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After Lava Burned Their Home, Guess Where This Hawaii Family Is Rebuilding

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 11.12.2014 | HuffPost Home

HONOLULU (AP) — The family who lost their rented home to a lava flow in Hawaii is building a new one on land that was covered by lava years ago. Ma...

Lava Claims First Home In Hawaii Town

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) -- A stream of lava set a home on fire Monday in a rural Hawaii town that has been watching the slow-moving flow approach for months. ...

Obama Declares Hawaiian Lava Flow To Be A Major Disaster

Reuters | Posted 01.03.2015 | Green

(Adds details on flow location) Nov 3 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday declared a slow-moving lava flow from the Pu'u...

National Guard Called In As Lava Flows Through Hawaii Town

AP | AUDREY McAVOY and JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threate...

How Hawaii Residents Are Staying Positive Even As Lava Threatens Their Homes

AP | AUDREY McAVOY and JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 12.29.2014 | HuffPost Home

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Rain fell Wednesday on a red-hot river of lava as it threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into a rural Hawa...

Lava Is Currently Flowing Through A Hawaii Town. Here's What You Need To Know (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | James Cave and Landess Kearns | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green

What happens when hot liquid earth rolls through a residential area? The rural town of Pahoa, on Hawaii's Big Island, is about to find out. Here'...

Hawaii Town Prepares For Evacuations As Lava Nears

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 12.26.2014 | Green

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

Lava From Hawaii Volcano Picks Up Speed As It Nears Town

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 10.27.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) - A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts thi...

How Do You Measure The Speed Of Lava? Very Carefully

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) -- Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping un...

Lava Flow On Hawaii's Big Island Inches Closer To Homes

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) -- Scientists are monitoring lava flowing from a Hawaii volcano eruption that could threaten homes. The June 27 lava flow, named for ...

WATCH: Hawaii Volcano Spews Lava... And It Is Awesome

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

It's not news that there is almost always lava flowing on the Big Island of Hawaii, but it is news when video captures that lava sputtering, spatterin...

New Study Sheds Light On Hawaii's Volcanic Past And Lava-Filled Future

Posted 10.08.2013 | Science

Everyone knows that the Hawaiian islands were formed by volcanic eruptions. But apparently the type of eruptions are not what was previously thought. ...

Traveling With Kids: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Michele Bigley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Michele Bigley

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park rocked my kids' world. Heck, it rocked my world. Where else on the planet can you see prehistoric landscapes, land boiling to life, LAVA!, and such stark lessons of the geology of the earth?

WATCH: Close-Up Video Of Lava Flow Is Totally Trippy

Posted 09.13.2013 | Green

It's slow to start -- just like lava which typically moves at less than a one mile an hour pace -- but thirty seconds into this awesome, up-close-and-...