Using a combination of archaeological and geological evidence, scientists have finally pinpointed the date of the infamous Tierra Blanca Joven eruption, which likely devastated Maya communities in what is now El Salvador.
An eruption at the Philippines’ Taal volcano sent locals fleeing for cover as towering ash clouds rose on Monday. Lightning licked the plumes of smoke rising from one of the most active volcanoes in an island nation with dozens of others in various states of unrest.
The cooling effects of large volcanic eruptions have led some scientists to believe these natural hazards could inspire and inform the development of geo-engineering schemes to combat climate change. New research suggests this is probably a bad idea.