Deadly Heatwaves Could Affect 74% of World’s Population

Number of days in a year by 2100 when climatic conditions will exceed the deadly threshold. a, strong mitigation and b, business-as-usual scenarios. Image courtesy of UH Seventy-four percent of the world’s population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to rise at current rates, according to [...]

By | 2017-06-19T13:29:49+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Forecasting Coral Disease Outbreaks Across Pacific Ocean

Jamie Caldwell and assistant Sean Dimdoff conducting coral health surveys. Photo courtesy of David Slater Researchers at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology were recently awarded a $1.026 million grant from NASA to develop coral disease forecasting models for Hawaiʻi, U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, as [...]

By | 2017-06-13T18:16:24+00:00 June 19th, 2017|0 Comments

King Tides Are Here! Help Document Them

By Ruby Pap Satellite observation of sea surface anomalies in the Pacific in April 2017. See http://uhslc.soest.hawaii.edu/sea-level-forecasts/ for more info and images. Have you noticed higher than normal tides lately? No, you didn’t read the tide charts wrong — for the last year or so the islands have been experiencing tides that are [...]

By | 2017-06-05T15:40:43+00:00 June 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Scientists Find New Evidence of Frost on the Moon (w/ video)

Image courtesy of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Scientific Visualization Studio Using data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists, including University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researcher Paul Lucey, have identified bright areas in craters near the moon’s south pole that are cold enough to have frost present on the surface, as reported by UH [...]

By | 2017-06-05T15:08:31+00:00 June 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Separating True Stars from Wannabes (w/ video)

Binaries from this study, each orbiting around its center of mass, which is marked by an x. Image courtesy of Trent Dupuy, Karen Teramura, PS1SC Astronomers have shown what separates real stars from the wannabes. Not in Hollywood, but out in the universe, according to a news release from the University of Hawai‘i [...]

By | 2017-06-05T13:04:00+00:00 June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Creeper’s Century-Old Mystery Solved (w/ video)

The Hawaiʻi Creeper (Loxops mana), or ‘alawī. Photo courtesy DLNR For more than 100 years, there has been no known Hawaiian name for the endangered forest bird now commonly called the Hawaiʻi Creeper (Loxops mana). The bird’s Hawaiian name is ‘alawī, according to state Department of Land and Natural Resources news release. Noah [...]

By | 2017-06-02T18:54:21+00:00 June 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Radar Underlines Dangers to Kaua‘i’s Endangered Seabirds

An analysis of long-term radar studies on Kaua‘i has revealed massive declines in populations of the island’s two endangered seabirds, the Kaua‘i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project announced last week, as reported by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. The study, to be published online in the scientific journal Condor on June 5, shows [...]

By | 2017-06-02T17:27:32+00:00 June 4th, 2017|0 Comments

UH President Lassner Signs to Support the Paris Agreement

UH is a leader in sea level rise research. Tides at Ala Moana Regional Park in late April 2017. Photo courtesy of HI Sea Grant King Tides Project University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner signed the open letter to the international community and parties to the Paris Agreement from U.S. state, local, higher [...]

By | 2017-06-02T18:52:58+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Remember What Mom Said: Wash Your Veggies! It’ll Keep You Healthy

By Ruby Pap A semi-slug on a nickel. Photo courtesy of Marlena Dixon, Epidemiologist Hawai‘i residents and visitors take heed. Rat Lungworm (Angiostrongyliasis) is a serious illness that requires precaution on how we handle, prepare and grow our food. While we are lucky to have no reported cases on Kaua‘i this year, we [...]

By | 2017-05-23T03:32:06+00:00 May 24th, 2017|0 Comments

The Meaning of Science

By Ruby Pap The Oscar Elton Sette, a multipurpose oceanographic research vessel from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is seen surveying the health of bottom-fish populations in waters off Kealia Beach in Kapa‘a late March. Photo by Léo Azambuja So there is this thing called science, and it happens to be the [...]

By | 2017-04-17T06:24:49+00:00 April 17th, 2017|0 Comments