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New UH Study Explains Mysterious Source of Methane in the Ocean

The new study determined that much of the ocean’s dissolved organic matter is made up of novel polysaccharides — long chains of sugar molecules created by photosynthetic bacteria in the upper ocean. Bacteria begin [...]

By | November 24th, 2016|Categories: Akeakamai, Features, Home Page Slideshow|0 Comments

‘Food and Power in Hawai‘i: Visions of Food Democracy’ Depicts Diverse Food Challenges

A rich compilation of case studies by island scholars and writers, a recently published book edited by University of Hawai‘i professors explores the diversity of food challenges faced by the state, according to a UH press [...]

By | November 19th, 2016|Categories: Around the Island, Features, Home Page Slideshow|0 Comments

New UH Study: Warm Climate More Sensitive to CO2 Changes

Global mean temperature anomaly with respect to preindustrial reference level. Graphic courtesy of UH It is well-established in the scientific community that increases in atmospheric CO2 levels result in global warming, but the [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Categories: Akeakamai, Around the Island, Features, Home Page Slideshow|0 Comments

Climate Change May Become a Serious Threat to Kaua‘i’s Birds

By Ruby Pap An i‘iwi forages on an alani tree in Kaua‘i’s upper forest. Studies by Atkinson and Lapoint show 99 percent of i‘iwi die after a single bite from a mosquito infected with [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: Akeakamai, Columnists, Features, Home Page Slideshow, Ruby Pap|0 Comments

‘Aloha – What it Means to My Ohana and Yours’ Introduces the Art of Building Character Through Aloha.

Aloha has become a universal word, but what does it really mean beyond the greeting that we hear so often? Answering that question is the theme behind a beautifully done 38-page book featuring 11 full-color [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Categories: Around the Island, Culture, Features, Home Page Slideshow|0 Comments

KVMH 12th Annual Golf Tournament in Po‘ipu Sunday — Register by Thursday

Left to right, Roger Honjo, Noel Udaundo, Mark Chinen and Teo Serrano during last year's tournament. Support a cause while having a ton of fun during the Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital 12th Annual [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Around the Island, Arts & Entertainment, Features, Home Page Slideshow|0 Comments