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Hawaii’s only geothermal power plant is still on track to resume operations before the end of the year. Puna Geothermal Venture has been shuttered since the 2018 Kilauea volcanic eruption.


Survivors of the Kilauea eruption have said they want to return to their homes despite incomplete restoration work in the area.

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Over the past several months, the destructive eruption of Kilauea claimed some 700 structures and displaced entire communities. The lava activity has also opened the doors to research never before collected with the help of drones and undersea robotics.

USGS Volcanologist  Wes Thelen explains what is behind the pause in the lava eruption and what may come next.


Economic Impacts of the Volcano; Fast Moving Lava Appears; Agriculture Theft on Hawaii Island; Hawaii Youth Symphony Seeks New Direction

The Conversation: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Oct 31, 2017
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Opioids in Hawaii; Repatriating Hawaiian Bones; Aloha From Lavaland

UH Researcher Uses Data To Map Puna Lava Flow

Jan 7, 2015

Lava flowing from Kīlauea’s Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Vent has left the lower Puna community in a state of limbo. The slow moving disaster has prompted one researcher to look at how residents are coping with the flow. HPR’s Molly Solomon spoke with him and has this report.