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Mt. Etna Erupts 4 Times in Four Days

Mt. Etna Erupts 4 Times in Four Days

by Elijah Mt. Castle Mt. Etna, in the Sicilian province of Catania, has been intermediately erupting for four days now. The eruptions began on February 16th 2021. At this time the volcano is no danger to any of the surrounding villages and the lava is flowing into the...

Power Outage in Texas Due to Extreme Weather

Power Outage in Texas Due to Extreme Weather

By Feng Chi, (David) Hsu Download full resolution image here Texas was hit by snow and freezing temperatures in mid-February 2021. Numerous areas experienced power outages as power plants and renewable energy sources shutdown and have been slow to restart. The outages...

Gravity Wave over United States

Gravity Wave over United States

By Elijah Mt. Castle The propagation of a gravity wave has been detected in cloud cover over the Eastern United States. A gravity wave is a wave generated in a fluid by the force of gravity or buoyancy attempting to restore equilibrium in the medium, i.e. the waves...

Hawaiian Volcano Becomes Active Once More

Hawaiian Volcano Becomes Active Once More

By Elijah Mt. Castle The Hawaiian volcano Kīlauea has become active. Kīlauea has been erupting since December 30th 2020. All lava flows are currently in the uninhabited lava lake and pose no threat. Kīlauea last erupted in 2018, when it erupted for 3 months straight....

Country Wide Power Outage in Pakistan

Country Wide Power Outage in Pakistan

By Elijah Mt. Castle and Feng Chi, Hsu Pakistan's national power grid experienced a blackout lasting 18 hours in most areas. The power failure was caused by "an engineering fault" in southern Pakistan. The fault engaged safety systems across the grid and shut down the...

Mount Etna Erupts

Mount Etna Erupts

By Elijah Mt. Castle The Sicilian volcano of Etna erupted on Dec 13th in the night. Etna is the most active volcano in Europe. The eruption does not threaten the surrounding city of Catania. The eruption produced a jet of lava an estimated 100m into the air and an ash...

A Million Hectares Burned in Bolivia

A Million Hectares Burned in Bolivia

By Elijah Mt. Castle Fire season has been devastating across the world. Bolivia has reported that 1.4 million hectares of land have been burned from forest fires this year. As of October 8th there are 57 active wildfires in the country. Bolivian officials have opened...

Creek Fire containment Date Pushed Back

Creek Fire containment Date Pushed Back

The California fire season is well underway. The Creek Fire has been burning since September 4th. The fire is now the largest single fire in California history. Over 900 structures have been damaged or destroyed and the fire has caused 45,000 people to be evacuated...