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Open Hawaii island to lava viewing


    “The people who would flock to Hawaii to see the eruption aren’t average tourists — they’re adventurers and scientists. We don’t care about air quality or being blanketed in volcanic ash. We know what we’re getting into,” writes Ron Chinn.

Kilauea is entering its largest eruptive phase since 1924, and I would drop everything to see it — if I could. But with Federal Aviation Administration restrictions keeping helicopters above 3,000 feet and no way to view flows from the ground, now might be the worst time to visit. Read more

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