Costa Rica and geothermal power make obvious sense – the country is teeming with geological activity, a fact apparent to anyone who has visited active volcanoes like Arenal or Poás.
Earth's repeated flip-flopping between greenhouse and icehouse states over the past 500 million years may have been caused by volcanoes at particular spots where enormous amounts of carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere.
Volcanic eruptions may be the explanation for large changes in the sulfur dioxide content of Venus’s atmosphere, and one intriguing possible explanation is volcanic eruptions.
It could be possible to get advance warning of volcanic eruptions by observing them from space.
Scientists say they've identified the trigger for the largest explosive volcanic eruptions on Earth.
The mass extinction that took out the dinosaurs was already well underway by the time a six-mile asteroid slammed into Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula 65 million years ago, it appears.
With concern mounting about the future of the Great Barrier Reef, scientists have discovered a natural mechanism that could help save it: volcanoes.
Examining crystals formed deep within volcanoes could give a year's warning of impending eruptions, say scientists.
Scientists believe they've discovered why the moon has no active volcanoes, despite containing plenty of liquid magma.
The Little Ice Age - the centuries-long period of cooling that began in the Middle Ages - appears to have been triggered by four massive volcanic eruptions in the tropics.
'Super-eruptions' of major volcanic systems such as Yellowstone are triggered by a combination of the temperature influence and precise shape of the magma chamber, say scientists.
Some experimental samples put aside for 50 years have provided new evidence that life on earth could have been kick-started by volcanoes.
There may be no such thing as a dormant volcano, according to scientists, who say that many could in fact be reawakened in a period of months.
Venus is still capable of volcanic eruptions, data from ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft suggests.