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Check Out This Mesmerising Timelapse of the Night Sky Above Hawaii

Telescopes dot the cloudless top of the dry volcano Mauna Kea in Hawaii, Earth’s tallest mountain from its underwater base to its peak. Its night skies, free of artificial light, are a resource disappearing across the planet in the face of light pollution. Read More >>

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A Brain-Invading Parasite Is Believed to Be Spreading Because of Climate Change

Health officials in Hawaii have been warning residents not to touch snails or slugs with their bare hands because of an increase in cases of people coming into contact with a rare parasitic infection known as a rat lungworm. Experts are blaming its sudden spread across the United States on climate change and globalisation. Read More >>

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Hawaii’s Epic Lava ‘Fire Hose’ Has Returned With a Vengeance

Late last week, a cliff collapse extinguished the dramatic lava flow streaming out of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. We have some good news to report, however: It’s back! Some incredible new footage of the hellish gusher shows it’s alive and well. Read More >>

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Lava Gushing Into the Ocean Looks Like Delicious Tropical Punch

A month ago, a lava tube on the Hawaiian island of Kilauea was exposed after a large chunk of hardened magma broke off and fell into the ocean. Since then, molten lava has been pouring into the sea like delicious tropical punch from some magical never-ending juice box. Read More >>

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Mark Zuckerberg Sues Dead People

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is once again going after his neighbours in his latest effort to ensure his 700-acre Hawaiian compound remains impenetrable. This time, rather than erect another massive wall, Zuck has filed a series of lawsuits against several hundred people — some of whom are dead — who inherited or have claims to land Zuck purchased on the island of Kauai. Read More >>

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A Popular Lava Viewing Area Just Collapsed Into the Ocean

“Lava viewing area” sounds like a feature of your favourite Super Mario game, but it’s also a real thing in Hawaii, where you can watch the Kilauea shield volcano spew its fiery guts right into the ocean from a cliff. Or at least, you were able to do that, until the cliff in question crumbled into the ocean on New Years’ Eve. Read More >>

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Huge Earthquake in the Pacific Sparks Tsunami Fears

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake has rocked the Solomon Islands about 42 miles off the coast of Kirakira. A subsequent Tsunami watch was issued for Hawaii, but was canceled. Areas close to the quake are also on tsunami alerts. Read More >>

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The World’s Largest Telescope Might Not Be Built in Hawaii After All

As a bitter, multi-year battle over the legality of the Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) rages on, an alternate path forward has begun to emerge. The world’s largest telescope may not wind up on the frosty peak of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, but instead it might be placed in Spain’s Canary Islands. It’d be a loss for astronomy, but a major win for Hawaiian cultural practitioners who don’t want their sacred mountain marred by gigantic machines. Read More >>

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Bees Placed on Endangered Species List for the First Time in the US

Bees are dying fast and that’s not good for people who like plants and food. Yesterday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined that members of seven yellow-faced bees from the Hylaeus species require government protection. If you’re in Hawaii where this brand of bee resides, you might want to think twice before swatting. Read More >>

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Hawaii is Getting Bigger, Fast

Hang onto that property, Hawaiians: in a few hundred years, there’s a chance your slice of paradise will be slightly larger. Geologically speaking, Hawaii is still growing fast, thanks to frequent eruptions from volcanoes like Kilauea, which was caught spewing its molten guts into the ocean last week. Read More >>

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Watch Lava Spilling Over a Cliff into the Ocean

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been slowly leaking lava onto the surface around it for over three decades now, but only rarely does that lava reach the island’s cliffs. This week, it finally did—and a photographer caught the whole thing from a boat. Read More >>

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Mark Zuckerberg Really, Really Loves Walls

Mark Zuckerberg is building a wall on his 700-acre Hawaii estate, and his neighbours are pissed off. Somewhere, Donald Trump is thrusting his tiny fists in the air, furious that he’s been ousted as the world’s resident wall-loving entrepreneur. Read More >>

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Dengue Outbreak Prompts State of Emergency on Hawaii’s Big Island

The largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago has recorded nearly 250 cases of dengue fever since the start of September, prompting officials to declare a localised state of emergency. Read More >>

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Hawaii’s Using Lasers to Scare Endangered Birds Away From Power Lines

Hawaii has a bird problem. They keep crashing into power lines and dying. While that's not so grim when pigeons are involved, the situation gets more serious when the birds are endangered. And many of the species in Hawaii are. That's why they're busting out the lasers. Read More >>