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Science and Environment

Rena Fulgencio, editor

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EARTHTALK:
Student clubs build environmental awareness

Dear EarthTalk: We just started an environmental club at our school. What issues and activities do you recommend we get involved with to make the most difference?

- Kurt Perry, Cedar Park, TX [More]


Students in Earth Team's Restoration Program plant native plants at Stretzel Meadow in Martinez, Calif.

EarthTalk photo courtesy Earth Team

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Aloha from OI:
Finfish aquaculture at OI?

With an ever-increasing world population and the wild fishery now fully exploited, aquaculture provides exciting new opportunities to utilize marine resources while conserving our open ocean and coral reef environments. Nowhere is this more important than Hawai‘i. [More]


Dr. Charles W. Laidley

Courtesy OI

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TNC evolved to protect environments

According to Grady Timmons, communications director for the Hawai‘i Nature Conservancy, TNC is the leading international conservation organization working to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. However, Timmons explained, to become what it is today, the Conservancy had to overcome many obstacles.
The Nature Conservancy grew from the merger of two early 20th century environmental organizations, the Ecological Society of America and the Ecologists Union. [More]


Hikers enjoy pristine rainforests in Molokai Kamokou Preserve

Randy Fujimori photo courtesy TNC

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TNC: Saving Hawai'i's indigenous species

More than 10,000 indigenous species of plants are found in Hawai‘i today, about half of the number that existed before humans arrived. About 90 percent of these are exclusive to Hawai‘i, and many of these species are endangered. The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i takes great measures to try and preserve these precious species. [More]


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Teach-in an opportunity to choose our future

Why now?
According to the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, to hold global warming to the low end (3-4 degrees F), global emissions of CO2 will have to peak in 2025—less than 20 years from now. Granting a 10-year lag for developing countries, this means that developed country emissions, including the US, must peak and begin to decline by 2015. [More]


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Students nationwide to debate ways to stop global warming

“We know the science, we see the threat, and we know the time for action is now.”

- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-California

On Jan. 30, at 3 p.m. Hawai‘i time, students at HPU will be able to join university, college, and high school students across the United States for a nationwide series of symposia on global warming solutions. [More]


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Students, faculty asked to participate in global warming debate

According to staff at the Center for Student Life and First-Year Programs, the Vegetarian Club at HPU is organizing an HPU teach-in as a part of the Focus the Nation educational initiative. [More]


 

 

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