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The fight is heating up over telescope construction on Hawaii's largest volcano

1 month ago   |   By Grist

Hawaii's largest volcano, Mauna Kea, hasn't erupted in thousands of years. But the fight over who has the right to part of its peak is getting quite heated.
This week, hundreds of protestors gathered at the base of Mauna Kea in opposition to a proposed 30-meter telescope that was set to begin construction at the summit of the mountain. Some of the activists chained themselves to the ground, creating a blockade to the main road. Others sang traditional Hawaiian songs, chanted, prayed, or swapped stories related to the sacred mountain. Overhead, they flew dozens of Hawaiian state flags...
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