Martyn Unsworth is on an expedition to learn more about the unusual Mount Erebus volcano in Antarctica. This continuously active volcano is not on a plate boundary, but is actively rifting apart the continent. He will be sharing a series of his journals from his first expedition to Antarctica.
Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa with the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta has teamed up with Bernie Kollman, IBM’s vice-president of the Public Sector, Alberta. The result is some monitoring that is world wide and may help predict future environmental events.
Pangea, the supercontinent that contained most of the Earth's landmass until about 180 million years ago, endured a rather apocalyptic undoing during the Jurassic period - when the Atlantic Ocean opened up.