• 97-Year-Old Navy Veteran Recalls 1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941, watching from afar as the bombs and bullets killed and wounded thousands. The waves of attacking planes reached his military […]

  • Plastic Straws? Cigarette Butts Are Bigger Source of Ocean Trash, Advocates Say

    As coastal cities ban plastic straws and California and Hawaii consider following suit, activists are trying to raise awareness about cigarette butts, a much greater source of ocean pollution, NBC News reported. The filters have been the most-collected item on the world’s beaches for 32 consecutive years of the Ocean Conservancy’s annual beach cleanup, more than […]

  • Hurricane Lane brings torrential rains to Hawaii’s Big Island

    Nearly two feet of rain fell on parts of Hawaii’s Big Island as Hurricane Lane approached the state early Friday, causing heavy flooding and landslides that blocked roads — with the worst still yet to come, according to forecasters. Lane weakened to a Category 2 storm on Friday but is still a powerful, slow-moving system […]

  • Hawaii Volcano Lava Destroys Hundreds of Homes Overnight

    Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds more homes overnight, overtaking two oceanfront communities that were advised to evacuate last week, officials said Tuesday. No injuries were reported as most residents heeded advice to leave. The homes lost are in addition to at least 117 destroyed and reported by county officials since lava began spilling […]

  • In Hawaii, a family says goodbye to home passed from father to son

    When Noah Friend and Shantel Pacarro returned to their home in Leilani Estates on Hawaii’s Big Island this week, the problem wasn’t the glowing lava from the Kilauea volcano that has threatened the region — it was large cracks in the ground, running right beneath their house. But the land doesn’t really belong to them […]

  • What is ‘laze’? Toxic gas plume created by Hawaii volcano

    The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island’s southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction. The molten rock started pouring into the sea over the weekend. It’s been generating plumes of lava haze or “laze” as it […]

  • Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts from summit, shooting ash

    Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has erupted from its summit, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky. The volcano on the Big Island exploded at about 6 a.m. local time. It comes after more than a dozen fissures recently opened miles to the east of the crater and spewed lava into neighborhoods. […]

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