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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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Hurricane Walaka: Largest Hurricane In Over A Decade

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Hurricane Walaka – Category 5: Hurricane Walaka was the largest Central Pacific Basin hurricane in over a decade. We didn’t hear about it because it missed Hawaii by 1,000 miles. Even though it missed by so far, the size of the hurricane and the strength serve as a warning to remain vigilant. Hurricane Walaka is the […]

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Which One Of These ‘Kona Nature Experiences’ Is True?

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Which One Of These ‘Kona Nature Experiences’ Is True? The ‘Salt Harvesting Experience’  The ‘Pet A Seahorse Experience’   The ‘Pet An Octopus Experience’  The ‘Touch A Cloud (Forest) Experience’  The ‘(Almost) Touch A Manta Ray (Snorkel) Experience’  Well, wait for it… they are ALL true. If you have family or friends visiting from out of […]

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How The Hawaii Volcanic ‘Hot Spot’ Created The Hawaiian Islands

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What Is A Volcanic ‘Hot Spot’ And What Does That Have To Do With Hawaiian Island Formation? A volcanic hot spot is an upwelling in the earth’s mantle. Magma rises up through the earth and as magma escapes, it forms a volcano. Imagine a nail in a tire, the air that escapes through the puncture is […]

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The Big Island Is Both The Youngest, And Oldest, Island

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Why The Big Island Is The ‘Youngest’ Island: The Big Island is somewhere between 400,000 and 800,000 years old – the youngest of any of the Hawaiian Islands. Pay a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and you can see fresh lava, days, hours and even minutes old. The Big Island is the newest of all […]

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