The state wants to halt erosion and flooding along Waikiki Beach.
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|The state wants to give the beaches of Waikīkī a facelift
The Department of Land and Natural Resources is seeking public comment on its plan to halt erosion and flooding of the Fort DeRussy, Halekulani, Royal Hawaiian and Kūhiō Beach shores. The plan includes building new beach stabilization structures and recovering offshore sand to restore the beaches. KITV4.
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One week after Kīlauea volcano began erupting, the lava lake at Halema‘uma‘u crater has risen to 581 feet and contains about 4.8 billion gallons of molten rock. Sulfur dioxide emission rates continued to drop over the weekend. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
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On Saturday night, fire destroyed a church and two vehicles and damaged a home. As of 5 p.m. Sunday, officials said the brush fire in Olowalu had burned 760 acres, while the Kula fire had burned at least 7 acres. Both fires are thought to be 95% contained, according to the Maui Fire Department. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. Maui Now.
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