Hawaii

March 3, 2019
March 3, 2019

More sharks bite people in Hawaii, but risk minuscule

The rate of shark bites in Hawaii has been increasing slightly in recent years, but the risk remains extremely low — roughly 5-in-1 million — according to new research.

January 19, 2019
January 19, 2019

Researchers come face to face with huge great white shark

Two shark researchers who came face to face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii.

February 3, 2018
February 3, 2018

Hawaii man says he’s devastated about sending missile alert

A former Hawaii state worker who sent a false missile alert last month said Friday he’s devastated about causing panic but was “100 percent sure” at the time that the attack was real.

January 14, 2018
January 14, 2018

False missile alert sparks Hawaii panic

An emergency alert was sent mistakenly to Hawaii's residents warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack when an employee at the state emergency management agency pushed the "wrong button," Hawaii's governor says.

March 23, 2016
March 23, 2016

Never-before-seen life spotted by Hawaiian deep-sea expedition

After about eight dives into the deep water of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument of north-west Hawaii, some thousands of samples and images of never-before-seen life and landforms have been collected.

September 15, 2015
September 15, 2015

US Navy limits 'whale-harming' sonar in Pacific

The US Navy agrees to limit its use of sonar that may inadvertently harm whales and dolphins in waters near Hawaii and California.

August 29, 2015
August 29, 2015

Year-long ‘Mars isolation’ begins

A team of Nasa recruits begins living in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars.

July 3, 2015
July 3, 2015

Solar Impulse completes epic flight

Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, has landed in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan.

April 15, 2015
April 15, 2015

US to exhume Pearl Harbor remains

The remains of nearly 400 US servicemen killed at Pearl Harbor are to be exhumed so they may be identified and given individual burials.