The fascinating story of how wolves changed Yellowstone's geography

You must watch this fascinating four-minute video on the effects of the re-introduction of wolves in Yellowstone National Park. Not only they affected the entire live of the park—increasing the number of species in it!—but actually changed the geography of the park itself, affecting the rivers in a way that… » 2/17/14 6:30pm 2/17/14 6:30pm

The Next Yellowstone Supereruption Is Closer Than You Think

The good news: scientists have discovered that "the Yellowstone super-volcano is a little less super than previously thought." The bad news: the Yellowstone super-volcano is "more active than previously thought." That means eruptions are more frequent. So the next one is likely closer than previously predicted. Gulp. » 5/01/12 10:39am 5/01/12 10:39am

The Scorching Underground Plume That Feeds Yellowstone's Supervolcano…

Thanks to new measuring techniques, geophysicists have discovered that the underground plume that feeds Yellowstone's Supervolcano is much, much larger than we thought. What was once assumed to be an already large 150 miles long is now a gigantic 400 miles pool of molten rocks and hot briny water for the Volcano to… » 4/14/11 2:20pm 4/14/11 2:20pm