Twin volcanic plumes—one of ash, one of gas—rose from Sicily’ Mount Etna on the morning of October 26, 2013. L’Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) Osservatorio Etneo (National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology Etna Observatory) reported that Etna was experiencing its first paroxysm in six months.
Arctic Ocean releasing large volumes of methane - Researchers from Norway and Russia have found significant amount of the greenhouse gas methane is leaking from an area of the Arctic seabed off the northern coast of Siberia. According to the team’s report in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, the melting of permafrost on the seafloor of the Kara Sea is releasing previously-sequestered methane. | via redOrbit.com
Climate Change: News - Like butter: Study explains surprising acceleration of Greenland’s inland ice. From American Geophysical Union and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. Photo Caption: "Meltwater from the surface of the Sermeq Avannarleq Glacier drains down toward interior ice (see falling droplets at right).... CREDIT: William Colgan/CIRES." http://climate.nasa.gov/news/950