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Another climate milestone as Carbon dioxide level passes 411 ppm

Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere exceeded 411 parts per million (ppm) in May, the highest monthly average ever recorded at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, home to the world’s longest continuous CO2 record.

Pele's hair — A geological phenomena that can harm you

The latest eruptions at Kilauea’s east rift zone have been producing some awe-inspiring geological phenomena that are literally changing the landscape. However, health officials are warning of a new hazard - Pele's Hair.

More evacuations as Kilauea volcanic activity increases

Firefighters went door-to-door urging some residents of Leilani Estates to leave as lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano moved closer, once again.

New threats from Kilauea volcano as man hit with lava spatter

Pahoa - A stream of lava blocked a key road on Hawaii's Big Island on Sunday that serves as an escape route for coastal residents, while the first known serious injury was reported from fresh explosive eruptions from the Kilauea volcano.

Warnings of more lava and possible explosion of Hawaii volcano

Hilo - Residents near Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano faced warnings on Monday that more lava-spewing fissures could open near their homes and that the volcano’s summit may be getting ready for an explosion that could scatter ash and debris and boulders for miles.

Increased lava flow from Kīlauea prompts evacuation concerns

Pahoa - The oozing lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has picked up speed over the past weekend, forcing most of the inhabitants of the village of Pahoa on the Big Island to flee for their lives.
 

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In March 2013  the glow from the lava lake at the bottom of Halemaumau Crater was clearly visible af...
In March 2013, the glow from the lava lake at the bottom of Halemaumau Crater was clearly visible after dark.
Tim Bray
May 12 update: New outbreak reported at 6:00 pm ~0.5 mile northeast from end of Hinalo Road  very cl...
May 12 update: New outbreak reported at 6:00 pm ~0.5 mile northeast from end of Hinalo Road, very close to fissure 16 Lava is actively spattering and degassing but no flow has yet formed.
USGS
A clear view of the crater on May 11. The deepest part of the crater is about 350 m (1150 ft) below ...
A clear view of the crater on May 11. The deepest part of the crater is about 350 m (1150 ft) below the crater rim.
USGS

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