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A Once-Devastating Supervolcano Might Be Waking Up

A Once-Devastating Supervolcano Might Be Waking Up

A volcanic area in Naples, Italy may be close to reawakening, according to new research—though scientists say there are no signs it will erupt soon.

The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, shows gases at the Campi Flegrei volcanic area may have reached a pressure level that signals volcanic unrest, a phase that precedes an eruption.

The volcano’s last major eruption in 1538 created the mountain known as Monte Nuovo, the Washington Post reports. While predicting the precise timing of a volcanic eruption is beyond the…

 

What we learned about Earth’s climate in the hottest of years

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In many ways, climate change this year was no different to all the other years since the turn of the century. Early data from the World Meteorological Organization shows global temperatures to be simmering away at 1.2° C (2.2° F) above pre-industrial levels, on track to make 2016 the hottest on record. If that phrase sounds familiar, it is because it would mean 16 of the 17 hottest years recorded have occurred since 2000, the other being 1998. But the year threw up plenty of surprises too, an Arctic heatwave, massive coral bleaching and the election of a certain unpredictable leader, just to name a few…

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