The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that this year’s Central Pacific hurricane season is likely to be whirling with cyclone activity. There is a 70 percent chance of above-normal cyclone activity, NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center said, with a 20 percent chance of near-normal activity and a 10 percent chance of below-normal activity. NOAA … [Read more...] about Hurricane Season Begins, NOAA Predicts ‘Above-Normal’ Cyclone Activity
The environmental website Grist posted a sad, damning story on Friday, Jan. 5 about coral bleaching–one of many harbingers of the environmental disaster known as climate change. The story, which discusses a new paper published in the journal Science, concludes that coral bleaching events (caused when the ocean gets too warm, which causes the coral to expel the symbiotic algae … [Read more...] about More bad news about coral bleaching, both in Hawaii and around the world
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By now, most of you seen the alarming stories shared on social media: "Hawaii's Humpback Whales Have Gone Missing," "Mystery absence of humpback whales in Hawaii has experts scratching heads" and so forth. Here's Smithsonian Magazine's take, published on Jan. 4: This year, though, the whale welcoming has been put on hold due to extremely low numbers of arriving … [Read more...] about Humpback Whale Sanctuary disputes stories of ‘missing’ whales in Hawaii
If it seems like the Hawaiian Islands are pins in a giant Pacific Ocean bowling alley, just standing there while one after another hurricane hurls towards us (thanks Johnny A for the metaphor!), it's because we are. We've already had our share of big storms pose potential trouble to Hawaii this summer, but now we've got two actual named hurricanes are headed this way–Hurricanes … [Read more...] about Hawaii state officials urge public to prepare for Hurricanes Ignacio, Jimena