Royal Gardens lava helicopter tour moves forward on permit


ROYAL GARDENS, Hawaii: A helicopter tour company is continuing with the environmental approval process in order to land in the Royal Gardens subdivision – or what’s left of it – when conducting lava tours. This, despite the fact that the proposed landing area has already been covered with lava since the process began. When Paradise Helicopters submitted […]

Hawaii Volcanoes park reopens Keanakakoi Crater to hikers


HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii: Good news for hikers who enjoy traversing the lands of the national park. Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has reopened the section of Crater Rim Drive near the Devastation Trail parking lot to Keanakāko‘i Crater, and a portion of Crater Rim Trail that leads from Chain of Craters Road to the south side of […]

VOLCANO WATCH: Is Kilauea conjuring “plans” for summer?


  The pool is filled—so is it time to light the barbecue? As the Memorial Day weekend arrives, many Hawai`i residents will head for the beach. Others might use the long break to visit family and friends or go for a reflective hike in the mountains. And finally, some may decide to just set up […]

VIDEO: Kilauea volcano’s spattering lava lake continues


HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii: The active lava lake in the Halemaumau crater vent at the summit of Hawaii Island’s Kilauea volcano continues to spatter and spew sulfur dioxide, as a recent video by USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists shows. From the HVO website: This Quicktime movie shows spattering that is typical at the margins of […]

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park earns air monitoring award


HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has earned the national Safety and Health Group Award from the National Park Service. Park officials say the award was earned for the park’s work in monitoring air quality within the park, and communicating the information to the public and employees. From the National Park Service: […]