A look at the effect volcanos have on the surrounding environmentvia Mina Liu
Did you know that about 80% of the world’s surface is volcanic in origin? How about the fact that the earth’s atmosphere was formed by emissions from those very volcanoes? To get more familiar with volcanoes and their destructive beauty, check out the infographic.via www.popjolly.com
At any given time there are roughly 20 active volcanoes around the world, and there are 16 volcanoes called "Decade Volcanoes;" that are currently noted to have a history of large eruptions and a proximity to populated areas. Imagine the cost if one of those erupts.
The 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajokull caused drastic interference to air travel across most of Europe. The second eruption of the year on April 14th produced massive ash plume that made it impossible for pilots to travel to their destinations. Here is a recap of the details and its effects on the travel industry.
It is the fifth day since the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted, sending a cloud of volcanic ash over the European continent, grounding airlines and shutting down airports due to safety concerns. Now, in the face of losing US$200 million per day, the airlines are calling the decision to close air space "a European mess" and IATA, the body that represents the world's airlines, have criticised Europe's governments for their decision to handicap the airline industry.