by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/15/20, 12:03 pm
Authorities in the Philippines are debating whether to allow residents of a volcanic island to return after a devastating eruption. The Taal volcano poses a near-constant threat to the 5,000 villagers who live on the island, but many of them live off the land and have nowhere else to go. Taal erupted Sunday for the first time in 43 years and has continued to spew red hot lava into the sky since then. For now, the government has closed the island because scientists say the volcano could blow again at any moment.