| Jan 21, 2013
| 6:21 AM
Remote, exotic, mysterious, mystical, Easter Island is also known as Isla de Pascua –meaning Easter Island in Spanish, as it was annexed by Chile – and as Rapa Nui in its Polynesian culture. It is, well, a Holy Grail type of place among the...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"James Turrell: A Retrospective" is a bit like a dinner party at which the guest of honor is absent. Family members and friends are there, plus lots of conversation about the one who's missing. But the primary impetus for the get-together couldn't make...
| May 25, 2013
| 3:34 PM
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Canary Islands — These islands are Europe's Florida: a subtropical climate, sandy beaches edged with palms, even theme parks as large as those in the United States.
Yet, many Americans don't have a clue where these seven...
| May 17, 2013
| 9:45 AM
A remote Alaska volcano continues to erupt, spewing lava and ash clouds.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory said Thursday a continuous cloud of ash, steam and gas from Pavlof Volcano has been seen 20,000 feet above sea level. The cloud was moving to the...
| May 19, 2013
| 3:27 PM
A remote Alaska volcano continues to erupt steam, lava, and ash.
Officials at the Alaska Volcano Observatory say Pavlof came back to life on May 13 and it continues to spew lava and send massive ash plumes more than 20-thousand feet into the sky....
| Dec 11, 2012
| 6:39 PM
With nearly 800 miles of coastline stretching along two oceans, it's no surprise that more than a million surfers and sun worship-pers flock to Costa Rica to enjoy its fabulous beaches each year. But in addition to breathtaking white sands and emerald-...
| May 20, 2013
| 4:24 PM
An Alaska volcano eruption is prompting regional airlines to cancel flights to nearby communities, including a town that reported traces of fallen ash.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory says Pavlof Volcano has released ash plumes as high as 22,000 feet....
| May 13, 2013
| 11:29 AM
MEXICO CITY -- Mexican officials are preparing evacuation routes and shelters for tens of thousands of people who live in the shadow of Popocatepetl, a giant volcano 40 miles southeast of Mexico City.
"Popo," as the volcano is known, has displayed a...
| May 13, 2013
| 1:20 PM
The Alaska Volcano Observatory has raised the alert level of an Alaska Peninsula volcano near the village of Cold Bay, in response to seismic readings and heat spikes.
In a Monday statement, AVO officials say the Pavlof Volcano’s alert level is...
| May 14, 2013
| 11:20 PM
Some volcanoes here in Alaska have been rumbling lately, but federal budget cuts may mean less real-time monitoring of those eruptions.
Since 2008, the Alaska Volcano Observatory’s budget has been cut nearly in half, from 8-million dollars to just...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:24 AM
Cleveland Volcano in southwest Alaska is continuing a low-level eruption that began early Saturday.
However, scientists said Monday that the volcanic explosions on a remote, uninhabited island 940 miles southwest of Anchorage appear to be waning....