Mission Blue Coalition has named the Olowalu reef a "Hope Spot" to recognize and support CMMA's (Olowalu Community Managed Makai Area) efforts to protect the nearly one thousand-acre coral reef. The August 17 announcement coincided with the Polynesian Voyaging Society's Mahalo Hawai’i Sail to bring Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia home as a way to thank the people, share lessons … [Read more...] about Aboard Hokule`a, Mission Blue Coalition names Olowalu reef a ‘Hope Spot’
The 2017 Festivals of Aloha committee is seeking contestants for the 16th Richard Ho‘opi‘i Leo Ki‘eki‘e Falsetto Contest. Applicants who at least 18 and have not released a recording for sale are eligible to apply; contestants will be judged on the following criteria: vocals/music, Hawaiian language and overall presentation. The deadline for applications is Sept. 1. A Maui … [Read more...] about 16th Richard Ho`opi`i Leo Ki`eki`e Falsetto Contest wants applicants
1. According to a new study, lead by a University of Hawaii researcher, that was published in the journal Nature Climate Change, what percentage of the earth’s population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by the year 2100 if carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise at their current rate? A. 44 percent B. 54 percent C. 64 percent D. 74 percent E. 84 percent 2. The … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about the Hokulea crew’s encounters with climate change?
Kala Tanaka will be presenting a Celestial Navigation Night Sky tour at Montage Kapalua Bay this Friday, Dec. 23. Tanaka is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Hui O Wa`a Kaulua, and has numerously sailed on the Hokule`a voyaging canoe. She’ll be taking guests on a guided night tour that will concentrate on the Hawaiian star chart and how voyagers used constellations for … [Read more...] about Celestial Navigation Night Sky tour at Montage Kapalua Bay
"If all we do is host people from around the world and have a really great conference, then we have missed the opportunity.” So said Charles “Chipper” Wichman, addressing attendees of the Hawaii Conservation Conference at UH-Hilo in August of 2015. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), founded in 1948, has a mission to, “Influence, encourage and assist … [Read more...] about Now that the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii has taken place, what happens next?