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Etna’s volcanic ashes and extreme cold boost life in the abyssal...

Volcanic ashes from the Etna eruption (March, 2012) and the extreme cold from the previous winter, created an authentic shower of manna in the...

Coal ash ponds found to leak toxic materials

A Duke University study of coal ash ponds near 21 power plants in five Southeastern U.S. states has found evidence that nearby surface waters...

Appalachian coal ash richest in rare earth elements

A study of the content of rare earth elements in U.S. coal ashes shows that coal mined from the Appalachian Mountains could be the...

Ash falls blighted the grasslands of Africa’s Rift Valley

The question of what conditions were like in the Rift Valley of East Africa 12 million years ago (Mya) has been the subject of...

Role of gravitational instabilities in volcanic ash deposition

Volcanic ash poses a significant hazard for areas close to volcanoes and for aviation. For example, the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland, clearly demonstrated...

Ash Spews From Mexico Volcano

The Colima volcano in Western Mexico spewed a column of ash thousands of metres into the air on Monday. Video provided by AP  

‘Fire Volcano’ in Mexico spews ash and smoke

The Colima volcano, also known as the 'Fire Volcano,' has erupted, shooting columns of ash and smoke nearly 5,000 feet into the air over...

Pompeii-Style Volcanic Ash Fall Preserved ‘Nursery’ of Earliest Animals

A volcanic eruption around 579 million years ago buried a 'nursery' of the earliest-known animals under a Pompeii-like deluge of ash, preserving them as...

300-Million-Year-Old Forest Discovered Preserved in Volcanic Ash

Pompeii-like, a 300-million-year-old tropical forest was preserved in ash when a volcano erupted in what is today northern China. A new study by University...

New way found of monitoring volcanic ash cloud

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull in April this year resulted in a giant ash cloud, which - at one point covering most...

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