“How long will it last?” is one of the most challenging questions asked about a volcanic eruption, including Kilauea volcano’s current lower East Rift Zone eruption.
LUCKAU, Germany — Sophie Steiert opens a bag of kosher gummy bears and offers them to 20 other German teenagers seated around her in their high school classroom.
Our son, Dean, and I have conversations during dinner, talking about, what else, food. On Sunday night, we were talking about the difference between crumpets and English muffins.
Last week saw a big gathering of conservation folks during the 25th annual Hawaii Conservation Conference on Oahu. It is now followed by the International Plant Propagators Society meeting in Honolulu.
LOS ANGELES — In a different time, at another place, and under other circumstances, you might have run away from Latisha Valenzuela and Glenda Alvarenga. But at Homegirl Cafe, a Los Angeles breakfast and lunch spot with a Latino twist, the two waitresses welcome you with smiles and friendship.
LA PAZ, Bolivia — At the Witches’ Market in Bolivia’s capital city, llama fetuses hang above stalls as offerings to the mother earth spirit known as Pachamama. Tourists and residents line up to buy medicinal plants to heal their bodies and ward off curses, while “yatiris,” or indigenous healers, offer to read their fortunes on coca leaves. Incense perfumes the air.
“What’s happening inside the volcano?” That’s just one of many questions asked about Kilauea’s ongoing lower East Rift Zone eruption. Looking at the geochemistry of erupted lava can help us answer these questions.
TOKYO — A large white and blue truck pulls up outside a stadium in central Japan and slowly expands into a place of worship.
Aloha Theatre is hosting auditions for the upcoming production of the Broadway musical “The Addams Family.”
Renowned slack-key guitar and ‘ukulele artist Ledward Kaapana will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at the Palace Theater in downtown Hilo.