nyamuragira_1Heralded by fiery lava fountains and plumes of poisonous gas, a new lava lake has appeared atop one of Africa’s most active volcanoes for the first time in 75 years. The lava lake at Nyamuragira volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) simmers deep within the summit’s North Pit Crater. Though the churning lava seems to come and go, scientists think the volcano may eventually spawn a long-lived lava lake. More