Earth science

Lava burns across the road in the Leilani Estates in Pahoa, Hawaii, Saturday, May 5, 2018. Hundreds of anxious residents on the Big Island of Hawaii hunkered down Saturday for what could be weeks or months of upheaval as the dangers from an erupting Kilauea volcano continued to grow. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
May 06, 2018 - 1:03 am
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The number of homes destroyed by lava bursting out of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has climbed to five. The figure rose as many evacuees prepared for the eruption to last for weeks or even months. The Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory said eight volcanic vents opened in the Big Island...
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Kilauea volcano erupts, Friday, May 4, 2018, in Kalapana, HI. There are no immediate reports of major damage after a large earthquake struck Hawaii's Big Island near a volcanic eruption that has forced residents to evacuate from their homes. Hawaii National Guard spokesman Maj. Jeff Hickman says the Hilo airport and the highways didn't sustain any damage from Friday's magnitude-6.9 quake. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
May 05, 2018 - 7:47 pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a volcanic eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Geologists say Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is likely to release more lava through more vents as it continues to erupt in a residential neighborhood on the Big Island. The Hawaiian Volcano...
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This photo provided by Shane Turpin shows results of the eruption from Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island Friday, May 4, 2018. The eruption sent molten lava through forests and bubbling up from paved streets and forced the evacuation of about 1,500 people who were still out of their homes Friday after Thursday's eruption. (Shane Turpin/seeLava.com via AP)
May 04, 2018 - 5:04 pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano that sent molten lava through forest land and bubbling up on paved streets (all times local): 11 a.m. Hawaii officials say two homes in a rural Big Island subdivision have been burned by lava from an erupting volcano...
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In this April 23, 2018 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, Kilauea Volcano's Puu Oo vent is shown in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. A series of earthquakes and the collapse of the crater floor at the Puu Oo vent could trigger a new eruption of lava. Officials from the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said Tuesday, May 1, 2018 that activity over the past 24 hours could lead to a new breakout on the east side of the Big Island volcano. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
May 01, 2018 - 8:00 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A series of earthquakes and the collapse of the crater floor at the Puu Oo vent on Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano could trigger a new eruption of lava, officials said Tuesday. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said that seismic activity over the...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2015, file photo, a thick haze of smog looms over the skyline of Chicago. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that America’s nitrogen oxides levels, a key ingredient in smog, aren’t falling as fast as they used to and may be leveling off. The Monday, April 30, 2018, study means that when tighter new air quality standards go into effect later this fall, more cities may find themselves on federal's dirty air list. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
April 30, 2018 - 3:07 pm
DENVER (AP) — For decades America's air was getting cleaner as levels of a key smog ingredient steadily dropped. That changed about seven years ago when pollution reductions leveled off, a new study found. This means when tighter federal air quality standards go into effect later this year, many...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2015, file photo, a thick haze of smog looms over the skyline of Chicago. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that America’s nitrogen oxides levels, a key ingredient in smog, aren’t falling as fast as they used to and may be leveling off. The Monday, April 30, 2018, study means that when tighter new air quality standards go into effect later this fall, more cities may find themselves on federal's dirty air list. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
April 30, 2018 - 3:01 pm
DENVER (AP) — For decades America's air was getting cleaner as levels of a key smog ingredient steadily dropped. A new study finds that changed about seven years ago when pollution reductions leveled off. This means when tighter air quality standards go into effect later this year, more cities may...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, Earthquake and Volcano of the Korea Monitoring Division Director Ryoo Yong-gyu speaks to the media about North Korea's artificial earthquake with a map of the Korean peninsular in Seoul, South Korea. A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain above North Korea's main nuclear test site has collapsed under the stress of the explosions, rendering it unsafe for further testing and necessitating monitoring for any leaking radiation. The findings by the scientists at the University of Science and Technology of China may shed new light on North Korean President Kim Jong Un's announcement that his country was ceasing its testing program.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
April 26, 2018 - 4:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — Research by Chinese geologists suggests that the mountain above North Korea's main nuclear test site has likely collapsed, rendering it unsafe for further testing and requiring that it be monitored for any leaking radiation. The findings by the scientists at the University of Science...
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April 25, 2018 - 9:20 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain above North Korea's main nuclear test site has collapsed under the stress of the explosions, rendering it unsafe for further testing and necessitating monitoring for any leaking radiation. The findings by the scientists at the...
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FILE- In this April 23, 2015, file photo a sparrow hawk looks up after catching a pigeon on a falcon farm, near the northern Serbian town of Coka. A study published Monday, April 16, 2018, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences gives the first global look at a worsening timing problem. For example in the Netherlands, the Eurasian sparrow hawk has been late for dinner because its prey, the blue tit, over 16 years has arrived almost six days earlier than the hawk. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
April 16, 2018 - 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is screwing up nature's intricately timed dinner hour, often making hungry critters and those on the menu show up at much different times, a new study shows. Timing is everything in nature. Bees have to be around and flowers have to bloom at the same time for...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2015 file photo, telescopes are shown on Mauna Kea, Hawaii's tallest mountain and the proposed construction site for a new $1.4 billion telescope, near Hilo, Hawaii. On Friday, April 13, 2018, officials with the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory have delayed a decision whether to continue efforts to construct it at its preferred site in Hawaii or at an alternate site in Spain's Canary Islands. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
April 13, 2018 - 7:43 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A key decision on whether to place a $1.4 billion telescope in Hawaii to further astronomy research has been delayed, leaving open the possibility the project may be moved to Spain, a panel said Friday. The board of governors for the project dubbed the Thirty Meter Telescope...
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