The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted Wednesday, sending smoke and ash into the air, and forcing authorities to evacuate thousands of people from nearby towns.
By Saskia de Melker
For the hundreds of residents of Pahoa, located downslope from the Kilauea volcano, the last eight months have been a time of fear and uncertainty. But for students at the at the Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences, the lava…
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By Larisa Epatko
It was a year of earthquakes and volcanoes, floods and toxic spills, but 2010 also saw thwarted terrorist attacks and the joyous release of 33 miners in Chile from the Earth's rocky depths.
Since October, more than 300 people have been killed by volatile volcano Mount Merapi's eruptions. Miles O'Brien reports from the village of Yogyakarta on the science and superstition surrounding the most-active volcano in Indonesia.
In Indonesia, an earthquake triggered a massive tsunami on the island of Sumatra, followed by a volcanic eruption on Mount Merapi. Rescuers are struggling to reach those affected as the death toll continues to climb.
In other news Monday, General Motors posted its first quarterly profit in nearly three years, thanks to strong sales of new models and expense cuts from its bankruptcy. And in Thailand, resistance leaders and security forces remain in a standoff…
In other news Wednesday, a cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland grounded flights in Scotland and Northern Ireland for a second day, and the U.S. Senate has dropped a $50 billion fund intended for liquidating banks from financial reform amendments…
In other news Tuesday, record flooding over the weekend is now blamed for 29 deaths in the Southeastern U.S. Also, authorities prepared to close air space over Scotland and Northern Ireland again because of the Icelandic volcano.
By Tom LeGro
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