Obvious title of the week

iceland volcano by Daníel Örn

Icelandic volcanoes can be unpredictable and dangerous, say Texas A&M prof
[Via Eureka! Science News]

If history is any indication, the erupting volcano in Iceland and its immense ash plume could intensify, says a Texas A&M University researcher who has explored Icelandic volcanoes for the past 25 years.

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While it is nice to hear that Texas A&M has a volcanologist who knows about Icelandic volcanoes, that really is the only reason for the press release. I guess it makes it easier for reporters to find people to quote.

I guess it worked since a search of Google news for ‘Jay Miller volcano’ produced a few links from places like NBC.