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Volcano erupts in Indonesia, hurling ash cloud into the skyupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 21:33:00

A restless volcano in northern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing clouds of ash as high as 2 kilometers into the sky, the country's National Disaster Management Agency said.

Alaskan volcano could erupt, disrupt international air travel updated: Wed Feb 01 2012 05:05:00

Officials are monitoring a remote Alaska volcano that could launch an ash cloud, potentially threatening intercontinental flights.

Alert level lowered amid eruption fears at remote Alaska volcanoupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 19:38:00

One day after raising the alarm about a possible major eruption, authorities have lowered the alert level in and around a remote Alaska volcano.

East Coast quake rattles millionsupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 09:25:00

A 5.8-magnitude quake rattled nerves all along the East Coast Tuesday. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Why quake rang like a bellupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 09:25:00

Earthquakes of the intensity felt Tuesday along a vast corridor of the East Coast don't come along too often in this region, geophysicist Rowena Lohman says. They are so rare "that it is very difficult for earth scientists to identify specific faults (in the area) that are 'active,' " she says, "where over time we would expect significant earthquakes to occur."

Indonesian volcano rumbles again, spitting massive ash cloudsupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 07:22:00

An Indonesian volcano erupted twice Monday, spewing thick ash clouds a day after the number of evacuees rose to 5,200.

More than 4,000 evacuated after Indonesia volcano eruptionupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 01:24:00

More than 4,000 residents have been evacuated from a central Indonesian province after a volcano erupted, sending smoke high into the sky.

Chilean volcano ash causes fresh disruptionupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 05:07:00

An ash cloud from a Chilean volcano is disrupting air travel in Australia and New Zealand once again, airlines said Wednesday.

Ash cloud grounds flights againupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 06:15:00

An ash cloud from a Chilean volcano is drifting around the world for a second time, grounding flights in Australia.

Airlines take flight again as ash cloud moves off Australiaupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 06:15:00

An ash cloud from a Chilean volcano thinned over Australia Wednesday, freeing commercial airliners to take to the skies after grounding them this week.

Chilean ash cloud grounds Australian flights againupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 21:39:00

An ash cloud drifting around the world for a second time after spewing from a Chilean volcano more than two weeks ago is once again grounding commercial jets and stranding passengers in Australia.

Thousands of volcano evacuees return home in southern Chileupdated: Sun Jun 19 2011 17:15:00

Thousands of people in southern Chile were told they could return home Sunday, some two weeks after a volcanic eruption forced them to flee.

Ash clouds from Chile volcano prompt flight cancellationsupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 05:07:00

Ash clouds from a Chilean volcano prompted numerous flight cancellations in Australia and New Zealand on Sunday, leaving thousands of passengers stranded.

Lightning illuminates ash cloudupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 13:12:00

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile fills the sky with clouds of ash.

Ash from Chilean volcano grounds flights in Argentinaupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 13:12:00

The ash cloud from a Chilean volcano reached Buenos Aires, the capital of neighboring Argentina, but was not expected to cause problems for area residents, officials said.

Thousands evacuate, ashes spread after Chilean volcano eruptsupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 14:19:00

Parts of southern Chile remained on red alert and schools in some areas of neighboring Argentina were closed Monday after a volcanic eruption coated the countryside with ashes, authorities said.

Thousands evacuate as volcano erupts in southern Chileupdated: Sat Jun 04 2011 19:25:00

A volcanic eruption in southern Chile Saturday shot smoke and ash miles into the sky and forced the evacuation of some 3,500 people.

Ash cloud forces Barca onto early flightupdated: Thu May 26 2011 13:41:00

Barcelona FC will travel to London on Tuesday evening ahead of Saturday's Champions League final because of fears Iceland's volcanic ash cloud could disrupt their travel plans later in the week.

Who will win the Champions League?updated: Thu May 26 2011 13:41:00

Sports journalists John Cross and Begona Perez tell us who they think would be the worthy winners of the biggest club prize.

Worst is over for ash cloudupdated: Thu May 26 2011 06:13:00

Travellers hope to get back in the air after the new volcanic ash cloud clears. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.

