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Potential Biofuel Crops in Hawaiʻi May Successfully Sequester Carbon in Soil

Biofuel crops in Hawaiʻi may successfully sequester carbon in soil. Photo courtesy of Theo Crazzolara Two potential biofuel crops in Hawaiʻi — sugarcane and napiergrass — may sequester more carbon in soil than is lost to the atmosphere, according to a study published January 4, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Marijuana Compounds Show Promise in Treatment of Cardiac Disease

Alexander Stokes A Nevada company is hoping to develop new medicines for heart failure using compounds in marijuana and a novel therapy identified by a University of Hawaiʻi researcher. Alexander Stokes, assistant research professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, obtained a U.S. [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Environmental Science Undergraduate Students Make New Hawaiʻi Discoveries

Mia Delano working at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology. Photo courtesy of UH Two undergraduate students in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Global Environmental Science degree program have conducted original research on coral’s tolerance to changing ocean conditions and the vulnerability of human communities in Hawaiʻi to inundation from projected sea [...]

By | January 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Anahola Beach Park Cleanup Saturday

Join Sustainable Coastlines and Surfrider Foundation as they host a cleanup on Kaua‘i like never before. By mixing multiple locations, school buses, prize giveaways, treasure hunts, games, live music and plastic-free meals, they hope to leave people inspired and proud of their hard work volunteering to remove thousands of pounds of debris from Anahola’s shoreline. [...]

By | January 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Your Perfect Swimsuit at Sweet Bikinis

By Léo Azambuja Tanira Weston-Webb, owner of Sweet Bikinis in Kapa‘a For the majority of her life, Tanira Weston-Webb has been closely connected to water. Her first job was teaching swimming in Brazil. Then she became a professional bodyboarder. So when she decided to open a retail business, she sold something she knew [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

The Shifting Sands of Waimea Beach: New Data Evaluates Kikiaola Sand Bypass

By Ruby Pap Homeowner propagates vegetation on the newly established dune, hoping to retain the sand for as long as possible in front of the property. Charles Blay with his surveying equipment pictured in the foreground. Photo by Ruby Pap Few people think of Waimea when describing the quintessential Kaua‘i beach experience. I’ve [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

What a Swell Party!

By Melissa Mojo The music of the legendary Cole Porter comes alive when Kaua‘i Voices, the island’s highly popular auditioned choral ensemble, presents What a Swell Party! on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m., at St. Michael’s Church in Lihu‘e. “Cole Porter is a [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Artist Captures Soul of Kaua‘i by Using 1850s Photographic Technique

An award winning photo at the Contemporary Photography Hawai‘i 2016, by Daniel Finchum. Visitors can anticipate a unique experience while visiting local artist Daniel Finchum’s “Kama’aina Soul – Anthology,” an exhibit of wet plate collodion images at the Kaua‘i Society of Artists gallery in Lihu‘e this month. Wet plate collodion is an early [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Blessing Held for Kaniko‘o Phase II in Līhu‘e

Kevin Carney, Vice President, EAH Housing, Gov. David Ige, Makani Maeva, President and CEO of Ahe Group, County Housing Director Kanani Fu, Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. and Council Chair Mel Rapozo express their delight in untying the maile lei. The ceremony marks the official opening of Kaniko‘o Phase II, an affordable rental complex for [...]

By | January 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day will feature a new twist this year, with an invitation for everybody on the island to stand up and walk together for what they believe is important, as King and his comrades once did. The celebration starts at 9:30 a.m. Monday, at the Lihu‘e Neighborhood Center, at 3353 Eono [...]

By | January 14th, 2017|0 Comments