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The Ice Factor: New Info on Increased Sea Level Rise

By Ruby Pap This map of Kapa‘a shows flooding with 3 feet of sea level rise. Blue areas indicate water depth, with dark blue being the deepest. Green areas indicate low-lying areas not hydrologically connected to the ocean. NOAA/UH SeaGrant A new study of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet published in the journal Nature [...]

By | May 25th, 2016|0 Comments

The Nearly Lost Art of Weaving Makaloa

By Jan TenBruggencate Makaloa at Niumalu The loss of wetlands in the Islands to agriculture and development may have resulted in the decline of one of the iconic plants, the tallest of makaloa. This noble sedge, which likes to grow in moist to downright soggy soil, was the source of one of the [...]

By | May 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Sailing in the Hikianalia

By Léo Azambuja Capt. Dennis Chun and I soon after my first sailing trip in the Hikianlia. A few Sundays ago, I was having brunch following a photoshoot, just enjoying good food and company, when I received a text message from my friend Sy Shim, a regular crewmember at the sailing canoe Hikianalia. [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Cane Juice, Hops, Yeast — the 1st Hawaiian Beer

By Jan TenBruggencate Hawaiian sugarcane Early European voyagers got their brew where they could find it. Certainly, ships left their home ports well supplied, generally, with casks of rum, and perhaps bottles of wine, and maybe some traditional barley beer, but by the time they got well into the Pacific, and long months [...]

By | April 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Seeking Balance

By Tommy Noyes Jacob “Smilie” Punzal and Candee Riopta of Au‘rai Fitness and the Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park have teamed up to produce a fun-filled Earth Day in Lydgate Park for the whole family on Saturday, April 16, starting at 7:30 a.m. The Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park invite you [...]

By | April 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Spring Is Another Flower in the Lei of Life

By Virginia Beck The North Star swings away and the days grow longer. We have circled our home star one more time, and the spring solstice has passed, giving us longer days. Soon, we will see the last of the koholā, the humpback whales, herding their new calves north to Alaskan waters. It is always [...]

By | April 11th, 2016|0 Comments

We Do it for You, with You

By Léo Azambuja Once I asked my father, a working artist, when he decides a painting is finished. I half-expected his answer, “When I sell it.” I should’ve known it. Obsessive improving disorder is something I am well aware I inherited from my father. So in 2014, a few months after I took the editor [...]

By | April 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Let’s Celebrate!

By Barbara Bennett, For Kaua‘i Owner and Publisher It’s celebration time for For Kaua‘i, a true community newspaper that started in 2011, and seven years prior to that as the former Kaua‘i People published by the former The Honolulu Advertiser. We have news about important awards and new additions to our monthly publication. And we [...]

By | April 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Bridging Science and Community in ‘Anini

By Ruby Pap Kaiaulu students are seen here learning about the cultural and environmental history of ‘Anini beach with long time residents walking along the coastline. Photo taken at Hololoa/Jerry’s Channel at ‘Anini Beach March 2015. Photo courtesy Mehana Vaughan Environmental science is not just about sampling the natural world, going to the [...]

By | March 25th, 2016|0 Comments

House of Words

By Larry Feinstein “Now is the time to examine the mindset of our present generation and to reflect on the way of life that it may bring about in the future”— Dalai Lama We are defined by the words we use and as simple as it sounds, it can get pretty complicated, especially considering how [...]

By | March 16th, 2016|0 Comments