Caring for the Land

Caring for the Land

“I will never let my kids play on a lawn that doesn’t have dandelions.” This emphatic statement came from a professor visiting my school to give a talk on how pesticides act as endocrine disruptors—chemicals that act much like hormones in both animals and plants

Toxoplasma: ‘The Cat Parasite’

Toxoplasma: ‘The Cat Parasite’

It’s widespread in Hawai‘i, threatening wildlife, pets, and humans. What can be done? Odds are, you’re infected with a parasite that causes impaired vision, reduces decision-making, and may lead to premature death. On average, the parasite infects one in three people...
Flushing Money Down the Drain

Flushing Money Down the Drain

Water is a precious commodity in Hawaiʻi, despite our islands being home to some of the wettest places on Earth where rainfall is recorded in the hundreds of inches. Proper management of this resource is complicated.

Limu: The Good, the Bad, and the Tasty

Limu: The Good, the Bad, and the Tasty

Whether you enjoy poke, sushi or ice cream—you already eat seaweed and seaweed-derived products. Locally known as limu or ogo, these marine algae are vital to the environment, culturally important, and have serious economic value.