Bookmarks for February 8th
When I'm not blogging, I'm browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on February 8th:
$700K Mobile Command Sits For Years: A high-tech, state-of-the-art emergency mobile command unit that cost $700,000 has sat idle for 2 1/2 years after it arrived in Hawaii.
KITV found out that most of the vehicle was paid for with federal Homeland Security money.
Trouble on Albatross Island: The environmental group Center for Biological Diversity that it intends to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA, and the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources over the failure to protect the threatened seabird.
National Science Foundation grant awarded to professor: A grant of $499,999 has been awarded by the National Science Foundation to Dr. Robert Cowie of UH Mānoa’s Center for Conservation Research, part of the Pacific Biosciences Research Center.
UH astronomy chief sees stars ahead: Institute for Astronomy director Rolf-Peter Kudritzki will step down at the end of the year. He will take a sabbatical starting in January and will return to the institute as a faculty member to continue teaching and research.
Hawaii-ecosystem researcher Peter Vitousek wins Japan Prize: A Hawai'i-born Stanford professor whose extensive research of Hawaiian ecosystems has led to breakthrough understandings of the ways in which agriculture and other human activity affect the environment has been awarded the Japan Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in science.
Hawaii pols use less paper, save $1.2M, 8 million pages, nix staff paycut: Two years since the paperless project began, the Senate recently reported its first savings estimate: more than $1.2 million, nearly 8 million pages and the equivalent of more than 800 trees.
Ormat Technologies Provides Puna Power Plant Update: Ormat Technologies today issued an update on its 30 MW Puna power plant in Hawaii which is currently operating at approximately 17 MW as a result of a decline of the steam supply to the power plant.
UH Mānoa houses newest FEMA National Disaster Preparedness Training Center: The newest Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, headquartered at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, is the newest of seven federally funded members of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC).
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