NWHI Expedition Finds Highest Rates of Unique Marine Species

Scientists returned last week from a 28-day research expedition aboard NOAA Ship Hi‘ialakai exploring the deep coral reefs within Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

During the trip, scientists recorded numerous species of […]

Extreme Pacific Sea Level Events to Double

Many tropical Pacific island nations are struggling to adapt to gradual sea level rise stemming from warming oceans and melting ice caps. Now they may also see much more frequent extreme interannual sea level swings, […]

U.N.’s 17 New Goals for a Better World

By Léo Azambuja

The United Nations adopted a set of 17 new Sustainable Development Goals at their General Assembly Sept. 25. These goals — complete with 169 targets — are meant to guide development priorities for […]

By |October 5th, 2015|Categories: Columnists, Editor's Note, Home Page Slideshow|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Record Tourism, Stronger Construction Driving Hawai‘i’s Expansion

Hawai‘i’s economic outlook continues to look bright, according to the newest University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization (UHERO) report.

Tourism is pushing toward new records and the construction upswing is building in strength. The overall expansion […]

By |October 4th, 2015|Categories: Features, Home Page Slideshow, Tourism Trends, Travel News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

UH Researchers ID New Invasive Butterfly

University of Hawai‘i researchers are saying Hawai‘i has “dodged a bullet” after a “probably harmless” species of butterfly has spread throughout the archipelago since it was first noticed in December 2013.

The butterfly’s larvae feed on […]

By |October 3rd, 2015|Categories: Akeakamai, Features, Home Page Slideshow|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

19th Annual Coconut Festival at Kapa‘a Beach Park this Weekend

Are you ready to immerse yourself in all things coconut? There is something for everyone this weekend at the 19th Annual Coconut Festival: entertainment, cultural displays and experiences, shopping, history, games, cooking demonstrations, contests and […]

Queen Emma’s Journey

By Léo Azambuja

In January 1871, Queen Emma, still grieving the loss of her husband and their young son, made a remarkable journey from Lawa‘i to Koke‘e, and through Alaka‘i Swamp to Kilohana Lookout.

Along the way, […]

GoFarm Hawai‘i @ KCC Cultivates Next Farmers’ Generation

Interested in Agriculture? An exciting opportunity to cultivate food is at Kauaʻi Community College.

GoFarm Hawai‘i @ KCC, a non-credit program, offers those with an interest in agriculture a combination of knowledge, experience, and support designed […]

By |September 30th, 2015|Categories: Around the Island, Features, Home Page Slideshow|Tags: , , |0 Comments