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Life On Fire


Ch. Title Description # Day Date Time Length RPT CC DVS AD MD
36.1 Volcano Doctors The Philippines, Colombia, Italy, Iceland and other countries are home to active volcanoes that are a threat to the populations settled at their feet. To avoid disasters, volcanologists are asked to anticipate and warn. A look is taken at how “volcano doctors” use their tools and knowledge to try to protect those who live beneath the Earth's fire. (2 of 6)
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102 FR 09/05/14 04:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 The Surprise Salmon In Alaska, the fresh water that feeds the rivers is snowmelt from North America's highest mountains and most active volcanoes. Time and again, they erupt and poison the rivers. Scientists explain how they’ve only just begun to piece together what might have happened nearly 2,000 years ago, when one race of salmon faced the death of their natal river and were forced back to the open ocean on an exceptional adventure. (3 of 6)
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103 SU 09/21/14 09:00pm 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 The Surprise Salmon In Alaska, the fresh water that feeds the rivers is snowmelt from North America's highest mountains and most active volcanoes. Time and again, they erupt and poison the rivers. Scientists explain how they’ve only just begun to piece together what might have happened nearly 2,000 years ago, when one race of salmon faced the death of their natal river and were forced back to the open ocean on an exceptional adventure. (3 of 6)
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103 FR 09/26/14 04:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Phoenix Temple Around the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua, life has struggled for thousands of years to re-emerge from the ashes. Underground, bat species have colonized the miles of tunnels created by hot flowing magma. In the crater, birds have made nests on cliffs exposed to toxic gases. At the foot of the volcano, fields, pastures and towns have grown over the oldest lava flows. Footage reveals, how, in this harsh environment, nature struggles to conquer ash and lava before the next eruption erases its efforts--and the phoenix must rise again. (4 of 6)
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104 SU 09/28/14 09:00pm 00:56:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Phoenix Temple Around the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua, life has struggled for thousands of years to re-emerge from the ashes. Underground, bat species have colonized the miles of tunnels created by hot flowing magma. In the crater, birds have made nests on cliffs exposed to toxic gases. At the foot of the volcano, fields, pastures and towns have grown over the oldest lava flows. Footage reveals, how, in this harsh environment, nature struggles to conquer ash and lava before the next eruption erases its efforts--and the phoenix must rise again. (4 of 6)
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104 FR 10/03/14 04:00am 00:56:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Ash Runners On the volcanic island of New-Britain off the coast of Papua New Guinea, a handful of animals have learned to live with the Earth's moods. When ash from a volcanic eruption invades their habitat, the choice is simple: leave or stay and adapt. A look is taken at the reactions of strange birds, mischievous hermit crabs and gregarious flying foxes as well as the majestic Priamus butterflies. (5 of 6)
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105 SU 10/05/14 09:00pm 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Ash Runners On the volcanic island of New-Britain off the coast of Papua New Guinea, a handful of animals have learned to live with the Earth's moods. When ash from a volcanic eruption invades their habitat, the choice is simple: leave or stay and adapt. A look is taken at the reactions of strange birds, mischievous hermit crabs and gregarious flying foxes as well as the majestic Priamus butterflies. (5 of 6)
WEB LINK
105 FR 10/10/14 04:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Pioneers of the Deep In the vast emptiness of the Pacific Ocean, tectonic movements construct or swallow islands. In the Tongan archipelago, a look is taken at how two little-known animals have learned to cope with these ephemeral lands raised from the ocean depths: the sooty tern, a seabird that never dares wet its wings for fear of drowning, and the Alvin shrimp, a blind crustacean that manages to find its way around the abyss. (6 of 6)
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106 SU 10/12/14 09:00pm 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.1 Pioneers of the Deep In the vast emptiness of the Pacific Ocean, tectonic movements construct or swallow islands. In the Tongan archipelago, a look is taken at how two little-known animals have learned to cope with these ephemeral lands raised from the ocean depths: the sooty tern, a seabird that never dares wet its wings for fear of drowning, and the Alvin shrimp, a blind crustacean that manages to find its way around the abyss. (6 of 6)
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106 FR 10/17/14 04:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST