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Monday, May 23, 2022

Big Island News

Jif Brand Peanut Butter Recalled Following Reports of Salmonella Contamination

Jif brand peanut butter has been recalled following reports of Salmonella contamination.

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Astronomy

Making The Nearly Invisible, Visible: Astronomers Trace Gas That Breathes Life Into Galaxies

Using a new method to see massive, yet barely visible, gas tanks that fuel the formation of stars, astronomers using a Big Island observatory have created the first ever spatial maps of the enormous gas clouds that birth galaxies.

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Activities

Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa to Host Free ‘Manta Talks’ Event

A Kona resort is partnering with a research organization to help protect a gentle ocean giant and is hosting an upcoming event for guests and anyone who wants to learn more.

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Activities

Queen’s North Hawai‘i Community Hospital Offers New Summer Volunteer Program For Students

Big Island high school and college students have a new opportunity to help out at Queen’s North Hawai‘i Community Hospital in Waimea.

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East Hawaii News

Police Ask For Public’s Help With Finding Runaway

Big Island police are asking for assistance from the public with locating a Keaʻau teen who is missing.

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Big Island News

UH Awarded $20M to Support Climate Resilience

The University of Hawaiʻi was awarded a grant to fund research and capacity building in support of actionable climate science as part of a statewide collaboration.

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BIG ISLAND WEATHER
Maui

Second coral spawning this year is now complete

Coral reproduction is tied to both the lunar and tidal cycles. “If you track the timing of the moon phase, as well as the outgoing tides, you get a good idea of when coral tend to spawn.” 

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Community-driven effort to protect Pololū Valley moves forward

“We’ve been meeting with the community, many of whom are lineal descendants of Pololū, so they have deep connections to the area. Brainstorming led to the great idea for having onsite stewardship. That’s the model we always want to follow; empowering communities to lead their own initiatives,” Bauer explained.

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Kauai

Public Libraries to Observe Memorial Day Holiday

Memorial Day Weekend is around the corner and the state's public libraries will be closed in observance.

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KCC Faculty Honored For Excellence in Teaching

Several faculty members of the University of Hawaiʻi system recently received awards for their inspirational teaching, including two from Kaua‘i Community College.

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