German airports reopening as ash cloud dissipatesupdated: Thu May 26 2011 06:13:00

The peak of a cloud of volcanic ash that forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights has passed, Iceland's prime minister said Wednesday.

Iceland volcano turns day into nightupdated: Wed May 25 2011 12:04:00

iReporter Amber Casterlin describes waking up to find everything near her Iceland hotel covered in volcanic ash.

Budget airline to test ash cloud detectorupdated: Wed May 25 2011 12:04:00

British budget airline easyJet is preparing to test a volcanic ash detection system on a research aircraft, it says.

Ash cloud to shut German airports, snarls British air travelupdated: Tue May 24 2011 21:16:00

A cloud of ash from Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano spread toward central Europe late Tuesday, spurring German authorities to announce two airports will close and prompting British airlines to cancel hundreds of flights.

Spreading ash cloud disrupts travelupdated: Tue May 24 2011 21:16:00

CNN's Phil Black updates disrupted travel plans as a volcanic ash cloud moves across Britain from Iceland.

Volcanic ash from Iceland heads for British airspaceupdated: Tue May 24 2011 04:08:00

Volcanic ash from an Icelandic eruption could reach British airspace Tuesday, sooner than previously predicted, Britain's Civil Aviation Authority warned Monday.

Volcano eruption forces closure of Iceland airspaceupdated: Sun May 22 2011 20:00:00

A volcanic eruption in Iceland forced flight cancellations and the closure of airspace over the country's four international airports, an official said Sunday.

Volcano erupts beneath glacier in Icelandupdated: Sat May 21 2011 20:31:00

The Grimsvotn volcano under the Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland was erupting Saturday, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

Residents evacuate as volcano spews ashes in Ecuadorupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 00:02:00

Authorities in Ecuador closed schools and evacuated residents in areas near a volcano Tuesday after ashes spewing from its crater fell on homes and farms, state media reported.

Indonesian volcano prompts evacuationsupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 10:06:00

Up to 1,200 people have fled an active volcano in northern Indonesia, disaster officials said Monday.

Philippine volcano erupts twice in 24 hoursupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 13:34:00

Philippine seismologists issued an alert on Mount Bulusan Sunday after the Luzon Island volcano erupted twice during a 24-hour period, according to a bulletin released by the nation's volcano-monitoring agency.

Japan's 'James Bond' volcano erupts againupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 01:13:00

Japan's Mount Shinmoe erupted again on Wednesday, spewing more lava, smoke and ash through the area, the country's meteorological agency said.

Japanese volcano eruptingupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 10:53:00

A giant ash cloud pours from Mt. Shinmoe in Kirishima, Japan.

Volcano known as the 'Throat of Fire' erupts in Ecuadorupdated: Sat Dec 04 2010 21:28:00

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano erupted Saturday, sending ash and lava spewing nearly a mile into the sky.

Death toll climbs from Indonesian volcano erruptionsupdated: Sun Nov 21 2010 06:20:00

The death toll from recent eruptions of Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano climbed to 304 Sunday after searchers found bodies buried in the ashes on its slopes, the country's disaster coordination board said.

Survivor tells of Merapi terrorupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 06:08:00

A survivor describes horror following the violent and deadly eruption of Indonesia's Mt. Merapi.

Volcano's toll rises to 273 dead in Indonesiaupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 06:08:00

The death toll from recent eruptions of Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano has climbed to 273, government officials said Wednesday.

People flee Mt. Merapi's furyupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 09:59:00

In early November, thousands raced to escape the latest Indonesian volcano eruption, but scores were killed.

Indonesia volcano toll rises to 242updated: Tue Nov 16 2010 09:59:00

The death toll from last month's eruption of Mount Merapi rose to 242 on Sunday, Indonesia's government reported, with most of the victims killed by severe burns.

Indonesia Mount Merapi volcano erupts again Fridayupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 21:51:00

Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupted again Friday, spewing volcanic material for more than an hour, the official Antara news agency reported.

Volcano death toll rises to 259 in Indonesiaupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 04:55:00

The death toll from recent eruptions of Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano climbed to 259 on Monday, government officials said.

