Hawaii volcano: State activates National Guard as lava from Mauna Loa slowly inches closer to critical highway

CNN — Officials in Hawaii have activated the state National Guard to help respond to the eruption of Mauna Loa, whose lava has been oozing steadily toward a critical highway for days. The lava fountains that erupted from the volcano over the past week pose no threat to communities or property, officials said. Still, the … Read more

Hawaii volcano: Lava flow from Mauna Loa is slowing. But that’s not the only possible hazard from Big Island’s dual volcano eruptions

CNN — First, the good news: Lava escaping from Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano is slowing, expanding, and not posing an immediate threat to people on the ground. Now the bad news: Possible health risks remain as two volcanoes continue to erupt on the Big Island of Hawaii, sending acid gases into the air. The world’s … Read more

Hawaii volcano: Mauna Loa’s eruption creates rare dual-eruption event with nearby volcano that’s been erupting since 2021

CNN — As the sun rose over Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Monday, the sky was ablaze with the glow of two erupting volcanoes. The world’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa, erupted for the first time in nearly 40 years on Sunday evening, joining its neighboring volcano, Kilauea, which has been erupting for more than … Read more

Tornadoes: Severe storms expected in the South putting more than 40 million under threat

CNN — Severe storms are expected to offer the potential for a monstrous trio of tornadoes, damaging winds and hail to millions of people in parts of the Southeast and the Mississippi Valley starting Tuesday afternoon, forecasters warn . According to the Storm Prediction Center, more than 40 million people from southeast Texas east to … Read more

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano is erupting, prompting an ashfall advisory for the Big Island

CNN — The world’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa, is erupting for the first time in nearly 40 years, triggering an ashfall advisory Monday for the Big Island of Hawaii and surrounding waters until 10 a.m. HT (3 p.m. ET). Eruption in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park does not threaten downhill communities or flights to Hawaii … Read more

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Volcano Is Erupting for the First Time Since 1984

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano, the largest active volcano on Earth, has begun erupting for the first time since 1984, according to the US Geological Survey. The volcano has been spouting lava and ash since about 11:30 p.m. local time Sunday, according to the USGS Volcanic Activity Service. Residents of the Big Island have long feared … Read more

‘A significant severe-weather event will be likely’ this week, meteorologists say

CNN — A robust new storm system moving into the Pacific Northwest on Sunday is expected to bring severe storms to the south this week. The Storm Prediction Center issued an early forecast warning, calling for “a significant severe weather event” in parts of the lower Mississippi Valley on Tuesday. “This storm system will have … Read more

Avijit Roy: Killers of US blogger escape from Bangladesh court on motorbikes

Two Islamist activists sentenced to death for the murder of an American blogger critical of religious extremism escaped Sunday from a crowded court in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-born engineer, was hacked to death by machete-wielding assailants in February 2015 as he was returning home with his wife from a book fair in Dhaka. … Read more

Western US cities to remove decorative grass amid drought

SALT LAKE CITY — A group of 30 agencies that supply water to homes and businesses in the western United States have pledged to pull lots of decorative grass to help keep water in the overused Colorado River. The agreement signed Tuesday by water agencies in Southern California, Phoenix and Salt Lake City and elsewhere … Read more

Hurricane Nicole: Beachfront homes in small Florida community washed away

CNN — Trip Valigorsky’s beachfront home in a tight-knit community in Volusia County, Florida, belonged to his family for nearly 15 years before it was swept away this week as dangerous storm surge and powerful winds caused by Hurricane Nicole swept through Florida. “That house was my grandmother’s favorite place,” Valigorsky told CNN. “Some of … Read more