Recovery from severe disturbances is likely to decline as the frequency and severity of man-made disturbances continues to increase. Credit: Tom Bridge Scientists say coral reefs on a tiny island in the South Pacific have shown incredible resilience and recovery from a recent but very severe disturbance: a volcanic eruption […]

Greenhouse gas emissions released directly from the movement of volcanic rocks are capable of creating massive global warming effects — a discovery which could transform the way scientists predict climate change, a new study reveals. Scientists’ calculations based on how carbon-based greenhouse gas levels link to movements of magma just […]

The eruption of the Merapi on 11 May 2018. Credit: Université de Strasbourg/Uppsala University/Technical University of Munich/The University of Leeds/Universitas Gadjah Mada/German Research Center for Geosciences When will the next eruption take place? Examination of samples from Indonesia’s Mount Merapi show that the explosivity of stratovolcanoes rises when mineral-rich gases […]

The Dallol hydrothermal pools are harsh environments. (Image: © Shutterstock) Unearthly greens and yellows color the scorching-hot landscape surrounding the Dallol volcano in northern Ethiopia. This alien-like world is filled with hydrothermal pools that are some of the most extreme environments on the planet — and some of them seem to be […]

The Motzfeldt deposit in southern Greenland. Author provided To understand the resources of the near future, geologists need to understand the volcanoes of the distant past. Exploration of ancient magma chambers in places such as Greenland has the potential to provide new sources of the rare metals that underpin modern […]