Can invasive gorse help lower feed costs on Hawaii Island?
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A study is in the works at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo that wants to find out if gorse, an invasive spiny shrub that is a scourge on the slopes of Maunakea, could make a good feed for livestock.
In case you missed it, the Hawai’i Island Veterans Day Parade returned live in full force Saturday in Hilo to honor those who served.
This week’s “Volcano Watch” is all about the volcanoes of American Samoa.
And don’t forget to check out the weekly list of lane closures around the island from the Hawai’i Department of Transportation. Are any of them on your way to work, family outings or other events?
As always, have a great day and thanks for reading!
Can invasive gorse help lower feed costs on the Big Island? A UH Hilo study may find out By Nathan Christophel
When Franny Brewer was a teacher, she would take high-schoolers to the slopes of Maunakea for service projects.
“We would stop at a gorse patch and I’d hold up a $20 bill and offer it to any student who could make it 10 feet in,” said Brewer, now the acting program manager for the Big Island Invasive Species Committee. “The boys, especially, would jump out, convinced they were gonna get that $20.”
Hawaii County Surf Forecast for November 13, 2022
Photo Credit: James Grenz
Hawai’i Island Veterans Day Parade returned with smiling faces and American flags waving By Nathan Christophel
The huge U.S. flag above Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo waved in the wind Saturday morning, while the crowd below celebrated the men and women who dedicated themselves to protecting the country and its freedoms.
It was the return of the Hawai‘i Island Veterans Day Parade, which had been canceled for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Volcano Watch: Volcanoes of American Samoa
Volcano Watch is a weekly article and activity update written by U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and affiliates. Today’s article was written by Hawaiian Volcano Observatory research geologist Drew Downs.
Ta‘ū volcano in American Samoa experienced volcanic unrest in the form of an earthquake swarm that was felt throughout the Manuʻa Islands (Ofu-Olosega and Ta‘ū Islands) from late July through early September 2022.
Moon enthusiasts in California remotely operate 700-pound planetary rover in Kailua-Kona
The 700-pound rover wasn’t on the moon — it was on rugged volcanic terrain that mimics the lunar surface, in Kailua-Kona. The drivers operating the rover were not in Hawaiʻi, but more than 2,000 miles away in California.
During Wednesday’s simulation of space exploration, 15 drivers from private industry and academia remotely navigated the PISCES planetary rover called Helelani (heavenly travels) at Hawaiʻi Ocean Science and Technology Park. They gained valuable experience in operating a rover from a great distance.
Big Island weekly lane closures: Nov. 12-18
The state Department of Transportation announces weekly lane closures for Nov. 12-18. Lane closure schedules can change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.
— MĀMALAHOA HIGHWAY (HIGHWAY 11) —
Free virtual celebration of Geography Awareness with Hawaiʻi schools, Nov. 16
Hawaiʻi – All Islands – Learning Endeavors will host a Virtual GIS Day Event on Nov. 16, 2022 in celebration of Geography Awareness Week for Schools across the state. The event features GIS professionals presenting Live to students and educators about their work that uses GIS – Geographic Information Systems, also known as digital mapping software.
Kulahaven Farms, rainbow trout aquaponics farm to close at year’s end
Kulahaven Farms LLC, Hawaiʻi’s first, and only, rainbow trout aquaponics farm will be closing operations by the end of this year, the business announced.
Kauai Weather Forecast for November 13, 2022
The trade winds will shift slightly this week, blowing from a more east-northeast direction and decreasing in strength slightly through Tuesday. Trade wind…
Kauai Surf Forecast for November 13, 2022
A new long-period northwest swell will continue to build this morning and peak around mid-day. Buoy readings from buoy 51101 showed peak deep water swell…
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