Photo Essay: Rising Islands, Monster Wave
Researchers at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory have published a new study showing that a tsunami of unimaginable size swept over the Cape Verde Islands some 73,000 years ago. The discovery may have implications for the potential for modern hazards. READ THE FULL SCIENTIFIC STORY
Volcanic eruptions have paced migrations across the Cape Verde islands, sometimes at great cost. The population on Fogo has been growing thanks to rich soils that support vineyards and wine-making, and an uptick in tourism, that has fueled a demand for lodging and restaurants. The November eruption wiped out the grapevines pictured here and a new national park welcome center nearby.