Voices of Science: Lava and Change

Gray and red lava on top of black hardened lava
Lava flow at the end of the Chain of Craters Road.

NPS Photo / David Restivo

The Hawai'i Voices of Science episodes tell natural resource stories on Hawai'i Island.

Some of the biggest changes on Hawai’i come from the active volcano on the island. Lava flowing across the island incinerates everything in its path. But lava also creates new land. Land that will eventually support species and habitats found nowhere else on earth.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Last updated: August 15, 2023