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New mineral discovered in Hekla volcano in Iceland

During expeditions into the boiling warm openings of Iceland’s volcanoes, researchers have discovered seven new minerals.

Is Iceland's Katla volcano crying wolf?

OPINION: The Icelandic volcano's rumblings do not necessarily mean that airspace chaos is imminent

How volcanos collapse

A unique set of data collected during the largest European volcanic eruption in over 200 years captured the inner workings of a rare event--the collapse of a volcanic crater.

Modern industrialisation killed ocean cooling

Ocean temperatures were cooling for almost two millennia but then human industrialisation came along.

Volcanoes linked to cultural upheaval since early Roman times

Large volcanic eruptions have cooled the global climate many times in the last 2,500 years and coincided with devastating famine across Europe, new research shows.

Mega volcanoes caused earthquakes in the UK and Denmark

Geologists used to think that a massive meteorite strike 201 million years ago had left its mark in rock formations in England but new research points to extreme volcanic eruptions as the actual culprit.

The camera that sees volcanic activity

In 2010, volcanic ash stopped European air traffic. This has led to the development of a new camera that can help us prepare for ash clouds.

Were the Vikings scared of volcanoes?

New Danish research suggests that the Icelandic Vikings were far less relaxed about volcanoes than previously believed.

Volcano opened the ocean

A volcanic eruption deep in the mantle forewarned the start of the formation of the Atlantic Ocean between Norway and Greenland.

A waterworld of volcanoes

In the Arctic Ocean, researchers have discovered a so far unknown world of volcanic activity underwater. They hope that this can become Norway’s new national park.