothing. It has about 14,000 earthquakes every year - though people only actually feel up to 150 of them. The country straddles the boundary of two of the earth's giant tectonic plat...
 

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Farming in lava fields   pits with grape vines. La Geria  Lanzarote  Canary Islands  Spain.
Farming in lava fields, pits with grape vines. La Geria, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain.
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Farming in lava fields  building walls out of volcanic rock. Lanzarote  Canary Islands  Spain.
Farming in lava fields, building walls out of volcanic rock. Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain.
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Black volcanic beaches  Playa del Paso  El Golfo  Lanzarote  Canary Islands (Spain)
Black volcanic beaches, Playa del Paso, El Golfo, Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Spain)
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Fisherman cleaning freshly caught fish at El Golfo  Lanzarote  Canary Islands.
Fisherman cleaning freshly caught fish at El Golfo, Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
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LLNL scientist Benjamin Santer and his climbing group ascend Mt. St. Helens via the  Dogshead Route ...
LLNL scientist Benjamin Santer and his climbing group ascend Mt. St. Helens via the "Dogshead Route" in April 1980, about a month before its major eruption. The group was the last to reach the summit before Mt. St. Helens erupted that May. New research by Santer and colleagues shows that volcanic eruptions contribute to a recent warming "hiatus."
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Lago de los Clicos  El Golfo  Lanzarote  Canary Islands (Spain).
Lago de los Clicos, El Golfo, Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Spain).
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From Nazaret  looking westwards towards MontañaTamia. Lanzarote  Canary Islands.
From Nazaret, looking westwards towards MontañaTamia. Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
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The craters and volcanoes of Timanfaya National Park. Montaña Señalo in the foreground and behind ...
The craters and volcanoes of Timanfaya National Park. Montaña Señalo in the foreground and behind in the background is Caldera la Rilla. Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
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The Sendai nuclear power plant is in  close proximity to several active volcanoes.
The Sendai nuclear power plant is in close proximity to several active volcanoes.
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Limpets fresh from the rocks cooked in oil and garlic in Lanzarote  Canary Islands.
Limpets fresh from the rocks cooked in oil and garlic in Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
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Friends from the island can help you choose wisely from the extensive menus of the local restaurants...
Friends from the island can help you choose wisely from the extensive menus of the local restaurants.
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Southern chain of volcanoes from Playa Grande  Puerto del Carmen  Lanzarote  Canary Islands.
Southern chain of volcanoes from Playa Grande, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
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Try Casa Torano for fine local food. El Golfo  Lanzarote  Canary Islands.
Try Casa Torano for fine local food. El Golfo, Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
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Playing on the sand. Caleta del Sebo  Graciosa  Lanzarote  Canary Islands.
Playing on the sand. Caleta del Sebo, Graciosa, Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
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Salinas de Janubio  Yaiza  Lanzarote  Canary Islands (Spain).
Salinas de Janubio, Yaiza, Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Spain).
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Caleta del Sebo harbour  La Graciosa  Lanzarote.
Caleta del Sebo harbour, La Graciosa, Lanzarote.
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View from LagOmar  Oasis de Nazaret  Lanzarote  Canary Islands (Spain)
View from LagOmar, Oasis de Nazaret, Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Spain)
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View from Fundacion Cesar Manrique  Tahiche  Lanzarote  Canary Islands (Spain)
View from Fundacion Cesar Manrique, Tahiche, Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Spain)
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Farming in lava fields. Lanzarote  Canary Islands  Spain.
Farming in lava fields. Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain.
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