A look at the world's erupting volcanoesupdated: Sat Nov 13 2010 10:21:00

CNN's Guillermo Arduino explains why some volcanoes are deadlier than others.

Death toll rises to 240 from Indonesia volcanoupdated: Sat Nov 13 2010 10:21:00

An Indonesian volcano has killed 240 people since it started erupting in October, officials said Saturday, a day after it spewed more hot ash and sent residents fleeing.

Indonesian volcano's death toll rises to 191updated: Wed Nov 10 2010 06:34:00

The toll from recent eruptions of Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano has climbed to 191 dead and 145 seriously injured, government officials said Wednesday.

Indonesian volcano spews more scorching ash; death toll reaches 156updated: Sun Nov 07 2010 14:53:00

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano continued to rumble and emit bursts of blisteringly hot gas and dust Sunday, as the death toll from recent eruptions pushed higher.

Death toll rises in Indonesia as volcano continues to rumbleupdated: Sat Nov 06 2010 10:44:00

Deaths in Indonesia mounted on Saturday from the volcanic eruption spewing scorching ash and gas, and the country's leader is stationed near the scene to coordinate relief efforts.

Fortune: What the election means for renewable energyupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 12:13:00

Companies in renewable energy industries are trying to figure out how to navigate the swing rightward from the midterm elections. Starting with the worst casae scenario, projects that received some of the $16.8 billion in stimulus funding allocated to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in 2009 could now be left to wither, without getting the chance to return the promised green megawatts per dollar invested.

Indonesia volcano erupts for about 7 minutesupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 13:25:00

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano erupted again Wednesday morning, loudly sending an ash cloud into the air, a government volcanologist said.

Indonesia hit by earthquake and more volcanic ashupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 13:16:00

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano erupted several times Wednesday, while an earthquake struck off of the coast of Papua, far to the east of the volcano.

Indonesia volcano erupts againupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 09:52:00

Indonesia's Mount Merapi started spewing hot ash clouds Monday morning, sending a 1.5-kilometer plume toward the south.

Indonesian residents play waiting gameupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 09:52:00

CNN's Kathy Quiano reports on Mount Merapi evacuees trying to cope with life in camps, as they wait to return home.

New volcanic eruption sends Indonesians fleeingupdated: Sat Oct 30 2010 21:42:00

Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupted again Saturday, spewing hot ash clouds for more than 20 minutes followed by lava and sending nearly residents fleeing in panic for the second time in a week.

Death toll climbs to 32 in Indonesia volcano eruptionupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 08:14:00

The death toll from an Indonesian volcano that exploded this week has climbed to 32, medical officials said Thursday.

Death toll, evacuations rise after Indonesian volcano eruptsupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 13:36:00

Indonesia's government, already beset by a killer earthquake and tsunami, moved Wednesday to help tens of thousands of residents displaced by a volcanic eruption that also claimed 29 lives.

Long-dormant Indonesian volcano erupts againupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 09:52:00

A long-dormant volcano erupted again Tuesday in northern Sumatra, triggering strong tremors and sending bursts of hot ash into the air for the second time in a week.

Volcano spews in Indonesia, sends villagers fleeingupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 02:23:00

A volcano erupted again in Indonesia early Friday in northern Sumatra, sending hundreds of villagers fleeing as it unleashed tremors and spewed powerful bursts of hot ash and debris.

2 die after Indonesian volcano erupts againupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 09:44:00

Two people have died and more than 30,000 were displaced when a long-dormant volcano in Indonesia erupted again on Monday, officials said.

Long-dormant volcano erupts in Indonesiaupdated: Sun Aug 29 2010 03:41:00

A volcano that had been inactive for more than 400 years erupted in Indonesia early Sunday, causing thousands of people to flee their homes, officials said.

'Red alert' issued for Colombian volcano after non-explosive eruptionupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 09:12:00

Colombian authorities have issued a red alert, the highest level, for the Galeras volcano, because a non-explosive eruption occurred early Wednesday.

4 people feared dead after volcano eruption in Indonesiaupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 14:34:00

Four people are missing and feared dead after a volcano eruption in Indonesia, according to a National Disaster Mitigation Agency official.

