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Hawaii Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Construction Of Giant Telescope

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

HONOLULU -- Construction of Hawaii's $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope has been delayed yet again. The Hawaii Supreme Court issued an order Tue...

Inside the National Parks, Size Matters!

Kevin Richberg | Posted 11.18.2015 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Whether they be super small, or ridiculously tall, there's a force that drives our travel compass towards the superlative. Being peppered with some of the most incredible mountains in the world, this continent boasts an almost unparalleled collection of sceneries framed by peaks.

Hawaii's Attempt To Control Telescope Protesters Is Invalid: Court

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

In an attempt to curb protests against construction of one of the world's largest telescopes, the state of Hawaii adopted emergency rules&nb...

Stone Altar Destroyed By Unsuspecting Worker At Hawaii's Sacred Mauna Kea Mountain

The Associated Press | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.16.2015 | Religion

HONOLULU (AP) — People protesting the construction of a giant telescope on a Hawaiian mountain they hold sacred are decrying the destructio...

8 Arrested While Praying At Site Of Controversial Telescope In Hawaii

Associated Press | Landess Kearns | Posted 09.09.2015 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — Eight people were detained early Wednesday in the latest round of arrests in an ongoing battle over construction of a giant...

You Know You're on the Big Island When....

Anneli Rufus | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

Admit it. Sometimes you're all: These giant spider lilies, these feral pigs and this supermarket aisle stocked entirely with cans of Spam have me mystified. Where am I?

Hawaii Just Got Hit By A July Snow Storm (Seriously)

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 07.20.2015 | Weird News

July snowstorms are weird enough. July snowstorms in Hawaii boggle the mind.  But that's what happened at the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii'...

Between Threats And Harassment, A Handful Of Hawaii's Giant Telescope Protesters Cross The Line

AP | Chloe Fox | Posted 07.20.2015 | Science

HONOLULU (AP) - The state land board on Friday will consider an emergency rule restricting access to a mountain considered sacred by many Native Hawai...

Unique Trial Alternative Considered For Hawaii Telescope Protesters

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 07.07.2015 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) -- Instead of a trial, most of the people arrested in April for blocking construction of a giant mountaintop telescope will likely parti...

Will Hawaii Become Third-World?

Richard Ha | Posted 07.06.2015 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

The purpose of the Big Island Community Coalition is to work towards reduced electrical energy costs on the Island of Hawaii - where we pay up to four times the national average for our power.

MAUNA KEA NOW: A First Time Radio Interview with Four Born-Hawaiian Educators Who Speak Out About Mauna Kea

Catherine Bauknight | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Catherine Bauknight

The pre-recorded interviews with Joshua Lanakila Mangauil, Michael Lee, Mikilani Young, and Dr. Paul Coleman will be aired on the live radio show this Saturday from Pasadena, CA.

Mountain Shadows Are Nature's Coolest Optical Illusion

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green

Call it a view of moonrise kingdom. The astronomers who run NASA's beautiful Astronomy Photo Of The Day blog posted a haunting image this week of t...

HULA MOON, Vol. VIII: The Universal Perspective Upon the Altar of Mauna Kea; Hawai'i Homeless Dinner Theater

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.22.2015 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

Mauna Kea is indeed sacred and a monument to the spiritual reverence and belief system of a people. These values and ideals are clearly alive. This conscience can be found in most cultures and world religions. The integrity of Mauna Kea is universal.

It's Not Just About a Telescope

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Hawaii
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

The movement to protect and preserve the summit of Mauna Kea, one of the most sacred sites in the Hawaiian Islands, has grown from a small group of local activists to a much larger and diverse coalition around the globe.

Near Mauna Kea, Residents Worry About Jobs | Civil Beat | Posted 04.15.2015 | Hawaii

Kathy DeMello, 59, remembers when the first telescope was built on Mauna Kea. It was 1968, and her father was one of the construction workers. “I...

Is Putting a Telescope on Mauna Kea Short-Sighted?

Jacob Devaney | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

Natives ask, "Why Threaten the Ground We Stand on to Reach for the Stars?" In late March, Kanaka Maoli warriors representing several islands in the Ha...

Everything You Need To Know About The Viral Protests Against A Hawaii Telescope

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Hawaii's Big Island is slated to be one of the world's largest, most powerful telescopes. But the $1.4-billion pro...

Telescope Protesters Prepare For Another Police Showdown | Posted 04.11.2015 | Hawaii

Just after dawn broke Friday, a woman danced to a mele celebrating Mauna Kea more than 9,000 feet up. Dozens of people watched in silence, some wiping...

Amid Protests, Hawaii Governor Says Giant Telescope Construction Is Paused

AP | CALEB JONES | Posted 06.07.2015 | Science

HONOLULU (AP) — After more than a week of demonstrations and dozens of arrests, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Tuesday that the company building one of ...

It's Even Snowing In Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.15.2015 | Travel

And you thought your snow day was bad. Hawaii's Mauna Kea awoke to a hefty blanket of white Thursday morning, after forecasters predicted 10 to 15 ...

7 Jaw-Dropping Hawaii Spots Where Time Stands Still

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 01.21.2015 | Travel

Ever wonder what's behind that famous "aloha spirit?" Why are people in Hawaii so darn healthy and happy all the time? The local culture is a big ...

Massive New Telescope Gets Off To A Rough Start In Hawaii

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 12.08.2014 | Science

HONOLULU (AP) — A groundbreaking and Hawaiian blessing ceremony came to an abrupt end before it could really get underway Tuesday because of protest...

Awe-Inducing Time Lapse Of Hawaii's Volcanoes Will Fill You With Wonder

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green

We all know nothing is certain but death and taxes. There's another fact, however, that will likely remain true for generations to come. You can't ...

I'm With Stupid: Popping Tiny Bubbles of Volcanic Ignorance

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Todd Hartley

I grew up in the East, so everything I know about Hawaii I learned from TV. Think Magnum, P.I.; Hawaii Five-0; The Brady Bunch: that kind of stuff.

Why You Need To See 6 More Photos Of The 'Blood Moon' (PHOTOS)

Clarke Reilly | Posted 04.16.2014 | Science

We know, we know: You've already seen several images of last night’s total lunar eclipse. But you haven't seen it like this yet. Due to its l...