Planet could be ‘unrecognizable’ by 2050, experts say

Planet could be ‘unrecognizable’ by 2050, experts say

A growing, more affluent population competing for ever scarcer resources could make for an “unrecognizable” world by 2050, researchers warned at a major US science conference Sunday. The United Nations has predicted the global population will reach seven billion this

5 million aquatic animals die at Mara river in Kenya

5 million aquatic animals die at Mara river in Kenya

The National Environmental Management Authority (Nema), Public Health Ministry and Kenya Wildlife Service are investigating the deaths of fish in Mara River. Conservationists suspect the deaths that started last week might have been caused by agro chemicals from farms,

Mt. Etna erupts – Spectacular night video footage

The ancient Greeks believed Mount Etna to be the home of Vulcan, the god of fire. To them, Mount Etna erupting merely meant Vulcan was forging weapons for Mars, the god of war.Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologialive webcam live

New volcano awakenings – Italy, Japan, Congo, Hawaii

New volcano awakenings – Italy, Japan, Congo, Hawaii

Goma volcano set for another eruptionPrevious eruptions in recent times may be dwarfed by the expected next eruption of Mt. Nyiragongo, which towers over the Eastern Congolese city of Goma. Nine years ago, in January 2002, when the region’s most active volcano

Lava lake rising in Kongo!

Lava lake rising in Kongo!

Alarm at Nyiragongo volcano: in his tremendous lava lake swells to a boiler, at any time could be 1200 degrees mass rush to the valley hot and Congolese city of Goma, the flood. Volcanologists present on  from the summit.The researchers had left the summit of

Mt.Etna and Stromboli erupted

Mt.Etna and Stromboli erupted

The week buzzed by … and we actually end with a bang (albeit a cloudy one). Dr. Boris Behncke brings us news that Etna seemed to have another eruption, however unlike the events of January 12-13 of this year (top left), these events have been obscured by clouds on

Ranked: The Worst Snowstorms in US History

Ranked: The Worst Snowstorms in US History

Arguing over which snowstorm was the biggest ever is a favorite pastime for weather buffs across the country. Now scientists have developed a new ranking system that could silence those debates.After storms such as the Groundhog Day blizzard of 2011, people tend

Underwater Volcanoes a hotbed of clues to Earth’s movements

Underwater Volcanoes a hotbed of clues to Earth’s movements

Nearly half a mile of rock retrieved from beneath the seafloor is yielding new clues about how underwater volcanoes are created and whether the underlying hot spots of molten rock that lead to their formation have moved over time.Geoscientists have just completed an

Evacuations ordered near Japanese volcano Shinmoedakle

Evacuations ordered near Japanese volcano Shinmoedakle

More than 2,500 people living near a volcano that has been spewing ash in southern Japan were advised to evacuate their homes Thursday after heavy rain threatened mudslides of accumulated ash, a local official said.

Shinmoedake began erupting in late January, in its

Volcano drilling team gets magma surprise at Iceland volcano

Volcano drilling team gets magma surprise at Iceland volcano

Geologists drilling an exploratory geothermal well into a volcano in Iceland got quite a surprise when the borehole filled with molten magma forcing the researchers to halt the drilling.

However, the sudden appearance of the molten rock wasn't all bad,