Ancient Mayan civilization not likely to collapse due to drought, shows study

Credit: Marv Watson / Unsplash. A new study calls into question the drought as a driver of the collapse of the ancient Mayan civilization. There is no doubt that a series of droughts occurred on the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico and northern Central America in the late ninth century when Mayan cities mysteriously began … Read more

Indonesian Island Collapse and Devastating Tsunami Not Caused by Powerful Volcanic Blast

Eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano. The dramatic collapse of Indonesian volcano Anak Krakatau in December 2018 is the result of long-term destabilizing processes and was not driven by any marked changes in the igneous system that could be detected by current monitoring techniques, new research has shown. The volcano erupted about six months before … Read more