|Kaʻū Trojans stir up dust en route to a touchdown drive in Saturday's home game. Photo by Mark Peters. See more below.|
"Overnight webcam views showed some incandescence across the eruption area as lava erupted over the past week continues to cool. Field observations are supported by geophysical data, which show that eruptive tremor (a signal associated with fluid movement) in the summit region decreased over Sept. 15 and 16 and returned to pre-eruption levels by 5 p.m., Sept. 16. Information on the recent Kīlauea summit eruption is available at:https://www.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/recent-eruption."
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions have decreased to near background levels based upon the very weak plume visible on Sunday morning. Sulfur dioxide levels were measured at a rate of 800 tonnes per day on Saturday, while the eruption was waning. "This value is down dramatically from the 190,000 tonnes per day measured just after the onset of the eruption on Sunday, Sept 10, and is only slightly above the 100-200 tonnes typical of non-eruptive periods," says the USGS report.
The weekly column from USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and affiliates said that
Kīlauea's eruption was the fifth since 2020 and offered opportunity for Hawaiian Volcano Observatory staff to learn and collaborate with partners at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Geology Department:
Aloha+ Challenge and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
"We urge our friends and neighbors in the global community to join us in our commitment to renewable green energy systems, protecting and strengthening our energy grids, and investing in solutions and technologies that can help reverse climate change," he said.
This is the second time Green, along with Hawai‘i Green Growth, has addressed a United Nations summit. He first presented at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development on July 12, "providing the only state-level Voluntary Local Review on implementation of the UN's 17 SDGs, contained in the Aloha+ Challenge," says the statement from his office.
Kamehameha Schools students opened the session with an oli that rang out through the chamber. Later, Kamehameha Schools Kaʻāmauloa Pathway students presented the second Voluntary Local Review (VLR) in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiian language. "This report, drafted in partnership with public and private stakeholders, provided a comprehensive overview of Hawaiʻi's progress and challenges toward meeting the SDGs."
The Governor said, "The leadership displayed by the students from Kamehameha Schools is nothing short of remarkable. Their dedication to sustainability and their role in presenting the second VLR in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi to the United Nations is a testament to the bright future of Hawaiʻi and the global community."
Hawaiʻi Green Growth CEO Celeste Connors said, "Hawaiʻi and island economies understand the challenge of achieving a safe, equitable, and resilient future against the backdrop of climate change. They can help the rest of the world navigate towards a more sustainable path for island earth based on their experiences."
On Monday, Green and the Hawaiʻi Green Growth delegation will participate in a panel titled American Leadership on the SDGs as part of the Brookings Institution/UN Foundation Event. The 20-minute moderated fireside chat will be led by Tony Pipa of Brookings and will provide a platform for in-depth discussions on transitions required to achieve the SDGs by 2030. The panel discussion will be at 2 a.m. HST and is in-person only, with no livestream available.
Remarks by the Governor and video of the Hawai‘i Green Growth delegation are available via UN Web TV.
|Diya Ellis-Reyes rolls out to pass with blocking by Isaiah Manila-Louis and Oli Silva-Kamei. Photo by Mark Peters|
|Trojans Dominic Nurial-Dacalio and Ian Beck make a nice|
pass block on Honoka‘a defender. Photo by Mark Peters
DUSTED BY THE DRAGONS, Kaʻū Trojans football suffered a loss on Saturday on home turf to the defending BIIF D2 Champions, the Honoka‘a Dragons.
The next two weekends will feature two more home game opportunities, with game time at 1 p.m. against Kohala on Saturday, Sept. 23 and Pāhoa on Saturday, Sept. 20. The Trojans take to the road against Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m.
Trojans return home for the last two games, the first against Kamehameha School on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. The second is against Honoka'a on Friday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.
In other sports this week, Trojan Girls Volleyball takes on Hawai'i Preparatory at home on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 3:30 p.m.
|Kaʻū Trojans' defense lines up against the defending BIIF D2 Champions, the Honoka‘a Dragons, on Saturday.|
Photo by Mark Peters