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Seven millions years ago Hawaii rose from the sea. How these islands transformed themselves from a volcanic wasteland into an animal paradise is a story that defies the odds.

Exclusive: Obama Says Hawaii—and Mom—Shaped Love of Nature loading...
Exclusive: Obama Says Hawaii—and Mom—Shaped Love of Nature
In an interview on Midway Atoll, he says his mother’s influence and memories of Hawaii help inspire focus on marine life and climate change.
Giant Pandas, Symbol of Conservation, Are No Longer Endangered loading...
Giant Pandas, Symbol of Conservation, Are No Longer Endangered
Great apes, meanwhile, are plummeting toward extinction, an international group of conservation experts announced Sunday.
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The Smiling Volcano
Lava flow from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano forms a happy grin.

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