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VOLCANO WATCH: Get The Scoops On US Volcanoes

July 24, 2014

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

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.

hilo-landfill ANALYSIS: Six Myths About County’s Waste Incineration Plan July 9, 2014 · 7 Comments · Discussion, Featured Articles

Take a look at the reality of Mayor Billy Kenoi’s proposed solution to the Big Island’s solid waste problem.

BLOG: Hawaii List of Laws Increased by 238 BLOG: Hawaii List of Laws Increased by 238 July 9, 2014 · 1 Comment · Blog, Featured Articles

Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed 229 bills into law this year, allowed nine more to become law without his signature, and vetoed seven others.

VOLCANO WATCH: New Lava Flow Begins as Another Ends VOLCANO WATCH: New Lava Flow Begins as Another Ends July 3, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion, Featured Articles

The Kahaualeʻa 2 flow is no more, as activity shifts to another area of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone.

VOLCANO WATCH: Mauna Loa Lava Flow Enters Hilo in 1881 VOLCANO WATCH: Mauna Loa Lava Flow Enters Hilo in 1881 June 26, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion, Featured Articles

An eruption that began in 1880 went on for many months, creating a lava flow that stopped below what is now Komohana Street.

VIDEO: Mayor Kenoi's Speech to Graduates Hits the Web VIDEO: Mayor Kenoi’s Speech to Graduates Hits the Web June 23, 2014 · 4 Comments · Discussion, Featured Articles

The video is being shared widely on social media and so far has over 48,000 views on YouTube.

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