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STEAMED UP

AS PLUMES OF STEAM SHOT OUT OF ITS horseshoe-shaped crater last week, Mount St. Helens seemed on the verge of a spectacular eruption. And this time the whole...

Science: Volcanoes Never Really Die

Mount St. Helens may have signaled a new wave of eruptions When Mount St. Helens exploded with cataclysmic fury in 1980, many Americans regarded it as an...

Environment: New Life Under the Volcano

In the seven years since Mount St. Helens exploded in a spume of gas, ash and pumice, there have been 24 additional eruptions at the volatile peak in the Cascade...

Nation: Will She Spit Thunder Eggs?

Washington's Mount St. Helens erupts spectacularly "I've always said I wanted to live long I enough to see one of our volcanoes erupt," said Dixy Lee Ray, the...

Science: No End Seems to Be in Sight

Until a cap is formed, Mount St. Helens may continue rumbling When Mount St. Helens finally blew its top after almost two months of rumbling and sputtering,...

A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 2, 1980

When Mount St. Helens began spewing chaos and destruction across the Northwest last week, TIME correspondents and photographers rushed to the scene — and could...

Environment: Slowly, the Wounds Begin to Heal

A year later, lethal Mount St. Helens blossoms with life One of the wonders—and blessings—of the world is the immense power of nature to regenerate itself, the...

Why Iceland's Minor Volcano Is a Major Problem

As volcanoes go, the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull on Tuesday, April 13, won't make the science books. Though scientists haven't yet been able to gather...

VOLCANOES WITH AN ATTITUDE

Any day now--at least according to government geologists--the little town of Orting, Washington, will cease to exist. Located in the thriving Seattle-Tacoma...

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