Volcanoes helped offset man-made warming: study

Volcanoes spewing Sun-reflecting particles into the atmosphere have partly offset the effects of Man’s carbon emissions over a 15-year period that has become a global-warming battleground, researchers said Sunday. A so-called hiatus in warming since 1998 has pitched climate sceptics against mainstream scientists. While temperatures have risen relentlessly—13 of the l4 warmest years on record…

Lava flowing toward homes on Hawaii’s Big Island

Residents in a rural, isolated region of Hawaii’s Big Island still reeling from a recent tropical storm turned their attention to a potential new disaster Thursday as scientists warned that a lava flow from a nearby volcano had moved closer to homes. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said lava from the Kilauea volcano could reach the…