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VOLCANO WATCH: 1880-1881 Mauna Loa Lava Flow

VOLCANO WATCH: 1880-1881 Mauna Loa Lava Flow

March 27, 2015

In this week’s Volcano Watch, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory discusses the 1880-1881 Mauna Loa lava flow and the threat that it posed to Hilo.

VOLCANO WATCH: Mauna Loa

VOLCANO WATCH: Mauna Loa

March 20, 2015

In this week’s Volcano Watch, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory discusses Mauna Loa and its quiet, but not forgotten, presence.

VOLCANO WATCH: Halema'uma'u Crater Eruption Turns Seven VOLCANO WATCH: Halema’uma’u Crater Eruption Turns Seven March 13, 2015 · No Comments · Discussion

In this week’s Volcano Watch, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory discusses Halema’uma’u Crater’s seven years of eruption.

VOLCANO WATCH: Christina Neal, Scientist in Charge VOLCANO WATCH: Christina Neal, Scientist in Charge March 6, 2015 · No Comments · Discussion

In this week’s Volcano Watch, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory welcomes new Scientist in Charge Christina Neal.

LETTER: Island-Wide Fiber-Optic Lines Needed LETTER: Island-Wide Fiber-Optic Lines Needed March 2, 2015 · No Comments · Discussion

“Hawaiian Telcom’s main fiber-optic trunk cable for West Hawaii was damaged three times over the past year (twice in the same week).”

VOLCANO WATCH: Kauahikaua Steps Aside VOLCANO WATCH: Kauahikaua Steps Aside February 27, 2015 · No Comments · Discussion

In this week’s Volcano Watch, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory looks at work done by Jim Kauahikaua, who will step aside from his role as Scientist-in-Charge.

LETTER: Kaloko-Honokōhau National Park's Invasive Species Problem LETTER: Kaloko-Honokōhau National Park’s Invasive Species Problem February 24, 2015 · 1 Comment · Discussion

“This week we call attention to the negative impacts caused by invasive species on Hawaiʻi’s natural and cultural resources through the 3rd Annual Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Awareness Week.”

VOLCANO WATCH: The Other Side of The World VOLCANO WATCH: The Other Side of The World February 19, 2015 · No Comments · Discussion

In this week’s Volcano Watch, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory takes a look at the recent eruption of Piton de la Fournaise.

VOLCANO WATCH: Ten Years with Mike Poland VOLCANO WATCH: Ten Years with Mike Poland February 12, 2015 · No Comments · Discussion

In this week’s Volcano Watch, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory celebrates Mike Poland as he prepares to return to the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory after 10 years.

LETTER: Time Has Passed for Kawaihae Bypass LETTER: Time Has Passed for Kawaihae Bypass February 10, 2015 · 2 Comments · Discussion

“I don’t think its prudent to commit this much federal highway funds to one project, especially when there is other highway projects statewide in dire need of funding.”

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