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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.

Global warming slowdown unlikely to last for long

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 13:17

Scientists have revealed that a `hiatus` in global warming- partly caused by natural climate variations this century - is not likely to last.

New Zealand flights cancelled due to volcanic ash

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 10:27

Australian carriers Qantas and Jetstar have cancelled a range of South Island flights.

Volcanic ash cloud disrupts South America flights

Last Updated: Thursday, June 09, 2011, 00:49

A vast cloud of ash spewing from a Chilean volcano disrupted air travel across much of South America, as heavy rains around the eruption site prompted fears of mudslides.

‘Iceland volcanic ash will cancel 500 flights’

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 15:46

The spread of dense ash from the erupting Iceland volcano could force the cancellation of up to 500 commercial flights in Northern Ireland, Scotland and parts of Scandinavia, the European air traffic agency said Tuesday.

Greenland airspace partly closes over volcanic ash

Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2011, 14:03

Grimsvoetn volcano began erupting late Saturday.

Volcanic ash grounds 1,000 European flights

Last Updated: Monday, May 17, 2010, 21:16

Volcanic ash from Iceland grounded 1,000 flights in parts of northern Europe.

Major UK airports reopen; Amsterdam stays shut

Last Updated: Monday, May 17, 2010, 16:33

Volcanic ash from Iceland caused widespread disruption at airports in parts of Europe today, delaying or grounding hundreds of flights.

Volcanic ash cloud closes British airports

Last Updated: Sunday, May 16, 2010, 16:15

A drifting, dense cloud of volcanic ash is encroaching on British airspace.

UK airspace may close due to volcanic ash

Last Updated: Saturday, May 15, 2010, 20:52

Parts of British airspace may have to close from Sunday due to volcanic ash from Iceland.

Iceland airport to close due to ash cloud

Last Updated: Friday, May 14, 2010, 09:49

Iceland`s main airport will close from 1230 IST today until end of the day due to volcanic ash cloud.

EU proposes new rules on avoiding volcanic ash

Last Updated: Thursday, May 13, 2010, 11:10

New procedures would drastically shrink the no-fly zone around volcanic ash particles.