Civil Beat Topics

Big island

Lava-Sparked Wildfire Threatens Hawaii Forest With Endangered Species

Lava-Sparked Wildfire Threatens Hawaii Forest With Endangered Species

More California firefighters arrive to help battle nine-day-old blaze.

Tsunami Damage Closes Hawaii Resort Indefinitely

Kona Village Resort on the Big Island lays off 200 employees.

PHOTOS: Tsunami Leaves Hawaii Home On The Reef

The tsunami generated by the Japan earthquake left one Big Island home and its contents underwater.
Planning for Disaster on Big Island of Hawaii

Planning for Disaster on Big Island of Hawaii

Oceanfront building rules protect us from nature — and ourselves.
Japan-Level Tsunami Damage Unlikely in Hawaii

Japan-Level Tsunami Damage Unlikely in Hawaii

Evacuation maps show state's worst-case scenario, experts say.
Big Island a Victim of Tsunami ‘Bad Luck’

Big Island a Victim of Tsunami ‘Bad Luck’

Hawaii Island's geography put Kona coast directly in waves' path.
VIDEO: Hot Lava! Volcano Erupts At Hawaii’s Kilauea

VIDEO: Hot Lava! Volcano Erupts At Hawaii’s Kilauea

Updated 11:00 a.m. Video footage shows an eruption at Kileaua Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.
Lava Lake Rises on Hawaii’s Kilauea

Lava Lake Rises on Hawaii’s Kilauea

Scientists are tracking a lake of lava on Hawaii's most active volcano on the Big Island.
Hawaii Donkeys Escape Castration…For Now

Hawaii Donkeys Escape Castration…For Now

Local vets and the Human Society had planned mass sterilization of a herd of more than 400 wild donkeys on the Big Island.
Kokubun Back in Senate, Pitching for Opposing Team

Kokubun Back in Senate, Pitching for Opposing Team

Senator-turned-Cabinet-member lays out initiatives for Agriculture Department.

Hawaii’s Volcanoes Could be World’s Shallowest

New findings could help scientists more accurately predict when eruptions are going to occur.
Coffee Quarantine A Go, Chemicals Optional

Coffee Quarantine A Go, Chemicals Optional

State board approves rules for contain coffee berry borer after adding provisions for organic farmers.