I have finally jumped on the bandwagon and am submitting my first “Accretionary Wedge” post. This month, Accretionary Wedge #45 is being hosted by Denise at Life as a Geologist, who asked us to share our ideas for a geological pilgrimage of our own.
As a St. Patrick’s Day treat, here’s a great photo of one of Ireland’s most famous geologic locales, Giant’s Causeway. Formed from a Paleogene (40-50 mya) basaltic lava flow, rapid […]
Geothermal project to utilize Newberry Volcano in central Oregon as source.
In “The Volcano Next Door,” from the April issue of National Geographic magazine, writer Michael Finkel takes readers on a journey of 1800°F temperatures, killer gases, and fiery eruptions. The article follows scientists as they descend to the scorching lava lake of Nyiragongo, a two-mile-high volcano that has the potential to destroy the nearly one million people that live at its base near the eastern edge of the Democratic Republic on the Congo.