Could volcanic eruptions signal boom time for ocean life?updated: Tue Aug 03 2010 23:23:00

The volcanic eruption in Iceland has given scientists a unique opportunity to study its effect on marine biology.

Airline unveils ash cloud detectorupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 21:14:00

CNN's Ayesha Durgahee explains EasyJet's hi-tech plan to detect dangerous ash clouds.

Budget airline unveils ash cloud detectorupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 21:14:00

British budget airline easyJet unveiled a volcanic ash detector on Friday that it says will allow aircraft to safely navigate around potentially lethal ash clouds.

Pacific submarine volcano issues 'big burp'updated: Tue Jun 01 2010 09:45:00

A rapid Pacific submarine volcano eruption has exhaled a steam and ash cloud in the air and left a trail of debris on the surface of the water near Sarigan Island in the Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. officials said Monday.

Volcano's eruption spurs evacuations, closes airportupdated: Sat May 29 2010 15:06:00

Lava and ash from Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano forced the closure of Guayaquil Airport until Saturday afternoon, an airport spokesman said Friday.

'Dormant' Icelandic volcano stops spewing ashupdated: Mon May 24 2010 05:57:00

The Icelandic volcano that has been disrupting thousands of flights with its ash plume has significantly reduced in activity, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

Ash cloud silver lining? Europe dealsupdated: Fri May 21 2010 13:19:00

Bryan Barnett isn't taking any chances on his World Cup trip.

New rules for UK air traffic as ash cloud lingersupdated: Tue May 18 2010 03:43:00

New measures go into effect at midday Tuesday that will let planes fly at higher ash densities than currently permitted.

London airports reopen as volcanic ash disrupts flightsupdated: Mon May 17 2010 19:11:00

Major European airports reopened Monday after being closed overnight because of an ash cloud from a volcano in Iceland, but travel remained severely disrupted after the six-hour closure.

Volcanic ash prompts UK, Dutch, Irish airport closuresupdated: Sun May 16 2010 22:43:00

London's two major airports were closed Monday as a cloud of ash from a volcano in Iceland moved east into England, British air authorities said.

Bomb threat to planeupdated: Sun May 16 2010 20:44:00

Two Canadian fighter jets are scrambled after a bomb threat to a Cathay Pacific flight is reported.

Volcanic ash prompts airspace closures over Irelandupdated: Sat May 15 2010 23:05:00

Airports in Ireland prepared to close overnight Saturday as a drifting ash cloud from an erupting volcano in Iceland prompted the United Kingdom's air traffic authority to close airspace over parts of Northern Ireland.

Volcanic ash closes some UK airspaceupdated: Tue May 04 2010 22:46:00

Britain's Civil Aviation Authority announced that some airspace over Northern Ireland and Scotland would be closed Wednesday because ash emissions from Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull grew heavier and dipped further south.

CNNMoney: Oil prices fallupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 14:57:00

Oil prices fell amid choppy trading on Wednesday after the government's inventory report dimmed trader hopes that demand is finally rebounding.

How volcanoes can change the worldupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 09:16:00

The recent volcanic eruption in Iceland is stranding hundreds of thousands of air travelers at Heathrow Airport in the UK and other airports across northern Europe, due to its voluminous clouds of volcanic ash that can clog airplane engines and limit visibility.

How long could Iceland's volcano erupt?updated: Tue Apr 20 2010 13:47:00

CNN's Hala Gorani asks volcanologist Simon Day how long Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano could remain active.

Q&A on Icelandic volcano ash plumeupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 13:47:00

The Icelandic volcano producing the ash cloud snarling much of European air traffic has not stopped erupting. Is there any chance that flight schedules could return to normal any time soon, and does the weather forecast provide any relief? Here are some common questions and answers about the ash cloud crisis.

Volcano disrupts airspace into weekendupdated: Sat Apr 17 2010 09:15:00

CNN meterologist Chad Myers explains how the volcanic ash cloud is affecting flight patterns across Europe.

Volcanic ash blamed for airspace closureupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 14:39:00

Ash emanating from a volcano in Iceland has shut airspace over Norway.

