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April 21, 2020

Report: Hawai‘i’s Air Quality Ranks Among Cleanest in the Nation

The American Lung Association’s 2020 “State of the Air” report found that Honolulu and Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina continue to have some of the cleanest air in the nation despite increased volcanic smog. Honolulu City and County set record levels for low amounts of annual particle pollution.
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April 24, 2019

Particle Pollution Study: Maui Air Among Best

Wailuku, Kahului and Lahaina were lumped into one location, which was in a 3-way tie for #1 on a list of Cleanest US Cities for Year-round Particle Pollution.
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September 06, 2018

Kīlauea Volcano Idle, Air Quality Clean and Clear

Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority executives say, “After 3 months of continuous lava flows," they are "cautiously hopeful" the cessation in activity becomes permanent.
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June 04, 2018

Laze Hazard: Ocean Entry Plume at Kapoho Laden with Hydrochloric Acid

The Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Agency is asking the public in the volcano eruption zone to be aware of the laze hazard at the lava ocean entry point at Kapoho Bay.
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May 29, 2018

Incandescent Blocks Expelled from Volcano, Land Along Crater Rim

"There were also some incandescent blocks that were thrown out of the vent and landed in Halemaʻumaʻu and just along the edge of the crater rim," said HVO Volcanologist Wendy Stovall.
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May 25, 2018

Governor: “Air Quality is Safe in the Hawaiian Islands”

"Fortunately, when trade winds are blowing, the vog and ash routinely move in a southwesterly direction and out to sea away from the Hawaiian Islands.” - State Department of Health Director Dr. Virginia Pressler
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May 18, 2018

EPA Supports Air Monitoring During Kīlauea Volcano Eruption

The US EPA has deployed emergency responders and air monitoring equipment as part of FEMA’s response to the Kīlauea volcanic eruption on Hawaiʻi Island.
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May 15, 2018

Another Burst in Volcanic Ash Prompts Ashfall Advisory

Another burst in volcanic ash emissions from the Haleamaʻumaʻu Crater on Hawaiʻi Island was recorded at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, prompting a special weather statement advising area residents of light ashfall and hazardous air quality.
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January 15, 2013

Hawai’i New Year’s Air Quality Continues to Improve

Officials say the lower particulate levels coincide with reduced fireworks activity that occurred upon the implementation of a ban on certain types of fireworks in 2011 on the island of Oahu.
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April 23, 2010

Draft EIS filed for Honuaula Development

By Wendy Osher A Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been filed for the controversial Honuaula Development in South Maui. The project gained approvals by the council two years ago after decades of discussion, legal challenges and debate over zoning. The master-planned community is proposed for development on land located at the border of Kihei and... Read more »
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January 08, 2010

Air Quality Worsens During 2010 New Year Celebration

Light and variable winds are to blame for an drop in air quality on New Year’s day.  The air particulates exceeded the federal 24-hour standard at several monitoring locations. The Department of Health’s Clean Air Branch monitored air quality at five stations located at Honolulu, Sand Island, Pearl City, Kapolei, and Kihei on Maui.  Three... Read more »
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January 09, 2009


Hawaii’s air quality on New Year’s Eve was better than expected according to a report released by the state Department of Health. The highest concentration of particulate matter was recorded at Pearl City. All other locations monitored including Kihei on Maui recorded levels lower or equal to last year’s New Year’s celebration. The state’s Clean... Read more »
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