President Dwight Eisenhower signs the bill to make Hawaii the 50th state at the White House on March 18, 1959.
Hawaii's fight for statehood was long and waged primarily against racist US lawmakers who feared admitting a majority Asian territory. But 60 years ago, President Eisenhower signed the statehood bill.
Luckily, monitoring systems at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano allowed some warning before fissures opened up in 2018.
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Melbourne lies at the eastern end of a volcanic province, but when's it going to blow? Understanding the geology of Melbourne and comparing it to Hawaii is really helpful in calculating risk.
The ‘fissure 8’ cone.
US Geological Survey
A mysterious cone has developed due to unusual volcanic activity on Hawaii.
A massive fast moving lava flow from Kilauea consumes everything in its path, as the flames from the remnants of one home burns on the left, while it approaches another on the right.
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The current eruption of Kilauea on Hawai'is big island can tell us a lot about what is going on beneath the volcano and may provide lessons for future eruptions.
Lava flows from Kīlauea.
At Kīlauea in Hawai'i, a recent volcanic eruption has created some of the most spectacular sights in nature. But also danger for those around it.
An ash plume rises from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island.
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The Kīlauea volcano on Hawai'i's big island is threatening to produce violent and energetic eruptions not seen since 1924.
Lava flow moves in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii, May 6, 2018.
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Fountains of lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano are dramatic, but the most deadly impacts of volcanic eruptions are toxic gases and ash and mud flows.
The fear and distress caused by a false missile alarm last week on Jan. 13 in Hawaii is part of the 125 year legacy of American occupation. Here, cars drive past a highway sign: “Missile alert in error. There is no threat” on the H-1 Freeway in Honolulu.
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The fear and distress caused by a false missile alarm last week in Hawaii is part of the 125- year legacy of American occupation.
San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 3, 2012.
AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo
Hawaii was the last state to join the Union. It didn’t happen without a lot of political dealmaking.
Zuckerberg is just the latest in a long line of West Coast capitalists to purchase a slice of Hawaii.
Trump after learning of his victories in Michigan and Mississippi.
Trump's momentum is unchecked by establishment critics, Sanders surprises in Michigan and other key takeaways from the voting on March 8.
A visualisation of the planned Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea.
Plans to build a new telescope on a Hawaiian mountain highlight the complexities and sensitivities that arise when science interacts with indigenous communities.
Judge Steven Alm pioneered the HOPE project, the first of scores of swift and certain sanction programmes in the US.
The success of probation programmes based on swift and certain sanctions has led to more than 160 such schemes operating in the US. Australia should consider whether the model might work here too.
For the first time, the February monthly average carbon dioxide levels at the Mauna Loa Observatory have passed 400ppm.
We have hit a new milestone in carbon dioxide levels: the average for February topped 400ppm. It's the first time this has happened in the northern winter, when levels are typically lower than in summer.
No one was hurt.
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Crickets on the Hawaiian islands of Oahu (pictured) and Kalau have evolved to keep quiet.
Crickets are nothing if not noisy, but populations on two Hawaiian islands have embraced silence by rapidly losing sound-producing…