The world’s tallest active geyser in Yellowstone keeps erupting – and scientists don’t know why

April 30, 2018 by  
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Something strange is happening at the tallest geyser in the world in  Yellowstone  park  – and scientists can’t explain it. Steamboat Geyser can shoot up to 300 feet in the air when it erupts, which isn’t often, but over the past six weeks, the geyser has erupted three times. Even though scientists may be baffled as to why the geyser has suddenly become so active, don’t panic. They don’t believe it is an indication that Yellowstone’s supervolcano is getting ready to erupt. ? The last time Steamboat Geyser was this active was in 2003. Normally, it can go a year or more between eruptions. The park is still covered in deep snow, but a brave visitor reported seeing the geyser erupt on Friday around 6:30 am. This is the third time it has erupted since March 15. Before that, it’s last major eruption was in 2014. Related: Scientists just learned what makes Yellowstone’s supervolcano tick Scientists say that there is no reason to think that this activity is an indication that the supervolcano that Yellowstone sits on is getting ready to blow. “There is nothing to indicate that any sort of volcanic eruption is imminent,” said Michael Poland, lead scientist at the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory . It could just be the “randomness” of geysers, he added. What would be concerning is if the hydrothermal systems in Yellowstone started drying up. That could indicate that the magma boiling in the volcanoes core was making its way to the surface. Via Reuters Images via Wikimedia and Deposit Photos

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German Village Produces 500% of its Energy from Renewable Sources

September 16, 2014 by  
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Wildpoldsried , a Bavarian village of about 2,600 residents, is leading the way in Germany’s extraordinary renewable energy transformation . Over the past 17 years, the village has invested in a holistic range of renewable energy projects that include 4,983 kWp of photovoltaics , five biogas facilities, 11 wind turbines and a hydropower system. As a result, the village has gone beyond energy independence – and it now produces 500% more energy than it needs and profits from sales of the surplus power back to the grid. Read the rest of German Village Produces 500% of its Energy from Renewable Sources Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , bavaria , biogas , biomass , Energiewende , german , germany , green energy , hydrothermal , renewable energy , siemens , smart grid , Solar Power , solar thermal , wildspoldsried , wind turbines

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illy Launches sustainArt Cups to Support Emerging Artists and Sustainable Coffee

September 16, 2014 by  
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Italian coffee roasting company illy has unveiled a new limited edition cup collection to support emerging artists and raise awareness for coffee sustainability. Designed to follow the EXPO 2015 theme “Feeding the planet, Energy for life,” the cups feature the work of artists Esteban Piedra León, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, Elias Sime and Adan Vallecillo. The sets are available in both espresso and cappuccino cups with matching saucers. + illy The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Adan Vallecillo , coffee , Elias Sime , Esteban Piedra León , Expo 2015 , illy , Milan world expo 2015 , Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa , reader submitted content , sustainable coffee

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15 Mind Blowing Skyscrapers – From Vertical Farms to Shipping Container Towers and Buried Cities

March 31, 2011 by  
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Read the rest of 15 Mind Blowing Skyscrapers – From Vertical Farms to Shipping Container Towers and Buried Cities http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “eVolo” , “sustainable development” , bio fuel , built environment , containers , Eco Architecture , france , Future , hydrothermal , oil rigs , Paris , skyscrapers , vertical farm

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