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County Prohibits Cars on Black Pot Beach in Hanalei 

This photo taken on Sept. 12 shows the erosion along the shoreline at Black Pot Beach. Vehicular access to this area is prohibited until further notice as a safety precaution. The county Department of Parks and Recreation announced vehicular access to the shoreline at Hanalei Black Pot Beach, between the Hanalei River mouth [...]

By | 2017-09-14T20:31:49+00:00 September 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Saving the Hawaiian Flora: A Strategy for Survival

The pua kala, Argemone glauca, is endemic to Hawai‘i and is most commonly found in coastal dry shrub lands on the leeward side of the Islands. The sap and seeds of this plant have been used in treating toothaches, ulcers, and warts. Learn about the ongoing efforts to save Hawai‘i’s unique plants. On [...]

By | 2017-09-12T07:36:08+00:00 September 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Returning to Nature Invigorates Biological Science Teachers

Science Teachers Enrichment Program participants in the classroom. Photo courtesy of UH The Science Teachers Enrichment Program, a successful 15-year partnership between Kauaʻi Community College the National Tropical Botanical Garden, has given K–12 and community college faculty an opportunity to become students again, engaging in hands-on learning using native and introduced plants in Hawaiʻi, states a recent news release [...]

By | 2017-09-04T01:09:14+00:00 September 4th, 2017|0 Comments

KCC’s Tiny House Showcases Sustainable Solutions

Tiny house instructors and students construction crew: above top row, Levi Silva; second row:, Daniel Erickson, Ryan Lomongo; third row, Sterling Snyder, Justin Carvalho, Darren Fernandez, Brayden Munar, Kyle Ramey, James Andrews, Duke Lang and bottom row, Ronald Garania, Jr., Stetson Borilez, Donald Tarofmai, Keahi Kahui, Cody Abigania, Zac Gardien. Photo courtesy of UH [...]

By | 2017-09-03T08:20:55+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Skate Jam at Anaina Hou Sunday

Anaina Hou Community Park in Kilauea has partnered with local brands YES I and ELEPHIT to present a Mini Ramp & Street Jam Sunday from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. All ages and skill levels are welcomed. The entry fee is $10. Event organizers said there will be ono food, live art and giveaways. Visit [...]

By | 2017-08-24T21:14:58+00:00 August 25th, 2017|0 Comments

UH Agro-Ecologists Published in Sustainable Food Systems Journal

Agroecology research plot—biological diversification of a vineyard agroecosystem in the central valley of California. Photo courtesy of UH/Albie Miles University of Hawaiʻi–WestOʻahu Assistant Professor Albie Miles and UH Mānoa Assistant Professor Rebecca Ryals have contributed key articles to a special issue of the Journal of Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, according to UH [...]

By | 2017-08-22T10:10:42+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Blending Culture, Technology to Restore Hawaiian Fishponds

Breakout sessions furthered discussions including coral bleaching dynamics. Photo courtesy of KUA With the goal of preserving loko iʻa or Hawaiian fishponds, 15 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa faculty and students and more than 30 representatives from 18 traditional Hawaiian fishponds across four Hawaiian islands gathered together to share resources. The three-day workshop [...]

By | 2017-08-22T09:30:37+00:00 August 21st, 2017|0 Comments

UH Distance Learning Course Offers Opportunity to Represent Hawaiʻi at UN

The fall course “Sustainable Development in Oceania” will be taught at UH Mānoa with a distance learning option, and will focus on people most impacted living in Pacific Islands. Photo courtesy by UH University of Hawaiʻi students interested in sustainability and world politics can apply to participate in a series of courses with [...]

By | 2017-08-16T14:29:51+00:00 August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

UH Study: High-Quality Diet Can Reduce Internal Body Fat

A long-term healthy, high-quality diet can reduce the risk of cardiometabolic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or stroke according to a new University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center multiethnic cohort study. A high-quality diet includes a diet high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes, with lean, low-fat protein sources plus, fat-free or low-fat dairy [...]

By | 2017-08-10T09:04:29+00:00 August 12th, 2017|0 Comments

State Moves Carbon Offset Project Forward (w/ video)

Pu‘u Mali Restoration Area. Photo courtesy of UH A first-of-its-kind initiative in Hawai‘i to use carbon offset credits for reforestation and recovery of Hawai‘i Island pastureland is moving forward with the release of a Request for Proposals, according to a news release from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. The program [...]

By | 2017-08-08T09:38:39+00:00 August 9th, 2017|0 Comments