Naples Plans to Tap Mt. Vesuvius as Core of Sustainable Energy Strategy

January 23, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

The city of Naples is looking to tap into and harness Vesuvius’ energy to improve lives, the environment and living conditions. City officials announced a strategic sustainable development plan that would see the building of “a trigenerative pilot [geothermal heat and power] plant integrated with other sources, which in this case will be solar thermodynamic energy and liquid biomass.[read more]

Volcanoes, weather, climate and planes

April 22, 2010 by David Hone

Although the airspace is now open again, it has been impossible to be in the UK this week and not hear about, talk about or watch volcanoes. It has also made everybody painfully aware of the fact that we are totally and utterly dependent on air travel and that having a global air travel hub on a small island presents a further set of...[read more]

Royal Society Stunner: “Observations suggest that the ongoing rise in global average temperatures may already be eliciting a hazardous response from the geosphere.” - Top scientists call for research on climate link to volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides

April 20, 2010 by Joseph Romm

Periods of exceptional climate change in Earth history are associated with a dynamic response from the solid Earth, involving enhanced levels of potentially hazardous geological and geomorphological activity. This response is expressed through the adjustment, modulation or triggering of a wide...[read more]