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More than 10,000 acres of forest now protected

MEDIA RELEASE More than 10,000 acres of native Hawaiian forest are now protected from development by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), U.S. Forest Service, and the Hokukano Ranch. This follows the recent acquisition of a 1,000-acre conservation easement in South Kona. The area known as the Kaawaloa Forest, together with the adjacent […]

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Public workshops on statewide Water Resource Protection Plan

MEDIA RELEASE The Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) is in the process of updating the statewide Water Resource Protection Plan (WRPP) and is seeking the community’s input on water resource issues of importance. The purpose of the Water Resource Protection Plan is to establish policies and identify actions needed to ensure the long-term protection […]

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Oceanic microbes behave in synchrony across ocean basins

MEDIA RELEASE Researchers from UH Manoa and colleagues found that microbial communities in different regions of the Pacific Ocean displayed strikingly similar daily rhythms in their metabolism despite inhabiting extremely different habitats – the nutrient-rich waters off California and the nutrient-poor waters north of Hawaii. Furthermore, in each location, the dominant photoautotrophs – light-loving bacteria […]

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Ocean users asked to keep distance from PacIOOS in Hilo Bay

MEDIA RLEASE The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) in the UHM School for Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology recently performed routine maintenance of the Hilo Bay wave buoy and retrieved harmful gear that was wrapped around the mooring line. In order to keep the buoy operational, ocean users are kindly asked to carefully […]

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Rainwater catchment workshops slated

Rainwater catchment workshops slated

MEDIA RELEASE University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program will hold 9 free community workshops across the island to give residents access to information about rainwater catchment systems, safety, monitoring and proper maintenance. Water quality testing kits and instructions will be provided to workshop attendees free of charge. Two free professional level workshops will be […]

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Large fresh water supply discovered by UH researchers

Donald Thomas: ‘With our findings here, it looks as though the islands really act as huge containers’

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Hawaii Forest Institute crowdfunding campaign reaches $10,000 goal

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Forest & Trail founders Rob and Cindy Pacheco answered the call to plant more trees throughout Hawaii with a $5,500 donation to Hawaii Forest Institute’s “Mahalo Aina: 40 Days for Hawaii’s Forests” Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. This 40-day fundraising campaign is part of a larger “Mahalo Aina: Give Back to the Forest initiative.” […]

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Watershed forest protection supported by USDA grant

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the state Department of Land and Natural Resources is a recipient of more than $467,000 as part of a new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The program’s focus on public-private partnerships enables private companies, land owners, local communities and other non-government partners to keep lands resilient, […]

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Volcano Awareness Month: Poland at UH-Hilo (Jan. 7)

MEDIA RELEASE On Wednesday, Jan. 7, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientist Mike Poland reports on the current status of Mauna Loa and presents overviews of Kilauea Volcano’s ongoing eruptions, including an in-depth account of the active lava flow near Pāhoa. His talk begins at 7 p.m. in the University Classroom Building, Room 100, at […]

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Building with bamboo workshop (Jan. 17)

MEDIA RELEASE The Building with Bamboo in Hawaii workshop is 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at a private residence in Kailua-Kona. The cost is $75 and includes a locally sourced lunch. Attendance is limited to 30 people, advance registration is required at www.isfhawaii.org or by calling 889-6845. The Jan. 17 workshop is the first […]

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Hawaii Forest Institute receives FLEX grant

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Community Foundation through its FLEX Grants program recently awarded $28,000 in grant funding to the Hawaii Forest Institute. The Hawaii Forest Institute is Hawaii Forest Industry Association’s nonprofit corporation. The FLEX grant funding is courtesy of multiple Hawaii Community Foundation funds including Group 70 Foundation Fund, Hokulia Community Fund, Susan M. […]

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Climate researchers discover El Nino’s fueling effect on intense hurricanes

MEDIA RELEASE El Nino, the abnormal warming of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, is a well-studied tropical climate phenomenon that occurs every few years. It has major impacts on society and Earth’s climate – inducing intense droughts and floods in multiple regions of the globe. Further, scientists have observed that El Nino greatly […]

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