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

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’s National Guard to help in the response to the eruption of Mauna Loa, whose lava has been steadily oozing toward a critical highway for days. The fountains of lava that have been shooting from the volcano over the past week are not a threat to communities … Read more

SpaceX unveils Starshield, a military variation of Starlink satellites

SpaceX unveils Starshield, a military variation of Starlink satellites

An uncaptioned image posted on the company’s website appears to show Starshield technology in orbit. SpaceX Elon Musk’s SpaceX is expanding its Starlink satellite technology into military applications with a new business line called Starshield. Starshield is likely to further tap the company’s biggest U.S. government customer – the Pentagon – which already represents a … Read more

University of Idaho investigation: Police must protect information ‘at all costs,’ experts say

University of Idaho investigation: Police must protect information ‘at all costs,’ experts say

CNN  —  The investigation into the murders of four University of Idaho students is entering a critical stage in its third week, as police are starting to receive forensic testing results from the crime scene, law enforcement experts tell CNN. Dozens of local, state and federal investigators have yet to identify a suspect or find … Read more

Hawaii eruption brings tourism boon during slow season

Hawaii eruption brings tourism boon during slow season

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The spectacle of incandescent lava spewing from Hawaii’s Mauna Loa has drawn thousands of visitors and is turning into a tourism boon for this Big Island town near the world’s largest volcano. Some hotels in and around Hilo are becoming fully booked in what is normally a slower time of the … Read more

Hawaii volcano: Lava from Mauna Loa is less than 4 miles from a key highway. Officials say they have a plan in case the road closes

Hawaii volcano: Lava from Mauna Loa is less than 4 miles from a key highway. Officials say they have a plan in case the road closes

CNN  —  With the Mauna Loa volcano continuing to erupt on Hawaii’s Big Island, local officials and residents are keeping an eye on the lava flow as it creeps closer to a major roadway and making plans for the possibility that access to the highway could soon be cut off and have a major impact … Read more

Biden and Macron hold talks on Ukraine, climate, China

Biden and Macron hold talks on Ukraine, climate, China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron sat down Thursday for the centerpiece talks of a pomp-filled French state visit, with the two leaders eager to talk through the war in Ukraine, concerns about China’s increasing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific and European dismay over aspects of Biden’s signature climate law. Biden is honoring … Read more

Hawaii volcano eruption has some on alert, draws onlookers

Hawaii volcano eruption has some on alert, draws onlookers

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The first eruption in 38 years of the world’s largest active volcano is attracting onlookers to a national park for “spectacular” views of the event, and it’s also dredging up bad memories among some Hawaii residents who have been through harrowing volcanic experiences in the past. It was just four years … Read more

Chinese spaceship with 3 aboard docks with space station

Chinese spaceship with 3 aboard docks with space station

BEIJING (AP) — Three Chinese astronauts docked early Wednesday with their country’s space station, where they will overlap for several days with the three-member crew already onboard and expand the facility to its maximum size. Docking with the Tiangong station came at 5:42 a.m. Wednesday, about 6 1/2 hours after the Shenzhou-15 spaceship blasted off … Read more

Great Barrier Reef should be placed on the ‘in danger’ list, UN-backed report shows

Great Barrier Reef should be placed on the ‘in danger’ list, UN-backed report shows

CNN  —  The Great Barrier Reef should be added to the list of world heritage sites that are “in danger”, a team of scientists concluded after conducting a mission to the world’s largest coral reef system. In a new UN-backed report released on Monday, the scientists said that the reef is facing major threats due … Read more