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LETTER: Call for Federal Intervention to Divert Lava Flow

LETTER: Call for Federal Intervention to Divert Lava Flow

December 22, 2014

“The fact that nothing has been done in the past to divert the lava is not a reason that we should not now solve this problem by attempting anything within our mental and technological abilities.”

VOLCANO WATCH: January Marks 'Volcano Awareness Month'

VOLCANO WATCH: January Marks ‘Volcano Awareness Month’

December 18, 2014

Volcano Awareness Month was first proclaimed by Mayor Billy Kenoi in 2010.

VOLCANO WATCH: Revisiting Kalapana VOLCANO WATCH: Revisiting Kalapana December 12, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion

This week’s Volcano Watch shows how certain aspects of the Kalapana lava flow shed some light onto the current June 27 lava flow.

VOLCANO WATCH: 'Moody' Kīlauea Volcano VOLCANO WATCH: ‘Moody’ Kīlauea Volcano November 26, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion

Scientists from Hawaiian Volcano Observatory describe how the same volcano can act in very different ways.

VOLCANO WATCH: Forecasting Future of June 27 Lava Flow VOLCANO WATCH: Forecasting Future of June 27 Lava Flow November 20, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion

With the front of the June 27 Kilauea lava flow remaining stalled, scientists from Hawaiian Volcano Observatory look ahead to the future of the current flow.

LETTER: Transparency Needed in Gov. Ige's DOT Leadership LETTER: Transparency Needed in Gov. Ige’s DOT Leadership November 18, 2014 · 1 Comment · Discussion

“The HDOT needs strong leadership to push several stalled projects, such as the Queen Kaahumanu Highway widening phase 2 and the final east side Daniel K. Inouye Highway phase, forward.”

VOLCANO WATCH - Understanding the June 27 Kīlauea Lava Flow VOLCANO WATCH – Understanding the June 27 Kīlauea Lava Flow November 6, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion, Featured Articles

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists explain why the June 27 Kilauea lava flow could last for years.

VOLCANO WATCH - Lava Flow Slows and Surges VOLCANO WATCH – Lava Flow Slows and Surges October 31, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory gives a detailed timeline on how the June 27 lava flow has flowed, and sometimes stopped, in its path towards Pāhoa.

VOLCANO WATCH - Start-and-Stop Nature of June 27 Lava Flow VOLCANO WATCH – Start-and-Stop Nature of June 27 Lava Flow October 24, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion, Featured Articles

Scientists describe the unpredictable nature of the June 27 lava flow and why it can create confusion.

BLOG: 49ers Most Followed Team in Hawai'i County BLOG: 49ers Most Followed Team in Hawai’i County October 22, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion

Twitter Sports’ findings, released Wednesday, show the popularity of NFL teams based on who social media network users in each county chose to follow.

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