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The Highs and Lows of Hilo

Let's start with the finish: Until you've seen Hilo, you really haven't seen the Big Island of Hawaii. This is where most people of Hawaiian descent live and where the lush tropical greenery is astounding.  The downside—and the reason it's so beautiful—is that it rains like a big dog, about 200 inches per year. A former downside—volcanic smog, called vog—is no longer present, since the volcano goddess Pele put a cork in her blowhole earlier this year, revealing blue skies for the first ti...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Pele, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Mauna Kea, Kona, Hilo, Hilo Bay, Coconut Island, Hilo Farmers Market, Saddle Road, Onekahakaha Beach Park, Carlsmith Beach Park, Big Island Trailblazer, Hilo Town

You gotta hang in Hilo to know the Big Island

Historic Hilo hangs as loose as a hula dancer's hips, so loose some of it appears ready to topple. But sidewalk planter boxes, arty signs, and old-timey storefronts attest that the town is on the up-tick. A mile from old town is Wailoa River State Recreation Area, where a gilded statue of Kamehameha the Great presides over acres of greenery. Curving footbridges span the river—the shortest in the world at one-third mile. Just offshore—reachable by a footbridge—is the tiny Moku Ola (a....
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Big Island, Mauna Loa, Don, Mauna Kea, Hilo, Rainbow Falls, Coconut Island, Boiling Pots, Wailuku River State Park, Hilo Famers Market, Hilo Town, Wailuku River, Liliuokalani Gardens, Kamehameha Statue

Great Barrier Reef Obituary Goes Viral, To The Horror Of Scientists

Dead and dying are two very different things. If a person is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, their loved ones don’t rush to write an obituary and plan a funeral. Likewise, species aren’t declared extinct until they actually are. In a viral article entitled “Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 Million BC-2016),” however, writer Rowan Jacobsen proclaimed ― inaccurately and, we can only hope, hyperbolically ― that Earth’s largest living structure is dead and gone. “The Great Barrier Reef o...
Tags: News, Australia, Earth, United Nations, Noaa, Great Barrier Reef, Huffington Post, World Heritage, Chris D Angelo, HuffPost, Jacobsen, Oahu, Hughes, Spokane Washington, Spokesman Review, University of Hawaii

The TIYI (The Intellectual Yet Idiot)

Great read: Excerpt: Quote: The Intellectual Yet Idiot What we have been seeing worldwide, from India to the UK to the US, is the rebellion against the inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking “clerks” and journalists-insiders, that class of paternalistic semi-intellectual experts with some Ivy league, Oxford-Cambridge, or similar label-driven education who are telling the rest of us 1) what to do, 2) what to eat, 3) how to speak, 4) how to think… and...
Tags: UK, India, US, Weapon, General Discussion, Bernanke, Linky, Coconut Island, Oxford Cambridge

Hawaii researchers accelerate evolution in attempt to save Hawaii's coral reefs

Scientists at a research centre on Hawaii's Coconut Island have embarked on an experiment to grow "super coral" that they hope can withstand the hotter and more acidic oceans that are expected with global warming. The quest to grow the hearty coral comes at a time when researchers are warning about the dire health of the world's reefs, which create habitats for marine life, protect shorelines and drive tourist economies.
Tags: Hawaii, Coconut Island

Scientists tinker with evolution to save Hawaii coral reefs

COCONUT ISLAND, Hawaii (AP) — Scientists at a research center on Hawaii's Coconut Island have embarked on an experiment to grow "super coral" that they hope can withstand the hotter and more acidic oceans that are expected with global warming.
Tags: Hawaii, Coconut Island, COCONUT ISLAND Hawaii

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