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Visit volcanic deposits, landslide rubble and more in southern Alberta

With scorching temperatures expected this weekend, what could be better than getting into an air-conditioned vehicle and going on a road trip through Alberta? Calgary geologist Dale Leckie, author of The Scenic Geology of Alberta: A Roadside Hiking and Tourism Guide has suggestions on what to visit. He joined The stretch Thursday to share some […]

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Geomythology looks to ancient stories for clues of scientific truth

Huntington: Everyone loves a good story, especially if it’s based on something true. Consider the Greek legend of Titanomachy, in which the Olympian gods, led by Zeus, defeat the previous generation of immortals, the Titans. As the Greek poet Hesiod said, this conflict is a gripping story – and it can preserve kernels of truth. […]

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Dinosaur bones became griffins, volcanic eruptions were godfights – geomythology turns to ancient stories for clues of scientific truth

(THE CONVERSATION) Everyone loves a good story, especially if it’s based on something true. Consider the Greek legend of Titanomachy, in which the Olympian gods, led by Zeus, defeat the previous generation of immortals, the Titans. As the Greek poet Hesiod said, this conflict is a compelling story – and it can preserve kernels of […]

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Dixie Fire forces closure of Lassen Volcanic National Park

For more stories like this, check out The Chronicle’s weekly travel newsletter! Register here. An emergency shutdown was issued Thursday for Lassen Volcanic National Park as the Dixie fire raged north and set the forest on the east side of the park ablaze. The closure “guarantees firefighters unhindered access to all areas of the park,” […]

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Lassen Volcanic National Park (July 14)

The scenery this afternoon was strange. The trail passed through severely burnt areas, with the addition of smoke from a wildfire miles away. I’ve learned that some wildfires burn more than others, incinerating growth to varying degrees. This area seemed to have been completely decimated by a past fire, only bare logs remained standing. The […]

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How to plan a vacation to the beautiful volcanic island of Jeju in South Korea

Jeju Island is easily accessible from Seoul, and it is also one of the largest in Korea. It is common for national vacation destinations to be different from international vacation destinations in the same country. In Australia, Australians camp on the Murray or the Grampians, while international tourists in Australia want to visit Ayer’s Rock […]

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Tarso Toussidé – Volcanic massif

The Tarso Toussidé volcanic massif is featured in this false color composite image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO Tarso Toussidé, capped by the (potentially active) Toussidé stratovolcano, is located at the western end of the Tibesti Mountains in Chad. With […]

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Scientists name the underwater volcanic massif after landmarks featured in the Lord of the Rings trilogy

Sonar image of the “Eye of Sauron” volcano and nearby seamounts on the seabed southwest of … [+] Christmas Island. Phil Vandenbossche & Nelson Kuna / CSIRO Inspired by the description of Mordor, presented in JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings saga as a kingdom of black volcanic plains surrounding the active volcano Mount Doom, […]

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Visit the tropical volcanic wonderland of Reunion Island

This Jurassic-like island landscape is one of the most fascinating in the world, and there is plenty to do for interested travelers. Reunion Island is a French island off the coast of Madagascar and is a lush, volcanic tropical paradise that seems straight out of Jurassic Park. Unlike many other legacies of the old empires […]

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AIR DATE | Special documentary NAPLES: Under The Volcanic Threat

Between Vesuvius, the Aeolian Islands and Etna, Italy is home to some of the riskiest volcanoes on the planet. Today, all experts agree that the Naples region is exposed to a major threat – an impending eruption. But no one can say when it will happen and where the danger will come from. How to […]