Photo Essay: Rising Islands, Monster Wave

by |October 2, 2015

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

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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.

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