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NPS Photos

You can now support Hawaiʻi’s national parks with new specialty license plates for your car.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park / Flickr

Two native plant species are thriving today in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island.

Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit at UH
Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit at UH

The Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has completed work on a 5 mile fence to protect native birds from feral animals, especially cats.  Around 75 pairs of the endangered Hawaiian petrel live on Hawai‘i Island… and make their nests in lava rock burrows.  Parents take turns incubating a single egg, and sometimes forage for food in very distant places.  Jessica Ferracane is the Public Affairs Officer for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

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  As the lava flow from Kīlauea Volcano’s Pu’u ‘O’o Vent continues to advance towards Ka’ohe Homestead and Pāhoa Village, Hawai'i County Civil Defense is addressing some basic infrastructure needs.  From Hawai'i Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken has an update.

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hvo.wr.usgs.gov

  The lava flow from Kīlauea Volcano’s Pu’u ‘O’o Vent continues to slowly advance this today.  But officials with Hawaii County Civil Defense say it is not an immediate threat to property. They are keeping a close watch on the lava along with local geologists. HPR's Sherry Bracken has the latest from Hawaii Island.

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hvo.wr.usgs.gov

Kīlauea Volcano's newest lava flow is on the move. It started at the end of June, but it's advanced fairly rapidly over the past week. Scientists say there's no danger to homes or property right now, but they're watching it with concern. HPR's Sherry Bracken has more from the Big Island.

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  The Puna District of Hawaii Island remains the main focus of recovery efforts following Tropical storm Iselle.  But heavy rains and wind also did some damage in Ka'u,  including Volcano.  HPR's Sherry Bracken has an update from the Big Island.

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  Although Kilauea is the most active volcano on Hawai'i Island right now, Mauna Loa is also still an active volcano. In  the last year, it has begun showing some changes that could indicate future activity.  Hawaii Island HPR's Sherry Bracken has more.

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Wikipedia Commons

  

  Activity at Kīlauea Volcano on the Island of Hawai'i is shifting this year, as it does each year. It's been erupting continuously since 1983, but there are always changes, sometimes dramatic, and sometimes more subtle.  On Hawaii Island,  HPR's Sherry Bracken talked with scientists at Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to get an update.

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USGS

  The Big Island is home to the state's most active volcanoes.  Today marks a significant anniversary for the island's biggest volcano and the world's most active volcano.  HPR's Sherry Bracken has an update.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Last October was a tough time for visitors and locals who enjoy Hawaii’s national parks. They were closed during the 16-day government shutdown. A new report by the National Park Service estimates a nationwide loss of $414 million and 8 million fewer visitors. HPR’s Molly Solomon takes a look at how those numbers were felt locally.