Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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News in Hawaii Volcanoes

Volcano only National Park in Hawaii to see June visitor increase

July 8, 2009, 7:16 am
The numbers are out for June visits to the National Parks in Hawaii, and only the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island saw an increase. Overall, there were 364,979 visitors to national park locations in Hawaii in the month of June, according to data from the National Park ...

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Has a New Lava Ocean Entry

February 20, 2009, 2:09 pm
There is a new lava ocean entry from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano eruption on the Big Island.According to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, this is the third active ocean entry on the island, and the second active entry to occur inside the National ...

Volcanoes Institute Unveils 2009 Program

January 28, 2009, 8:15 am
The Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, in partnership with Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, have announced the 2009 rollout of the Hawai'i Volcanoes ...

Hawaii Park Visitors Down Nearly 15% in December

January 20, 2009, 7:33 am
Hawaii’s national parks saw 14.7 percent fewer visitors in December, down from 400,571 in 2007 to 341,556, according to monthly data from the National Park ...

Northwestern Hawaiian Isles Might Met U.N. Designation

January 7, 2009, 12:11 pm
The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands could become the second United Nations World Heritage site in Hawaii, joining Hawaii Volcanoes National ...

Big Isle Nature Centers Join to Enhance Education

January 5, 2009, 9:06 am
The land, sea and sky are unified in a new educational agreement among three Big Island-based institutions. Under an agreement signed last month, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, representing the land and volcanic activity, joined with Imiloa astronomy education center, representing the sky, and Mokupapapa Discovery Center, representing the sea, said ...

Hawaii National Park Numbers off 10%

December 19, 2008, 7:59 am
Fewer people are visiting Hawaii’s national parks, reflecting the continued decline in visitors to the Islands. Hawaii’s national parks saw 10.5 percent fewer visitors in November, down from 368,986 in 2007 to 330,212, according to monthly data from the National Park ...

Lava Heading to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

December 4, 2008, 11:32 am
A slow-moving tongue of lava is within a quarter-mile of the boundary of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Park officials say a mile-wide swath of lava from an October breach of a lava tube broke away from the main flow and is crawling toward the ...

Red Hot Times on Hawaii's Big Island

November 24, 2008, 8:07 am
More than two decades after reawakening, Hawaii's goddess of fire continues to belch molten rock from deep inside the ...

Serenity Now

October 16, 2008, 2:10 pm
Shhh. What's that? Can you hear anything? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. The amazing natural silence in the Hawai`i National Volcanoes Park has earned it the distinction of being one of the world's quietest places, according to a ForbesTraveler.com article by E. ...

Hawaii Park Visitor Counts Remain Down

September 25, 2008, 7:20 am
Hawaii’s national parks continue to see fewer visitors this year, according to monthly data from the National Park Service. There were 3.1 million visitors to Hawaii’s national parks year-to-date as of August, down 10.5 percent from the more than 3.5 million visitors during the same period in ...

Hawaii Park Visitors Down 15%

September 3, 2008, 8:40 am
Hawaii’s national parks have been seeing fewer visitors this year, according to the most recent data from the National Park Service. There were 2.7 million visitors to Hawaii’s national parks year-to-date as of July, down 9.4 percent from the more than 3 million visitors during the same period in ...

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park's funding shortage is showing

July 23, 2008, 7:59 am
HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawai'i — The natural resources in the state's busiest national park are in poor condition, mostly because non-native plants and animals are threatening to overwhelm native flora and fauna including many endangered species, according to a new study of the park. The study by the National ...

Noise on rise at Volcanoes park

June 17, 2008, 1:13 pm
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is among the top five parks most at risk from growing noise pollution, according to a coalition of retired national park employees. Bill Wade, executive council chairman of the coalition, said people think of national parks as places of "genuine peace, quiet and natural sounds." "Some parks ...

Kilauea volcano update: It only seems oh so quiet

May 14, 2008, 11:15 am
After a flurry of summit activity in the last couple of months—steam vent explosions, vog, evacuations, two temporary closures of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park—life there has seemed a bit quiet the last three weeks.So we caught up with park ranger Mardie Lane to see if life for scientists and ...