Hawaii’s economy is essentially recession-proof, State says

Hawaii’s Department of Economy, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released its fourth-quarter 2022 Statistical and Economic Report on Wednesday, which provides insight into the tourism component of the state’s current and projected economic health. Amazingly, it claims that next year the Aloha State will be able to avoid all the consequences of the economic recession … Read more

Why Hawaii’s lava from Mauna Loa probably won’t stop it from hitting the highway

CNN — Lava from the Mauna Loa volcano’s ongoing eruption is just a few miles from a major highway on Hawaii’s Big Island. But despite the inconvenience of closing the highway, attempts to divert the lava flow are unlikely, experts say. The lava was just 2.5 miles from the Daniel K. Inouye Highway as of … Read more

The Mauna Loa lava flow creeps closer to the Hawaii Highway, which connects two sides of the Big Island

CNN — As the world’s largest active volcano spews molten rock in Hawaii, the lava flow approaches a main road that serves as the shortest route between the east and west sides of the Big Island. Over the past day, the advance of lava from Mauna Loa slowed to an average rate of about 40 … Read more

The Mauna Loa Report: December 3, 2022

According to Ken Hon of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory at Saturday’s media briefing, the lava flow remains active but is progressing “very slowly” from fissure 3 in the Saddle Road area. what you need to know Ken Hon: “People living on the southwest side of Mauna Loa volcano, down in South Kona and Ka’ū … Read more

prayers? bombs? The history of Hawaii shows that stopping lava is not easy

Honolulu — Prayer. bombs. Walls. Over the decades, people have all tried to stem the flow of lava from Hawaii’s volcanoes, which has poured onto roads, homes, and infrastructure. Now, Mauna Loa — the world’s largest active volcano — is erupting again, and lava is slowly approaching a major thoroughfare connecting the east and west … Read more

Hawaii Volcano: As officials urge viewers to beware of Mauna Loa’s lava eruption, they’ve also devised a safe way to view it

Waimea, Hawaii CNN — As the world’s largest active volcano erupts molten rock here on the Big Island, a mixture of apprehension and awe has arisen among visitors. People have paused in their cars throughout the night to catch a glimpse of the awe-inspiring scene – a blazing river cutting through the darkened horizon. They … Read more

Hawaii Volcano: Lava flow from Mauna Loa slows. But that’s not the only possible danger from the Big Island’s two volcanic eruptions

CNN — The good news first: Lava pouring out of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano is slowing, spreading, and posing no immediate threat to people on the ground. Now the bad news: Potential health hazards remain as two volcanoes on Hawaii’s Big Island keep erupting, spewing acid gases into the air. The world’s largest active volcano, … Read more

prayers? bombs? Hawaii’s history shows that stopping lava is not easy

HONOLULU (AP) – Prayer. bombs. Walls. Over the decades, people have tried them all to stop the flow of lava from Hawaii’s volcanoes while it rumbled toward streets, homes, and infrastructure. Now Mauna Loa – the world’s largest active volcano – is erupting againand lava slowly approaches a main thoroughfare connects the east and west … Read more

Toxic fire-fighting foam leak at Hawaii fuel plant seen as setback for closure

Contaminated soil drums stand at the temporary collection point used for cleaning up toxic firefighting foam at the Red Hill fuel storage facility on the outskirts of Honolulu, Hawaii, on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. (U.S. Navy) JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — The hundreds of gallons of toxic firefighting foam that spilled Tuesday at the … Read more