Canary Islands

Small canoes piled next to each other on a waterway

‘I put myself in their shoes’: Migrants to Europe find empathy on a small island


While most of Europe is getting tough on migrants and asylum-seekers, residents on one Canary island are taking a more friendly approach to newcomers. The people of El Hierro, part of the Spanish archipelago, say they can relate to the long journey many people make in search of a better life — because it reflects their own recent history.

The village of Vallehermoso on La Gomera

Residents of lush La Gomera Island aim to protect it from over-tourism

A bright red and orange light is shown as lava hits the sea with steam rising under the dark skies of night.

Lava from La Palma eruption reaches the Atlantic

Natural disasters
Lava flows from an eruption of a volcano near El Paso on the island of La Palma in the Canaries, Spain, of Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. 

Nerves on edge as volcano erupts on island in the Canaries

Natural disasters

Finding an Earthly home for the Thirty Meter Telescope


In Spain’s Canary Islands, an underwater volcano excites, frightens


Off the coast of El Hierro, one of the smallest of the Canary Islands, a volcano is bubbling magma to the surface. If it carries on long enough, El Hierro could become bigger, or a new island could be former. For now, though, the locals just want it to go away so the tourists come back

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Underwater Volcano in Spain


The Geo Quiz visits the southern-most of the Canary Islands where an underwater volcano is currently erupting 3 miles offshore.