Cell GPS Phone Leads to Hawaii Rescue in Nu'uanu Mountains


Hawaiichannel reports T-Mobile workers using the GPS coordinates of a phone organized a rescue of a mssing hiker in the Nu’uanu mountains.
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NASA Approves 6 New Outrigger Telescopes for Mauna Kea


NASA has approved the construction of six new small telescopes as part of the Outrigger Observatory on Mauna Kea.
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Mauna Kea Gemini Telescope Contributes to Discovery of 10th Planet Xena (2003 UB313)


Various publications report the Gemini Telescope is associated with the discovery of the Solar System’s 10th planet now dubbed Xena.
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Teenager in Tour Helicopter Spots Man Lost Five Days on Hawaii Lava Field

Hawaii Lava Field
Earth Times reports Gilbert Dewey Gaedcke was rescued after five days on a Hawaii lava field when a teenager spotted him from a tour helicopter.
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3 Sunset Planet Discovered at Mauna Kea


Nature reports an astronomer on Mauna Kea has discovered Planet HD 188753 Ab which has three sunsets.
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USGS Lists 169 Volcanoes That Need to Be Watched


Spatial News reports the USGS has issued it first list of 169 U.S. volcanoes that need to be monitored through its National Volcano Early Warning System (NVEWS) .
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Students Occupy University of Hawaii President's Office to Protest Secret Navy Installation on Mauna Kea


KHON reports the University of Hawaii’s President’s Office in Bachman Hall has been occupied by first time since 1969 by protesting students — who object to the university’s connections to the Navy which they say include classified facilities on Mauna Kea and Haleakala
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Peter Thompson’s Geology of Highpoints


Peter Thompson at the University of New Hampshire has an elegant and comprehensive description website about the geology of the highpoints of each state.


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Dehydrated Girl Rescued in Heat at Hawaii Volcanos National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (HI)
Shorthaul Rescue of Dehydrated Hiker

The park received a cell phone call via 911 reporting an unconscious girl on the switchbacks on the backcountry Kaaha trail below the Hilina Pali Road around 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 7th. Rangers and Hawaii County FD paramedics responded. The 12-year-old girl was a member of a school group that had walked down a difficult trail during the heat of the day. Many in the group were out of water and had difficulty getting back up the hill. The girl was conscious but very weak when rangers arrived. One of the paramedics started an IV and rangers shorthauled her to a waiting ambulance. She was taken to Hilo Medical Center for treatment. [Submitted by Paul M. Ducasse, Chief Ranger]


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Hawaii Gives Sets Maximum Fine for Illegal Manoa Falls Hikes

The Honlulu Advertiser reports the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources handed a $2,500 maximum fine to Magnum Tickets & Tours for repeatedly taking customers to the Manoa Falls Trail without permits. The organization notes that your operators bring too many on the tours and does not pay for trail maintenance. The mile long trail is one of the five most popular hikes in the state because it is close to Waikiki and boasts a 100-foot waterfall. According to DLNR rules, a maximum of five 12-person groups a day can reserve a slot and take a tour group up to Manoa Falls, but the groups cannot hike on weekends or holidays.


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