Much water in the Earth’s mantle?

Much water in the Earth’s mantle?

Scientists from the University of Alberta (Canada) have discovered solid evidence to support the idea that water is present in abundance deep within the Earth’s crust. The finding of a small fragment of a rare mineral that had previously only been found in meteorites…

High activity for the Erta Ale volcano (Ethiopia)

High activity for the Erta Ale volcano (Ethiopia)

By clicking on the links below, you will see two videos showing Erta Ale ten days ago during a journey of the Special Volcano tour in Ethiopia organised « Nature & Volcano Tours ». Normal video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vapKDOPhUds Time lapse : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maSYZW8-8IQ The lava lake…

Geothermal activity helps life survive glacial cycles

Geothermal activity helps life survive glacial cycles

Climate change has played a critical role in the evolution and structure of Earth’s biodiversity. Geothermal activity, which can maintain ice-free terrain in glaciated regions, provides a tantalizing solution to the question of how diverse life can survive glaciations. Read more Source: PNAS

Volcanoes,winds and global warming

Volcanoes,winds and global warming

In a report published on February 9th via the online edition of Nature Climate Change, the researchers argue that the climate may not be as easily altered by rising CO2 levels as climate models suggest. However, they concede that one or two decades of…

Iceland : Geysir entrance fee debates continues

Iceland : Geysir entrance fee debates continues

The law firm Landslög has sent the Land Owners Association of Geysir a letter from the government, where they reiterate their opposition to an entrance fee at Geysir. “As said before, the area inside the enclosure field is owned by the state, according to assignment…

Icelandic minister criticizes Geysir entrance fee

Icelandic minister criticizes Geysir entrance fee

Icelandic Minister of Industry and Commerce Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir voiced her disappointment today with the decision by private landowners to go ahead with the introduction of an entrance fee to Geysir. As reported yesterday, the fee will be introduced next month. Ragnheiður highlighted the…

Iceland : Geysir Entrance Fee

Iceland : Geysir Entrance Fee

An entrance fee to Geysir erupting hot spring in South Iceland will be charged by private landowners of the area as of March 10, ruv.is reports. The fee will be used for development and protection of the area, according to a statement from the…

Volcanic methanol in Iceland !

Volcanic methanol in Iceland !

Blue Lagoon on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland is one of the most popular place for tourism in the country. Most tourists who visit Iceland make a stop there and plunge their bodies in the blue water spewed by the Svartsengi geothermal plant that has…

Height of the eruptive plume

Height of the eruptive plume

Since 2010 with the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull volcano and the troubles it triggered in European air traffic, researchers have tried to find solutions to avoid a similar mishap. The Nature Geoscience review, explain that GPS could help estimate the height of the ash plume…

“Ancients” : Time Lapse by Nicolas Buer

“Ancients” : Time Lapse by Nicolas Buer

Nicolas Buer is a landscape and astro photographer and timelapse cinematographer. Discover his last work, in the Atacama desert, in Chile. “This film follows the ancient cycle of sunset, to night, to sunrise. A continuous loop of perpetual movement that has been unbroken since…

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