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Bookmarks for December 15th
When I'm not blogging, I'm browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 14th:
Hawaii's Magma Chamber May Be World's Shallowest: The huge, underground pocket of molten rock that feeds Hawaii's volcanoes may be a lot closer to the Earth's surface than previously thought; it could be the shallowest in the world, new chemical analysis suggests.
Chevron, Oceanic, Tioga Energy Announce Largest Solar Canopy Project on Oahu: Chevron Energy Solutions, a unit of Chevron Corporation, Oceanic Time Warner Cable and Tioga Energy announced today the groundbreaking for a 856-kilowatt solar system at Oceanic's Mililani Tech Park. The project is the largest solar canopy project on Oahu.
Nets called biggest threat to bigeye tuna numbers: An official with the Hawaii Longline Association said yesterday that recent data show a need for more regulation of purse seine fishing of bigeye tuna in the central and western Pacific.
Hawaii Hydrogen Infrastructure Gets Boost: Ten companies, agencies and universities have joined an initiative between The Gas Company and General Motors to make hydrogen-powered vehicles and a fueling infrastructure a reality in Hawaii by 2015. The plan is called the Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative (H2I)
Library and Information Science program among top ten: For the fourth consecutive year, the school library media specialization in the UH Mānoa Library and Information Science (LIS) Graduate Program has been recognized as one of the top ten programs in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report in its “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2011.”
UH brings in expert to improve information security: Cedric Bennett, a national expert in information security for higher education, is helping UH evaluate and improve its information security practices. He conducted face-to-face meetings last week, interviewing leaders, staff and faculty within the university system and its campuses.
NOAA's Ford Island site hits final building phase: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration broke ground last week on the final phase of a $330 million effort to consolidate scattered Oahu offices onto one Ford Island campus.
Star's Fourth World Stumps Astronomers: If three's a crowd, a new planet recently discovered orbiting a sunlike star is really cluttering up its neighborhood. The new planet is the fourth Jupiter-like world to be found around the young star HR 8799.
Kiwi's horror shark attack: Now living in Honolulu, he spends four to six months a year at Palmyra. He is a science specialist for The Nature Conservancy, a leading conservation organisation working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
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