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Nine Hawaiian crow chicks hatch at Hawaii Island endangered bird sanctuary, bringing total world population to 114

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 10:02 AM The Keauhou Bird Conservation Center recently oversaw the successful hatching of nine alala chicks. Extinct in the wild, the Hawaiian crow species is being bred and raised in captivity for hopeful release back into nature.  More
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Rare hawksbill sea turtles at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to benefit from conservation grant

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 09:52 AM The National Park Foundation recently awarded Hawaii Volcanoes National Park a $19,200 Impact Grant to supplement efforts to save the critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle, or honuea.  More
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Weakened Tropical Storm Iselle makes Hawaii Island landfall. Hurricane Julio expected to pass north of Islands.

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 09:06 AM The former Hurricane Iselle weakened to a tropical storm before passing over the southern half of the Big Island overnight. Julio is expected to maintain hurricane strength as it passes north of the Islands on Sunday and Monday.  More
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Updated: Hawaii braces for approach of back-to-back hurricanes, Iselle and Julio

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 07:36 PM Hawaii is preparing for two Pacific Ocean hurricanes over the next few days: Hurricane Iselle and Hurricane Julio. Iselle is expected to be downgraded to a tropical storm as it reaches Big Island tonight, while Julio is now expected to maintain hurricane strength as it passes north of the Islands on Sunday and Monday.  More
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Garden of the Gods: Visiting Kauai’s hidden Hindu monastery

posted by: Tiffany Hill on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 10:20 AM For the past 45 years, the verdant Wailua River Valley has been home to one of the Hindu faith’s most important holy sites. Blending stunning natural landscape with intricate Sri-Lankan architecture, Kauai Aadheenam Hindu Monastery is a place of tranquility and quiet beauty.  More
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Haleakala volcano’s endangered, endemic silverswords begin blooming in unusually large numbers

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Fri Aug 01, 2014 at 10:46 AM Endangered silverswords (ahinahina) on the high elevations of Haleakala volcano began blooming in unusual abundance this week. If you’re on Maui now, it’s worth a trip to the summit to see the rare natural event for yourself!  More
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Go Fish!: The restoration of Oahu’s Paepae o Heeia Hawaiian Fishpond

posted by: Derek Paiva on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 10:53 AM Since 2001, the nonprofit Paepae o Heeia has been working alongside thousands of residents and visitors on the restoration of Heeia Fishpond. Whether your aim is to get dirty helping out or simply to visit, the centuries-old Hawaiian fishpond is a must-see marvel of human perseverance.  More
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A Life Aquatic: Exploring Undersea Maui with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment

posted by: Derek Paiva on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 10:19 AM Co-founded by ocean explorer, educator and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau, the kids’ eco-adventure program Ambassadors of the Environment 
offers entertaining lessons in Hawaii-centric earth sciences and sustainability.  More
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New, first-ever Hawaiian monk seal hospital helps save four seal pups

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Mon Jul 14, 2014 at 10:01 AM Ke Kai Ola, a new Hawaii Island rehabilitation hospital for Hawaiian monk seals, recently welcomed its first patients–four malnourished monk seal pups from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands named Kulia, Ikaika, Halai, and Makaala.   More
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park hosts “Explore Kahuku” hikes, annual cultural festival

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Fri Jul 11, 2014 at 10:46 AM Check out the Kahuku unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with free events offered July through September. On Hawaii Island this weekend? Visit the park’s 34th annual cultural fest featuring guided hikes exploring Kahuku’s rich cultural and environmental history.  More
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Expedition to Hawaii seamount Loihi seeks clues about creation of Earth, other worlds

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Mon Jul 07, 2014 at 10:25 AM A team of University of Hawaii researchers wrapped up studies today on the submerged Loihi seamount, off the coast of the Big Island. Their mission? Collecting deep-sea samples and creating detailed sea floor maps revealing the history of our world–and perhaps others, too.  More
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New app allows users to help preserve Kauai’s native rainforests as "couch conservationists"

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 10:57 AM Volunteers using the Hawaii Nature Conservancy's Hawaii Challenge app on their computers or tablets use satellite imagery of a Kauai rainforest to tag species of invasive plants for real-life extermination. You can join in on the hunt.  More
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Hokulea voyaging canoe completes first leg of worldwide voyage, making landfall in Tahiti

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 11:24 AM Polynesian double-hulled voyaging canoe Hokulea and its sister canoe Hikianalia docked at Rangiroa, French Polynesia this week, completing the first leg of their three-year Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage.   More
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Sunshine Superman: Crafting pareo out of Hawaii flora with artist Bozo Pualoa

posted by: Tiffany Hill on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 11:51 AM Oahu resident Bozo Pualoa III shares the craft of hand-designing Polynesian pareos, using forest flora, with all who want to learn. All that's needed is some artistic expression and a sunny day.  More
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Green Day: Exploring Hawaii Island's rare and remote Papakolea "Green Sand" Beach

posted by: Derek Paiva on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 07:16 AM Three miles north of Ka Lae peninsula—the United States' southernmost landfall—is one of only four green sand beaches in the world, Papakōlea. Whether you hike or catch a bumpy ride to the remote stretch of olive sand, the destination is worth the effort.   More
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