National Geographic Channel: Into Iceland's Volcano
Related article at http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/expedition-week/5782/Overview#tab-Overview
Feel like probing the volatility of Iceland's Thrinukagigur volcano, located close to our quarrelsome friend from last spring, Eyjafjallajökull?
Well, some scientists, perhaps knowing of your sheepishness towards going inside a volcano thought it'd be fun, and tonight they report on what they found.
You might be interested in knowing that according to the very friendly and accommodating folks at www.IcelandTouristBoard.com, whom I hear from once in a while,
"While the world famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano wreaked havoc for millions of travelers, it resulted in a 16 % increase in tourism from N. America to our island nation for the first 11 months of 2010, versus the same period last year."If you have never been to Iceland -home to HBB favorite Yohanna- and for more than just a weekend, it's AWESOME!
AWESOME TIMES TEN!
National Geographic Channel's Into Iceland's Volcano airs tonight at 9 pm. and repeats at midnight and 8 and 11 p.m. Friday.
After that visit to the far north, the National Geographic Channel sets its sights farther south and goes to Africa's most active volcano, Mount Nyiragongo, which is a ticking time-bomb for Goma's one million residents under the volcano.
National Geographic Channel video: Man vs. Volcano: Descending into the Lava Lake
The Daily Mail
Deadly volcano that's one of the most dangerous on Earth... but scientists can't predict when it will erupt as it's in the middle of a war zone
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 6:38 PM on 31st March 2011
Mount Nyiragongo is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world - and scientists say it is only a matter of time before it makes the city below a modern day Pompeii.
But they don't know when since, located as it is in the war-torn eastern edge of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the two mile high cauldron of lava is also one of the least well understood.
Read the rest of the article, along with amazing photos featured in the new April 2011 National Geographic magazine
National Geographic Channel's Descending into the Lava Lake airs tonight at 10 pm. and repeats at 1 a.m. and Friday at 7 p.m. and 2. a.m. Saturday morning.
National Geographic Channel program schedule - DirecTV Channel 276
National Geographic Channel YouTube page:
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So very, very far away from the daily gridlock in Hallandale Beach -LOVE IT!
Det är huset för mig!: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/16/greathomesanddestinations/20110316iceland_ss.html
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