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February 14, 2020

Search Continues for Two Missing Ka‘ū Fishermen

Hawaiʻi Island police have opened a Missing Persons investigation in connection with two overdue fishermen who were believed to have been swept into the ocean in Ka‘ū on Hawai‘i Island.
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October 19, 2019

Third Circuit Court Upholds Land Board’s Decision On Illegal Lava Boat Tours

Administrative fines totaling $48,500 have been affirmed by Circuit Judge Greg K. Nakamura in a Board of Land and Natural Resources decision against illegal commercial lava boat tours on Hawai‘i Island.
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June 21, 2019

Thirty Meter Telescope Gets Notice to Proceed

The controversial Thirty Meter Telescope or TMT project atop Mauna Kea on Hawaiʻi Island has obtained a notice to proceed from the state.
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December 10, 2018

Kamehameha Schools Moving to Reposition Forest

Kamehameha Schools has moved closer to selecting a new licensee to oversee operations and harvesting of 3,000 acres of forest on the Hāmākua Coast of Hawai‘i island.
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December 05, 2018

Lau Ola LLC Becomes Big Island Grown Dispensaries

Lau Ola LLC, a medical cannabis provider, announced that the company is now operating under the new brand name of Big Island Grown (B.I.G.) Dispensaries.
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December 04, 2018

Bioenergy Facility Investigated for Alleged Water Pollution Violation

The Hawai‘i Department of Health Clean Water Branch is pursuing an environmental enforcement action against Hū Honua in Pepe‘ekeo on Hawai‘i Island.
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November 18, 2018

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Adapts to Changes

The U. S. Geological Survey is looking into what next for Kīlauea.
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October 27, 2018

Kīlauea 2018 Marks Watershed for Volcano Science

This latest chapter in Kīlauea’s remarkable story is still unfolding, but already it’s clear that 2018 marks a watershed for volcano science, not only in Hawaii but also worldwide.
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October 09, 2018

USGS Scientist’s Career Shaped by Kīlauea

My 37-year stint with the U.S. Geological Survey—16 years at the Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) and 21 at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO)—ends this month.
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September 09, 2018

Scientists Share Lessons from Kīlauea at Conference

In 1902, Thomas A. Jaggar, a geologist and founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), visited the scene of one of the most deadly volcanic disasters in modern history: Mount Pelee on the Caribbean Island of Martinique.
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September 07, 2018

Science Community Monitors Kīlauea’s Changing Shape

USGS describes their deformation monitoring network and highlights how the community of scientists who study ground motion helped increase Hawaiian Volcano Observatory's monitoring capabilities during Kīlauea’s recent events.
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September 06, 2018

SBA Tops $30 Million in Kilauea Disaster Assistance Loans

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced that SBA has approved more than $30 million in federal disaster loans for Hawai‘i businesses and residents.
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August 26, 2018

Voggy Skies from Days Gone By: Reviewing Kīlauea Volcano’s Gas Release

Many Island of Hawai‘i residents are familiar with the volcanic air pollution known as “vog.” The main culprit in the formation of vog is sulfur dioxide gas (SO2) released from Kīlauea’s eruptions.
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August 06, 2018

State Agencies Work to Protect Hawai‘i Island Students from Vog

To prepare for the new school year, the Department of Health and Department of Education have worked together to develop and share volcano response plans for schools on Hawai‘i Island.
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June 26, 2018

Governor Ige Announces Disaster Unemployment Insurance for Hawaiʻi County

The U.S. Department of Labor has given the State of Hawai‘i  permission to offer Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in Hawai‘i County as part of the joint state-federal response to the ongoing seismic activity and volcanic eruption on Hawai‘i Island.
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