PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – A stream of lava threatened to block a key Hawaii highway on Saturday that serves as an escape route for coastal residents, while the first known serious injury was reported from fresh explosive eruptions from the Kilauea volcano. Lava erupts on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – New, fast-moving lava poured from the flank of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Saturday, destroying four more homes on the Big Island after a second explosive eruption shot a nearly two-mile-high (10,000 foot) ash plume from the crater. Lava erupts on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Two weeks after fountains of lava and poisonous gas from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano forced hundreds of people to flee their homes in the middle of the night, things were only getting worse for residents on Friday following one of its largest eruptions and worst sulfur emissions. A soldier of the Hawaii
BERLIN (Reuters) – German cities are entitled to ban older diesel vehicles from streets with immediate effect to bring air pollution levels in line with European Union rules, Germany’s top administrative court confirmed on Friday. Traffic signs which ban diesel cars are installed by workers at the Max-Brauer Allee in downtown Hamburg, Germany May 16,
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s monsoon rains are expected to arrive on the southern Kerala coast on May 29, India’s weather office said in a statement on Friday. The monsoon, the lifeblood of the country’s $2 trillion economy, delivers nearly 70 percent of rains that India needs to water farms and recharge reservoirs and aquifers.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. federal agency tasked with restoring electricity to Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean last year, is leaving the island though thousands still have no power heading into the next hurricane season starting next month. Only a last-minute request from the governor of the island, bemoaning the “fragile
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano spewed ash nearly six miles (30,000 feet/9 km) into the air on Thursday and scientists warned this could be the first of a string of explosive eruptions in the crater. “This has relieved pressure temporarily,” U.S. Geological Survey geologist Michelle Coombs told a news conference in Hilo. “We
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – An EU court upheld on Thursday a partial ban on three insecticides known as neonicotinoids, saying that the European Commission had been right in 2013 to restrict their use to protect bees. Bees are seen on the frame of a beehive in Denee, Belgium, May 15, 2018. Picture taken May 15, 2018.
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – “Ballistic blocks” the size of microwave ovens shot from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Wednesday in what may be the start of explosive eruptions that could spew huge ash plumes and hurl smaller rocks for miles (km), the U.S. Geological Survey said. People watch as ash erupts from the Halemaumau crater near
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s government on Wednesday suffered its 15th defeat on legislation that will end Britain’s membership of the European Union when parliament’s upper chamber voted in favour of adding environmental safeguards to the bill. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May attends the unveiling of the statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett on
BERLIN (Reuters) – It is not in Germany’s interests to weaken its scandal-hit car industry so much that it is no longer able to invest in future technologies, Chancellor Angela Merkel told lawmakers on Wednesday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during the 2018 budget debate at the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany,
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Rockfalls and explosions at the summit of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano shot ash into the air on Tuesday as residents for the first time in the 12-day eruption got text messages from county officials warning them the ash could cause eye and breathing irritation. Pauline McLaren, 77, of Kapoho, walks one of
OSLO (Reuters) – An architect of the Paris climate agreement urged governments on Tuesday to halt oil exploration in the Arctic, saying drilling was not economical and warming threatened the environmentally fragile region. FILE PHOTO: Former United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres speaks to the media after Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solis nominated her
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Lava flowing from giant rips in the earth on the flank of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano threatened highways on Monday, raising the possibility that officials will order thousands more residents to evacuate before access routes are cut off. Since May 3 when Kilauea began erupting, 19 lava-spewing fissures have opened about 25
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Residents near Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano faced warnings on Monday that more lava-spewing fissures could open near their homes and that the volcano’s summit may be getting ready for an explosion that could scatter ash and debris for miles. Volcanic gases rise from the ground in the Leilani Estates subdivision during ongoing