How Tourist Garbage Causes Yellowstone's Morning Glory To Change Color

Decades ago, the Morning Glory pool at Yellowstone National Park was a gorgeous deep blue. But because tourists have thrown coins, rocks, and trash into it for years, the spring has now turned into a sickly yellowish green. Now, a new optics study is shedding light on the pool's unfortunate change of color. »2/11/15 4:20pm2/11/15 4:20pm

Once Again, Yellowstone Is Not Erupting And Killing Us All

Someone, somewhere, decided that Yellowstone was in a period of unusually high geologic activity and facing major road closures and evacuations, and therefore was in danger of imminent eruption. This is all so ridiculously untrue, I hesitate to even use the "debunkery" tag because it's hard to believe it needs… »8/10/14 6:20pm8/10/14 6:20pm

Further evidence that the Yellowstone megavolcano could blow without warning

Yellowstone National Park sits on top of a giant volcanic caldera, or an earthen cap that covers a huge reservoir of superhot liquid rock and poison gasses. Large parts of the park were formed in previous eruptions, the most recent of which happened about 70,000 years ago. Now, the floor of the caldera is rising, and… »9/03/12 2:37pm9/03/12 2:37pm