The newest episode of Second Decade deals with a historic environmental disaster as well as its historical context.
This is what was left after the world's largest volcano blew up in April 1815. We're lucky it wasn't worse.
Amazing footage of a volcanic eruption caught on film, just in the past few days.
Ghost cities from the Roman Empire, buried by a catastrophic volcano, provide haunting clues about the Roman world.
Twenty-three years ago this weekend, on June 15, 1991, Mt. Pinatubo, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, erupted. This was the second-largest volcanic [...]
So, as many of you know, I'm now on my research fellowship at the Huntington Library. In a previous post I promised to share with [...]
I am traveling this weekend. I've left the comforts of hearth and home and set out for the big, bad city--the Los Angeles area, to [...]
Dr. David Johnston, who perished in the Mt. St. Helens eruption of 1980, dedicated his life to geology.
On this day, 414 years ago, the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history in the Western hemisphere occurred at Huaynaputina, in the Andes, in Peru. For [...]
The Mexican volcano Popocatépetl has been quite active lately. Not long ago I posted some video taken on June 18 of a recent eruption [...]