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LETTER: Councilman Onishi Offers Thanks for Kokua Puna Efforts

LETTER: Councilman Onishi Offers Thanks for Kokua Puna Efforts

August 23, 2014

“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.”

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VOLCANO WATCH: How Volcanoes Affect Hurricanes

August 21, 2014

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.

LETTER: Your Analysis Debunking Waste-to-Energy is Spot On LETTER: Your Analysis Debunking Waste-to-Energy is Spot On July 11, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion

“Mahalo to [Big Island Now's] Hunter Bishop for initiating a discussion about the myths driving Mayor Kenoi’s plan to incinerate our valuable resources.”

VOLCANO WATCH: Carbon Dioxide Focus of A-Train Addition VOLCANO WATCH: Carbon Dioxide Focus of A-Train Addition July 10, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion

Scientists, including those who study volcanoes, will be closely watching the findings from the OCO-2 satellite launched from California last week.

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