Hawaii Island News, 05 June 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 05 June 2018.

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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii. Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Kilauea eruption lava flow updates
Lava flow fills in Kapoho bay destroying champagne ponds and creating a plume laden with Hydrochloric Acid. The flows have now destroyed 117 homes. Associated Press. Tribune-Herald.  Hawaii News Now.  Hawaii Public Radio.  Maui Now.

Some residents remain in Kapoho despite lava devouring landscape around them
The county’s second highest-ranking official said there are people remaining in Kapoho who have refused to evacuate. County Managing Director Wil Okabe said this morning he saw a picture of a guy “still working in his yard.” Tribune-Herald.

Preliminary hearings set in two lava-related court cases
Two men arrested in unrelated incidents in areas of lower Puna inundated by lava made their initial appearances Monday in Hilo District Court.Tribune-Herald.

Website to centralize Big Island air quality reporting
Hawaii County, Hawaii County Civil Defense, the state Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency are working on a website where residents can check levels of sulfur dioxide being measured at air monitoring stations throughout Hawaii island. Star-Advertiser.

Vog forecasted to continue for West Hawaii
Vog continued to blanket West Hawaii on Monday and forecasters say the area is unlikely to see reprieve until Thursday, at the earliest.West Hawaii Today.

Research says indoor plants improve air quality, combat vog
“Plants absorb volatile organic compounds from the air into their leaves and then translocate them to their root zone, where microbes break them down, ” according to a paper published in 2007 by the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. West Hawaii Today.

Geothermal plant and its neighbors have clashed for decades
Lava flows threaten the plant’s destruction along with the property of many who have complained about the facility. Civil Beat.

Military’s live-fire training ignites resistance from neighbors
Pohakuloa Training Area, an Army-controlled site the size of Guam, is the largest U.S. military training ground in the Pacific. Civil Beat. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts