Volcano Watch: The lava lakes of Kilauea: Then and now

One of the most interesting aspects of the current activity in Halema‘uma‘u is the occasional oozing of lava around the edges of the entire crater while the lava surface is rising. Has that phenomenon been reported before in any accounts of previous Kilauea activity?

Tropical Gardening: Celebrate Easter with a gift of life

Easter reminds us that life is a cycle of what appears to be death and rebirth. In cooler climates, it is what we learn by observing plants that go dormant in the winter only to sprout anew in the spring. Bulbs are examples.

Bruddah Iz receives national recognition

Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole’s 1993 single “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What A Wonderful World” is among the latest titles inducted into the National Registry of the Library of Congress.

Volcano Watch: Aerial photographs and volcanic ash: Looking back to move forward

A new project at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is once again making use of old aerial photographs and field notes that were used to make geologic and hazard maps. Buried within hundreds of old mapping photos and field notes are the locations and thicknesses of several ash deposits on the flanks of Mauna Loa that have never been fully quantified.

Volcano Watch: Using the ocean to track volcanic activity at Kilauea

Ocean swells occur continuously around the world. As these swells rise and fall, they couple with the ocean floor below them creating a constant signal. These signals, called oceanic microseisms, travel through the solid earth and are observed at the surface using instruments called seismometers.

Companies come together to support local kids through pandemic

Companies around Hawaii Island announced their partnership with Keiki Heroes, a community empowerment initiative focused on promoting health and resilience for Hawaii’s children. As Keiki Heroes Partners, these companies are directly helping island keiki commit to healthy habits and social well-being.