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How do you stop the flow of lava?

Authorities on Hawaii’s Big Island have declared a state of emergency as lava from the Kilauea volcano threatens residential communities and roads. Is there any way to stop a lava flow and save the homes in its path?

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How do you stop the flow of lava?

Level: , Topic: Latest news, Restless Earth, Tectonics

Authorities on Hawaii’s Big Island have declared a state of emergency as lava from the Kilauea volcano threatens residential communities and roads. Is there any way to stop a lava flow and save the homes in its path?

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What causes flooding? Recent studies.

Level: , Topic: Rivers, Water on the Land

The study says the number of reported major flood events has increased, but in parallel with population growth and a boom in building in vulnerable areas.

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Global climate change is not straight forward..

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

Scientists have struggled to explain the so-called pause that began in 1999, despite ever increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere.

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Are greenhouse gases rising?

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

Atmospheric CO2 is now at 142% of the levels in 1750, before the start of the industrial revolution.

However, global average temperatures have not risen in concert with the sustained growth in CO2, leading to many voices claiming that global warming has paused. What is the truth? What do you think?

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Iceland: Interesting reading about the Heimaey eruption in 1973.

Level: , Topic: Restless Earth, Tectonics

Article/story all about the Heimaey eruption which happened way back in 1973.

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Iceland Volcano Update

Level: , Topic: Latest news, Restless Earth, Tectonics

Update on volcanic activity in Iceland. Updated 5th September with radio interview.

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Iceland volcanic eruptions: Red alert again!

Level: , Topic: Latest news, Restless Earth, Tectonics

Iceland has restricted travel around a cluster of volcanos, following an eruption near the Dyngjujokull glacier just after midnight.

A red alert warning issued by the Icelandic Met Office – the highest possible – indicates that “an eruption is imminent or in progress, and that a significant emission of ash into the atmosphere is likely”.

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Met Office Films on Weather A2

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

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New concerns over Iceland volcano.

Level: , Topic: Latest news, Restless Earth, Tectonics

The magma from Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano could be moving towards another large volcanic system. “We know there is a lot of molten rock sitting under the ground beneath Askja, which is a major volcanic system. If this molten rock hits that, we know it is likely to trigger it to erupt.

“But who knows, it may just stop. It is still at 5km-depth, and it is possible it could freeze there and not a lot more will happen. That is perfectly plausible.”

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About [explore] geography

Explore Geography was founded and is maintained by Helen Muskett a humanities (geography specialist) teacher at Treviglas Community College. Any views expressed are her own and not those of the college. The website is intended as a resource for her students to support their classroom work and revision schedule. Anyone is welcome to use it for teaching or learning, no commercial use please.

Read more about Explore Geography, and listen to Helen being interviewed about sustainability in the college.

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