Hawaii Island News, evening edition, 05 Dec 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 05 December 2018, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Comment:  Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from “Hawaii Business Magazine.”  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

As of today, Kilauea eruption could be officially considered over
Today marks three months with no eruptive activity at the surface; September 4 was the last time active lava was observed along the lower East Rift Zone. The Smithsonian Institution’s Global Volcanism Program says an eruption is no longer “continuing” if there is no eruptive activity for such a period. Big Island Video News.Tribune Herald.

This showcase rec center was another victim of eruptions
Pahoa District Park was turned into a makeshift refuge May 3 when Kilauea eruptions began. During the following weeks, use peaked at more than 500 refugees. The park now requires its own million-dollar rescue before it can return to full service as this district’s largest recreational facility. Civil Beat.

UH researchers confirm beetle’s role in spread of rapid ohia death
Scientists suspected that ROD’s spread has been aided by ambrosia beetles burrowing into infected trees, and a new paper from the University of Hawaii’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources confirms that to be the case. Tribune-Herald.

Solar permits fell 45% in November,  still up overall for 2018
Last month Hawaii County issued electrical permits for 56 solar electric systems compared with 102 in November 2017. Over the first 11 months of this year, 926 PV permits were issued compared with 830 in the year-­earlier period, a year-over-year increase of 12 percent. Star-Advertiser. 

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Russ Roberts