Stories tagged "Hawaii"

July 9, 2019

Hawaii’s Beaches Get a Helping Hand

Hoola One, a machine developed by mechanical engineering students at the Université de Sherbrooke, is being used to clean up one of Hawaii’s dirtiest beaches by filtering out microplastics. As Atlas Obscura explained, Kamilo Beach was formerly a lovely white sand...

May 24, 2019

Hawaiian tourists will no longer be able to swim with wild dolphins

For tourists visiting Hawaii, a swim with wild Hawaiin spinner dolphins (or “naia” in the Hawaiian language) has traditionally been a popular attraction. However, growing awareness of how human interaction can harm wild dolphins has encouraged regulators to enact...

April 23, 2019

Drone Technology Helps Rediscover Extinct Hawaiian Hibiscus  

A rare, cliff-dwelling, Hawaiian hibiscus flower–scientifically known as Hibiscadelphus woodii–that was previously declared extinct has now been rediscovered thanks to drone technology. The bright yellow flower makes its home on rugged cliff faces of...

February 7, 2019

One Cool Thing: baby Humpback whale spotted minutes after birth 

This rare video captures the precious first moments just after a humpback whale gave birth off the coast of Maui. Lars Bejder, the director of the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s Marine Mammal Research Program, said that this is the closest researcher has...

May 2, 2018

Our Daily Planet: Hazy Shades of Summer, There’s a Chip in that Cactus, Climate Change is  Field Day for Disease-Spreading Insects, Hawaii is the Biggest State for Renewables, Starbucks Sustainability Update: Going Strong, One Funny Thing: Dolphin Hipchecks Australian Paddleboarder 

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