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Indonesia’s Volcano Mount Kelud Erupts

Indonesia’s Volcano Mount Kelud Erupts

Indonesia’s volcano Mount Kelud eruption blasted debris and ash about twelve miles into the atmosphere, killing three people on Thursday.  National and international airports in Indonesia were shut down, and some resumed service on Saturday.  Mount Kelud’s volcanic explosion on the island of east Java, Indonesia, covered the entire region with ash particles, disrupting travel […]

Bali Experienced Divers Missing and Rescued

Bali Experienced Divers Missing and Rescued

Seven experienced scuba divers went missing on their dive off the coast of Bali on Friday, Feb. 14 and were eventually rescued. Five of the divers were tourists and two were instructors, and all of them were Japanese women ranging in age from 27 to 59 years old. The women entered the water in a […]

John Kerry Pushes for Help From Indonesia on Fight Against Climate Change

John Kerry Pushes for Help From Indonesia on Fight Against Climate Change

John Kerry, The U.S. Secretary of State, visited Indonesia on Sunday, after a visit to China on Friday. He urged the country to help in the fight against global climate change, citing losing resources as a major motivating factor for their government. He warned that their countries economy could be severally damaged if climate change […]

Indonesia Volcanoes Cause Havoc

Indonesia Volcanoes Cause Havoc

Ash, sand, pebbles, and smoke rained down on people in the city of Jakarta Friday like the breath of a mighty dragon. Mount Kelud, one of many volcanoes in Indonesia, caused havoc to the entire nation. This mountain stands on the eastern side of the island of Java where most of the people live and […]

John Kerry Talks Climate Change Internet Freedom and Palestine

John Kerry Talks Climate Change Internet Freedom and Palestine

Secretary of State John Kerry was racking up the frequent flier miles this week as he visited China and Indonesia to discuss issues such as climate change, Internet freedom, and the ongoing tensions between Israel and Palestine. Kerry arrived in China this past Friday and discussed many issues with Chinese leaders. There was conversation about […]

Indonesia Affected by Volcano Eruption

Indonesia Affected by Volcano Eruption

More than 100,000 people in Indonesia were evacuated after being affected by a volcano eruption on February 14. Mount Kelud, on the island of Java, is situated 375 miles east of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta and had been rumbling for several weeks. Java is the most densely populated island of the country and due to a […]

Indonesia: Volcano Culture

Indonesia: Volcano Culture

While recovering from a commercial diving accident in Indonesia in the late 1980s, I took refuge at a small beach community called Carita, on the western tip of Java, and was introduced to “Volcano Culture.” Carita is a peaceful place with pristine beaches and swaying palm trees, and has a volcano as a backdrop. It […]

Volcano Mount Sinabung Eruption

Volcano Mount Sinabung Eruption

The eruption of Indonesia’s volcano, Mount Sinabung, caused 16 deaths on Saturday, February 1.  The volcano recently became active and exploded, covering the sky with lava, heavy smoke, debris and ashes in North Sumatra, Indonesia. The Mount Sinabung volcano is one of the active volcanos in the “ring of fire” on the Pacific Ocean.  The […]

Volcano Erupts in Indonesia, Death Toll Rising

Volcano Erupts in Indonesia, Death Toll Rising

A Volcano on Mount Sinabung in Indonesia Erupted Sunday and the death toll in rising from the initial 14 that perished among the fiery tragedy. The catastrophic eruption occurred just one day after authorities allowed villagers to return to their homes. Residents of Mount Sinabung of the North Sumatra have been evacuated multiple times due […]

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