Global Change · Local Impact
Aloha and welcome to the Department of Geography and Environment at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa! Geography is a diverse discipline that is united by its focus on global change and local impacts on humans and the environment. The department was founded in 1932 and is consistently ranked among the top programs in the US. Faculty have expertise across the breadth of the discipline in environmental geography, human geography, and geospatial information science, with a focus on Asia and the Pacific. Our BA, MA, and PhD students research topics such as environmental change, sustainability, and globalization and have gone on to careers in academia, government service, NGOs, and in the private sector.
"I kept all my plastic for a year – the 4,490 items forced me to rethink" 😱😱😱 https://t.co/cHa7RTZQ91
The people of Ladakh have a rich folklore, some of which date back to the pre-Buddhist era.
A look at America's petty policy on used clothes for Africa https://t.co/MXLYTTwroj #Kenya #Rwanda #Tanzania
Just discovered a really cool application that converts @openstreetmap data into 3D tactile maps (via your own 3D printer / embosser or by ordering a 3D print). https://t.co/dJVolc6B3h @touchmapper Designed to aid the blind or partially sighted - am intrigued how well they work.
#DrawTheLine on #climatechange w/@blueplanetfound on Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. The #BlueLineProject will bring together island communities to chalk iconic “blue lines” that mark sea level rise exposures around Hawaii. Register at https://t.co/a9aK9ddVhP!
One of the world's filthiest industries just agreed to clean up its act https://t.co/5UyZfJE9pc
Greenpeace Finds Amazon Reef Formation Where Total Plans to Drill for Oil @World_Wildlife @greenpeaceusa
Greenpeace Finds Amazon Reef Formation Where Total Plans to Drill for Oil
Total has applied for a license to drill for oil in the Amazon Reef region and operations could start as early as this year.
How many colours you see depends on what language you speak
Plaintiffs from Cambodia have filed a class-action lawsuit against a Thai company after being forcibly removed from their homes to make way for a sugarcane plantation https://t.co/vJBOAxOYhs @rinachandran reports #landrights #industry #Asia
Scarce, unaffordable housing is not a local problem in a few places, but is baked into the 21st-century global city. It’s time for cities, nations, and global leaders to start acting like it https://t.co/ZEZJghE4zu
The plastics crisis is more urgent than you know. Recycling bottles won’t fix it https://t.co/OCKh0Obb2K #BreakFreeFromPlastic
Learn how to make stunning maps in our newest free online course, "Cartography." Sign up here: https://t.co/I9kILgKMpc
#cartography #maps #mooc #arcgis #arcgispro #arcgisonline #esri #GIS #geography #webmap #design #freeclass #aag2018 #AAG18
Remember that Keystone Pipeline oil spill from November? Turns out it was twice as large as we initially thought https://t.co/Ml1mOJMPJ1
#GeoawesomeMapOfTheDay Migration of Birds throughout the Western Hemisphere via https://t.co/XxdmkKvsMj
"There’s more microbes in a teaspoon of soil than there are people on earth"
@nature_org breaking down why #soilhealth significantly impacts water resources, biodiversity and can even mitigate climate change.
Apple brags about 100% renewable energy... but what about the toxic materials mined, refined, and fabricated to make their brand of electronic gadgets—almost none of which can be recycled fully—and designed to be obsolete and replaced within 18 months
Apple Now Runs On 100% Green Energy, And Here’s How It Got There
Wonderful to see our series "The politics of death" long-listed at the One World Media Awards! 🎉🎊 While they decide on the winners take another look at these hard-hitting human stories: https://t.co/kotIzLYwMu @onewm #landrights
Great story on how we can each use our unique skills to help save species
How Do You Count Endangered Species? Look to the Stars
Pairing astronomers‘ algorithms for star-hunting with drones equipped with infrared cameras, scientists have developed a new tool kit to help co...
“Photography isn’t just about showing someone how beautiful something is, it’s a weapon.” @LouiePsihoyos https://t.co/rw5AiMm4TH
It is time to focus on the benefits of addressing climate change.
‘Can we save the planet? We must be relentlessly optimistic’
Bad news about our planet can paralyse us, says former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres. Instead, it’s time to focus on the opportunities in...
