Hawaii bans most sunscreens to protect Coral Reefs

Hawaii has ban most sunscreens in an effort to help protest the region’s dying coral reefs. The ban, which is the first in the world, will halt the sale of creams containing oxybenzone or octinoxate except to those with a prescription. Only those with a medically prescribed sunscreen containing the chemicals will be allowed to obtain […]

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted early on Thursday morning, blasting a plume of ash and debris 30,000 feet into the air. “5 AM eye-opener at the the Kīlauea Volcano summit,” the U.S. Geological Service tweeted. “HVO and Park Staffs previously evacuated.” A red aviation code had already been issued – warning pilots to avoid the potentially […]

Hawaii to ban sale of some sunscreens that harm coral

Many sunscreen makers could soon be forced to change their formulas or be banned from selling the lotions in Hawaii. The Hawaiian state legislature recently passed a bill that would prohibit the sale of sunscreens that contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate by 2021, which research proved are toxic to coral reefs. Consumers would only be allowed to […]