Hikers Flip Out As Obama Climbs Up Grueling Hawaii Trail

Some people vacation in Hawaii to sip Mai Tais on the beach and indulge in well-deserved R& R. But not President Barack Obama. When he visits the Aloha State, he puts in work. On Tuesday, after his early morning gym conference, Obama, his family and a few friends took on the Koko Head Crater Stairs…

‘Lava haze’ and ‘vog’: toxic volcanic gases inspire health fears in Hawaii

Potentially deadly plumes of volcanic gas and particles are polluting the Big Island in the wake of recent eruptions Three dozen tourists were gathered at the Wailoa Sampan Basin Harbor in Hilo, Hawaii, hoping to get a glimpse of the lava that they’d seen on the news for weeks. But because Hawaii Volcanoes national park-…

Bees added to the U.S. endangered species list for the first time

Several bee species have been added to the endangered species list .Image: Jack Wolf/ Flickr HONOLULU Federal authorities on Friday added seven yellow-faced bee species, Hawaii’s merely native bees, for protection under the Endangered Species Act, a first for any bees in the United States. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the listing after…

Doctors could prescribe houses to the homeless under radical Hawaii bill

Newly introduced bill would classify homelessness as a medical condition, as research suggests healthcare spending falls when people have been housed Supported by About this content One day last month, Stephen Williams asked a passerby for help and then collapsed on the sidewalk. When the ambulance arrived in downtown Honolulu, his temperature was well over…