Science

"Chili pepa wata" has surprising health benefits

By: Troy Jacobs

Some of your everyday grocery hauls from the produce section are more than just fruits and vegetables.

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Coronavirus in Hawaiʻi vs. the Mainland

By: Megan Lucas

There have been 847 deaths per day in the US and one confirmed death in Hawaiʻi thus far.

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Hawaiʻi’s Toxin-Free Keiki Act

By: Alexa Gutierrez

An industrial chemical that is used in many household plastics and food packages intended for children will be banned in Hawaiʻi beginning next year.

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Study finds childhood obesity linked to social anxiety

By: Troy Jacobs

About 13.7 million children are considered obesse, according to 2016 data from the Centers for Disease Control

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The plastic problem

By: Nick Ochs

Floating between Hawaiʻi and California, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an accumulation of debris brought to one vast ocean zone by natural currents.

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Climate change affects Kauaʻi flood victims’ mental health 

By: Keila Lee & Ronnie Allen Campman

Twenty two percent of people who endure a natural disaster are at risk of developing depression, anxiety and chronic stress.

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Climate change affects surf in Hawaiʻi

By: Carina Nocon & Megan Lucas

The size and shape of the waves will slowly start to break differently because of how climate change is heating up Hawaiian waters. 

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Developing Oʻahu's Resilience Strategy

By: Kevin Okimoto

In May 2019 the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency (OCCSR) released a document titles the Oahu Resilience Strategy. 

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A fuel that can help fix climate change

By: Troy Jacobs

Hydrogen fuel is changing the game in the automotive industry, but people are still unaware about its use. 

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Invasive algae posing significant threats to Hawaiʻi 

By: Alexa Gutierrez & Kirsten Sibley

Non-native algae species infect these reefs, as they spread aggressively and prevent local marine life from building their habitats in the coral.

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The sound of silence

By: Eunica Escalante and Lea Strenge

On Kauaʻi, a team of researchers uncover a new threat to the already quickly depleting Hawaiian honeycreepers.

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