Science

Bali volcano ash drifts 4.7 miles high, airport shut 3rd day

Nov 29, 2017

An erupting volcano with a deadly history on Indonesia's Bali island has spread drifting ash 7,600 meters (4.7 miles) high in the atmosphere and closed the airport for a third day

Volcano gushing ash over Bali closes airport for a 2nd day

Nov 28, 2017

A volcano gushing towering columns of ash closed the airport on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali for a second day, disrupting travel for tens of thousands, as authorities renewed their warnings for villagers to evacuate

The Latest: Tourists look for flight info or enjoy Bali stay

Nov 28, 2017

Thousands of tourists remain stuck on Indonesia's island of Bali after its airport was closed for a second day due to hazards created by clouds of ash from an erupting volcano

Tens of thousands stranded as Bali volcano closes airport

Nov 27, 2017

Indonesian authorities ordered a mass evacuation of people from an expanded danger zone around an erupting volcano on Bali that has closed the island's airport, stranding tens of thousands of travelers

The Latest: Indonesia says 100,000 should leave volcano zone

Nov 27, 2017

Indonesia's Disaster Mitigation Agency says as many as 100,000 villagers need to leave the expanded danger zone around the Mount Agung volcano on Bali, but that less than half that number have left

Bali volcano erupts but flights operating normally

Nov 26, 2017

A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali has rumbled into life with a series of eruptions that temporarily disrupted some international flights to the popular tourist destination

Bangkok firefighters on front line of city's snake scourge

Nov 15, 2017

Firefighters in Thailand's capital get several urgent distress calls a day that don't involve rushing into burning buildings but rather handling a far more common problem: snakes

Springer Nature blocks access to articles in China

Nov 1, 2017

Academic publisher Springer Nature says it has blocked access to articles within China to comply with demands from the Chinese government

Group: Orangutan orphans a sign of habitat destruction

Oct 16, 2017

An Indonesian conservation group says the discovery last week of two orphaned baby orangutans on Borneo is further evidence that deforestation and illegal hunting are threatening survival of the great apes

Chemist says Kim had 1.4 times lethal dosage of VX on face

Oct 10, 2017

A chemist says the half brother of North Korea's leader had about 1.4 times the lethal dosage of VX nerve agent on his face after he was attacked at a Malaysian airport

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