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  • Life On Fire

LIFE ON FIRE | Volcano Doctors | Preview | PBS

Duration: 02:07
Program: Life On Fire #102
Broadcast Date: Jan. 3, 2013

Premieres Wednesday, January 9, 2013 10:00 - 11:00 pm ET Learn how volcanologists try to predict eruptions and protect those who live beneath the Earth's fire. Whether the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Colombia, Chile, Italy or Iceland, each of these countries is home to active volcanoes that are a threat to the populations settled at their feet. Every day, lava, ash, gas, bombs and avalanches are likely to slide down the gaping mouths of the rock giants. To avoid disasters, volcanologists are asked to anticipate and warn. Around the world, these volcano doctors use their tools and knowledge to try to protect those who live beneath the Earth's fire.

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Post Date: January 3, 2013