Hawaii court halts construction of world’s largest telescope on volcano

The Hawaii supreme court has temporarily blocked construction of one of the world’s largest telescopes on a dormant volcano, following a challenge by Native Hawaiians and environmentalists who say the project would damage sacred lands.
The state high court handed down the order late on Tuesday, suspending until 2 December the permit for the project near the summit of the Mauna Kea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, court papers said.
The order follows an announcement by TMT International Observatory, the scientific team behind the Thirty Meter Telescope project, that site preparation work... read more

 
18 November 2015 in World News, Views: 21
Source: Guardian
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