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The new year erupts with volcanic activity! They are among the most spectacular and powerful forces on our planet, they create new land, change landscapes and destroy civilizations, but more than two billion years ago, volcanoes also breathed life into our world. Life on Fire offers a close up look at volcanoes, providing viewers with a never seen before look at their effect on the environment around them.

Life on Fire

Wednesdays at 9pm on PBS North

Each episode paints survival stories around different volcanoes. From the dark abyss to pristine snow-capped peaks, spectacular scenery provides the backdrop for the extraordinary animals and plants that have learned to juggle with fire.

January 2 - Icelandic Volcanoes

Aerial footage of Iceland sheds light on the possible consequences of a major volcanic eruption.

January 9 - Volcano Doctors

Volcanologists use knowledge and tools to try to protect those who live beneath the Earth's fire.

January 17 - The Surprise Salmon

Scientists investigate a race of salmon that faced the death of their natal river 2,000 years ago.

January 23 - Phoenix Temple

Nature struggles to conquer ash and lava in the environment around the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua.

January 30 - Ash Runners

Nature struggles to conquer ash in the harsh environment around the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua.