Tagged: Hawaii

Lava in Hawai’i is reaching the ocean, creating new land but also corrosive acid mist - Guest Work

Guest Author May 24, 2018

Dave McGarvie, The Open University and Ian Skilling, The University of South Wales There is something special and awe-inspiring about watching new land form. This is what is now happening in Hawai’i as its Kīlauea volcano erupts. Lava is reaching the ocean and building land while producing spectacular plumes of steam. These eruptions are hugely … Read More

The current eruption of Kīlauea: could it happen in Auckland - Guest Work

Guest Author May 08, 2018

Brad Scott This post was originally published by GeoNet. The ongoing eruption in Hawai’i this week allows us the chance to think about a similar event here in New Zealand. The current eruption of Kīlauea volcano on Hawai‘i has provided some spectacular footage of cracks opening in roads, fountains of glowing lava, and billowing clouds of gas – and … Read More

Remote regions, immigration, and prosperity - The Dismal Science

Michael Reddell Jan 19, 2018

A couple of years ago I did a post on some remote and very small places, many of which had quite a lot of land and very few people.  My point was to suggest that New Zealand was quite unusual in having so many people in such a remote spot, all the more so when much of the population … Read More

Astrosquid! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 27, 2013

What is the value of blue-skies research? This is a question often asked by politicians and the public. Why should public money be spent funding science that seems to have no obvious benefit beyond generating scientific knowledge? The simple answer is that it can be almost impossible to predict what new avenues that scientific knowledge will open up. Take … Read More