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Magma Chamber Of Galapagos' Sierra Negra Volcano Imaged In 3D
2014-03-06 10:01:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some of the most active volcanoes in the world can be found in the Galapagos Islands. These volcanoes are responsible for more than 50 eruptions in the last 200 years. Even with such activity, scientists knew far more about the history of finches, tortoises and iguanas on the islands than the volcanoes upon which these unusual fauna had evolved. A new study from the University of Rochester, published in the Journal of Geophysical...

Google Street View Explores Galapagos Islands
2013-05-24 08:43:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Galapagos Islands played a pivotal role in the development of Charles Darwin´s theory of natural selection because they are some of the most biologically unique ecosystems in the world, drawing the attention of explorers and scientists alike. Local conservation groups, scientists and the Ecuadorean Government are working to protect the Galapagos from the threats posed by invasive species, climate change, and other human...

2007-09-24 21:49:05

MEXICO CITY (AP) - An international group announced plans on Monday to erect what it claims will be the highest-altitude, greenhouse gas-monitoring center to date, to be built atop the Sierra Negra volcano in central Mexico. The Washington-based Climate Institute and other foundations and companies have raised the initial $1.9 million to pay for the station, which will join a worldwide web of similar labs at lower altitudes measuring air particles, radiation and gases such as carbon dioxide....

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2006-02-18 00:40:00

SIERRA NEGRA, Mexico -- In the biggest joint Mexico-U.S. scientific venture ever, builders are finishing a monster telescope on top of a volcano that will let astronomers look back 13 billion years and uncover secrets about the creation of the universe. President Vicente Fox and Mexico's scientific community have championed the telescope, the largest of its kind in the world, saying it shows how a developing country can play a major role in cutting-edge technology. Yet the fact that most of...

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2005-10-25 19:28:55

QUITO, Ecuador -- A volcano on the largest of the Galapagos Islands erupted for the third straight day Tuesday, but experts said it didn't threaten villagers on the island or the super-sized tortoises that gave the remote archipelago its name. Oscar Carvajal, chief technician of the Galapagos National Park on Isabela island, said tortoises and land iguanas were not threatened because the lava flows were down the northeast slopes of Sierra Negra volcano where there were no animal populations....

2005-10-23 19:35:23

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - A volcanic eruption on the Galapagos Islands has sent scorching lava pouring seawards but giant tortoises which helped inspired the theory of evolution are safe, island authorities said on Sunday. The Sierra Negra volcano on Isabela Island -- the largest of the Pacific Ocean archipelago which is part of Ecuador -- erupted on Saturday night, the Galapagos National Park said in a news release. Slow-moving lava is edging down the mountainside and could reach...