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Free residential hazardous waste collection in Kona and Hilo

Acceptable household hazardous waste includes automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent lights, and pesticides. Latex paint will be accepted at the Hilo and Kona events for reuse. For a more complete list of acceptable or unacceptable household hazardous waste, please visit our website

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Kilauea caldera drops three feet, and quakes create cracks on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11)

The floor of Kilauea caldera has dropped approximately 3 feet (90 cm). This movement is stressing faults around the caldera of Kilauea, causing them to move and resulting in strong earthquakes of up to magnitude 4.4 thus far.

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At 11:43 HST, Civil Air Patrol flight CAP20 reported plume tops at 9,500' with the dispersed plume up to 11,000'. The CAP mission was launched from Hilo in support of Hawai'i County Civil Defense and USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory response to the ongoing eruption. Ashfall from this plume has been reported falling on communities downwind. Photo courtesy of Civil Air Patrol

Aviation warning as Halemaumau ash cloud reaches over 10,000 feet

National Weather Service radar and pilot reports indicate the top of the ash cloud is as high as 10,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level, but this may be expected to vary depending on the vigor of activity and wind conditions.

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Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) leaks from Kilauea Volcano have increased during the eruption

Kilauea has been erupting continuously since 1983, but in late April and early May 2018, the volcanic eruption took a dangerous new turn.

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Hawaii Island streams where Tahitian Prawns are found. Photo courtesy of DLNR

DLNR warns public about Tahitian Prawns being harvested with poisons

Tahitian prawns, caught in Hawai‘i streams, are a popular treat at graduation and other spring-time parties and get-togethers. The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) is encouraging people to know the source of their prawns. Evidence has suggested that poisons used to kill garden and household pests has been used not only to […]

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DLNR officers arrest man at Kauai beach killing Green Sea Turtle Wednesday (May 9)

DOCARE officers are still asking for help in identifying the person or persons who killed a turtle at Onekahakaha County Beach Park in South Hilo last weekend. This turtle was also spotted by witnesses floating belly-up in a cove at the park. Its two front flippers had been amputated.

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A new giant virus found in the waters off Oahu

A new, unusually large virus that infects common marine algae has been characterized by researchers at the Daniel K. Inouye Center for Microbial Oceanography. Much of the phytoplankton that grows in the ocean every day gets eaten, thereby sustaining animals in the marine food web. It is common, however, for viral infections to spread through […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park re-opens with limited services

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park reopened Sunday at 3 p.m. following a sequence of large, violent earthquakes that prompted a two-day closure and evacuation of park visitors and staff last Friday.

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Two trails and more land added to closed area at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Approximately 31,660 acres of the 333,308-acre park are closed. Most of the park remains open, including Jaggar Museum, Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube), Mauna Loa Road and much more.

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A volcanic eruption could occur without warning in Puna, residents are urged to prepare for the worst

Hawai’i County Civil Defense is on high alert on a 24-hour basis for the possibility of a volcanic eruption in the lower Puna area. All areas bordering the East Rift Zone are at high risk for eruption activities.

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Kahaluu Beach Park partial closures due to coral spawning in May and June 2018

Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is informing the public that Kahalu‘u Beach Park will be closed from 7 a.m. – 12 noon on May 1, May 2, May 31, and June 1, 2018, due to anticipated coral spawning events.

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Community group condemns the latest spill of cow manure into local waterways

Residents of Ookala are outraged over the latest public report admitting spillage of approximately 300 gallons of cow manure from Big Island Dairy, an industrial dairy confining nearly 2,600 cows, uphill from the town of Ookala, northwest of Hilo, at the base of Mauna Kea. The spilled cow manure has contaminated Alaialoa Gulch, the local […]

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‘Alalā released on Hawaii Island in 2017 appear to thrive

The eleven young ‘Alalā living in the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve on the Island of Hawai‘i continue to thrive, showing increased natural behaviors, foraging on native plants, and even challenging the occasional ‘Io, or Hawaiian Hawk. Conservationists are cautiously optimistic about the birds’ continued success in native habitat and are working together with researchers […]

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Rapid Ohia Death plant pathogens to receive Hawaiian names

Researchers in Hawaiʻi, working with national and international specialists, have published a paper providing new insight into the origin and development of the tree disease called Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD). Scientists at the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the University of Hawaiʻi worked with colleagues at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute at the […]

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