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September 28, 2016
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Magma build-up at active Japanese volcano poses threat to “Naples of the Eastern World”, research shows

Pioneering new study could help provide early-warning system for volcanic eruptions worldwide. One of Japan’s most active volcanoes could be close to a major eruption, threatening the safety of hundreds and thousands of residents of a nearby city, a new … Continue reading

April 10, 2014
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How (and when) Earth got its plated shell

New Yale-led research suggests how and when Earth came to develop one of its most distinct features — rigid tectonic plates — and why Venus, Earth’s twin-like neighbor, never has. “We think it all comes down to the behavior of … Continue reading

January 13, 2014
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Artificially cooling planet would cause climate chaos, new research shows

Plans to reverse the effects of global warming by mimicking big volcanic eruptions would have a catastrophic impact on some of the most fragile ecosystems on earth, new research has shown. Geo-engineering – the intentional manipulation of the climate to … Continue reading

December 2, 2013
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Acid raid, ozone depletion contributed to ancient extinction

Washington, D.C.— Around 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian period, there was a mass extinction so severe that it remains the most traumatic known species die-off in Earth’s history. Some researchers have suggested that this extinction … Continue reading

September 1, 2013
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Magma can survive in upper crust for hundreds of millennia

Reservoirs of silica-rich magma – the kind that causes the most explosive volcanic eruptions – can persist in Earth’s upper crust for hundreds of thousands of years without triggering an eruption, according to new University of Washington modeling research. That … Continue reading

March 25, 2013
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Before Dinosaurs’ Era, Volcanic Eruptions Triggered Mass Extinction

Increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide, global warming, ocean acidification killed 76 percent of species on Earth More than 200 million years ago, a massive extinction decimated 76 percent of marine and terrestrial species, marking the end of the Triassic period … Continue reading