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Hawaii County to open discussions of hazard mitigation plan

Jan. 14, 2020 9:24 AM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Public meetings have been scheduled to discuss updates to Hawaii County’s multi-hazard mitigation plan, officials said. The plan consists of the county’s hazard and risk assessment for natural disasters, The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Monday. The plan includes...

Geothermal deal could lower Hawaii island electric bills

Jan. 6, 2020 12:21 PM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii island geothermal power station that was knocked offline by a volcanic eruption hopes to produce lower cost electricity under a new agreement with a state utility, company officials said. Puna Geothermal Venture and Hawaiian Electric Light Co. are seeking approval of an...

Hawaii geothermal company almost done with volcano repairs

Dec. 27, 2019 9:22 AM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Puna Geothermal Venture hopes to finish reconstruction of its facility this year after the eruption of a Hawaii volcano shut down its operation, the company said. The power production company on the Big Island hopes to be ready to sell electricity in early 2020, The Hawaii...

Hawaii County increases recovery efforts for lava-hit areas

Dec. 17, 2019 12:21 PM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County has proceeded with efforts to restore access to public roads inundated by lava following the opening of a Big Island highway last month. About 13 miles (21 kilometers) of public roads were covered by lava from the 2018 Kilauea volcanic eruption affecting portions of...

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Volcanoes an ever-present, if usually distant danger

Dec. 11, 2019 9:30 PM EST

The eruption of an island volcano in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty killed up to 16 people, injured dozens and prevented rescuers from retrieving the bodies of eight victims believed to be on the island. A famed tourist attraction, White Island is one of several active volcanoes in New Zealand and one of the...

Hawaii highway closed by lava in 2018 eruption reopens

Nov. 28, 2019 11:20 AM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A highway that was cut off by lava flow from an eruption on Hawaii’s Big Island has reopened, officials said. Portions of Highway 132 were covered by lava during the 2018 eruption of the Kilauea volcano, The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Wednesday. The highway was restored to...