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Nick Dowhaniuk

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Nick Dowhaniuk is a National Geographic Explorer, Global Health Researcher, Conservationist, and Photographer working in Uganda and East Africa. He is based at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, U.S.

Sleeping on fire: A trip to Africa’s most dangerous volcano, in an active conflict zone

The Spirit of Nyiragongo Mount Nyiragongo is Africa’s most active volcano. Located in the war-torn country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it has the largest of only a small handful of permanent lava lakes in the world. Up until 2014, this region was virtually closed off due to being under control of the…