Science

China dispatches low-level official to security conference

Jun 1, 2018

China has dispatched a low-level military delegation to an annual security conference in Singapore that has in past dwelled heavily on Chinese activities in the South China Sea

Indonesia's Merapi volcano ejects towering column of ash

Jun 1, 2018

Indonesia's Mount Merapi has shot a towering plume of ash about 4 miles high in an eruption authorities said lasted 2 minutes

Earthquake shakes northeast China, but no apparent damage

May 28, 2018

A moderate earthquake shook northeastern China, but no damage or injuries have been reported

Experts: China far side lunar mission potentially historic

May 22, 2018

Experts say China's ambition to soft-land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon later this year faces considerable challenges but if successful, would put its space program in the forefront of one of the most important areas of lunar exploration.

Indonesia raises alert for Merapi volcano, sets no-go zone

May 22, 2018

Indonesian authorities raised the alert for the country's volatile Mount Merapi volcano, located on the densely populated island of Java, and ordered people within 3 kilometers to evacuate

China launches relay satellite for far side moon landing

May 21, 2018

China has launched a relay satellite as part of a groundbreaking program to land a probe on the far side of the moon this year

Indonesia's most volatile volcano erupts again

May 21, 2018

Indonesia's most volatile volcano spews smoke and ash in the latest of several eruptions in less than two weeks

Study says China-backed dam in Cambodia would destroy Mekong

May 18, 2018

A study says a Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River's biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with Vietnam, the downstream country with most to lose from dams on the waterway

Greenpeace: Paper giant cut forests during conservation pact

May 16, 2018

Greenpeace has ended a five-year truce with one of the world's largest pulp and paper companies, accusing it of cutting down tropical forests in Indonesia during the entire time the two were cooperating on conservation

Indonesia's most active volcano erupts, spews ash into sky

May 11, 2018

Indonesia's most active volcano, Mount Merapi, has erupted with pyroclastic matter, sand and a column of ash

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