HONOLULU — Hawaii residents started to relax Sunday after days of keeping a cautious eye on Hurricane Ana, which was downgraded by late afternoon into a tropical storm.
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HONOLULU — Hurricane Ana was on course Saturday to miss Hawaii by more than a hundred miles while generating strong winds and heavy rains that prompted flash flood warnings and lured surfers with high waves.
One live adult coconut rhinoceros beetle has been found near the Diamond Head Lookout on Oahu’s south shore, where crews were checking survey traps. This is the first time that a coconut rhinoceros beetle has been found east of the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam 6-mile zone where the coconut rhinoceros beetle were initially found in December 2013, according to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.
This week, researchers from University of Hawaii, Norway, and the UK have shown with innovative experiments that a rise in jellyfish blooms near the ocean’s surface may lead to jellyfish falls that are rapidly consumed by voracious deep-sea scavengers.
Maritime archaeologists working with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service discovered the remains of a sunken World War II era P-40K Warhawk fighter aircraft while doing research in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument aboard NOAA ship Hiialakai in August. The wreckage was found in about 25 feet of water off the southeast side of the barrier reef within the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial.
LIHUE — Kauai residents are being asked to dim lights at night to keep threatened and endangered Hawaiian seabirds from getting confused as they fly from the mountains to the sea.
HONOLULU — A fireworks company wants to gradually explode seized fireworks that remain stored in the Waikele bunker where an explosion and fire killed five workers in 2011.
HONOLULU — A federal magistrate judge is recommending that a former soldier suing Burger King for swallowing needles in a sandwich pay attorneys’ fees and costs to the defendants for not showing up at a settlement conference.
LIHUE — Kauai County and the state Department of Agriculture are jointly funding a joint fact finding mission to examine the possible health and environmental effects of pesticides used in the cultivation of genetically modified organisms.
LIHUE — A Kauai man was sentenced to two prison terms totaling 15 years for six separate cases of vandalism.
HONOLULU — Hawaii Public Radio has completed its fall fund drive by exceeding a $1.03 million goal.
PISMO BEACH, Calif. — A Central California beach outing has turned into a mystery after a bottle turned up with an invitation to a party in Hawaii — four years ago.
The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife has cancelled scheduled weekend hunts on the Big Island ahead of Tropical Storm Ana.
HONOLULU — Residents on Hawaii’s southernmost island already dealt with one tropical storm this year and are coping with the threat of slowly encroaching lava. Now, meteorologists say a potential hurricane is heading toward them and the rest of the island chain.
The U.S. Coast Guard is advising Hawaii residents to prepare for the onset of heavy weather expected to generate extreme sea conditions, storm surge and high surf throughout the main Hawaiian Islands prior to the arrival of Tropical Storm Ana.