Tropical Gardening: Here we go again with another hurricane season

Hurricane season is officially here and the tropical Pacific has already had Typhoon Amphan tearing up the Philippines in May. When it comes to hurricanes, to paraphrase an old adage, June is too soon, July — standby, August a must, September — remember, then remember again October and November because it is not over until December!

Volcano Watch: Several notable Kilauea anniversaries occur at end of May

The past two years of “Volcano Watch” articles from late May focused on commemorating the 49th and 50th anniversaries of the Mauna Ulu eruption. However, the end of May has several other notable Kilauea eruption beginnings, changes, and endings. Here we reflect on some selected anniversaries spanning 1823–2018.

Volcano Watch: HVO welcomes Deputy Scientist-in-Charge David Phillips

It takes a village to run a volcano observatory. The position of Deputy Scientist-in-Charge (DSIC), once called Operations Manager but always known as the right hand to the Scientist-in-Charge, has long been key to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s success, especially as technology has advanced and staff size increased. Continuing in the tradition of skilled and dedicated leaders including Reggie Okamura, his brother Arnold Okamura, and recently retired Steve Brantley, HVO is proud to welcome David Phillips to the team.