Macron visits Notre Dame 2 years after devastating fire

PARIS — Two years after a fire tore through Paris’ most famous cathedral and shocked the world, French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday visited the building site that Notre Dame has become to show that French heritage has not been forgotten despite the pandemic.

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.