Latest Volcanoes News

Mexico climber dies scaling active, off-limits volcano

Jun. 24, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A woman mountain climber in Mexico died and a climbing companion was injured when they scaled the highly active, off-limits peak of the Popocatepetl volcano. Mexico’s volunteer Mountain Rescue and Assistance Brigade confirmed Friday that the climbers fell into...

Clarification: Yellowstone-National-Park-Flooding story

Jun. 21, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

In a story published June 18, 2022, The Associated Press reported that Yellowstone National Park was already due to receive funding from the Great American Outdoors Act, a 2020 law passed by Congress that authorizes nearly $3 billion for maintenance and other projects on public lands. The story...

Q&A: Trevorrow on the mauling metaphors of 'Jurassic World'

Jun. 10, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Questions about the dangers of human tampering with nature have been in the DNA of the “Jurassic Park” films from the start, but they've been given a workout in the “Jurassic World” trilogy. Under the stewardship of filmmaker Colin Trevorrow, who directed...

Philippine volcano spews ash and steam, alarms villagers

Jun. 05, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A volcano southeast of the Philippine capital spewed ash and steam about a kilometer (half a mile) into the sky on Sunday, scattering ash on nearby villages and alarming residents, officials said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology...

High-profile candidates try to break Dem, GOP control

Jun. 04, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A former lawmaker in Oregon who as a young woman flew a helicopter around an erupting Mount St. Helens is aiming to shake up state politics by running as an unaffiliated candidate for governor. Betsy Johnson, who served in both the Oregon Senate and House and...

Volcanic cones near peak sacred to tribes gain protection

Jun. 02, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A years-long effort to protect land around a New Mexico mountain peak held sacred by many Native American tribes got a major boost Thursday with the announcement that dozens of additional square miles will be set aside for wildlife, cultural preservation and recreation. ...

Today in History: May 18, Mount St. Helens erupts

May. 18, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 18, the 138th day of 2022. There are 227 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 18, 1980, the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57 people dead or missing. ...

Woman who survived a volcanic eruption graduates from ODU

May. 14, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There was a moment when she and her husband, Matt, were hunkered down behind a boulder — holding hands and saying “I love you” as a storm of volcanic ash, rock and acids engulfed them, turning a bright sunny afternoon to night — that Lauren Urey was almost certain...

A new Oregon mining boom could be a bust for sage grouse

May. 14, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

McDermitt, Ore. (AP) — Katie Fite crouched behind some waist-high sagebrush, and her dog Bell nestled in the plant’s cozy cavity to shield from howling winds. It was the first Saturday in April, peak mating season for sage grouse on a remote stretch of the Oregon-Nevada border....

Hawaii volcano lava flow steady after starts and stops

May. 02, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano is now erupting a steady stream of lava after a period of intermittent pulsing. The latest eruption began in September but until recently had been stopping and starting every few days, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday. ...