Test flights to save lava-trapped dogs via drone airlift appear successful

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Efforts to rescue dogs trapped by surrounding lava flows from an erupting volcano on the Spanish island La Palma are reportedly advancing. Practice flights of drones intended to airlift the hounds up, over, and out of their molten prison have passed tests with flying colors.

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New drone videos show lava flow, coastline expansion from La Palma volcano

More than two weeks after its eruption, the Cumbre Vieja volcano on Spain’s La Palma island continues to spit out ash and lava. New DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone videos trace the path of the magma to the crater and show the extent of the coastline expansion triggered by red-hot lava pouring into the cool ocean waters.

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Drone captures lava from Spain’s La Palma volcano crashing into ocean

Spain’s La Palma island is expanding. As the red-hot lava from the volcano that erupted on the island on September 19 reached the Atlantic Ocean this week, it triggered plumes of white steam. The molten rock cooled rapidly on coming into contact with the water, binding itself to the cliffside, enlarging the island’s territory. A drone captured the historic moment.

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Black hole: Drone videos of Iceland volcano with no lava

We’ve shown you that Iceland volcano in many permutations: ferociously erupting and sending lava soaring, gently bubbling like some tangerine soup, and oozing lava at a steady rate. But this is the first time we’ve seen it like this: New drone videos show that the Iceland volcano has run dry, with no lava… at least for a little bit.

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DJI MINI 2 video captures Iceland volcano during daytime

We’re pretty sure, by now, you’ve seen one of the amazing drone videos taken at the (very) active volcano that’s been drawing tourists just a short drive from Reykjavik. They’ve all been pretty great, but they’ve also been largely variations on a theme. This one is very different.

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Drone video of El Salvador’s upcoming volcano-powered Bitcoin mining facility

El Salvador has become the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. And now, President Nayib Bukele is offering insights into the Central American nation’s plans to undertake cryptocurrency mining with the power of volcanoes.

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