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Hawaii Volcano Eruptions

Big Island: FEMA Wants Its Money Back For Aid To Volcano Victims Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Big Island: FEMA Wants Its Money Back For Aid To Volcano Victims

FEMA says the agency is required to review disaster assistance payments to ensure the money doesn’t duplicate other assistance, wasn’t inappropriately spent or was provided in error.

Big Island: Beach Created By Volcanic Eruption Was Born Polluted Department of Land and Natural Resources

Big Island: Beach Created By Volcanic Eruption Was Born Polluted

You might think a brand new black sand beach would be pristine. But microplastics have already been detected at Pohoiki in Lower Puna.

Big Island: How To Keep Tourists Coming After The Eruption Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: How To Keep Tourists Coming After The Eruption

Millions of dollars are being spent to promote non-volcanic attractions, but some of them aren’t equipped to handle more visitors.

Big Island: Lava Evacuees Are Moving Home Despite County’s Slow Pace Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Lava Evacuees Are Moving Home Despite County’s Slow Pace

Puna Geothermal Venture has helped out by opening a road for some residents to use.

Big Island: Specialty License Plates A Big Moneymaker For Damaged Park Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Big Island: Specialty License Plates A Big Moneymaker For Damaged Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and, to a lesser extent, Haleakala National Park, are benefitting from the state-authorized program.

Legislature Approves $60M In Volcano Disaster Relief Contributed by: Kent Andersen

Legislature Approves $60M In Volcano Disaster Relief

It includes $20 million in grants and $40 million in loans that the federal money is expected to cover.

Big Island: New Steam Cracks Plague Residents In Eruption Zone Alan McNarie/Civil Beat

Big Island: New Steam Cracks Plague Residents In Eruption Zone

The superheated steam is killing trees and forcing some residents from their homes, although there’s “no sign of magma.”

Big Island: County’s New Pitch To State Seeks $150M For Lava Damage Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Big Island: County’s New Pitch To State Seeks $150M For Lava Damage

Mayor Harry Kim prepares to ask for far less than he initially sought. He blames the discrepancy on “a lot of miscommunication on my part.”

Big Island: Puna Park Cut Off By Lava Reopens, Attracting Hundreds Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Puna Park Cut Off By Lava Reopens, Attracting Hundreds

“They needed something to feel good about,” said Mayor Harry Kim of the locals who showed up in Pohoiki on Thursday.

Big Island: This Showcase Rec Center Was Another Victim Of Eruptions Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: This Showcase Rec Center Was Another Victim Of Eruptions

Park facilities require longterm repairs after they housed Kilauea lava evacuees for more than four months.

Big Island: You Need To Be Tough To Explore These New Volcanic Beaches Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: You Need To Be Tough To Explore These New Volcanic Beaches

Kilauea volcano created a dramatic new landscape including black-sand beaches. But “it’s a rough walk” to get there.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Reopens Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Reopens

Normally the state’s most-visited tourist attraction, the park has been closed for 135 days due to the Kilauea eruption.

Hawaii Volcano Eruptions