Alaska and Hawaii

"Shell Lawsuit Against Environmental Groups Ruled Unconstitutional"

"Two years ago, in a preemptive move, Shell sued a host of environmental and advocacy groups to prevent them from suing Shell over its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. On Wednesday, a federal appeals court called Shell's legal strategy 'novel' and ruled it unconstitutional."

11/14/2014

"Hawaii Town Prepares For Evacuations As Lava Nears"

"HONOLULU — Hawaii officials will make arrangements for those living in the path of a lava flow to watch the destruction of their homes.

That accommodation is being made to 'provide for a means of closure,' Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said Monday. 'You can only imagine the frustration as well as ... despair they're going through.'

Dozens of residents have been told they might have to evacuate as lava from Kilauea heads toward their homes."

10/28/2014

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