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The volcano wasn’t immediately endangering towns, but the U.S. Geological Survey warned the roughly 200,000 people on the island that an eruption “can be very dynamic, and the location and advance of lava flows can change rapidly.”
From Micronesia to Hawaii, wildfires have been a growing problem for decades. With scarce funding to suppress these fires, island communities have struggled to address the problem.
Lost or discarded at sea, sometimes decades ago, this fishing gear continues to wreak havoc on marine life and coral reefs in Hawaii.
The crew picked up more than 47 tons of plastics such as buoys, crates, bottle caps and cigarette lighters from uninhabited beaches stretching for more than 1,300 miles north of Honolulu.
The algae easily breaks off and rolls across the ocean floor like tumbleweed, scientists say, covering nearby reefs in thick vegetation that out-competes coral for space, sunlight and nutrients.
There are no indications that anybody survived the crash, authorities said Friday night after the remains of six of the people on board were found.
Explorers scouring the world’s oceans for sunken World War II ships are homing in on a debris field deep in the Pacific.
More than 700 homes were destroyed in the historic Hawaiian eruption, and most of those residents will never move back to their land.
The whale was “moderately emaciated” and had light skin and carpets of whale lice, "all indicators that it had been carrying this gear for some time, likely months,” an official said.
The shark was encountered near a dead sperm whale off Oahu. There have been reports that people are climbing onto the carcass to take its teeth as souvenirs.
Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane near Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking on December 7, 1941.
Officials believe there’s a link between warmer oceans off Alaska and the effect that has on the whales' food chain.
Some researchers believe there’s a link between warmer ocean temperatures in Alaska and the effect that has on the whales' food chain.
Residents of the U.S. territory were bracing for months without electricity or running water in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yutu.
Janet Babb, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, said this is the first time lava from this vent has come into view from a public platform within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island.