What caused the end of the last ice age? It was probably due to a combination of erosion and a massive increase in volcanic activity. The findings may reveal a bit more about our current climate, and what we may expect in the future.
It turns out that explosive, underwater volcanoes may have been a major feature of "Snowball Earth."
Researchers have identified two potential cryovolcanoes (ice volcanoes) on the surface of Pluto during a flyby in July 2015.
A study has revealed that temperature - not pressure - is the main ingredient in volcanic eruptions.
Iceland's volcanic eruptions may be telling scientists a bit more about clouds. Researchers have found how sulfur particles from eruptions actually influence clouds.
Scientists may have learned a bit more about what lurks beneath Antarctica. Ruggidized seismometers that can withstand the cold in this polar landscape have revealed that a volcanic chain with areas of hot rock can be found beneath the overlying ice sheet.
NASA is learning more and more about Pluto as New Horizons continues to beam back data to Earth after its historic flyby. Now, researchers are getting a closer look at what appear to be icy mountains on the dwarf planet.
What causes a supervolcano to finally blow its top? Scientists have taken a closer look at these features, and have found that these massive magma chambers may erupt when the roof above them cracks.
Scientists have found a unique volcanic process taking place somewhere unexpected: the moon.
It turns out that major volcanic eruptions don't just have an effect on Earth's atmosphere; they also may impact the world's water. Scientists have found that volcanic eruptions affect the flow of the world's major rivers.
Scientists may have uncovered the signs of an ancient, mega-tsunami that could foretell a modern hazard.