Hurricane Lane a Rarity for Hawaii—and a Menace
A unique twist in meteorology reminds residents of the last big hurricane to hit the island, 1992’s Iniki.
Kilauea Eruption Flooded Hawaii’s First Geothermal Plant
It was supposed to be the state’s newest source of sustainable energy. Then Kilauea exploded.
What Made Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano Eruption So Deadly
You can run away from lava, but pyroclastic density currents—composed of toxic chemicals, 1,000 degree Celsius gases, rocks, and ash—are the volcanic version of an avalanche.
FIRE AND FURY
Can Lessons from Vesuvius Help Hawaii?
The recent discovery of a skeleton crushed under an enormous stone in Pompeii shows that not even technology can save people who are too close to deadly volcanoes.
Hawaii Volcano’s Glass Rain Is Actually Called ‘Pele’s Hair’
The phenomenon transforms lava into thin shards of glass.
The Surprising Tourism Bump From Hawaii’s Spewing Volcano
‘If people are concerned, they shouldn’t be,’ one tourist said. ‘They should come on. Other than a little haze in the air, they wouldn’t know anything was happening.’
Will Mauna Loa Erupt Next?
The short answer is yes—but don’t freak out.