National Mar 22, 2019

Japanese trekker dies after fall on Nepal mountain

A 64-year-old Japanese man has fallen to his death on a popular trekking route in western Nepal, officials said Thursday. Masashi Nagasawa, who was on an 11-day Annapurna Sanctuary trek with three other Japanese nationals, fell from a cliff Wednesday while returning to his hotel ...

Hawaii evacuees leave newly lava-threatened homes on Big Island

World Jun 3, 2018

Hawaii evacuees leave newly lava-threatened homes on Big Island

U.S. National Guard troops, police and firefighters ushered the last group of evacuees from homes on the eastern tip of Hawaii's Big Island early on Saturday, hours before creeping lava from the Kilauea volcano severed all road access to the area, officials said. A stream ...

Hawaii volcano eruption enters new phase as crater falls quiet

World Jun 2, 2018

Hawaii volcano eruption enters new phase as crater falls quiet

As lava continued to pour vigorously from the ground through fissures at the foot of Kilauea Volcano, the month-old eruption on Hawaii's Big Island has entered a new, seemingly calmer phase inside the summit crater, government scientists said on Friday. But volcanologists monitoring and measuring ...

China's Everest cleanup nets 8.5 tons of garbage

Asia Pacific Jun 1, 2018

China's Everest cleanup nets 8.5 tons of garbage

China has retrieved 8.5 tons of waste from Mount Everest since April as it clears garbage left by growing numbers of visitors, the state-run Global Times said on Thursday. Enthusiasts from all over the world who flock to the world's tallest mountain, at a height ...