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- World weatherwatch: Spring brings wildfires, storms and ash plumesThunderstorms have killed at least five in the mainland US, while fires plague eastern Russia and volcanic activity has been disrupting aviation in HawaiiEastern Russia has been experiencing widespread and intense spring wildfires, thanks to a drier than normal autumn and winter, leading to parched vegetation. As of 17 May, nearly 700 fires had been recorded […]
- Hitting toughest climate target will save world $30tn in damages, analysis showsAlmost all nations would benefit economically from keeping global warming to 1.5C, a new study indicatesAchieving the toughest climate change target set in the global Paris agreement will save the world about $30tn in damages, far more than the costs of cutting carbon emissions, according to a new economic analysis.Most nations, representing 90% of global po […]
- Timelapse captures 'blue' glow from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano – videoHawaii’s Gemini observatory has recorded a night of eruptions on Mount Kilauea. The timelapse footage shows eruptions between 21 and 22 May, during which lava flowed into residential areas and poured into the ocean. The camera’s infrared filter has been removed, making the volcanic glow appear blue rather than redToxic volcanic gases prompt health fears in H […]
- 'Lava haze' and 'vog': toxic volcanic gases prompt health fears in HawaiiPotentially deadly plumes of volcanic gas and particles are polluting the Big Island in the wake of recent eruptionsThree dozen tourists were gathered at the Wailoa Sampan Basin Harbor in Hilo, Hawaii, hoping to get a glimpse of the lava that they’d seen on the news for weeks.But because Hawaii Volcanoes national park – often a key stop in travelers’ itinera […]
- Lava from Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano enters power plant site – videoWorkers have rushed to shut down a power plant on Hawaii's Big Island after lava from Mount Kīlauea entered the site. Authorities are working to prevent the uncontrolled release of noxious gases as the lava approaches chemical vatsHawaii power plant shuts down as lava nears geothermal wells Continue reading...
- Hawaii power plant shut down as lava nears geothermal wellsCrews cap wells at Puna Geothermal Venture plant on Big Island as lava from Kīlauea volcano flows on to site Lava from the erupting Kīlauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has flowed on to a geothermal power plant site, forcing workers to shut down the facility to prevent the uncontrollable release of toxic gases. Related: Hawaii volcano fills sky with acid p […]
- Hawaii volcano fills sky with acid plumes and glass shards as lava hits seaPublic warned to stay away from toxic steam cloudLava haze – ‘laze’ – from Kilauea volcano spreads 15 miles White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from the Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago. Related: Hawaii […]
- Toxic clouds rise up as lava from Kilauea volcano hits sea – videoWhite clouds of gas billow into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from the Kilauea volcano pours into the ocean. People have been warned to stay away from the fumes, which are laced with hydrochloric acid and fine glass particles that can irritate the skin and eyes and cause breathing problems. Continue reading...
- Alan Jones case: broadcaster tells court he had ‘no scientific evidence’ for claimsJones, who is being sued for defamation by Wagner family, stands by assertion quarry wall’s collapse caused deathsSign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Alan Jones did not have any scientific or expert evidence to back up claims about the collapse of a quarry wall causing deaths during the 2011 Queensland floods, a court has heard. […]
- Lava flows from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano grow more vigorous – videoThe Kilauea volcano in Hawaii continues to produce lava and there is concern more homes may burn and more evacuations may be ordered. By Saturday morning, two of 22 fissures had merged, creating a wide flow advancing at rates of up to 300 yards per hourKilauea volcano lava may burn more homes as flows grow more vigorous Continue reading...
- World weatherwatch: Spring brings wildfires, storms and ash plumes