World Jun 04

Fuego volcano is pictured after it erupted violently, in San Juan Alotenango, Guatemala. Photo by Luis Echeverria/Reuters
Guatemala volcanic eruption kills at least 62

A fiery volcanic eruption in south-central Guatemala sent lava flowing into rural communities, killing at least 25 as rescuers struggled to reach people where homes and roads were charred and blanketed with ash.

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Hawaii emergency crews continue to battle lava flow and hazardous sulfur dioxide fumes, four days after the Kilauea volcano erupted on the big island. The slow-moving lava has destroyed 35 structures so far, including at least 26 homes; no fatalities…

Known for it's scenic beauty but plagued by poverty, violence and malnutrition, Guatemala has the second largest indigenous population in the Western Hemisphere.

It's time for our weekly Just Ask feature, where the experts tackle your questions on science and technology. John Eichelberger, a volcano expert with the U.S. Geological Survey, answers the question, "Why Does the Earth Have Volcanoes, and…

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