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Monday, June 3, 2013

As trade winds drop, Hawaii gets muggy

A couple walks along the water's edge at Lanikai Beach on the island of Oahu during a 2010 period of haze caused by “vog” — volcanic smog. With the trade winds declining in recent years, the vog from Big Island volcano emissions doesn’t clear as rapidly.