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Cave paintings may depict volcanic eruption

36,000-year-old spray-like paintings found in Chauvet-Pont D’Arc Cave in France may be the oldest-known depictions of a volcanic eruption. Fearsome animals such as woolly rhinoceroses, cave lions and bears dominate Chauvet’s imagery. But one of its innermost galleries — named after a giant deer species, Megaloceros, that is depicted there —

100-year-old volcanic ash causes haze over Alaska

A smoggy haze that hung over Kodiak Island in Alaska last week was caused by the wind-blown ash of a volcanic eruption that took place over 100 years ago. The National Weather Service said strong winds and a lack of snow Tuesday helped stir up ash from the 1912 eruption of