Hospice of Kona’s Circle of Remembrance has brought residents from all walks of life together for more than a decade to remember and honor loved ones who have died.
Every rock on Earth is made of up a unique combination of chemical elements, and lavas/tephra formed during Hawaiian eruptions are no exception. What is the geochemistry of Kilauea’s newest tephra — and how can it help us understand the processes driving the ongoing eruption?
Since the beginning of the spread of COVID-19 in Hawaii, a group of volunteers has worked on an initiative to educate keiki about the pandemic.
Volcanic gases are an important part of eruptions — they help magma to rise within the earth and erupt, they can tell us how much lava is being erupted, and the volcanic air pollution (vog) they cause can be a hazard. So it is important for the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to measure how much of what kind of gas is being emitted by our volcanoes.
Avisit to Hawaii is the treat of a lifetime to millions of people a year, and many folks who come are friends or relatives of those of us who live here. One of the highlights for them is to experience the lush tropical gardens and forests that are unlike any place in the continental United States. Many folks who enjoy gardening go home wishing they lived in a tropical place where they could have yards and homes filled with palms and other exotics. Visitors don’t have to be discouraged. With a little help from Kamaaina gardeners, they too can have a piece of paradise back home.
‘A Brush with Light’: VAC features Catherine Robbins’ vivid oil paintings of the Big Island’s volcanoes
Immerse yourself in Hawaii Island’s magnificent landscapes and plants through Catherine Robbins’ evocative oil paintings during her solo exhibition, “A Brush with Light — Volcanic Island Reflections,” which is open now and will run until Feb. 14 at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
In addition to a new year and a new eruption, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is ushering in a new era for processing and studying volcanic samples. The new lab will allow us to better understand physical properties of tephra.
Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School recently received a $20,000 grant from No Kid Hungry to supplement its food service during the coronavirus pandemic. Thanks to this generous gift, each week students can reserve a “meal kit” that contains a nutritious breakfast and lunch for the days they are doing distance learning at home.