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Yellowstone volcano gas WARNING: USGS warns of poisonous gas in National Park | Science | News

Yellowstone National Park is home to thousands of hot springs and geysers spewing clouds of mostly harmless, rotten-smelling gases. But in the deeper parts of the Yellowstone wilderness where tourists are told not to stray, toxic fumes of lethal gas are powerful enough to kill. USGS scientists studying the Yellowstone …

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Yellowstone volcano: Incredible map shows Yellowstone 20,000 years ago | Science | News

USGS scientists have discovered that, 20,000 years ago, Yellowstone did not look anything like you would expect.  The Yellowstone Caldera and its surround would not have been bubbling with lava and erupting geysers.  Instead, Yellowstone would have been covered in an ice sheet thousands of feet thick.  USGS scientist Ken …

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Yellowstone Volcano latest: Grand Teton National Park closed due to fissure | Science | News

The giant crack in the Wyoming–based national park has prompted officials to shut down areas from tourists in case of landslides. The Grand Teton National Park said in a statement: “The Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point areas are currently closed due to elevated potential for rockfall. “The area was closed …

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Japan volcano ERUPTION: Mount Shinmoedake linked by magma to Ring of Fire volcano | Science | News

A team of US scientists have observed unusual volcano activity connecting the 2011 eruption of Kirishima, or Mount Shinmoedake, to a volcano 13.7 miles away. The researchers from the University of Miami (UM) and Florida International University believe changes seen in one of the volcanoes were a direct result of …

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NASA news: Juno spacecraft detects volcano on Jupiter moon Io | Science | News

The Juno space probe picked up the source of intense heat near the moon’s south pole during a flyby on December 16, 2017. Juno’s powerful infrared imagery instrumentation detected signs of possible volcanic activity from an impressive distance of 290,000 miles away. NASA’s scientists at the Juno mission are confident …

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Volcano climate SHOCK: Heat source under Antarctica could be melting giant ice caps | Science | News

A team of international scientists has discovered a source of intense volcanic heat beneath Antarctica’s fastest-melting ice sheet. Professor Karen Heywood from the University of East Anglia, who took part in a 2014 expedition to the icy continent, said the discovery is vital towards understanding why the ice caps are …

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Major volcano is New Zealand will ‘almost certainly’ blow in ‘catastrophic’ eruption | Science | News

Mount Taranaki is almost certain to follow the likes of volcanoes which have devastated Hawaii and Guatemala and cause major damage to New Zealand. A civil defence plan for New Zealand’s north island, where the volcano is located, found that an eruption is “almost certain” within the next 50 years. …

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