Flying lava bomb hits Hawaiian tourism boat, injuring 12 passengers

  1. Flying lava bomb hits Hawaiian tourism boat, injuring 12 passengers  AccuWeather.com
  2. At least 1 hospitalized after lava explosion near tour boat off Big Island  Hawaii News Now
  3. Hawaii volcano: Lava bomb punctures tour boat’s roof, injures 12 passengers  KABC-TV
  4. Scientists Risk Heat, Gas to Study Hawaii Volcano  Voice of America
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Hawaii Volcano Eruption Is Already Costing the Big Island's Tourism Industry at Least $5 Million

  1. Hawaii Volcano Eruption Is Already Costing the Big Island’s Tourism Industry at Least $5 Million  TIME
  2. Spectacular Images of the Recent Eruptions in Hawaii  The Atlantic
  3. Spike in Kilauea volcano emissions prompts another ashfall alert for Big Isle  Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  4. It’s Not Just Hawaii: The US Has 169 Volcanoes That Could Erupt  New York Times
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Global tourism carbon footprint quantified in world first

The world’s tourism footprint has been quantified across the supply chain, with the carbon-intensive industry revealed as a significant and growing contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Small islands attract a disproportionate share of GHG emissions per capita, through international arrivals, while the US is responsible for the majority of tourism-generated emissions overall. The research fills a gap noted by United Nations bodies and notes that carbon-intensive air-travel is not included in international climate commitments.
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'China's Hawaii' Gets President Xi's Support to Boost Tourism

  1. ‘China’s Hawaii’ Gets President Xi’s Support to Boost Tourism  Bloomberg
  2. China Plans Live-Fire Exercises In Taiwan Strait, As Xi Reviews Navy  NPR
  3. China’s Trade Surplus With US Soars  Wall Street Journal
  4. China, security, Vanuatu and the Pacific: Time for a chill pill  The Australian Financial Review
  5. US trade war fears ripple through China’s ‘workshop of the world’  Reuters
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Southeast Asia's idyllic islands buckle under tourism strain

Southeast Asia's idyllic islands buckle under tourism strainSINGAPORE/BANGKOK (Reuters) – The six-month closure of the Philippine tourism island of Boracay for a revamp after the country’s president branded it a “cesspool” reflects the growing pressures on beach resorts across Southeast Asia as visitor numbers surge. Tourism experts say the region’s infrastructure is buckling under record visitor numbers, especially as more Chinese holiday abroad, and expect more drastic measures to come. Airports have become chaotic, hotels are being thrown up hastily with little regard for safety and sanitation, tropical beaches are strewn with garbage and coral reefs are dying.


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