Time-lapse exposes the sinister beauty of the Calbuco volcanic eruption
June 16, 2015, 1 p.m. by Catie Leary
Photographing volcanoes can be a tricky endeavor, but when Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted on April 22, photographer Martin Heck was in the right place at the right time.
Remembering Mount St. Helens
May 18, 2015, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
Mount St. Helens is still recovering from its fateful 1980 eruption, but thanks to the resiliency and ever-changing nature of our planet, it's already come a long way.
Designing for a sustainable future in the world's most remote village
April 20, 2015, 8:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
An international design competition aims to bring energy-efficient housing and more to Tristan da Cunha.
This might be the best video of lava you've ever seen
March 25, 2015, 5:50 p.m. by Russell McLendon
Kilauea has been erupting for 32 years, but a new video captures the volcano's oozing beauty as few people ever get to see it.
New South Pacific island forms after volcanic eruption, could attract tourists
March 12, 2015, 9:32 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Better hurry if you want to visit — the ocean could reclaim it in just a few months.
Chile's Villaricca volcano erupts in dazzling display
March 3, 2015, 5:02 p.m. by Anna Norris
One of the country's most active volcanoes began its eruption well before dawn, forcing the evacuation of nearby villages.
Volcanoes may explain delay in Earth's oxygen
January 7, 2015, 10:58 a.m. by Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience
Underwater volcanoes released 'reduced iron' into the ocean, a form of iron that has proven toxic to certain oxygen-generating ocean microbes.
How to cook up a volcanic eruption: Heat and serve
December 4, 2014, 10:43 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The new research aims to debunk the image of volcanoes as 'mountains sitting on top of a giant cauldron of swirling magma.'
Small volcanic eruptions slow global warming
November 21, 2014, 10:33 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Aerosols from volcanoes cool the Earth by blocking some solar radiation and reflecting it into space.
Lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano speeds up
October 28, 2014, 9:51 a.m. by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
In addition to the rapidly flowing lava, methane explosions have been observed as pockets of trapped gas from decomposing plants come in contact with the lava.
Alaska volcano blanketed Europe in ash 1,200 years ago
October 7, 2014, 10:05 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Mount Churchill ejected just 12 cubic miles of ash, but this ash spread for miles, leading scientists to reconsider the potential effects of even minor eruptions.