By Maddox Royce When the invasive plant Miconia calvescens threatened to destroy Maui’s rainforest as it had in Tahiti, Maui scientist Lloyd Loope stepped forward to help to organize a committee to successfully control it. “Lloyd was very key in helping to set the course,” recalled Teya Penniman, a Maui Invasive Species Committee official. A Celebration of Loope’s life … [Read more...] about Remembering the late Maui scientist Lloyd Loope
Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, and communities around the globe will be gathering to participate in a March for Science. On Maui, the University of Hawaii's Student Ohana for Sustainability (SOS) club will be hosting the march, beginning at the UH Maui College campus at 9am, and following a route up and down Queen Ka`ahumanu Avenue. "It is really exciting to have the … [Read more...] about Maui Marches for Science this Earth Day
Look, we like U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, D–Hawaii. In fact, we can't really think of any substantive issue in which we disagree. But the news release his office sent out today–damn, we just don't now. Apparently, there's a new Media Matters report out that says broadcast TV networks just aren't covering climate change in any rational, concerted effort (Wow, who knew?). … [Read more...] about U.S. Senator Brian Schatz loses mind, calls on media to focus more on climate change
The war over the construction of the state’s Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea has now threatened the University of Hawaii itself, with students and faculty calling for a protest walk-out across the UH system today at noon. That protest was too happen a day after 3,000 or so activists vented their anger against the proposed telescope at Iolani Palace in Honolulu. The … [Read more...] about Will science be a casualty in the war over the Mauna Kea Thirty Meter Telescope?
And so now the Republicans are in change of the entire U.S. Congress. Good! Let the paralyzing gridlock commence! Oh wait, that’s already been going on for years. Well then, at least we’ll be treated a lot more hilarious headlines. Many of those are sure to originate from the office of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R–Texas. Yes, one of the most outspoken climate change deniers in … [Read more...] about Having Fun With New Appointments For U.S. Senators Mazie Hirono, Ted Cruz