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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 18 May 2018.
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Here are today’s top Hawaii State news stories from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
Morning eruption causes alarm about air quality and ash
Alarmingly high levels of volcanic gases early Thursday triggered closure of a half-dozen Puna schools, and authorities began distributing protective face masks in Puna and Kau in the wake of explosive Kilauea Volcano ash eruptions. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald.
Vog symptoms showing up
At West Hawaii Community Health Center, which operates clinics in Kailua-Kona, Kealakehe, Kealakekua and Waikoloa, nearly a third of all patient visits in recent days have been vog-related, said Dr. Heather Miner. West Hawaii Today.
EPA efforts during Kilauea eruption
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pacific Southwest Region has deployed emergency responders and air monitoring equipment as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s response to the eruption on Hawaii Island. Big Island Now.
Progress made in securing Geothermal Plant, but work is “not done yet”
Authorities have already taken action to remove 60,000 gallons of pentane gas from the Puna Geothermal Venture property but as new fissures open up nearby the safety concerns linger. Hawaii News Now.
Scientists study lava for clues to how volcano will behave
As the eruption sputters into a third week, scientists are examining lava samples and trying to understand what might be happening deep under the mountain. Associated Press.
Lava leaves Leilani Estates looking like a ghost town
The electricity poles at the junction of Pohoiki Road and Leilani Avenue were split like matchsticks. Ohia lehua trees felled by the lava flows smoldered under the cloudy sky. The house where Ellen Garnett raised five children? Surrounded by mounds of hardened lava. New York Times.
The scoop on fissures in the lower East rift zone
New fissure opens. Several fissures still actively spewing lava, emitting dangerous gases. New photos show dramatic widening of cracks in lower East Rift Zone. Big Island Video News. Hawaii News Now. Hawaii Public Radio. KHON2.
It’s nearly impossible to find a place to rent these days
Lava refugees, forced from their homes by the volcano, are squeezing into every available space. Civil Beat.
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