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October 1, 1988 | LINDA ROACH MONROE, Times Staff Writer
Like high-tech prospectors, scientists aboard a Navy submersible have found a large field of volcanic vents spewing 500-degree water into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern Oregon. The find 100 miles offshore represents only the fourth area in the world's oceans and the second off the U.S. West Coast where such high-temperature vents have been discovered.
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April 8, 2006 | Steve Hymon and Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writers
The ski patrol had been at work since first light, inspecting Mammoth Mountain's reopened runs after a week of heavy snow and blustery winds. By midmorning Thursday, seven of them had set to work digging out a nearly buried fence erected to keep skiers away from one of the mountain's dangerous volcanic vents. Suddenly, the snow beneath them gave way. Two of the ski patrollers dropped into a 21-foot maw filled with deadly carbon dioxide fumes and landed on the ground, trapped in a deep hollow.
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April 8, 2006 | Steve Hymon and Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writers
The ski patrol had been at work since first light, inspecting Mammoth Mountain's reopened runs after a week of heavy snow and blustery winds. By midmorning Thursday, seven of them had set to work digging out a nearly buried fence erected to keep skiers away from one of the mountain's dangerous volcanic vents. Suddenly, the snow beneath them gave way. Two of the ski patrollers dropped into a 21-foot maw filled with deadly carbon dioxide fumes and landed on the ground, trapped in a deep hollow.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2006 | Amanda Covarrubias and Doug Smith, Times Staff Writers
Three ski patrol members were killed Thursday at Mammoth Mountain ski area when they fell into a geothermal vent that they were working to fence off. Seven other ski patrollers were injured in the incident. The deaths bring the total this year to eight at the popular Eastern Sierra ski resort, which broke its all-time snowfall record Tuesday. This winter season has been a deadly one for California, with at least 13 skiers dying.
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October 8, 1990 | MICHAEL MILSTEIN, Milstein is the Wyoming state reporter for the Billings, Mont., Gazette
Hunched in the darkened cabin of a research boat, geochemist Val Klump and biologist Charles Remsen stare intently at a small television screen. Upon it flicker surreal images of the bottom of North America's largest high-altitude lake, a place no person has ever seen before. "There's a bubbler there," Klump says, watching a picture of tiny gas bubbles emerging from a hole on Yellowstone Lake's floor, almost 200 feet below. "See the water flowing out?" "Look at all these sponges!" Remsen blurts.
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August 18, 1988 | LINDA ROACH MONROE, Times Staff Writer
Two scientists from UC San Diego say they have debunked the widely accepted idea that primitive life originated in a chemical soup in volcanic hot-water vents on the ocean floor. The researchers have examined the chemical reactions the theory would require and concluded that it just was not possible for life-giving molecules to have been synthesized in the hot temperatures and high pressure of the vent areas.
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July 15, 1990 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Morning light brought into focus a stark scene of destruction Saturday along a burned-out stretch of Metro Rail tunnel beneath the Hollywood Freeway. The normally bustling highway stood deserted. On a typical weekday, 210,000 vehicles would pass this point within sight of Union Station, but this weekend there was no traffic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2006 | Amanda Covarrubias and Doug Smith, Times Staff Writers
Three ski patrol members were killed Thursday at Mammoth Mountain ski area when they fell into a geothermal vent that they were working to fence off. Seven other ski patrollers were injured in the incident. The deaths bring the total this year to eight at the popular Eastern Sierra ski resort, which broke its all-time snowfall record Tuesday. This winter season has been a deadly one for California, with at least 13 skiers dying.
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September 10, 1995 | STEVE GEISSINGER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Trey Crispin enjoys living on a volcano. For one thing, he gets a free spa. It's actually an icy stream called Hot Creek. Where underground volcanic vents meet cold water, swimmers can soak in comfort. "It's just like a hot tub. Cold, then hot, is good for the circulation," said Crispin, 25, a Mammoth Lakes chef. Swimmers, who brave thick green algae and the rotten-egg smell of sulfur, are kept from the hottest spots by barriers and signs warning: "Danger. Scalding Water. Unstable Ground.
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March 3, 1996 | Associated Press
Scientists plan to let a northwestern New Mexico power plant be their stand-in for a volcano. Scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory, working on a project to forecast volcanic eruptions and determine effects of volcanoes on global climate, will use emissions from the 1,800-megawatt San Juan Generating Station near Farmington to calibrate remote sensing instruments. Fraser Goff, principal investigator, said some emissions from the Public Service Co.
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October 8, 1990 | MICHAEL MILSTEIN, Milstein is the Wyoming state reporter for the Billings, Mont., Gazette
Hunched in the darkened cabin of a research boat, geochemist Val Klump and biologist Charles Remsen stare intently at a small television screen. Upon it flicker surreal images of the bottom of North America's largest high-altitude lake, a place no person has ever seen before. "There's a bubbler there," Klump says, watching a picture of tiny gas bubbles emerging from a hole on Yellowstone Lake's floor, almost 200 feet below. "See the water flowing out?" "Look at all these sponges!" Remsen blurts.
NEWS
July 15, 1990 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Morning light brought into focus a stark scene of destruction Saturday along a burned-out stretch of Metro Rail tunnel beneath the Hollywood Freeway. The normally bustling highway stood deserted. On a typical weekday, 210,000 vehicles would pass this point within sight of Union Station, but this weekend there was no traffic.
NEWS
October 1, 1988 | LINDA ROACH MONROE, Times Staff Writer
Like high-tech prospectors, scientists aboard a Navy submersible have found a large field of volcanic vents spewing 500-degree water into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern Oregon. The find 100 miles offshore represents only the fourth area in the world's oceans and the second off the U.S. West Coast where such high-temperature vents have been discovered.
NEWS
August 18, 1988 | LINDA ROACH MONROE, Times Staff Writer
Two scientists from UC San Diego say they have debunked the widely accepted idea that primitive life originated in a chemical soup in volcanic hot-water vents on the ocean floor. The researchers have examined the chemical reactions the theory would require and concluded that it just was not possible for life-giving molecules to have been synthesized in the hot temperatures and high pressure of the vent areas.
NEWS
January 18, 1997 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
New images of Jupiter's frozen moon Europa, released Friday by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, reveal a barren, blasted landscape scarred by flows from ice volcanoes and torn by grinding tectonic plates. The unusually detailed images of Jupiter's largest and closest moon were taken by the space probe Galileo when it flew within 430 miles of the moon's surface last month, more than 200 times closer than the Voyager 2 spacecraft did in 1979.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1987 | Compiled from Times staff and wire service reports
Thin, fuzzy images seen in space photos suggest that one of Jupiter's moons, Europa, has formed cold volcanoes that spew huge fountains of ice crystals and frozen water droplets. Tantalizing clues hinting that ice volcanoes exist are emerging from a few indistinct pictures taken by America's durable Voyager 2 spacecraft as it passed near Jupiter in 1979. Europa is the smallest of Jupiter's four major moons. According to astronomer Allan F.
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