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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...

Science: Decoding the Volcano's Message

At Mount St. Helens: T shirts, bumper crops and suspense It is the hottest show out of the West, competing with Disneyland and the tinsel of Hollywood...

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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