Earth Science

Workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby

May 23, 2018

Authorities are racing to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

The Latest: Lava almost cut Hawaii man's leg in half

May 23, 2018

Scientists say sulfur dioxide emissions from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano have more than doubled since the current eruption began

Science and commercial satellites launched from California

May 22, 2018

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has launched two U.S.-German science satellites and five commercial communications satellites after blasting off from California

The Latest: Commercial satellites deployed by SpaceX rocket

May 22, 2018

A SpaceX rocket launched from California has successfully deployed 5 communications satellites after releasing after 2 science satellites

The Latest: Hazardous cloud spreads from where lava hits sea

May 20, 2018

Scientists say a hazardous cloud billowing from where lava is pouring into the ocean off Hawaii's Big Island may spread as far as 15 miles downwind

The Latest: Hawaii lava flow may cross highway within hours

May 20, 2018

Two fissures that opened up a rural Hawaii community have merged to produce faster and more fluid lava

The Latest: Residents say ash not bad near volcano summit

May 18, 2018

A resident who lives several miles from the summit of a Hawaii volcano says ash fall from an explosive eruption hasn't been too bad.

Ground-penetrating radar in hunt for dead in racial massacre

May 17, 2018

Researchers seeking possible mass grave site in Louisiana from 1887 racial massacre report finding signals of disturbed earth but don't know yet what ground-penetrating radar detected

The Latest: Some Hawaii residents leave as Kilauea spews ash

May 17, 2018

The summit explosion of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano created booming sounds in the nearby town of Pahoa and resident Toby Hazel says she's had enough and is preparing to leave town

Hawaii volcano erupts from summit, shooting plume of ash

May 17, 2018

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has erupted from its summit, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky

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