Bookmarks for February 14th
When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on February 14th:
- Europa helps astronomers peer inside Jupiter’s missing belt: The ongoing turmoil inside Jupiter's missing South Equatorial Belt is now visible in unprecedented detail thanks to the Keck II telescope and the icy Jovian moon Europa.
- CTAHR receives $6 million: UH Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources was recently awarded $6 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to increase Hawaii’s energy security using locally produced renewable energy.
- Hawaii baby enters long-term national health study: Researchers said Miwa is the very first of what they hope will be a thousand children in Hawaii, who will be tracked periodically through a study center at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.
- Remote Pacific Island a Living Laboratory for Climate Change: The series of islands and islets, totaling 700 acres arranged in a horseshoe pattern around shallow lagoons and supported by a 16,000-acre coral reef, is more than a remote paradise
- Sea urchins the perfect janitors to keep Kaneohe coral clean: With the help of a canoe club, state workers placed about 1,000 baby collector urchins this month on a patch of coral cleaned of an obnoxious alien seaweed with the state's "super sucker" vacuum cleaner.
- Kamehameha Schools planning wind farm in Haleiwa: Twelve Clipper Liberty turbines will generate 30 megawatts of electricity, enough to power almost 8,000 Oahu homes, cutting Hawaii's oil consumption by nearly 140,000 barrels a year.
- Aegis BMD Facility To Be Set Up In Hawaii: A new testing site is being planned in Hawaii to mirror other BMD testing facilities there. Work should start on the site within the next couple of years.
- Losses at Hoku accelerate as delays hurt plant: Honolulu-based Hoku Corp. said yesterday it has fallen further behind schedule and over budget on a polysilicon plant it is building in Pocatello, Idaho.
- Publishers Oppose Hawaii Liability Legislation: The Association of American Publishers opposes a proposed law that would hold travel writers and publishers of visitors’ guidesliable for injury or death suffered by readers who trespass on privately-owned land.
- Hawaiian Electric announces first utility-scale solar project [PDF]: Hawaiian Electric Company and IC Sunshine LLC have reached a power purchase agreement (PPA) for IC Sunshine to sell electric power to the utility over 20 years from a five-megawatt solar farm to be located in Campbell Industrial Park on the island of Oahu.
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