New & Noteworthy

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A New High and Low: First, the good news: In 2007, 14 endangered Hawaiian monk seal pups were born in the Main Hawaiian Islands, the highest number on record. The bad news is that the monk seal population in the … Continued

Positions Unfilled, Funds Unspent at DLNR

posted in: April 2008 | 0

Stand in the halls of the Kalanimoku Building in downtown Honolulu long enough, and you’re bound to overhear staffers with the Department of Land and Natural Resources complain over the lack of money or personnel that prevents them from carrying … Continued

Five Foes of the Hawaiian Rain Forests

posted in: April 2008 | 0

The invasive plants called out for special attention in the Carnegie Airborne Observatory surveys are among the most destructive of all forest invaders in Hawai`i. What follows is a short thumbnail sketch of each of them: Kahili Ginger, Hedychium gardnerianum … Continued

Declaring War on Climate Change

posted in: April 2008 | 0

“This is not a cheerful talk, but it’s based on the best science available,” coral reef expert John “Charlie” Veron told the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council at its June meeting in Honolulu. And while Veron’s talk stuck out like … Continued

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