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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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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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Hawai‘i Sea Level Rise Impact Upon Hilo, HVNP & South Point

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Could You Be Underwater With A Rise In Sea Levels? What Will The Area From Hilo To HVNP To South Point Look Like With A 3′ Sea Level Rise? The blue portions of the images below show which parts of Hawaii will be underwater with a three-foot sea level rise. You can click here to […]

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Hawai‘i Sea Level Rise Impact Upon Kona

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Could You Be Underwater With A Rise In Sea Levels? Read This Post To The End – It Can Get Worse: First things first – how sea level increases are currently projected starts below. Later we discuss how the land area in Hawaii vulnerable to sea level rise could be double previous estimates.  What Will […]

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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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