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Pele Is Powerful, Even In The Sky
2014-07-30 03:13:40

University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST A recent study from the atmospheric scientists at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa revealed that although they are microscopic, gasses and particles from Kīlauea volcano exerted an influence on Tropical Storm Flossie—affecting the formation of thunderstorms and lightning in the sizable storm. In July 2013, as Flossie approached the Hawaiian Islands, satellites steadily monitored lightning, rainfall, cloud cover, temperature and winds, In addition,...

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2010-10-20 13:45:31

Nevada and Hawaii researchers complete study of Kilauea health clinic records Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's big island has been erupting on its east rift since 1983. But, in March 2008, an additional eruption vent opened at the volcano's summit, resulting in about triple the amount of sulfur dioxide gas (SO2) emissions drifting to the local community of Ka'u, raising health concerns over the risks associated with exposure to "vog," as the islanders refer to this volcanic air pollution. A...

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2009-06-07 15:59:26

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano seems to be active again, with molten lava moving around 300 feet under the crater's floor. The growth of the Halemaumau crater corroborates scientists' certainty that the lava is near the summit, said Janet Babb, a geologist and spokeswoman at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Park rangers have started allowing the overlook at the Jaggar Museum to stay open later in the evening to have capacity for the larger numbers of visitors to see the...

2008-09-30 15:00:45

SWANTON, Vt., Sept 30 /PRNewswire/ -- As vog continues to be emitted by the ton on the Big Island, more Hawaii residents are demanding a solution to the dangerous mix of airborne chemicals, gases and fine particles emanating from Kilauea volcano. AllerAir Industries has been researching, designing and manufacturing air purifiers since 1996, and offers reliable solutions, for even the most toxic indoor air problems. "We've been specializing in indoor air quality control for close to 15...

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2005-05-17 07:29:29

VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) -- The Kilauea volcano, one of Hawaii's most popular tourist attractions, is also by far the state's worst air polluter. Researchers now are trying to determine if that also makes it one of the state's biggest health risks. Since it began erupting on Jan. 3, 1983, the volcano has been sending an average of 1,000 metric tons of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere each day, according to the Hawaii chapter of the American Lung Association. This is 6,000 times the amount...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.