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Where’s The Aloha? The Continued, Steady Increase Of Big Island Coronavirus/COVID-19 Cases

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18, 18, 20, 22, 22, 23, 23, 26, 28, 31, 34, 39: What do these numbers mean to you? To your family? To your friends? No, it isn’t a winning lottery from the mainland.  It isn’t a trick question about the Fibonacci Sequence. 18, 18, 20, 22, 22, 23, 23, 26, 28, 31, 34, 39… […]

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Kona Photos In the Time Of Coronavirus 3-28-2020

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Saturday is typically my day to go to the downtown Kona farmer’s market, then drop off trash.  The farmer’s market is now closed, as is most of the town. Here are a few pictures showing ‘life’ around town… Most of the photos are around noon on 03/28/2020 Wide-open roads… Target slow given it is a […]

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‘AILA’AU: Kilauea Video – 2018 Eruption Of Kilauea’s Lower East Rift Zone

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  ‘AILA’AU: Forest Eater is a short film that takes viewers on a journey through the infamous 2018 eruption of Kilauea’s lower east rift zone on the Big Island of Hawaii.      Rather than use a more literal documentary style of storytelling, the film keeps a visceral, sensory-driven approach.

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Hurricanes Erick And Flossie: Projected Paths 7-30-19

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Hurricanes Erick And Flossie Are On The Move:  At this time, there is NO WARNING, NO ALERT for any hurricanes.  But… be alert. Here are the 7-30-19 projected path updates – rain on the horizon? And from the Weather Channel (click for latest forecast). Hurricane Preparedness: Sure, you know about hurricane preparedness: cash, water, full gas/propane […]

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How Is Cell Phone Coverage In Kona & The Big Island?

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When she was good She was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid “There was a little girl” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I know, I know, you don’t always want to be a slave to your cell phone. But what about when a ‘false missile alert‘ tries to text your phone, or if […]

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Hualālai

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What’s In A Name? Only a few (famous) people can be known by only one name – Adele, Oprah, Bono, Cher, Ronaldo, Sting, Neymar, Kobe…   Hualālai  Is Her Name: Hualālai goes by just one name. Her name isn’ Mt. Hualalai, Mount Hualalai, Hualalai Mountain or Hualalai Volcano – it is just one name only, Hualalai. Hualālai Information: Hualalai is […]

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How To Watch The 2018 Ironman

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How To Watch The 2018 Ironman Watch The IRONMAN:  You can watch the Ironman on Facebook Watch live daily at 2:00pm ET, providing a front row seat to the week of festivities and celebrations, as well as a behind the scenes access to the preparation of the athletes on the island. Athletes and Legends will […]

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Sea Level Rise And Impact Upon Kona (Could It Get Any Worse? Yes It Can.)

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Could Kona Be Underwater With A Rise In Sea Levels? (Better Rethink That Ocean Front Purchase) Here Is How Hawaii Sea Levels Could Be Double The Previous Estimates Could Sea Level Get Any Worse For Kona? Well, Yes It Can: According to a 2018 Nature study on rising sea levels, it is probably going to be […]

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NPR Science Friday (Big Island) Rapid ‘Ohi’a Death Near HVNP, Hawaiian crow (Alala), Mauna Loa ‘Mars colony’

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Science Friday recently broadcast from The Big Island. Local experts and professors talk about a number of Big Island specific tioics: Rapid ‘Ohi’a Death Near HVNP, Hawaiian crow (Alala), Mauna Loa ‘Mars Colony.’   You can listen to the Science Friday podcast about the Big Island here or via iTunes. Hawaiian Crow (Alala): Before the Hawaiian crow became […]

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2018 – Busy Hurricane Season: Two of the Three Busiest Occurred Over Past Four Years

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Two of the Three Busiest Eastern Pacific Hurricane Seasons Have Now Occurred in the Past Four Years Just because we only had a few ‘hurricane scares’ doesn’t mean hurricane season was slow… The Weather Channel reports, “Two of the Three Busiest Eastern Pacific Hurricane Seasons Have Now Occurred in the Past Four Years.” Through Oct. 3, […]

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