Calgary geoscience professor and students head to Hawaii to study volcanology

The Homestretch

Steam and lava continue to spew from fissures near the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's big island. More than two thousand people have had to evacuate the area -- as lava from huge cracks in the earth has destroyed more than two dozen homes. The national park surrounding the volcano is ALSO off-limits to visitors. But that is not stopping University of Calgary Professor Rajeev Nair and a group of 12 students from heading to Hawaii at the end of the month. The young geoscientists are learning about 'volcanology' -- the scientific study of volcanoes. Professor Nair joined Doug Dirks over the phone.

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