The Planet’s Forces of Nature Explained in HOW THE EARTH WORKS Premiering June 10 on Discovery Science

— May 6, 2014

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TORONTO (May 6, 2014) –  Dynamic and zealous scientists,  Liz Bonin and  Martin Pepper set out on an adventure around the world to ask the biggest questions on Earth in the network premiere of HOW THE EARTH WORKS, premiering Tuesday, June 10 at 9 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT on Discovery Science. In the four-part series, Bonin, a biologist, and Pepper, a geologist get down and dirty to find out the answers to a series of significant scientific quandaries.

An astonishing journey:  HOW THE EARTH WORKS premieres June 10 on Discovery Science

The dynamic duo digs deep to find out how geological events in Hawaii could wipe out Los Angeles. Could the eruption of the Krakatoa plunge the world into a dark age? Could another volcanic eruption in Iceland shut down the airways? In their search for answers, they’ll reveal how the Earth works.

Highlights from HOW THE EARTH WORKS include:

HOW THE EARTH WORKS: WILL HAWAII SINK L.A.?

Tuesday, June 10 at 9 p.m. ET/9p.m. PT

Liz Bonin and Martin Pepper travel to the tropical paradise of Hawaii to investigate how evidence of catastrophic events in its geological past reveal a pattern of destruction that stretches back millions of years.

HOW THE EARTH WORKS: CAN KRAKATOA STOP TIME?

Tuesday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET/9p.m. PT

An active volcano with the power to plunge the whole world into a ruthless dark age is rising from the sea into the heart of Asia; it's happened before and it will erupt again.

HOW THE EARTH WORKS: WILL ICELAND POISON THE SKIES?

Tuesday, June 24 at 9 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Bonin and Pepper explore Iceland to see if its volcanoes could spread global chaos in the future. While visiting this breathtaking landscape, Pepper samples an insane motorsport on ashy slopes, and Bonin has the dive of a lifetime between the continental plates of North America and Europe.

HOW THE EARTH WORKS: ASTEROID ARMAGEDDON

Tuesday, July 1 at 9 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Bonin and Pepper investigate a giant asteroid impact that may have wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Also, Pepper experiences the power of a NASA supergun and Bonin follows the geological clues to Mexico where she dives an underground river.

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Jodi Cook, Discovery Science, 416.384.4603 or jodi.cook@bellmedia.ca