• georgia Nov 11, 2019

    AP Investigation: At Least 1,680 Dams Across US Pose Risk to Thousands

    A more than two-year investigation by The Associated Press has found scores of dams nationwide in even worse condition, and in equally dangerous locations. They loom over homes, businesses, highways or entire communities that could face life-threatening floods if the dams don’t hold. A review of federal data and reports obtained under state open records laws identified 1,688 high-hazard dams...

  • georgia Nov 11, 2019

    AP Probe: Aging US Dams Pose Risk to Thousands

    An Associated Press investigation has found that thousands of people in the U.S. may be at risk from aging dams that are in poor condition. The two-year investigation identified 1,688 ‘high hazard’ dams in 44 states and Puerto Rico.

  • President Nov 7, 2019

    Iconic Pacific Bird Sanctuary Ravaged by Plastic and Death

    Flying into the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Midway Atoll appears out of the vast blue Pacific as a tiny oasis of coral-fringed land with pristine white sand beaches that are teeming with life. But on the ground, there’s a different scene: plastic, pollution and death. With virtually no predators, Midway is a haven for many species of seabirds and is...

  • Associated Press Aug 25, 2019

    Hawaii or Spain? Telescope Experts Say It May Not Matter

    When starlight from billions of years ago zips across the universe and finally comes into focus on Earth, astronomers want their telescopes to be in the best locations possible to see what’s out there. Despite years of legal battles and months of protests by Native Hawaiian opponents, the international coalition that wants to build the world’s largest telescope in Hawaii...

  • Associated Press Jul 19, 2019

    Protests Continue at Hawaii Telescope Site After 33 Arrested

     The governor of Hawaii has issued an emergency proclamation that will allow state officials to remove protestors who oppose the telescope’s construction on sacred Hawaiian grounds.

  • The Associated Press Jul 18, 2019

    Hawaii Expands Power to Block Telescope Protesters

    Thousands of protesters have joined a swelling effort to stop construction of a telescope they have long tried to keep off a mountain considered sacred to some Native Hawaiians, but state officials doubled down Wednesday on their commitment to ensure the project will be completed. After a day of growing crowds and arrests of elderly demonstrators, Hawaii Gov. David Ige...

  • Federal Aviation Administration Jul 12, 2019

    Passengers Violently Ejected From Seats on Turbulent Flight; 37 Hurt

    Dozens of people were violently slammed off the ceiling of a jetliner that encountered unexpected and intense turbulence over the Pacific Ocean Thursday. An Air Canada flight to Australia made an emergency landing in Honolulu after 37 people were injured, nine seriously, during the sudden loss of altitude that sent people flying into the luggage compartments and aisles of the...

  • spokesman Jul 12, 2019

    Passengers Violently Ejected From Seats on Turbulent Flight; 37 Hurt

    Dozens of people were violently slammed off the ceiling of a jetliner that encountered unexpected and intense turbulence over the Pacific Ocean Thursday. An Air Canada flight to Australia made an emergency landing in Honolulu after 37 people were injured, nine seriously, during the sudden loss of altitude that sent people flying into the luggage compartments and aisles of the...

  • New York May 23, 2019

    Annual ‘Dr. Beach' List Names Oahu's Kailua Best in America

    In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you would expect from a beach in the Hawaiian Islands. Those are among the reasons Oahu’s Kailua Beach Park has been selected as the best stretch of sand for an annual list of top U.S. beaches. Stephen Leatherman, a coastal...

  • United States Apr 22, 2019

    Waikiki Flood Concerns Spur Push for Hawaii Shore Protection

    Hawaii’s iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets. Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing frequent flooding within the next 15 to 20 years, state lawmakers are trying to pass legislation that would spend millions for a coastline protection program aimed at defending the city...

  • Mexico Jan 21, 2019

    Researchers Come Face-to-Face With ‘Super-Size' Great White Shark

    Two shark researchers who came face-to-face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii. Ocean Ramsey, a shark researcher and conservationist, told The Associated Press that she encountered the 20-foot (6-meter) shark Tuesday near a dead sperm whale off...

  • voices Jan 7

    Man Helps Clean Cemetery Hoping to Find Loved One

    Equipped with a machete, a man spent countless hours trying to clean up a historic cemetery to connect with a loved one. NBC 6’s Jawan Strader reports.

  • Facebook Oct 26, 2018

    US Pacific Territory Will Need Help to Recover From Typhoon

    Residents of a U.S. territory in the Pacific ravaged by Super Typhoon Yutu are hopeful for help from the federal government as they dig out from damage including crumbled concrete houses, smashed cars and fallen utility poles. Used to riding out monster storms, about 50,000 people living in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands expect to be without...

  • Facebook Oct 26, 2018

    Typhoon Crumbles Homes, Kills 1 in Northern Mariana Islands

    The strongest storm to hit any part of the United States this year crumbled concrete houses, smashed cars and killed at least one person in the Northern Mariana Islands, shocking residents and officials used to riding out monster storms in the U.S. territory in the Pacific. A day after Super Typhoon Yutu slammed into the territory home to 50,000 people,...

  • United States Sep 23, 2018

    National Park in Hawaii Reopens After Monthslong Kilauea Volcano Eruption

    A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano’s latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials said there were no lines or waiting for visitors to catch a glimpse of the volcano that made headlines across the world...

  • Sep 16, 2014

    UM QB Arrested for DUI: Cops

    University of Miami quarterback Kevin Olsen was arrested on charges of DUI and possession of a stolen or fake driver’s license early Monday, police said. NBC 6’s Willard Shepard reports.

  • Associated Press Aug 25, 2018

    Hawaii Emerges From Threat as Storm Veers Away From Islands

    Weather officials dropped all warnings Saturday after tropical storm Lane weakened and turned away from Hawaii. The storm began moving to the west, breaking its northward march toward Honolulu after drenching the Big Island and Maui over the past two days. The slow-moving storm, going less than 5 mph, dumped nearly four feet of rain on the Big Island and...

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