See every large wildfire burning in the U.S. on this map via @wxshift
This Map Shows Every Wildfire in the U.S.
Video summaries and an interactive wildfire tracker explaining U.S. wildfires and why they’re important.
Doomed by their beauty, nautiluses could be headed toward extinction. https://t.co/2Sy87zMceX
Natural climate solutions need substantial investment, writes @nature_org. Could sustainable land bonds be the answer? https://t.co/rmyq8tZhKA #nature4climate
Colombia's top court orders government to protect Amazon forest in landmark case https://t.co/X4D1SbuRWt @anastasiabogota reports
@Dejusticia #climatechange #Amazon #forests #climatejustice
"We've realized that law enforcement on its own can't handle this global surge in illegal trade"
21 Tech Companies Band Together Against Wildlife Trafficking
The effort involves tech leaders such as Alibaba, Baidu, eBay, Facebook and Instagram who have pledged to try to reduce trafficking across their platf...
Volunteer for one of our photography projects! From central Africa, to the islands in the Pacific. Apply now & join the team: https://t.co/bD9oEc1dmw #jimmynelson #jimmynelsonfoundation
Plastic doesn’t just look like food; it smells, feels and even sounds like food. And that's why marine animals can't stop eating it https://t.co/IK2R6sariQ #BreakFreeFromPlastic
The current global average age of farmers is 60+. Who will feed the world in the future? We invited @knwanze to comment on bringing youth into #agriculture in Africa https://t.co/00CsUrCPBh
Plugging away: electric cars – 2/5 global megatrends to look out for in the fight against global warming
Could we beat global warming? 5 megatrends to look out for
The news when it comes to climate change isn’t exclusively catastrophic. Quick-developing global megatrends suggest the fight is not over yet
#TheFishTank Aquaculture now provides more than half of all #fish for human consumption. It is playing a vital role in fighting hunger and improving food and #nutrition security of poor rural households: https://t.co/iXylqByQec
In an exclusive extract from his newest book, Robin Hanbury-Tenison, looks back on the legacy of his ground-breaking 1977 Royal Geographical Society expedition into the interior of Borneo https://t.co/S8DkArblAJ
Mapping the Grand Canyon in 10 steps starting with a DEM.
California’s housing crisis is so bad families are squatting abandoned homes just to survive https://t.co/PrTtv4GQhK
Lots of sweet potatoes could've made Easter Island a bustling place. https://t.co/s3GXcn7bfb
Check out the 1st imu-cooked meal officially sanctioned & served in a public school cafeteria! @MililaniTrojans cooked the kalua pig overnight on campus. Lunch includes local papayas, pineapples & bananas. @BeyondGreen_sfp @KohalaCenter @kokua @Ulupono #ainapono #farmtoschool
1.5 Million Slavery Era Documents Will Be Digitized, Helping African Americans to Learn About Their Lost Ancestors https://t.co/DT67ZgeUd9
11 of 20: What went right January-March 2018 | Can you guess which much-loved animal is the focus of a huge planned conservation park in China? An area of land twice the size of Yosemite has been set aside https://t.co/XPtMKOwA5O
After decades of damage to the island of Kaho’olawe the #restoration of the #island is in sight and Island Conservation and our partners are excited about the future of the island. #NoExtinctions https://t.co/YK6szIqRyZ
New @UNESCOstat’s Handbook on Measuring Equity in Education shows how countries can develop indicators that help ensure out-of-school children will no longer be ignored or forgotten 👉 https://t.co/O9GgIlaRi7 #LeaveNoOneBehind #SDG4
"The shock to the community was beyond our capacity." Mental scars linger for Fijian survivors of deadly storm: https://t.co/pi3dRJHkzh #MigrationUnmasked #climigration #migration
Analysis of historical photos can give us important perspective on shifting baseline syndrome. Here, the disappearance of large fish from the Florida Keys over 50 years, as indicated by the ever decreasing size of trophy fish. Paper here: https://t.co/XBTtH9STKY
The moral dilemmas of the Fourth Industrial Revolution https://t.co/X2waUZjbYx #4IR
From Ecuador's Amazon to the president's palace, indigenous women are demanding an end to drilling https://t.co/UfoS5ESlxe @anastasiabogota reports #IndigenousRights @OPECnews #Amazon @confeniae1 #Women
This terrifying robot wolf is protecting the crops of Japanese farmers via @wef
This terrifying robot wolf is protecting Japanese farmers
The high-tech predator prowls around farms near Kisarazu City to keep animals from destroying crops.
