Volcano Watch: New eyes in the sky for monitoring Hawaiian volcanoes

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK — The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) is no rookie when it comes to using flight to assist with monitoring Hawaiian volcanoes. Helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft have transported HVO volcanologists for decades, giving them access for visual and thermal observations, equipment maintenance, and other geophysical and geochemical measurements.

Hunting licenses for sale

HONOLULU — On June 15, the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) district and administrative offices will begin issuing hunting licenses and stamps for the new hunting season July 1 through June 30, 2020.

Bezona column: Trees need love

Trees, shrubs and other vegetation are the lungs of the planet, so the more the better especially in urban and suburban settings. Some of our ancient historical trees like the banyan at Kona’s King Kamehameha Beach Hotel get so big we tend to over-prune them to keep them in scale.

Free lunch for North
and South Kohala kids

Bezona column: Plant tips to survive hurricane season

Hurricane season is officially here. When it comes to hurricanes, to paraphrase an old adage, June is too soon, July-standby, August-a must, September-remember. Then remember again October and November because it is not over until December!

Plant of the Month for June – Galphimia: spray of gold

The plant we know as galphimia is also commonly referred to as “spray of gold” in the many tropical and subtropical areas that it graces. The common name for this lovely shrub perfectly describes the sprays of small, lightly perfumed gold colored flowers that it produces year round.

USGS to survey Kilauea Volcano from its summit to Kumukahi

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK — Since the end of 2018’s volcanic activity, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists have wanted to resurvey Kilauea Volcano’s ground surface to document changes brought about by the Puna eruption and summit collapse. Doing so would allow us to more accurately answer questions about the total volumes of erupted lava and summit subsidence that occurred last summer.