A success story

A native plant thought to be extinct in the wild has been reintroduced in West Hawaii after surviving specimens were found by chance last year.

Moving on from disaster

Four years after her home and business were destroyed in the Kilauea eruption, Kieba Blacklidge has finally been able to move on.

Disasters like Ian pose extra risk for fragile older people

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Older people with limited mobility and those with chronic health conditions requiring the use of electrically powered medical devices were especially vulnerable when Hurricane Ian slammed into Southwest Florida, and experts warn such risks to society’s oldest are growing as disasters increase with the impact of climate change.

Blast on bridge to Crimea hurts Russian supply lines, pride

KYIV, Ukraine — An explosion Saturday caused the partial collapse of a bridge linking the Crimean Peninsula with Russia, damaging an important supply artery for the Kremlin’s faltering war effort in southern Ukraine and hitting a towering symbol of Russian power in the region.

On Gardening: Mini Me Watermelon is a magical new coleus for 2023

Just when you thought the gardening world would be content and that we didn’t need another new coleus, Mini Me Watermelon is rocking scorecards in university trials. Mini Me Watermelon is part of the ColorBlaze series. It will be making its debut in 2023 and is climbing the must-have plants chart.

Editorial: Congress still owes DACA recipients a permanent fix

Imagine the life you have now, with all your routines that you’ve built and the goals you’ve achieved, with one caveat: At any time, through no fault of your own and without warning, faraway people could take away not just your job but your right to have a job, throw your entire future into disarray, and potentially separate you from your family permanently. Every once in a while, the people with this absolute power over you signal that they may use it, but maybe not, dangling the ax over your head for years.