The Perils of Palm Oil https://t.co/qgazeiHvI5
Anti-trafficking charity launches materials aimed at Kenyan children https://t.co/uiPxzilXO4
#AinaPono: Hawaii State Farm-to-School Initiative's goal is to address the supply-and-demand issues related to the purchase of local food for State school cafeterias. Learn more about #WhyWeInvested and its impact to Hawaii: https://t.co/RA9Mwf6xL7 #F2S #FarmToSchool
Addressing illegal fishing could provide an easier and cheaper route to sustainable fisheries than relying solely on curtailing legal fishing, according to research published in @NatureEcoEvo https://t.co/mhJO2nzL6L
This is where people #work the longest hours https://t.co/905ptb2qY4 #employment
This community in Guatemala used to spend up to 3 hours a day retrieving #water. Now, after working with us to build simple, efficient rainwater harvesting systems, these families have access to #cleanwater right outside their homes. https://t.co/0ylvNYjZAo
Turkey poop could help save us from ourselves https://t.co/9dLZB4X6yP
Kaho'olawe is the center of the Hawaiian Islands chain and plays a vital role in ocean navigation. #Conservation #Culture #Hawaii https://t.co/ttH0eLPslj
Will we start to see more forests in our concrete jungles? Check out the biodiversity that these forests have brought to Hong Kong! #EarthOptimism via @Mongabay
Cities need forests too: A call for forests amid our concrete jungles (commentary)
Human beings evolved among trees. Even today, hundreds of millions of people live in and around forests, and depend upon them directly for their food,...
An important reminder from @SylviaEarle in honor of #WorldWaterDay 🌊🌎
Contamination from the mega-dairies that supply VT's big brands, like Ben & Jerry’s and Cabot Cheese, is nothing new to Vermonters, especially when it comes to the contamination of our waterways. Read our report: https://t.co/7T8irApKfN #scarydairy #waterpollution #wecanfixthis
The world's water crisis explained #geographyteacher
From Not Enough to Too Much, the World’s Water Crisis Explained | National Geographic
There's a huge drinking water problem plaguing rural America #WorldWaterDay https://t.co/XpVA0pCzyJ
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is growing at an exponential rate
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is growing at an exponential rate
Researchers have observed that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, now three times the size of France, is showing signs of exponential growth. In a new ...
#ClimateChange is bringing new diseases and outbreaks to your town. Our interactive maps show you which new threats are coming your way. @Revelator_News
Climate Goes Viral • The Revelator
Disease outbreaks could be coming your way thanks to climate change and Trump administration budget cuts. Our interactive map shows how you could be a...
A little #nerdsagainstnurdles inspiration. 🎨 illustration by @KarikaturaLv
#plasticsucks #grab4tag4 #sustainablecoastlineshawaii #waterinspired #take3forthesea #oceanoptomism #marinedebris #plasticpollution #plasticban #plasticwaste #plasticfree #plasticfreecoastlines
Opelu fishing starts with making nets shaped like this. If you are on O'ahu, don't miss the opportunity on Mar 23rd to meet Uncle Chuck Leslie in person and see this movie documenting his tradition of opelu fishing on Hawaii island. https://t.co/HkANgfd16K
The world needs more forests, not more industrial meat. RT if you agree! https://t.co/BHKHZ4xuCL #LessIsMore
World's last male northern white #rhino passes away as species faces extinction
https://t.co/w4ANv9h7I3 #RacingExtinction #wildlife
Solar panels sitting atop a man-made lake in Huainan, China, make up the world's largest floating solar farm. Sungrow Huainan Solar Farm is capable of producing enough electricity to power 15,000 homes. Read more here: https://t.co/a9kZbN7UMh
My 3D Bathymetry now online: https://t.co/QhWQrC4UWe
Coal ash is polluting groundwater across the country, according to new utility data https://t.co/9kMry91EkR