Volcano Watch: HVO camera network reconfiguration and upgrades coming soon

Throughout the past two decades, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has set up a camera network system to monitor visual changes at Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes. This network was designed for the volcanic activity of the time and captured the two long-lived eruptions of Kilauea at the summit and East Rift Zone up close.

Tropical Gardening: The vine that ate Kona is back!

Way back in 1995, a mysterious vine began popping up all over the lowlands of West Hawaii. It also showed up on Oahu about the same time. The University of Hawaii Agricultural Extension offices began to get calls that kudzu vine was sprouting up all over and covering shrubs and trees.