VIDEOS: Lightning In the Erupting Calbuco Volcano. Plus: “So far the Calbuco eruption does not look to be as big as Mount Pinatubo in 1991 or Mount St. Helens in 1980. Pinatubo lowered global temperatures by about 0.5C. The big eruptions matter because they can cause climate changes that cause crop failures. An eruption on […]
Check out the lightning from the Calbuco volcano in Chile: A time-lapsed view: So far the Calbuco eruption does not look to be as big as Mount Pinatubo in 1991 or Mount St. Helens in 1980. Pinatubo lowered global temperatures by about 0.5C. Show More Summary
From the University of Utah and the “game over if it blows” department: In a big eruption, Yellowstone would eject 1,000 times as much material as the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption. This would be a disaster felt on a global scale, which is why scientists are looking at this thing closely. Scientists see deeper…
The Grateful Dead-themed spambot known as Bill Walton did an AMA for Reddit on Thursday, and if you're a fan of Bill's acid-tinged mid-game homilies, you'll definitely get a kick out of it. Of most importance, Walton manages to imply...Show More Summary
Many fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were hoping for yet another Mount St. Helens version of free agency from their team this offseason, but they instead got the paper mache variety from a grade school science fair. But what those fans...Show More Summary
By Michael Lanza The afternoon sun smiles warmly on us as my two kids and my nephew, age 10 to 15, my 76-year-old mom, and I—three generations spanning almost seven decades—plod up the final, strenuous steps to the crater rim … Continue reading ?
Archaeologists excavating the pre-historic Rimrock Draw Rockshelter outside Riley, eastern Oregon, have discovered a stone scraper underneath a 15,800-year-old layer of ash from an eruption of Mount St. Helens. If the layer can be shown to have been unbroken and that the tool didn’t work its way down through a natural process, the scraper would [...]
Is Mount St. Helens a Supervolcano? Is Mount St. Helens a Supervolcano? According to findings from New Zealand scientists, Mt. St. Helens could be exactly that. Mt. St. Helens has been known for years as one of many volcanoes that litter...Show More Summary
Going gear-shopping for your favorite outdoors-loving friend or family member can be harder than trekking up Mount St. Helens as she’s about to blow. There are so many options, but so much crap. To help you out with your holiday … Read more ›
Ape Canyon is a narrowing gorge sitting just to the northeast of Mount St. Helens where one of the most famous Bigfoot attacks in the cryptozoological canon is said to have taken place in 1924, eventually giving the nature spot its name. Show More Summary
In May 1980, the world gasped at the eruption of Mount St. Helens, which was one of the largest volcano eruptions in America in the past half-century. The May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens had a huge impact on the climate of America and other parts of the world for quite some time. Show More Summary
Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey are marking the 10-year-anniversary of Mount St. Helens’ reawakening to remind people that Mount St. Helens will continue to rebuilt itself. The Associated Press reports that 10 years ago this week, Mount St. Show More Summary
A surviving Mount St. Helen's Bigfoot. How much buried evidence remains after the 1980 eruption?
A group of 75 scientists led by Alan Levander of Rice University in Houston visited Mount St. Helens this week, to create seismic waves by controlled explosions, that will enable them to study the mountain with a new method that is akin to an "ultrasound and a CAT scan" of the volcano's "internal plumbing."
If you’re in the vicinity of Mount St. Helens tonight and feel a sudden rumble, don’t panic: It's just scientists detonating parts of the volcano for an ultrasound. Researchers from a conglomerate of universities spent the weekend placing 3,500 seismic sensors and will be setting off 23 planned explosions...
Later this month, scientists will set explosive charges on Mount St Helens as part of an effort to study the seismic geology of the Pacific Northwest.
What could go wrong with setting off explosives all around an active volcano? As scary as it might sound, this is a carefully planned experiment to peer inside Mount St. Helens' mysterious underground magma chamber. No, we aren't blasting...Show More Summary
Scientists are embarking on a research expedition to improve volcanic eruption forecasting by learning more about how a deep-underground feeder system creates and supplies magma to Mount St. Helens. They hope the research will produce science that will lead to better understanding of eruptions, which in turn could lead to greater public safety.
Ape Canyon is actually a gorge along the northeast shoulder of Mount St. Helens in Washington state. Of course, the name “Ape Canyon” didn’t come from just anywhere. The name refers to a supposed encounter between a group of miners and several 'apemen' in 1924, an event eventually integrated into Bigfoot folklore. Show More Summary
Mount St. Helens has magma rising to the surface 34 years after it erupted, proving that volcanic activity remains alive and well inside the mountain. The volcano in southwest Washington made breaking news after it erupted May 18, 1980. It destroyed vast forests, vegetation, and ash was spewed as far as Interstate I-5. According to