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VOLCANO WATCH - HVO, Civil Defense Team to Track Lava Flow

VOLCANO WATCH – HVO, Civil Defense Team to Track Lava Flow

September 18, 2014

“We also encourage Puna residents to stay informed about the June 27th lava flow. As stated in last week’s Volcano Watch article, while we are hoping for the best, we must also plan for the worst.”

ANALYSIS: Rubbish Shortage Shows Flaw in Incineration Plan

ANALYSIS: Rubbish Shortage Shows Flaw in Incineration Plan

September 12, 2014

Recent news from Oahu that its HPOWER incinerator was running short of rubbish prompted a Hawaii County official to say that wouldn’t happen to the incinerator the administration wants to build here. That’s questionable.

LETTER: Councilman Onishi Offers Thanks for Kokua Puna Efforts LETTER: Councilman Onishi Offers Thanks for Kokua Puna Efforts August 23, 2014 · 1 Comment · Discussion

“Mahalo to all of the employees of the County of Hawai`i who helped with hurricane relief efforts by collecting and donating 809 pounds of food, water, and supplies for Kokua Puna.”

mauna loa hvo VOLCANO WATCH: How Volcanoes Affect Hurricanes August 21, 2014 · 1 Comment · Discussion

It appears that Mauna Loa did have an impact on Tropical Storm Iselle, but only as a large mountain and not as an active, degassing volcano.

LETTER: Senator Critical of Puna Election Handling LETTER: Senator Critical of Puna Election Handling August 12, 2014 · 4 Comments · Discussion, Featured Articles

“Not only is it is physically impossible for these voters to get to a polling station, but the majority of these voters aren’t even aware that the decision has been made to reschedule the election in the first place.”

volcano-watch-0080114 VOLCANO WATCH: Hawai‘i Island Still Rocks July 31, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion, Featured Articles

Hawaii was listed among the 16 states facing the highest risk for earthquakes.

hilo-landfill ANALYSIS: ‘Ban’ on Trucking Rubbish to West Hawaii is a Myth July 28, 2014 · 1 Comment · Discussion, Featured Articles

The administration’s plan for waste reduction could be a costly endeavor considering the alternative, which hasn’t been fully explored.

volcano-watch-072414 VOLCANO WATCH: Get The Scoops On US Volcanoes July 24, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion

You can sign in at the website for the Volcano Notification Service to receive automatic email notifications when there is a change in the level of activity at all US volcanoes.

VOLCANO WATCH: Kilauea Trends Observed by Missionaries VOLCANO WATCH: Kilauea Trends Observed by Missionaries July 17, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion, Featured Articles

Early Missionaries to Hawaii were the first to note that lava flows were often preceded by lava draining from Kilauea’s summit crater.

BLOG: Count Your Blessings, Rain Among Them BLOG: Count Your Blessings, Rain Among Them July 16, 2014 · No Comments · Blog, Featured Articles

Living in a rainforest has its benefits, such as no shortage of water or facing $500 daily fines for wasting the wet stuff.

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