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This half hour special uncovers new volcanic mysteries as we take you trekking along with scientists on Mount Saint Helens and in the Oregon Cascades to discover what we've learned and what we still don't know about the 'volcanoes in our backyard'. Scientists also search for clues that may help them predict the next eruption in the cascades.

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Discover what we've learned and what we don't know about the volcanoes in our backyard.

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