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Hawaii councilors accuse county of slow volcano recovery

Sep. 21, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County Council members have accused the county's administrators of a slow response in enacting programs to assist the public's recovery from the Kilauea volcanic eruption two years ago. A meeting of the council’s Committee on Governmental Relations and Economic Development...

This May 2016 photo provided by researcher Jane Greaves shows the planet Venus, seen from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Akatsuki probe. A report released on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 says astronomers have found a potential signal of life high in the atmosphere of our nearest neighboring planet. (J. Greaves/Cardiff University/JAXA via AP)

Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus's clouds

Sep. 14, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet. Two telescopes in Hawaii and Chile spotted in the thick Venusian clouds the chemical signature of phosphine, a noxious...

Slovenia's Primoz Roglic wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey and Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar ride during the stage 13 of the Tour de France cycling race over 191 kilometers from Chatel-Guyon to Puy Mary, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Roglic imperial on Tour de France Stage 13 won by Martinez

Sep. 11, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

PUY MARY, France (AP) — The slow-burning fight for the Tour de France's yellow jersey erupted in earnest on the remains of a once-giant volcano on Friday, with race leader Primoz Roglic using its punishing slopes to grow his overall lead. Glancing up the final climb that reared skyward ahead, Roglic told...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 9, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ Sept. 8 The Daytona Beach News-Journal on local mask ordinances: For months, Gov. Ron DeSantis has been all about local control when it comes to mandatory mask rules: “I’ve encouraged the locals to fashion those policies that fit their communities,...

Hawaii geothermal plant plans to be back online in September

Sep. 9, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s only geothermal power plant is nearly ready to begin producing electricity again following delays in rebuilding the facility that was partially destroyed by lava two years ago, company officials said. Puna Geothermal Venture plans to restart operations by the end of...

Soil dug out to remove Yellowstone gasoline contamination

Sep. 2, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials expect to reopen a road closed by a gasoline spill sometime within the next week. The 6-mile (10-kilometer) stretch of two-lane road from Fishing Bridge Junction to Mud Volcano has been closed since a tanker truck rolled on its side...

Yellowstone Park tanker crash spills 3,000 gallons of fuel

Aug. 28, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A trailer hauling unleaded gasoline spilled about 3,000 gallons of the fuel after overturning in Yellowstone National Park while en route to a delivery, park officials said Friday. There was no evidence any gasoline entered the nearby Yellowstone River, officials...

The Mirage joins Vegas hotels open after coronavirus hiatus

Aug. 27, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Another iconic Las Vegas Strip resort has joined casinos that have reopened since being closed in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Mirage reopened Thursday in what MGM Resorts International chief executive Bill Hornbuckle called a step toward economic recovery for employees...

Overturned gasoline tanker closes Yellowstone road

Aug. 27, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — An overturned tanker truck carrying gasoline closed a road in Yellowstone National Park while another road in the park closed by a wildfire reopened Thursday. The tanker overturned Thursday morning between Fishing Bridge and Mud Volcano in an area where the Grand Loop...

Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials during an eruption, in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. Sinabung is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano spews new burst of hot ash

Aug. 23, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — A rumbling volcano in western Indonesia on Sunday unleashed an avalanche of scorching clouds down its slopes. Authorities are closely monitoring Mount Sinabung on Sumatra, one of Indonesia’s main islands, after sensors picked up increasing activity in past weeks. The volcano...