Explainer: Why ash cloud endangers aircraftupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 14:39:00

Volcanic ash clouds are a serious hazard to aviation, reducing visibility, damaging flight controls and ultimately causing jet engines to fail.

Volcano erupts in Icelandupdated: Sun Mar 21 2010 17:52:00

Hundreds of people have been evacuated as a volcano in Iceland erupted beside a glacier.

Why Haiti's quake toll higher than Chile'supdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 19:28:00

About six weeks ago, a large earthquake devastated Haiti and killed over 200,000 people. Saturday, a huge earthquake releasing 500 times more energy, devastated Chile and killed hundreds.

Climber found dead in Mount St. Helens craterupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 11:12:00

A climber who fell into the crater of Mount St. Helens volcano on Monday has been found dead, an official said Tuesday.

Rescuers seek hiker who fell into Mount St. Helens craterupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 23:07:00

Rescue crews in Washington state will try again Tuesday to get to a hiker who fell 500 feet into the crater of Mount St. Helens volcano.

Experts warned of Haiti earthquake riskupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 16:39:00

Scientists have warned for years that the island of Hispaniola, which Haiti shares with the Dominican Republic, was at risk for a major earthquake.

Why did a quake hit Haiti?updated: Tue Jan 26 2010 16:39:00

CNN's Chad Myers explains why Haiti became the site of a surprise earthquake.

U.N. climate chiefs apologize for glacier errorupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 13:34:00

The U.N.'s leading panel on climate change has apologized for misleading data published in a 2007 report that warned Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2035.

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Understanding Earthquakesupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 22:05:00

Procedure: Direct students to their textbooks and online resources to learn about what causes earthquakes and the scale used to measure an earthquake's magnitude. Then, organize students into small groups and assign each group one year between 1999 and 2009. Refer groups to print and online resources to learn more about the most significant earthquakes that took place in their assigned years. On a large map of the world, have students mark (with small circle stickers or markers) the locations of these earthquakes. Based on their observations, have students make hypotheses about why earthquakes occur where they do.

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Understanding earthquakesupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 14:06:00

Direct students to their textbooks and online resources to learn about what causes earthquakes and the scale used to measure an earthquake's magnitude. Then, organize students into small groups and assign each group one year between 1999 and 2008. Refer groups to print and online resources to learn more about the most significant earthquakes that took place in their assigned years. On a large map of the world, have students mark (with small circle stickers or markers) the locations of these earthquakes. Based on their observations, have students make hypotheses about why earthquakes occur where they do.

Geothermal's green credentialsupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 19:40:00

Geothermal energy is opening doors to social and environmental sustainability. CNN's Hugh Riminton reports

Quick facts: Geothermal Energyupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 19:40:00

Most people have an inkling that if you drilled down to the Earth's core, it would feel pretty hot down there -- around 5,500 degrees Celsius (9,932 degrees Fahrenheit) to be precise, in fact, according to Greenpeace. (Nearer the Earth's surface, however it is a more bearable 10-16 degrees Celsius (50-60 degrees F) all year round.)

Question of the week: Geothermal Energyupdated: Wed Nov 28 2007 02:25:00

Geothermal energy is often considered a clean, sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. However, some raise concerns regarding the environmental impact of the operation due to the significant amount of land needed to harness the energy.

NASA: Salty sea covered part of Marsupdated: Tue Mar 23 2004 15:11:00

A salty sea once washed over the plains of Mars at the Opportunity rover's landing site, creating a life-friendly environment more earthlike than any known on another world, NASA scientists announced Tuesday.

Salty sea covered part of Marsupdated: Tue Mar 23 2004 15:06:00

A salty sea once washed over the plains of Mars at the Opportunity rover's landing site, creating a life-friendly environment more earthlike than any known on another world, NASA scientists announced Tuesday.

Fortune: Springtime For Poland A class-action suit raises questions: Does Poland Spring water come from springs? And can you drown lawyerupdated: Mon Feb 09 2004 00:01:00

If you've had a sip of Poland Spring Natural Spring Water over the past seven years, then you, like me, are a plaintiff in a class-action suit that recently settled. (Congratulations!) If you have ...

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