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‘Paint the Town Pink’ for Cancer Awareness Wednesday 

The Kaua‘i Committee on the Status of Women is inviting the public to help them to “Paint the Town Pink” in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The annual walk will start at the Līhu‘e Civic Center Mo‘ikeha Building on Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. Bev Brody, of Get Fit Kaua‘i, will start the group off [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|0 Comments

‘Equal Means Equal’ Screening Tomorrow at KCC (w/ trailer)

The public is invited to attend a free screening of “Equal Means Equal” directed by Kamala Lopez, which won the Best U.S. Documentary Audience Award at the 2016 Traverse City Film Festival. The film examines the inadequacies of the current laws in the U.S. that claim to protect women and presents a strong argument for [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Rescued Newell’s Shearwater Chick Heads to Sea

The Newell’s shearwater chick found late August in Na Pali. Video grab courtesy DLNR A healthy Newell’s shearwater, or ‘a‘o, left its manmade burrow at the Nihoku predator-proof enclosure at the Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, and headed to sea Sunday. Chick #8 was one of the eight young birds that had been [...]

By | October 19th, 2016|0 Comments

375 National Academy of Sciences Members: Don’t Abandon Paris Climate Agreement

Graphic image courtesy of Hundreds of scientists — including noted physicist Stephen Hawking and biologist E.O. Wilson, and 30 Nobel Prize winners — are asking the United States to stick to the Paris Climate Agreement reached during the COP21 last December, according to a recent University of Hawai‘i release. Days after the [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Mongoose on the Loose Caught at Lihu‘e Airport

Live mongoose captured at Lihu‘e Airport. Photo courtesy of KISC A live mongoose that likely arrived on Kaua‘i as a stowaway was captured at Lihu‘e Airport Wednesday morning, according to the Kaua‘i Invasive Species Committee. Craig Kaneshige, Clyde Ragasa and Eric-John Garcia of the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture, along with KISC field crew, [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Kaua‘i’s Deep Coral Reefs Harbor Unique Species, High Coral Cover

Diver, lead author R Pyle and HURL's submersible explore deep reefs. Photo courtesy of Robert K. Whitton/UH A team of 16 researchers has completed a comprehensive investigation of deep coral-reef environments — known as mesophotic coral ecosystems — throughout the Hawaiian Archipelago. A major focus of the study was to cover deep-sea environments [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|0 Comments

DLNR Warns of Shark Incidents During October

Tiger shark. Photo courtesy of NOAA For centuries, traditional Hawaiian chants have warned about an increased risk of shark bites in the fall, when the wiliwili tree blooms. Pua ka wiliwili nanahu ka mano. “When the wiliwili tree flowers, the shark bites.”
Source: ‘Ōlelo No‘eau, by Mary Kawena Pukui According to the state Department [...]

By | October 8th, 2016|0 Comments

National Wildlife Refuge Week Celebrates Conservation Lands

Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. Photo courtesy of Carl Berg National Wildlife Refuge Week, observed Oct. 10-15, reminds us how nature enriches our lives. What better place to celebrate that connection with the natural world than at the Kaua‘i National Wildlife Refuge Complex? The complex, consisting of Kīlauea Point, Hanalei, and Hulē‘ia National [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Hawai‘i’s State Botanist Takes Audience on Botanical Journey

Botanist Dr. Maggie Sporck-Koeher working in the field at Ko‘olau, O‘ahu. Photo courtesy of NTBG Join Hawai‘i’s State Botanist Dr. Maggie Sporck-Koehler on Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Kaua‘i Community College in Puhi as she takes her audience on a botanical journey of plant discovery on O‘ahu and [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Great Harvest Bread Co. Grand Opening in Līhuʻe Today

The Great Harvest Bread Company franchise is celebrating today the grand opening of its new Līhuʻe store, owned by Christine Camara and her husband, Stanley. The 40-year old bakery-café will offer fresh bread daily, made from scratch, sandwiches, grain bowls, soups, salads and pastries for breakfast, lunch and dinner. “We are excited to bring the [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|0 Comments