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Hawaii County issues evacuation order for volcanic activity

The US Geological Survey has corrected the magnitude of the worst earthquake from previously reported 4.6 to 5. It hit on Thursday at 10:30 local time. Within half an hour, two more quakes came in at 2.5 and 2.7. There have been a total of six smaller earthquakes since the largest, the agency said. District spokeswoman Janet Snyder said the …

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Hawaii will likely ban certain sunscreens to protect coral reefs from oxybenzone and octinoxate – quartz

Oxybenzone is the main active ingredient in most sun creams. But the same mechanism that filters out UV light and prevents sunburn in humans makes it deadly to baby corals. Basically, the sunscreen ingredient pushes coral reefs off the edge where they already sway. Now Hawaii, which welcomes some 9 million sun-kissed tourists a year, may become the first US …

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Southwest Eyes Hawaii flights to Oakland and San Jose

Southwest Airlines plans to connect flights connecting Hawaii to several California cities, including San Jose and Oakland, the carrier said Thursday. Pending statutory approvals from the Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest said Thursday that it would connect Hawaii to Oakland Metroplitan Airport, Mineta San Jose International Airport, Sacramento International Airport and San Diego International Airport. "The way we plan to serve …

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Hawaii will ban parasols to protect coral reefs

FILE – In this March 13, 2017, file photo, people relax on the beach in Waikiki in Honolulu. Many manufacturers of sun creams may soon be forced to change their formulations or be banned in Hawaii selling lotions. Hawaii lawmakers passed a measure Tuesday to ban the local sale of oxybenzone and octinoxate-containing sunscreen to protect coral reefs by 2021. …

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Hawaii approves Bill Banning Sunscreen believed to kill coral reefs: the two-way: NPR Much of the inner reef in Oahu's Hanauma Bay is dead after decades of tourism. The state could sign a bill banning over-the-counter sunscreens believed to harm corals.

Caleb Jones / AP Hide Caption toggle caption Caleb Jones / AP Much of the Inner Reef in Oahu's Hanauma Bay is dead after decades of tourism. The state could sign a bill banning over-the-counter sunscreens believed to harm corals. Caleb Jones / AP Lawmakers from Hawaii passed a bill on Tuesday banning the sale of over-the-counter sunscreen chemicals that …

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Hawaii service wants to be four destinations.

Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Southwest Airlines wants to fly to four airports in Hawaii once the carrier launches its much-anticipated service to the state. [19659007ThefourHawaiidestinationswillbeHonolulu(islandofOahu)Kahului(Maui)Lihue(Kauai)andKona(Hawaii's"BigIsland") Southwest did not reveal any dates or routes, but its plan for Hawaii has been highly anticipated ever since 2017. "While we do not have any detailed footprints or top priorities …

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Man attacked by bear in Colorado bitten by shark in Hawaii «CBS Denver

(Credit: Dylan McWilliams) POIPU, Hawaii (CBS4) – A man who was attacked by a bear in Colorado less than a year ago was bitten by a shark this week [19659004] Hawaii News Now reports that Dylan McWilliams swam off Kauai's south coast Thursday as he felt something bite on his leg. "I looked around and saw a drop of blood," …

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Think of toxic sunscreens killing Hawaii Island's coral reef

A law was passed in April to ban the sale and use of sunscreen containing chemicals such as oxybenzone and octinoate in the Hawaiian Islands, and the bill was kept for a decision on April 27. The bill was passed to protect the precious coral reef in the isolated island region, as the oxybenzone and octinoxate have completely contaminated the …

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