Hawaii's Erupting Volcano
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
Hawaii's Erupting Volcano, Motherhood and Politics, Carbon Neutrality
Episode: Hawaii's Erupting Volcano, Motherhood and Politics, Carbon Neutrality
- May 23, 2018 11:00 pm
- 12:18 mins
Guest: Estelle Chaussard, PhD, Professor of Geology and Geophysics, State University of New York at Buffalo Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano continues to erupt. Its eruptions and lava flows have destroyed dozens of homes, released lethal gases and set forests ablaze. As the lava reaches the Pacific Ocean it’s releasing caustic plumes of acid haze. And now, officials say lava is encroaching on a geothermal plant that’s a major source of power on the island, as well as a potential source for toxic gas leaks if breached.