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Filipinos turn volcano's ash, plastic trash into bricks

Filipinos turn volcano's ash, plastic trash into bricks

Ash spewed by a Philippine volcano is being mixed with plastic waste to make bricks in an inventive response to the country's persistent problems of pollution and frequent natural disasters.

Philippines warns of 'explosive eruption' as volcano spews ash

Philippines warns of 'explosive eruption' as volcano spews ash

A volcano near the Philippines capital spewed ash up to 15 km into the sky on Sunday, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people, the cancellation of flights and warnings of a possible explosive eruption and volcanic tsunami.

Tremors worsen on New Zealand volcano island, prevent recovery of bodies

Tremors worsen on New Zealand volcano island, prevent recovery of bodies

Increasing tremors on a volcanic island in New Zealand on Wednesday prevented the recovery of the bodies of eight people thought to be left on the island, two days after an eruption engulfed dozens of tourists ....

At least 400 people left homeless by Etna volcano earthquake

At least 400 people left homeless by Etna volcano earthquake

At least 400 people have been left homeless by the 4.8-magnitude earthquake that struck towns near the Mount Etna volcano, Italy's Civil Protection Agency said Thursday.

4.8 quake hits area near Sicily's Mount Etna

4.8 quake hits area near Sicily's Mount Etna

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit the area around Europe's most active volcano Mount Etna early Wednesday, injuring four people, damaging old buildings and forcing the closure of part of a highway ...

Indonesia rescuers scramble to reach isolated tsunami-struck towns

Indonesia rescuers scramble to reach isolated tsunami-struck towns

Indonesian search and rescue teams Wednesday plucked stranded residents from remote islands and pushed into isolated communities desperate for aid in the aftermath of a volcano-triggered tsunami that killed over 400.

Sick, hungry Indonesia tsunami survivors cram shelters

Sick, hungry Indonesia tsunami survivors cram shelters

Desperately-needed aid flowed into a stretch of Indonesia's tsunami-struck coastline Tuesday, but humanitarian workers warned that clean water and medicine supplies ...

Italy's Mount Etna erupts, authorities close airport

Italy's Mount Etna erupts, authorities close airport

Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's highest and most active volcano, erupted on Monday, sending a huge column of ash into the sky and causing the closure of Catania airport on Sicily's eastern coast.

Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll tops 280

Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll tops 280

Indonesian rescuers raced to find survivors Monday after a volcano-triggered tsunami killed at least 281 people, with experts warning the devastated region could be slammed by more deadly waves.

222 dead as volcano-triggered tsunami hits Indonesia

222 dead as volcano-triggered tsunami hits Indonesia

A volcano-triggered tsunami has left at least 222 people dead and hundreds more injured after slamming without warning into beaches around Indonesia's Sunda Strait, officials said Sunday, voicing fears that the toll would rise further.

Japan volcano erupts, ejecting smoke and rocks

Japan volcano erupts, ejecting smoke and rocks

Shinmoedake, in a mainly rural area about 985 km from Tokyo on the southernmost main island of Kyushu, had quietened down since the earlier eruption.

Indonesia lists 180 missing on doomed ferry

Indonesia lists 180 missing on doomed ferry

Divers and an underwater drone joined the search of Lake Toba on Sumatra island on Wednesday as tearful relatives of gathered at the small port in Tigaras.