Environment

Thousands evacuated as Chile volcano erupts

State of emergency declared in southern region after Calbuco volcano, dormant for decades, spews ash and smoke.

Weather

Iceland's volcanic eruption stokes toxic gas fears

The Holuhraun eruption is emitting high volumes of toxic gases and raising health and environmental concerns.

Environment

Death toll rises in Japan volcanic eruption

The bodies of two dozen hikers remain on the volcano as toxic gases and ash force rescuers to call off search operation.

Environment

Japan suspends recovery of volcano bodies

Toxic gases from still-erupting volcano force rescue workers to abandon efforts after eight more bodies were airlifted.

Environment

Japan hikers killed in volcano eruption

Four of group of 31 caught near top of erupting Mount Ontake pronounced dead, with fate of others due to be confirmed.

Environment

Hikers feared dead near Japan volcano summit

Thirty hikers found in "cardiopulmonary" arrest near top of erupting Mount Ontake in central Japan.

Environment

Japan mounts effort to rescue stranded hikers

Eruption of Mount Ontake, which sits on border of Nagano and Gifu, forces up to 150 people to seek refuge in shelters.

Environment

Climbers trapped as Japan volcano erupts

At least seven people missing and 40 injured in Nagano prefecture after a volcano blankets the surrounding area in ash.

Weather

Iceland prepares for volcanic eruption

Measures taken to ensure volcano near Bardarbunga does not cause air travel chaos as happened in 2010.