The alert status for one of the archipelago’s most active volcanoes was raised to the highest level on Sunday after the mountain repeatedly sent hot clouds of gas down its slope following a series of eruptions in recent days.
Controversial plans for toxic dumping back on table eight months after being rejected
The week in books
Bruce Murray was an ambitious proponent of space exploration and was among the first to emphasise the use of photography of other planets. Murray was director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a space exploration arm of Nasa, from 1976-82. As a part of the team that launched the Mariner missions to Mars and other planets in the 1960s and 1970s, Murray was one of the first scientists to highlight the use of photography in space science.
There are seven big buds on my peony "Sarah Bernhardt". I've just counted them. I've been waiting several whole summers for this. And you do wait a long time for peonies. You can occasionally find yourself feeling like the End Times will approach and the Sun and the Moon and the stars will all go dim before the peonies get themselves going. Here come the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse! Oh well, that's very inconvenient timing, because my "Bowl of Beauty" just decided to open.
An earthquake on the North Wales shoreline has been felt over an area of 140km.
Chile and Argentina have evacuated a region near the Copahue volcano in the Andes on the border between the two countries, after fears intensified that it would erupt.
Force of 7.8 magnitude quake could be felt from Kabul to Delhi and Dubai
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: for a true sense of tranquillity it’s unbeatable
Imagine a limestone gorge. Look back in time and imagine it covered over. And then think what happens at some time between the two. Imagine standing above ground at that stage and discovering the first hole in what was then a cavern 'roof' when the ground opened up. And you're thinking of a sinkhole.
The row over a flagship Government employment programme took another twist today when geologists hit back at comments made by a Cabinet minister.
Orbiting probe around Jupiter could be launched in 2021 or 2022 and could reach the giant planet within six years
National Park retreats
Leading geophysicists say trial over deadly L’Aquila quake should never have been held
Is there something new from Kapoor amongst this multitude of new scuptural works spread across the various gallery spaces of two entire buildings? Not much. We can divide these work into the rough and the smooth.
Discovery of bedrock and rounded pebbles offer the most convincing evidence yet that there was water on the surface of Mars