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Volcanoes helped plant, animal species survive ice ages

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 11:13

Researchers has found evidence that the steam and heat from volcanoes and heated rocks allowed many species of plants and animals to survive past ice ages.

Volcanic gases may have slowed down global warming: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 21:27

Volcanic gases from early 21st century eruptions - that form mirror-like particles in the air - may have slowed down global warming, shows research.

Volcanic eruptions credited for global warming pause

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 14:11

Researchers have claimed that volcanoes have offered "temporary respite" from rising temperatures in recent years.

Dormant volcanoes can become active quickly

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 11:54

Researchers suggest that the magma sitting 4-5 kilometers beneath the surface of Oregon`s Mount Hood has been stored in near-solid conditions for thousands of years.

Three Indonesia airports reopen after volcano eruption

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 10:14

Three airports in Indonesia reopened on Saturday while four others remained closed, officials said, after a volcanic eruption killed three people and forced mass evacuations.

Indonesia volcano Mount Sinabung spews fury, death toll rises to 16

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 12:29

Mount Sinabung, which has been brewing since four months now, unleashed its fury on the local villagers on Saturday when it spewed oodles of hot lava, blistering hot gas, and rock about two miles away in a major eruption.

Volcanoes shift before they erupt

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 19:19

As they prepare to erupt, volcanoes shift their base, says an interesting study that paves the way for volcanologists to forecast future eruptions.

Volcanoes set their own rules for eruption

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 15:22

In ground breaking work, researchers have unearthed why small and giant volcanoes have different frequency and magnitude while erupting.

Japan volcano creates island in the shape of Snoopy

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 17:36

A recent underwater volcanic eruption in the Pacific Ocean has created an island in the shape of Snoopy, the fictional character created by Charles M Schulz.

Volcano eruption creates Japan’s newest islet

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 15:26

A dramatic volcanic eruption in the Pacific Ocean has created a tiny new islet in Japan`s territorial waters, officials said Thursday, the first time in decades the nation has seen the phenomenon.

Five interesting facts about Volcanoes

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 21:35

It is believed that more than 80% of the earth’s surface is volcanic in origin.

Volcanic eruptions formed Hawaiian Islands

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 18:04

The picturesque Hawaiian Islands were formed by volcanic eruptions rather than internal solidification of magma as previously believed, a new study has found.