From Hawaii Public Radio:
Native Birds Recolonize Urban Honolulu
Natives are recolonizing urban Honolulu. Native birds, that is. The white tern or Manu O Kū is thriving in Hawaiʻi’s most populous city, and so is its fan base – the Hui Manu O Kū. HPR reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi joined a group of white tern enthusiasts on a bird expedition in downtown Honolulu.
Volunteers mark Biki stations ahead of Bikeshare Hawaii launch: Slideshow
Prior to Biki’s official launch, a group of 25 volunteers descended on Honolulu on Tuesday to mark the spot of future bikeshare stations. Armed with spray-on white chalk, the group marked about half, or 40 stations, between Chinatown and Diamond Head.
Why Two Volcanoes in Hawaii Are So Close, but So Different
Mauna Loa, the biggest volcano on Earth — and one of the most active — covers half the Island of Hawaii. Just 35 miles to the northeast, Mauna Kea, known to native Hawaiians as Mauna a Wakea, rises nearly 14,000 feet above sea level. To them it represents a spiritual connection between our planet and the heavens above.
These volcanoes, which have beguiled millions of tourists visiting the Hawaiian islands, have also plagued scientists with a long-running mystery: If they are so close together, how did they develop in two parallel tracks along the Hawaiian-Emperor chain formed over the same hot spot in the Pacific Ocean — and why are their chemical compositions so different?
Former UH women’s volleyball coach Dave Shoji ‘deeply honored’ by state’s recognition
“In recognition of his years of dedication and devotion to the State of Hawaii and the University of Hawaii at Manoa Wahine Volleyball program, the Senate and House will celebrate ‘Dave Shoji Day’ at the State Capitol on Thursday, April 13,” the Senate said in a statement.
Details on medical marijuana company’s decision to open in old Bank of Hawaii branch
More details have been revealed regarding the planned medical marijuana dispensary at the former Bank of Hawaii branch on Kapahulu Avenue in Honolulu with ties to well-known Hawaii businessman Colbert Matsumoto, including why the company behind it chose this location.
2 scientists refute online cures for jellyfish stings
To cope with the searing pain of a Hawaiian box jellyfish sting, resist the urge to reach for an ice pack. Don’t even rinse the inflamed area with seawater.
And never scrape box jelly tentacles off your skin with a credit card.
The three “remedies,” commonly touted on reputable medical websites, will only exacerbate an already serious problem, according to a new study by University of Hawaii researchers published March 15 in the journal Toxins.
“We put those methods to the test in the lab and found they actually make stings much, much worse in the long run,” said Angel Yanagihara, lead author of the report and assistant research professor at the UH Pacific Biosciences Research Center and the UH medical school.