Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Photo: NASA May 11, 2018 – Due to the ongoing seismic activity and the anticipated explosions caused by large rock falls, the interaction of ground water and lava, and the possibility of an ensuing ash fall event, all areas of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park are closed, with the exception of the portion of Highway 11 …

Hawai’i

Photo: Eric Tessmer, Hanauma Bay Hawai’i is the southernmost state in the USA The Hawaiian Archipelago hosts eight national parks, two renowned World Heritage Sites: Papahānaumokuākea, a Marine National Monument and Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and an expansive Biosphere Reserve. Six major islands: Hawai’i Island, Maui, Lāna’i, Moloka‘i, O’ahu and Kaua’i. The main Hawaiian Islands consist …

Hawai’i Tourism Boom 2018

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Waikiki Beach Recommended Viewing: Tourism Boom – Do We Know When to Say When? PBS Hawai’i Insights program explored the environmental and economic impacts of Hawai’i’s ongoing tourism boom. In 2017 Hawai’i made its eighth straight record-breaking year for tourism, topping 9 million visitor arrivals. The program asked its panelists to review …

Oumuamua

Buzzwords Oumuamua, a messenger from afar arriving first YouTube Elsewhere on the Web https://www.nasa.gov/feature/solar-system-s-first-interstellar-visitor-dazzles-scientists https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/interstellar-space-rock/546371 https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/interstellar-space-rock/546371 Breakthrough https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/alien-probe-or-galactic-driftwood-seti-tunes-in-to-oumuamua http://breakthroughinitiatives.org/news/14 Stephen Hawking’s search for extraterrestrial life came up short   Wiki Hawaiian Planeta.com Astronomy

Hawaiian

This page is dedicated to our favorite words and phrases in Hawaiian. Suggestions are welcome. February is #HawaiianLanguageMonth or #MahinaOleloHawaii YouTube Planeta.com Hawai’i Language Oumuamua Kahuku

Kahuku

In the Hawaiian language, ka huku means “the projection”, presumably a reference to Kahuku Point nearby, the northernmost point of land on the island of Oahu. The community of Kahuku is located northwest from Laie and east from Kuilima and Kawela Bay along Kamehameha Highway (Route 83). Wiki Kahuku Planeta.com Hawai’i

Ho’oku’ikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival

Hawai’i – Pu’ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site celebrates its 45th anniversary with their annual Ho’oku’ikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival. The festival opened with Nā Papa Kanaka o Pu`ukoholā Heiau performing the Ho`okupu ceremony on Saturday, August 12 at Pelekane Bay. On Sunday, August 13 the festivities continue from 930am to 3pm. This annual celebration …

IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

Hawai‘i, USA hosted the IUCN World Conservation Congress September 1-10, 2016 Hashtag: #IUCNcongress Events are varied and include workshops, training and capacity-building sessions at the Conservation Campus, Posters and Knowledge Café sessions. Visit the Congress Website for the latest updates and information about the Congress. Held every four years, the IUCN Congress is the world’s …