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Hundreds evacuated as Papua New Guinea volcano erupts

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At least 600 residents on a tiny island off Papua New Guinea have been evacuated after a volcano previously believed to be dormant erupted

SYDNEY, Australia (Jan. 7, 2018) — Some 600 residents on a tiny island off Papua New Guinea have been evacuated after a volcano previously believed to be dormant erupted and spewed a “continuous plume” of ash, officials and reports said Sunday, January 7. Continue reading Hundreds evacuated as Papua New Guinea volcano erupts

Bali volcano on highest alert level, thousands flee

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EVACUATION. A boy sits behind his parents and villagers after being evacuated during the raised alert levels for the volcano on Mount Agung in Klungkung regency on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on September 22, 2017. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Mount Agung, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been rumbling since August and officials recommend people stay at least 9 kilometers away from the crater

KARANGASEM, Indonesia (Sept. 22, 2017) — Indonesian officials raised the highest possible alert for a volcano on the resort island of Bali late Friday, September 22, after tremors prompted thousands to flee over fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years. Continue reading Bali volcano on highest alert level, thousands flee

Phivolcs warns of ‘big’ Mayon eruption in coming days

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MAYON VOLCANO. Volcanologists say magma beneath the so-called ‘perfect cone’ is building up. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Phivolcs cites ‘abnormal activity’ such as drying wells, more earthquakes, and increased sulfur dioxide emission of the volcano

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines (Sept. 8, 2016) — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has warned of a possible “big” Mayon volcano eruption in the coming days.  Continue reading Phivolcs warns of ‘big’ Mayon eruption in coming days

Disaster preparedness advocates hail Duterte’s SONA

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ENVIRONMENT. In his first SONA, President Rodrigo Duterte directs the environment department to ‘amend, suspend, revoke’ environmental permits, if needed’.

Advocates of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation suggest immediate actions the Duterte administration can undertake in its first 100 days to build more resilient communities

MANILA, Philippines (July 27, 2016) — A day after President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), the Disaster Risk Reduction Network (DRRNet) Philippines welcomed the President’s bold pronouncements about the environment.  Continue reading Disaster preparedness advocates hail Duterte’s SONA