Last week, the scientific journal PLOS ONE published a study by researchers from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology which revealed that several greenhouse gases are emitted as plastics degrade in the environment. That’s right: Plastic waste, which flows into oceans at a rate of 18 billion pounds a year, is not only threatening … [Read more...] about More bad news for people who like Earth: Plastics emit greenhouse gases
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Two University of Hawaii Manoa scientists will be working with the public to gather new information about the Pueo, also known as the Hawaiian short-eared owl. Scientists from UH Manoa's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management–with the support from the State of Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife–designed the citizen science imitative because of the … [Read more...] about University of Hawaii scientists launch Pueo Citizen Research Project
Sure, saving the planet is difficult work, but that doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to have some fun while doing it. Here’s a rundown on all the local festivities celebrating Earth Day. No matter your specific cause, there’s a great event for you. EARTH DAY SCAVENGER HUNT FUNDRAISER: ‘IT’S ALL ABOUT BEING GREEN’ - Thu. Apr 20. Down the Hatch comes together with … [Read more...] about The Best Earth Day Celebrations and Events on Maui
Hawaii News Now posted a very interesting story about U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D–2nd District, and her recent fact-finding trip to Syria, where she met twice with dictator Bashar al-Assad. The story is hooked to statements from Muslim Association of Hawaii chairperson Hakim Ouansafi, who is very critical of Gabbard's trip (click here for my Feb. 1 story on the trip). "It is … [Read more...] about Will Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s recent Syria trip hurt her popularity?