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Cory Lum

IMAGES OF 2018: A Year Of Alarms, Elections, Lava And A Notable Passing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

IMAGES OF 2018: A Year Of Alarms, Elections, Lava And A Notable Passing

The mother of all false alerts preceded very real disasters that flooded Kauai with rainwater and the Big Island with lava. Then came the threat of Hurricane Lane.

SLIDESHOW: 160,000 Pounds Of Marine Trash From Papahanaumokuakea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: 160,000 Pounds Of Marine Trash From Papahanaumokuakea

NOAA displayed tons of plastic and other debris collected in the remote Northwest Hawaii Islands, where the trash threatens wildlife and coral.

Slideshow: Dedication Of A King

Slideshow: Dedication Of A King

On the 175th anniversary of the end of British control of the Hawaiian Kingdom, a sculpture of Kamehameha III is dedicated at Thomas Square.

SLIDESHOW: Life in the The Big Island’s Lava Zone Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: Life in the The Big Island’s Lava Zone

Civil Beat photographer Cory Lum spent a day in the heart of the Kilauea eruption zone where at least 26 homes were destroyed.

Slideshow: The Long Goodbyes As Legislature Adjourns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Slideshow: The Long Goodbyes As Legislature Adjourns

When the gavel fell on the 2018 session, it marked the end of the line for several lawmakers in their current posts.

Slideshow: Rusting Road Show In Paradise Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Slideshow: Rusting Road Show In Paradise

Motorists enjoying ocean and mountain scenes frequently happen upon another common feature in the islands: junked-out cars.

Slideshow: Legislature’s Opening Day Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Slideshow: Legislature’s Opening Day

As lawmakers celebrated a new session in the Senate and House chambers, Hawaiian demonstrators could be heard in the rotunda.
VIDEO: Coral Spawning Cory Lum/Civil Beat

VIDEO: Coral Spawning

Corals spawn tiny bundles of eggs and sperm on moonless summer nights. Scientists work using red head lamps.

SLIDESHOW: Hawaii’s Coral Research Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: Hawaii’s Coral Research

Scientists are racing against time in their effort to assist the evolution of corals so they are more resilient to climate change and pinpoint what is harming reefs in Hawaii and worldwide.