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Puna Lava Meets Power Poles

October 25th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Environment, Science

The slow-moving Puna lava flow crossed its first road in Puna, a long-anticipated milestone in a creeping natural disaster that has been unfolding since June 27. With the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Iselle in August fresh in their minds, the folks at Hawaiian Electric Light Co. hatched a plan to try and protect their electric […]

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App lets anyone explore Heʻeia fishpond

January 3rd, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Environment, Gadgets, Technology

Heʻeia fishpond, located north of Kaneohe, is the largest remaining native Hawaiian fishpond on Oahu. Fishponds were once abundant in ancient Hawaii, dating back to the 14th century, and today they are valuable cultural and natural resources. The Heʻeia fishpond is also one of the most thoroughly studied spots on the island. To make that […]

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Hawaii’s best green restaurants up for vote

October 3rd, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Business, Environment, Food

One Hawaii restaurant will be crowned the state’s best green restaurant in The Nature Conservancy‘s annual Nature’s Plate Awards. The finalists, selected from public nominations submitted last month, are: Greens & Vines (Honolulu, HI): Formerly Licious Dishes, the restaurant makes healthy eating a joy, reflected in chef and owner  Sylvia Thompson’s motto: “Share the Lifestyle.” Hilo […]

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More Income, More Trees

June 4th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Environment, Science, The Web

The wealthier the city, the thicker the trees. So writes Tim de Chant of the ‘Per Square Mile‘ blog, focused on density and geography. In ‘Urban Trees Reveal Income Inequality,’ he cites a 2007 study: They found that for every 1 percent increase in per capita income, demand for forest cover increased by 1.76 percent. […]

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The Explosive History of Kilauea

December 16th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Environment, Hawaii, Science

My family and I love the Big Island. We visit as often as we can, particularly over the New Year’s holiday. That’s not happening this year, unfortunately, making me especially wistful for Hawaii County. But while we won’t be able to vacation in the cool, lush rainforests of Volcano Village, a story in the news […]

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Sushi Star Arrives on the iPhone

July 5th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Environment, Gadgets, Technology

I’m always excited to see new and creative things come out of Hawaii’s tech scene. But “Sushi Star,” a new game for the iPhone, is an app that I’m especially happy to see finally launch. “Sushi Star” hit the Apple App Store last week. A beautifully designed and carefully architected game, it is the result […]

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Knowledge is Power for Power Conservation

June 20th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 8 Comments · Environment, Gadgets, Technology

How much electricity do you use? Chances are, you can only answer that question once a month, when your electricity bill arrives. And if the numbers have gone up, you’ll probably tell yourself you need to cut back. But chances also are that you won’t think about it again. At least until the next bill […]

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Clean Energy App Brings Green Tech to Students

May 10th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Environment, Hawaii, Technology

In Hawaii, we’re surrounded by clean energy projects. We’ve got solar farms, wind farms, biofuel producers, geothermal and wave energy experiments… researchers are branching out, venture capitalists are moving in, and federal funds are flowing. And it seems as if every hot new electric car hits our streets early. While we might take all this […]

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Colorful Juicies Sprouting from Hawaii

April 21st, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Environment, Gadgets, Technology

If there’s anything Apple fans like more than Apple products, it’s Apple accessories. And a local company is hoping to harness the global hunger for stylish stuff to manufacture Juicies, a colorful line of cables for iPods, iPhones, and iPads. To make Juicies a reality, creator Laurens Laudowicz and partner Michael Sorenson will be posting the […]

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Electric Car Rally Next Week

December 22nd, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Environment, Events

Owners and fans of electric vehicles are staging what they’re calling the first electric car rally in Honolulu next Thursday, Dec. 30. Organizers of “The EVent in the Park” are inviting the public to celebrate the start of the “Year of the Electric Car.” Now, it seems every year over the past few years has […]

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