Science

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

Feb 19, 2018

Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes

Philippines objects to China's naming of undersea features

Feb 14, 2018

A Philippine official says the government rejects Chinese names given to some undersea features in an offshore area that belongs to the Philippines, indicating a new tiff despite their mended ties

Bali volcano decreases in activity, alert status lowered

Feb 10, 2018

Indonesian authorities have lowered the alert status of Bali's Mount Agung volcano from the highest level and say thousands of people who have fled its slopes for government shelters may return home

Duterte warns he'll order navy to fire if sea wealth taken

Feb 10, 2018

The Philippine president says he has no intention of going into war over territorial feuds but will order the navy to fire if other countries extract resources from waters within his country's exclusive economic zone

Philippines wants foreign research ships out of its waters

Feb 6, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered an end to all foreign scientific research missions in a vast expanse of waters off the country's northeast and called on the military to "chase out" unauthorized vessels

Lava spreads more than 2 miles from Philippine volcano

Feb 1, 2018

Lava flowing out a Philippine volcano has spread more than 2 miles since it began intense eruptions more than two weeks ago

US, Australia scientists win Japan Prize for immunology work

Jan 30, 2018

An American professor at Emory University and an Australian scientist have been awarded the Japan Prize for research in immunology

Heavy ash fall from Philippine volcano halts motorists

Jan 30, 2018

A heavy shroud of ash from erupting Mount Mayon in the Philippines has halted vehicles in at least two towns due to poor visibility as the volcano blew more lava and columns of ash from its crater

Philippines warns powerful volcanic eruption may still come

Jan 26, 2018

An official says a Philippine volcano which has repeatedly disgorged fountains of lava, ash and molten rock and driven more than 78,000 villagers from their homes remains swollen with magma and could erupt destructively

China says its activities in Arctic will bring opportunities

Jan 26, 2018

China says it is interested in exploration and scientific study in the Arctic and Chinese involvement and contributions in the melting polar region will bring opportunities

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