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Warm Up in Hawai'i

January 23, 2013, 12:58 pm
By Heather Crowley From luaus to surfing to hanging on the beach, Hawai’i is touted as a tropical paradise built for relaxation. Home to pineapples and grass skirts, the islands are also famous for another icon: Volcanoes. No journey is complete without exploring Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, one of the ...

National Park volunteers save rare sea turtles

March 23, 2011, 9:53 am
At dawn in early November, volunteers of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ Hawksbill Turtle Recovery Project combed a remote, sandy beach on the Island of Hawai‘i for signs of hawksbill turtles. They observed a sea turtle laying eggs in the sand of a tidal inundation zone. However, this small turtle with a heart-shaped shell ...

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Opens Emergency Center

February 23, 2011, 7:15 am
The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park unveiled a new, $5.6 million dollar emergency command center after a ceremony on Friday. The Visitor Emergency Operations Center will help the park’s staff handle situations – like natural disasters, lost hikers, and other park related incidents – right from this building, which was built ...

Where lava lovers can go with the flow

July 21, 2010, 8:47 am
The lava show is back on the island of Hawai'i, where a pond of molten rock glows in Halema'uma'u Crater and fiery flows cross the highway and threaten homes in Kalapana on their way to the sea. If you can't make it to the Big Island, there's an intriguing ringside ...

Island hopping: Seeing six Hawaiian islands in 15 days

March 22, 2010, 7:16 am
High on an outcropping above Oahu's northeast coast, we parked our Harley Davidson and spotted a fisherman on a rocky point below, struggling with something in the water. Finally we saw that he had snagged a giant sea turtle and now was trying to free it. As we watched, the ...

Big Island fire threat prompts park restrictions

January 29, 2010, 7:57 am
The National Park Service has requested and received additional funding to help their initial-attack firefighting operations on the Big Island. The Whiskeytown Fire Use Module with five firefighters arrived from northern California this week to assist on both sides of the island. "On behalf of the Big Island Wildfire Coordinating Group, ...

Volcano Awareness Month

January 19, 2010, 11:29 am
January is Volcano awareness month in Hawai’i. This month, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawai'i County Civil Defense and the University of Hawai'i at Hilo are hosting a number of events and activities designed to increase awareness of the volcanoes so many call home. During  the ...

Things are heating up at Kilauea

January 18, 2010, 7:54 am
Lava is lighting up the night sky at Halema'uma'u crater. Since Thursday, a sloshing, surging pond of molten rock has illuminated the vent deep within Kilauea's summit. "It's beautiful. The glow is bright from Halema'uma'u," said Jim Gale, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park's chief of interpretation. Lava deep within the pit has been ...

January 2010 Proclaimed Volcano Awareness Month

January 6, 2010, 9:27 am
In a Proclamation from the County of Hawai'i, January 2010 has been designated "Volcano Awareness Month." Throughout the month, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), in cooperation with Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawai'i County Civil Defense, and the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, will sponsor various events to promote the importance ...

Top Ten Warm Winter Getaways

December 17, 2009, 10:38 am
Our national parks are home to beaches, deserts and subtropical wildernesses—all of which make great vacation destinations during the cold winter months. If you’re tired of all the snow and in search for an escape from your cold weather blues, check these Top 10 Warm Winter Getaways. 1. Death Valley ...

Land, sea and sky adventures await Big Island explorers

December 1, 2009, 10:22 am
Outdoor adventure is practically everywhere you look on Hawai‘i Island. Hikers can walk in sand and snow and across a steaming volcanic crater—all in one day. Campers can pitch their tent on a beach, in a lush rainforest or on a high-desert lava plain where the rocks are actually purple. Snorkelers can float ...

Felicia on course to bring rain Tuesday

August 11, 2009, 8:15 am
Maui County and Oahu are under a tropical storm watch as Tropical Storm Felicia, although weakening, is expected to bring some heavy showers Tuesday.A storm watch for the Big Island was canceled earlier today as Felicia took a more northerly track.Felicia is expected to be downgraded to a tropical ...

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park closes back country trails and campsites

August 10, 2009, 2:49 pm
The Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park will be closing all back country trails and campsites due to Tropical Storm Felicia's approach, according to officials.Park officials decided to close the back country trails and campsites due to the potential severe weather hazard posed by Tropical Storm Felicia. These areas are closed ...

Volcanoes National Park to build new $6M center

August 4, 2009, 11:34 am
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials say a $7.8 million federal stimulus grant will go toward building a new visitor emergency operations center there.The new center will replace the current 1,200-square-foot station, where park rangers and eruption crew members are based.Officials say the $6 million project will ...

Volcanoes National Park getting hydrogen shuttles

July 9, 2009, 9:03 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is receiving a nearly $1 million grant to test the use of hydrogen-powered hybrid buses for shuttle service.Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday the project will reduce carbon emissions and fuel costs. He says it will also protect the park's fragile resources.The ...