April 18, 2013 |
Academic researchers and federal scientists have for the first time come up with direct evidence of feral cats killing endangered Hawaiian petrels. The study, by scientists from the University of Hawaii, the National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey, confirms what has been widely suspected, that wild cats are playing an important role in the population decline of the rare birds. The study involved monitoring of 14 Hawaiian petrel burrows with digital infrared video cameras in 2007 and 2008 on the island of Hawaii.
April 11, 2013 |
A California teenager is lucky to be alive, officials say, after falling 25 feet down a scorchingly hot crack in the Earth's surface at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii . Rescuers were summoned shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday to a steam vent between the Kilauea Visitor Center and the Volcano House hotel , not far from the park's main entrance. The 15-year-old boy from San Rafael, who was not identified, fell into the crack while trying to leap over the protective railing that's intended to keep visitors away from the hole.
August 19, 2007 |
A major lava bench along the coastline of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park collapsed into the ocean this week, possibly shaken loose by several earthquakes, volcanologists said. The East Laeapuki delta, an unsteady feature built by lava from the Kilauea volcano flowing into the ocean, has disappeared, said Jim Kauahikaua, scientist-in-charge at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Nearly 44 acres of the bench vanished, perhaps because of a 5.
December 5, 1993
Hawaii--Tim and Pam Strawn, Los Angeles: "Carson's Volcano Cottage, P.O. Box 503, Volcano, 96785. (800) 845-5282. Two miles from Kilauea/Hawaii Volcanoes National Park." Rates: $65 to $95. New Mexico--John Brodhead, La Canada: "The Desert Rose Restaurant, 4515 Corrales Road, Corrales, 87048; (505) 898-2269. Outstanding food and service and the world's best homemade salsa." $32 for two.
December 12, 2012 |
WHERE AM I? Well lighted and high up This man is changing a lightbulb in one of the country's best-loved national parks. (Bring on the ranger jokes.) This fancy lamp hangs in a signature park hotel, well above sea level, somewhere west of the Mississippi and east of the Ginza (in Tokyo). But which hotel is it, in which park? (Hints: The park was founded in 1890. The hotel opened in 1927 and was used as a Navy hospital during World War II.) Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park, Calif.