Video shared by Bukele shows bitcoin mining rigs being installed near a volcano, after he promised to explore it as a source of renewable power.
Craters of the Moon National Monument makes it feel like you're on another planet, and Lassen Volcanic National Park has geysers and boiling springs.
Nayim Bukele has instructed El Salvador's state-owned geothermal energy company to put up a plan to offer 100% renewable energy for bitcoin mining.
La Soufriere volcano on the Caribbean island of St Vincent first exploded on Friday. These eruptions could go on for weeks, scientists have warned.
A volcanic eruption that took place about 25 miles away from the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavík has not resulted in any injuries, reports say.
Residents of St. Vincent and the Grenadines have been told to be ready to evacuate after a volcano started spewing lava, ash, and gas. La Soufrière is the highest point in St. Vincent and is located near the northern tip of the country but has remained dormant for decades before […]
A 21-year-old woman from Portugal makes a unique “sour water” cheese using mineral water drawn from volcanic springs. The Queijaria Furnense factory in the Azores islands makes about 500 wheels of the volcanic cheese each day. Hot springs filled with iron-rich water are landmarks across the Azores. View more episodes […]
Last week, USA Today reported that a large volcano in Ecuador called Tungurahua could collapse on itself. The volcano is far from the only potentially dangerous one around the world, with Japan’s Mount Fuji, Oregon’s Mount Hood, and others in the Philippines, Indonesia, and New Zealand also posing a threat. […]
The most active volcano in Mexico erupted on Thursday in a stunning visual display of fiery lava and drifting ash that rose nearly 20,000 feet in the air. NPR reports that the stratovolcano, Popocatépetl, is a little over 40 miles southeast of Mexico City. No one was injured by the […]
At least 16 people have died, two are still missing, and two dozen were injured after one of New Zealand’s most active volcanoes erupted on December 9. Over the last month, New Zealand’s geological monitoring agency had raised the volcanic-alert level on White Island, where the eruption occurred. But according […]
An elderly man who has not been publicly named died after falling into a lava tube, 22 feet below the surface, on his property in Hilo, on Hawaii’s Big Island, police said on Wednesday. Police discovered his body in the tube when they visited his home on Monday. He had […]
In a new book, writer Bryan Walsh describes strategies that might keep people alive after a disaster like an asteroid impact, supervolcano eruption, or nuclear war. Walsh suggests that because mushrooms, rats, and some insects can thrive without sunlight, humans could start farming them with the remains of dead trees […]
A new study reports how computer modelling can forecast future magma pathways through the Earth, and help geologists predict the locations of potential vents in volcanically active areas. These predictions could help cities that sit near active volcanoes, like Naples, Italy, better prepare for future eruptions. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
The list of stunning UNESCO world heritage sites includes sites all over the US. Some are areas of outstanding natural beauty that are home to threatened species, while others preserve the history of human activity in the US. Here are the remarkable sites around the country. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for […]
Scott Parazysnki is the only NASA astronaut who has both flown in space and successfully climbed to the summit of Mount Everest. Parazynski, 57, joined NASA as an astronaut in 1992. He flew on five Space Shuttle missions, and participated in seven spacewalks. After his first attempt to reach the […]
The Anak Krakatau volcano (Malay translation: child of Krakatoa) is one of the most active in Indonesia. On December 22, 2018, part of the volcanic crater collapsed into the surrounding water, triggering tsunami waves up to 10 feet high. The waves pummelled the islands of Java and Sumatra, killing more […]
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