The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will award $1,380,554 to the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to support ongoing research on key marine species in the Pacific Ocean, including the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The new funding for ocean research was announced on July 27 by … [Read more...] about NOAA gives University of Hawaii researchers $1.3 million for ocean research
Looks like you have a little more time to make official comments on the Trump Administration's efforts to shrink a variety of national marine sanctuaries and monuments, one of which is the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has graciously extended the public comment period for a little more than two … [Read more...] about Federal government expands public comment time on review of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Expansion
So last night, after months–no, years–of loudly and proudly promising to obliterate the Affordable Care Act, the biggest legislative achievement of President Barack Obama's administration, the Republicans who control the U.S. Senate failed to pass their last-ditch repeal bill (written earlier that afternoon). The vote was 51-49, with all 48 Democrats and three Republicans–Lisa … [Read more...] about Planned Parenthood Hawaii lobbying arm really happy health care repeal died in the U.S. Senate
1. On July 19, the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism released a report saying direct spending by foreign students in Hawaii totaled $225.3 million for the 2016/17 school year. According to the report, how much did foreign students spend in Hawaii during the 2015/16 school year? A. $199.6 million B. $214.3 million C. $241.4 million D. $272.2 … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How much do you know about marine plastic pollution?
1. Molokai Airport will get more than $250,000 from the federal government, U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono announced on July 17. According to Senator Hirono, what will that money go towards? A. Runway repaving B. New rescue vehicle C. Restroom renovations D. New runway sweeper E. New security scanner 2. Eleven days prior to Senator Hirono’s announcement, U.S. Senator Brian … [Read more...] about QuizUnderstood: What do you know about Molokai Airport improvements?