Who Put This 1,000-Ton Boulder Here?

That's not a tiny man. That boulder—shot by Icelandic photographer, volcano adventurer and overall awesome guy Ragnar Sigurdsson—stands 50 feet high, weighs about 1,000 tons, and it wasn't there before. Who put it there? » 11/29/10 10:20am 11/29/10 10:20am

A Haunting Time-Lapse Video of Eyjafjallajökull

Photographer Sean Stiegemeier: "So I saw all of these mediocre pictures of that volcano in Iceland nobody can pronounce the name of, so I figured I should go and do better." Well, good job, Sean. [Vimeo via Petapixel] » 5/14/10 9:40am 5/14/10 9:40am

Who Wants A Watch Containing Volcanic Ash From Last Week's Icelandic…

From the same chap who brought us the watch with actual moon dust and parts from Apollo 11, comes the timely (sorry) Icelandic Eyjafjallajökull watch. With—you guessed it—volcanic ash. Pretty fast, considering it only erupted last week. » 4/22/10 1:00pm 4/22/10 1:00pm

Eyjafjallajökull Daily CO2 Output Utterly Dwarfed by European Aviation…

Mt. Eyjafjallajökull is wreaking havoc on European travel right now, but what about the continent's environment? That's a lot of CO2 in the air, after all, but you'd be surprised to learn the airplanes it's grounded are much, much worse. » 4/18/10 1:00pm 4/18/10 1:00pm

Volcanic Ash Could Last Months, Larger Nearby Volcano Could Soon Erupt…

It's scaremongering at best, but yesterday's volcanic ash story has turned into a right old mess for the aviation industry, with all planes grounded until at least Sunday in the UK. Even worse, a much larger volcano could erupt. » 4/16/10 6:11am 4/16/10 6:11am

Iceland's Volcanic Ash Causes Hundreds of European Flight Cancellations

Chaos is reigning across Western Europe today, with hundreds of flights canceled due to volcanic ash sweeping across the continent. The pulverized rock and glass from the Icelandic Eyjafjallajokull glacier volcano is harmful to the engines of airplanes, apparently. » 4/15/10 5:37am 4/15/10 5:37am