Volcano Watch: Celebrating Earth Day

  • A.) Haleakala Silversword growing on the edge of Haleakala Crater (approximately 410–530 years post-eruption). Photo by Paul Krushelnycky. B.) Fireweed growing on the slopes of Mount St. Helens (five years post-eruption). Photo by Lyn Topinka. C.) A blooming ‘ohi‘a tree growing on what used to be the Kilauea Iki lava lake (56 years post-eruption). Photo by Nate Yuen.

Earth Day (https://www.earthday.org/) was first established on April 22, 1970, to raise awareness of some of the harmful effects industrialization was having on the environment. It has since become the largest secular observance on the planet.