• georgia November 11, 2019 4:37 pm

    AP Probe: Aging US Dams Pose Risk to Thousands

    An Associated Press investigation has found that thousands of people in the U.S. may be at risk from aging dams that are in poor condition. The two-year investigation identified 1,688 ‘high hazard’ dams in 44 states and Puerto Rico.

  • georgia November 11, 2019 8:14 pm

    AP Investigation: At Least 1,680 Dams Across US Pose Risk to Thousands

    A more than two-year investigation by The Associated Press has found scores of dams nationwide in even worse condition, and in equally dangerous locations. They loom over homes, businesses, highways or entire communities that could face life-threatening floods if the dams don’t hold. A review of federal data and reports obtained under state open records laws identified 1,688 high-hazard dams...

  • PRESIDENT November 7, 2019 1:03 pm

    Iconic Pacific Bird Sanctuary Ravaged by Plastic and Death

    Flying into the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Midway Atoll appears out of the vast blue Pacific as a tiny oasis of coral-fringed land with pristine white sand beaches that are teeming with life. But on the ground, there’s a different scene: plastic, pollution and death. With virtually no predators, Midway is a haven for many species of seabirds and is...

  • Associated Press August 25, 2019 9:28 pm

    Hawaii or Spain? Telescope Experts Say It May Not Matter

    When starlight from billions of years ago zips across the universe and finally comes into focus on Earth, astronomers want their telescopes to be in the best locations possible to see what’s out there. Despite years of legal battles and months of protests by Native Hawaiian opponents, the international coalition that wants to build the world’s largest telescope in Hawaii...

  • Associated Press July 19, 2019 7:51 pm

    Protests Continue at Hawaii Telescope Site After 33 Arrested

     The governor of Hawaii has issued an emergency proclamation that will allow state officials to remove protestors who oppose the telescope’s construction on sacred Hawaiian grounds.

  • The Associated Press July 18, 2019 5:49 am

    Hawaii Expands Power to Block Telescope Protesters

    Thousands of protesters have joined a swelling effort to stop construction of a telescope they have long tried to keep off a mountain considered sacred to some Native Hawaiians, but state officials doubled down Wednesday on their commitment to ensure the project will be completed. After a day of growing crowds and arrests of elderly demonstrators, Hawaii Gov. David Ige...

  • spokesman July 12, 2019 7:00 am

    Passengers Violently Ejected From Seats on Turbulent Flight; 37 Hurt

    Dozens of people were violently slammed off the ceiling of a jetliner that encountered unexpected and intense turbulence over the Pacific Ocean Thursday. An Air Canada flight to Australia made an emergency landing in Honolulu after 37 people were injured, nine seriously, during the sudden loss of altitude that sent people flying into the luggage compartments and aisles of the...

  • NEW YORK May 23, 2019 12:45 pm

    Annual ‘Dr. Beach' List Names Oahu's Kailua Best in America

    In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you would expect from a beach in the Hawaiian Islands. Those are among the reasons Oahu’s Kailua Beach Park has been selected as the best stretch of sand for an annual list of top U.S. beaches. Stephen Leatherman, a coastal...

  • United States April 22, 2019 2:43 pm

    Waikiki Flood Concerns Spur Push for Hawaii Shore Protection

    Hawaii’s iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets. Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing frequent flooding within the next 15 to 20 years, state lawmakers are trying to pass legislation that would spend millions for a coastline protection program aimed at defending the city...

  • Reporter January 21, 2019 1:24 pm

    Researchers Come Face-to-Face With ‘Super-Size' Great White Shark

    Two shark researchers who came face-to-face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii. Ocean Ramsey, a shark researcher and conservationist, told The Associated Press that she encountered the 20-foot (6-meter) shark Tuesday near a dead sperm whale off...

  • Facebook October 26, 2018 8:36 am

    US Pacific Territory Will Need Help to Recover From Typhoon

    Residents of a U.S. territory in the Pacific ravaged by Super Typhoon Yutu are hopeful for help from the federal government as they dig out from damage including crumbled concrete houses, smashed cars and fallen utility poles. Used to riding out monster storms, about 50,000 people living in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands expect to be without...

  • Facebook October 26, 2018 1:44 am

    Typhoon Crumbles Homes, Kills 1 in Northern Mariana Islands

    The strongest storm to hit any part of the United States this year crumbled concrete houses, smashed cars and killed at least one person in the Northern Mariana Islands, shocking residents and officials used to riding out monster storms in the U.S. territory in the Pacific. A day after Super Typhoon Yutu slammed into the territory home to 50,000 people,...

  • United States September 23, 2018 2:27 pm

    National Park in Hawaii Reopens After Monthslong Kilauea Volcano Eruption

    A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano’s latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials said there were no lines or waiting for visitors to catch a glimpse of the volcano that made headlines across the world...

  • Associated Press August 25, 2018 3:18 pm

    Drone Footage Shows Lane Flooding in Hawaii

    Drone footage taken in Hilo, Hawaii, shows the flooding caused by Lane’s torrential rains.

  • Associated Press August 25, 2018 11:05 pm

    Hawaii Emerges From Threat as Storm Veers Away From Islands

    Weather officials dropped all warnings Saturday after tropical storm Lane weakened and turned away from Hawaii. The storm began moving to the west, breaking its northward march toward Honolulu after drenching the Big Island and Maui over the past two days. The slow-moving storm, going less than 5 mph, dumped nearly four feet of rain on the Big Island and...

  • Captain July 19, 2018 11:41 am

    Hawaii Searches for Safe Spots for People to See Lava From Kilauea Volcano

    Stunning images of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it’s nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava — a fact that’s squeezing the tourism-dependent local economy. Authorities on the Big Island want to set up a lava viewing site to help, but they’re finding it difficult to do...

  • Captain July 17, 2018 10:34 am

    Lava Flies Through Roof of Hawaii Tour Boat, Injuring 23

    An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii’s Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said. They were aboard a tour boat that takes visitors to see lava plunging into the ocean from the long-erupting Kilauea volcano that has been vigorously shooting lava from a new...

  • California June 15, 2018 12:05 pm

    Survivors of Old Hawaii Eruption Recall Despair, Opportunity: ‘It Changed My Life'

    Lava pouring out of a Hawaii volcano burned down Mary Dressler’s home and her town 28 years ago. Now, watching creeping lobes of molten rock slowly wipe out entire neighborhoods over the past month, she has been transported back to those losses. Memories and emotions overcame the naturopathic physician when she recently took clothing donations to an evacuation center —...

  • Hawaii June 8, 2018 9:48 am

    No Way to Know When Hawaii Eruption Will End: Scientists

    Lava from the Kilauea volcano that flowed into Kapoho Bay has created nearly a mile of new land and officials with the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday the flow is still very active and there’s no way to know when the eruption will end or if more lava-spewing vents will open. The fast-moving lava poured into the low-laying coastal Hawaii...

  • Caleb Jones June 7, 2018 2:55 am

    Entire Hawaii Neighborhood Vanishes as Lava Gushes In

    A neighborhood called Vacationland on Hawaii’s Big Island had disappeared by Wednesday as lava poured into two oceanfront subdivisions, smothering hundreds of homes and filling an ocean bay, turning it into new land that now juts into the sea. Molten rock entirely covered Vacationland and only a few buildings remained in the nearby Kapoho subdivision, officials with the U.S. Geological...

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