Escaping the Lava or Staying Till the End

Pahoa residents in the Puna District of Hawaii’s Big Island react to the lava flow on their town’s doorstep. Several long time residents shared their hopes, fears, prayers and memories of Pahoa town. Old timers also recounted the former beauty of Kapoho and Kalapana which were previously destroyed by lava flows, while praying that Pahoa town will be spared. With the lava flow slowing for now, hopes may be reviving for some while others are already moving away. Arial footage […]

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Crisis Response Intl. on front lines in Northern Iraq

Crisis Response International has been helping the Syrian Refuges, and Kurdistan forces in Northern Iraq. Here is an inside look at the front lines and what CRI is doing to help. If you want to get involved you can go to http://criout.com/.

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Lava Threatens Hawaiian Town of Pahoa

Pahoa in South East Hawaii is an eclectic mix of styles, cultures and ways of life. But life as they know it could soon change forever. Since June 27th, lava that once flowed south east from the volcanic vent, Pu’u O’o, has shifted north through forests toward Pahoa. Wildfire spreads out in the fields and forests west of Pahoa. The black and reddish flow creeps across the jungle terrain and at times in underground lava tubes beneath the tropical canopy. […]

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1 hour of the Pahoa/Puna, Hawaii lava flow in 10 seconds

The glow of the lava flow that began June 27th advances towards Pahoa town in the Puna district of Hawaii’s Big Island. Filmed Sept 19th 2014 from a ridge looking over Kaohe Homesteads, Kurtistown and Pahoa (off screen to the right). Notice the red dot to the left? This is where the leading edge of the flow was on Sept 13th.

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Hawaiians Prepare for Back to Back Hurricanes

For 22 years no hurricane has crossed the Hawaiian Island chain. Today, hurricane Iselle arrives, the first of two storms expected to hit Hawaii this week. Anticipating the storms, local residents are boarding up storefronts and shopping for last-minute supplies.

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Rivers Of Lava Escape New Vent In Hawaii

New fissures in the Pu’u o’o vent have spawned several outbreaks of lava flows since June 27, 2014. Paradise Helicopters flew filmmaker, Michael Lienau, visitors from Australia and GNI reporter, Jeff Rogers, to the new vent. The USGS says that though these are “vigorous” flows, no homes in Puna or Hilo are endangered.

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