Editor's note: I updated this story on Sept. 26 to include a statement from Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project Coordinator Dr. Hanna Mounce. Though they once nested throughout Hawaii's high mountain forests, the ‘i‘iwi–also known as the scarlet honeycreeper–is today pretty much only found in a narrow band of East Maui forests and the Big Island's windward slopes. According to … [Read more...] about UPDATED: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service now considers East Maui forest bird i`iwi a threatened species
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The dreadful Zika virus is scaring people around the world, so it was perhaps inevitable that airliners would eventually bring it here. And yes, on Mar. 24 the County of Maui and Maui County District Health Officer Dr. Lorrin Pang confirmed that a resident (who has not been identified) is "suspected" of being infected with the virus after returning from a trip overseas in … [Read more...] about County of Maui warns public about possible imported Zika virus case
The birds of Hawaii have their own horror movie, and it’s called The Mosquitoes. Instead of Alfred Hitchcock as the one behind this force of terror, it’s climate change (but that’s the reason for most of our problems today). Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison released a study in Global Change Biology on how “global climate … [Read more...] about USGS Study Says Climate Change Is Endangering Hawaii’s Native Birds
Gemini (May 21-June 20) The plethora of powerful allies and supporters surrounding you at the moment may seem essentially inconsequential. You could have trouble noticing or appreciating them this week because you feel so weak, soft, and gooey inside. What use are steel girders for propping up marshmallows? How you feel and how you are, thankfully, are two different things. … [Read more...] about Sign Language: Cancers need to stop being so nice to mosquitoes