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Lending a Hand from Sea to Land
Lending a Hand from Sea to Land Most of us today know Maunalua Bay as an evil-smelling mudflat choked with dark, ropy seaweed. Oldtimers, though, may remember it as a rich food source, when commercial fishing was banned and the catch limit for people living in the area was 30 fish and 5 lobster, per person, per day.
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Knee-Deep in...Regulations
Knee-Deep in...Regulations Livestock waste management can be a sticky mess. The livestock industry’s ability to keep current and compliant with new guidelines grows increasingly difficult and costly. Recognizing the importance of the livestock industry’s viability in Hawai‘i’s economy, CTAHR’s C.N. Lee and Glen Fukumoto, along with the State Department of Health, assembled a consortium of
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Genetic Testing Made Easy—Well, Easier
Genetic Testing Made Easy—Well, Easier To most of us, genetic testing still sounds fairly high tech—something best left to highly trained scientists.
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Made in Manoa
Made in Manoa New papaya-based products ranging from dressings to sauces to chutney bear the brand name Kulanui, which means “university,” but Kulanui is more than just a brand—it’s an innovative UH program that fosters student awareness, inspiration, and opportunity. The idea of Kulanui occurred to Wayne Fujishige, director of UH Manoa’s Auxiliary Enterprises, over 20 years ago, and
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Spa Treatment for Flowers and Plants
Spa Treatment for Flowers and Plants Hawai‘i’s flower and foliage industry generates upwards of $15.5 million dollars each year.
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Out of Luck, but Not Out of Hope
Out of Luck, but Not Out of Hope The more you consider CTAHR’s Center on the Family, the broader its scope seems to become. So much of our lives takes place in the context of family, symbolized in Hawai‘i by our emphasis on ‘ohana.
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Aquaponics: Harvesting Food, Creating Synergy
Aquaponics: Harvesting Food, Creating Synergy Systems of aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil) can be traced to ancient times and are familiar to most people.
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Teaching Keiki to $ave for the Future
Teaching Keiki to $ave for the Future Students from 28 public elementary schools are learning that there’s more to money than just spending it.
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Quenching the Invasive Scourge Known as Fireweed
Quenching the Invasive Scourge Known as Fireweed Invasion by alien, exotic plants is one of the most significant threats to ecosystems around the world.
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The Mighty Fight Against the Varroa Mite
The Mighty Fight Against the Varroa Mite Here’s a fact that’s food for thought: Without honeybees, the plant world would produce about a third less food than it does.
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From Hawai‘i to Alaska: One Student’s Summer to Remember
From Hawai‘i to Alaska: One Student’s Summer to Remember Some of the most valuable and enduring student learning experiences happen outside the classroom, sometimes outside the state.
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Helping to Strengthen the Loving Bonds of ‘Ohana
Helping to Strengthen the Loving Bonds of ‘Ohana In Hawai‘i, strong family ties play an essential role in people’s health and well-being, but they are sometimes tested when round-the-clock caregiving becomes necessary.
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