Life on the Edge: At home in Mount Agung’s danger zone

Jro Mangku Kari still remembers carefully crossing over lava flows on bamboo poles to get down the slopes of the volcano. It was 1963, the last time Bali’s Mount Agung erupted, and he was 3 years old. Back then, the only reason his village fled their homes in the face of the devastating eruption was ...

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Drones, volcanoes and the ‘computerization’ of the Earth

Drones, volcanoes and the ‘computerization’ of the Earth

by Adam Fish, Lancaster University The eruption of the Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia has been devastating, particularly for the 55,000 local people who have had to leave their...

Animal rescuers risk going into Bali volcano danger zone to take care of abandoned pets

Animal rescuers risk going into Bali volcano danger zone to take care of abandoned pets

Animal rescuers have been entering Mount Agung’s danger zone daily to care for the thousands of abandoned pets, mainly dogs, left behind by evacuees who have fled their homes in...

Tourists #stuckinBali, but erupting Mount Agung has a deeper significance for the Balinese

Tourists #stuckinBali, but erupting Mount Agung has a deeper significance for the Balinese

According to international media coverage, the main problem with Gunung Agung’s eruption is that the airport was closed and tourists couldn’t get in or out. The people of...

Trump’s global resorts put profit first, environment last, critics say

Trump’s global resorts put profit first, environment last, critics say

Donald Trump’s negative environmental record in Scotland and elsewhere has conservationists concerned in Bali, where Trump firms are developing a major resort and golf facility...

OPINION: Should you still travel to Bali while Mount Agung volcano threatens to erupt?

OPINION: Should you still travel to Bali while Mount Agung volcano threatens to erupt?

With Bali’s Mount Agung volcano at a level IV, red status, the big question everyone seems to be asking right now is “Should I still travel to Bali?”. While...


 

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