Alaska and Hawaii

"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."

Source: AP, 10/28/2014

"In Alaska, a Battle to Keep Trees, or an Industry, Standing"

"The Tongass National Forest, a panoply of snow-dusted peaks and braided rivers, slender fjords and more than 5,000 islands draped over a stretch of Pacific coastline, is widely viewed as one of America’s great natural treasures. Under pressure from environmentalists, the Obama administration pledged four years ago to phase out logging of virgin woodlands here."

Source: NY Times, 09/29/2014


Subscribe to RSS - Alaska and Hawaii