Category: Hawaii

Hawaii

Duolingo adds courses for Hawaiian and Navajo languages

HONOLULU, October 8, 2018—Imagine walking into your favorite coffee shop, and saying, “I kapukino naʻu, ke ʻoluʻolu,” and the barista replies, “ʻĀ ʻoia! Pehea ka nui?” This is the Hawaiʻi 1 that those in the Hawaiian-language revitalization movement imagine. A Hawaiʻi where you can use ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiian language, everywhere. Now, a new online […]

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Videos—Hawaii’s Big Island Flooded as Hurricane Lane Approaches

Hurricane Lane barreled toward Hawaii on Friday, dumping torrential rains that inundated the Big Island’s main city as people elsewhere stocked up on supplies and piled sandbags to shield oceanfront businesses against the increasingly violent surf. The city of Hilo, population 43,000, was flooded with waist-high water. The National Guard and firefighters rescued six people […]

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Collider Is Partnering with Amazing Comic Con ALOHA in Hawaii

This morning I’m happy to announce that Collider is going to be the exclusive media partner of Amazing Comic Con ALOHA. The convention runs August 24th – 26th in, you guessed it, Hawaii, and it’ll be located at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. As you can read about on their website, the convention has lined up […]

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Chicago Chain Kept Other Hawaiian Restaurants From Using ‘Aloha Poke’ Name

Aloha Poke Co., a Chicago-based restaurant chain, has been fighting to protect its trademarked, Hawaiian name for more than a year. It was not until this week, however, that the backlash to its efforts drew a public apology from the company. Though its name is Hawaiian, the company is not. The restaurant, which sells poke, […]

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Hawaii becomes first state to pass law guaranteeing LGBTQ students Title IX protections

Now that we have a federal government that is markedly hostile toward civil rights for the most vulnerable, states continue to take measures into their own hands by passing laws to protect their residents. In early July, Hawaii lawmakers passed a law guaranteeing certain civil rights protections for students based on their gender identity and sexual orientation. […]

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Lava Bomb Hits Tourist Boat in Hawaii, Injuring 23

A basketball-size chunk of molten rock, known as a lava bomb, crashed into a tourist boat off Hawaii’s coast this week, injuring 23 people who were there to watch lava flow off the Big Island, officials said. The Coast Guard has opened an investigation into whether the boat was in a restricted zone when the […]

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‘Suddenly Bedlam’: Passenger Describes ‘Lava Bomb’ Crashing Through Tour Boat Roof

(CBS News) — New restrictions are in place for boaters near Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano after a lava explosion injured 23 people on a sightseeing tour. One woman suffered a broken leg and others were burned when the blast sent rocks crashing through the boat’s roof. “The explosion looked like a gigantic firework, right off the side of the […]

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Link About It: This Week’s Picks: Making clouds, pet pampering, Snoopy in space, alternatives to banning straws and more

1. Hawaii Bans Common Sunscreens to Save Coral Reefs In a few years, the majority of common sunscreens available on the market will be banned in Hawaii in an effort to save their coral reefs. These sunscreens contain oxybenzone or octinoxate—both ingredients that make coral more vulnerable. As Mother Jones explains, oxybenzone “deforms coral cells, […]

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Link About It: Hawaii Bans Common Sunscreens to Save Coral Reefs

Hawaii Bans Common Sunscreens to Save Coral Reefs on 09 July 2018 In a few years, the majority of common sunscreens available on the market will be banned in Hawaii in an effort to save their coral reefs. These sunscreens contain oxybenzone or octinoxate—both ingredients that make coral more vulnerable. As Mother Jones explains, oxybenzone […]

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Guy Exposes Bear Grylls in Hilarious Fashion

[embedded content] In a controversial episode from the first season of Man vs. Wild, Bear Grylls journeys to Mount Kilauea in Hawaii where everything is not as it seems.. “You gotta be really careful crossing these”, Bear tells the audience before blindly leaping and doing the exact opposite. While the above video is pretty hilarious, […]

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A Mesmerizing 4K Timelapse of Kilauea’s Famous Lava Flow

[embedded content] Last year, Ph.D. student-turned-filmmaker Tyler Hulett ventured across Kīlauea to film Dawn of Fire, a mesmerizing 4K timelapse of Hawaii’s famous lava flow. See the full-length ambient film ‘Hawaii: Islands of Fire’: vimeo.com/ondemand/islandsoffireSee the companion night timelapse film ‘River of Fire’: vimeo.com/175328700

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Unchecked Power Is Still Dangerous No Matter What the Court Says

Government officials cannot discriminate on the basis of race or religion. Except when they can, as the Supreme Court reminded us today. The court’s decision to uphold the entry ban illustrates how immigration has become a “Constitution-lite” zone, and the Trump administration’s recent policies prove why that’s not just a bad idea — it can […]

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Extremely Large, Extremely Expensive: The Race for the Next Giant Telescopes

It is high noon, again, for astronomers who want to erect a gigantic telescope on Mauna Kea, the grand volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. On June 21, the Supreme Court of Hawaii will hear oral arguments in Honolulu on whether to approve a building permit for the telescope, which would be the biggest […]

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Why Guatemala’s Volcano Has Been More Deadly Than Hawaii’s

Neither of Fuego’s eruptions were anywhere near that large. And a Krakatau-scale explosion of a shield volcano like Kilauea is never going to happen, Dr. Segall said. Not that there haven’t been a few small explosions on Kilauea in the past month. These may have been the result of hot magma contacting groundwater, which then […]

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