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Science and Environment

Rena Fulgencio, editors

 

Greener auto technology aids in creating a cleaner environment

Cleaner and greener auto technology is exploding, according to a comprehensive article in the March/April 2007 issue of E – The Environmental Magazine. From fuel cells to plug-in hybrids, the industry hasn’t shown more research and development since the halcyon days of 1900, when gasoline, steam, and electric vehicles (EVs) were competing in the marketplace. [More]


The latest evolution of the Honda FCX fuel-cell car is zero emission, fun to drive, has a 300 mile range, and is quickly refilled at a hydrogen pumping station. Costs remain very high, and there are only about 30 hydrogen stations in the U.S.

Courtesy EartTalk

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Carry your solar energy on your back

Solar energy is healthy for the environment and now fashionable too. In a world driven by technology, students nowadays have a multitude of electronic gadgets that they carry on the go. Wouldn’t it be great if those devices could be charged any time without having to search for an outlet? On the market now are solar backpacks. [More]

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Aloha from OI:
Oceanic Institute’s aquaculture programs

The Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture (CTSA) and the Aquaculture Interchange Program (AIP) at OI continue to support aquaculture development in a region extending from Hawaii to American Samoa, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Palau (CTSA), and the United States (AIP). [More]

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OI seeks volunteers

Oceanic Institute seeks volunteers to assist with the giant clam project at its Waimanalo campus.

Volunteers will work with the Fisheries and Environmental Sciences Department. Duties include clam maintenance, data collection, and data entering.

Additional help with off-campus field work may also be incorporated if students are interested.
E-mail or call Tom Ogawa for more information: togawa@oceanicinstitute.org, 259-3169.

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