Global Change · Local Impact
Aloha and welcome to the Department of Geography 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. The faculty has expertise across the breadth of the discipline in environmental geography, human geography, and geographic technologies, often 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.
Amazing range of sections looking at different difficult boarders around the world
Vox Borders: life at the edge of nations
To know a country’s deepest fear, look at its border.
Purgatory on the Riviera: Final installment in my series for @irinnews on #migration in #Italy
Purgatory on the Riviera
For asylum seekers on endless journeys to reach northern Europe, the Franco-Italian border is a test of patience and willpower
Check out the artist who's been mapping ski slopes for 30 years!
Meet the Artist Mapping Ski Slopes Around the World
James Niehues' hand-painted maps have been guiding skiers for 30 years.
At the beginning of 2014, #Ukraine had no displaced people. Now, it’s on the world’s top ten list, with an estimated two million. @irinnews #neglectedcrisis
Frozen and forgotten: The neglected displacement crisis on Europe’s doorstep
It's too easy to forget about the intractable conflict on the edge of Europe and the millions displaced
What happens if the world runs out of water? Jordan could be the first nation to go dry via @Newsweek #WaterCrisis #Jordan
What happens if the world runs out of water? Jordan could be the first nation to go dry
Water shortages in Jordan pit rich vs. poor as the country scrambles to serve a booming population.
"catrography is the new code" read more about cartography's come back here:
Mapping the Future: Cartography Stages a Comeback
Silicon Valley companies are snapping up cartography graduates, leading to a boom in degrees.
Why walls don't work: US Border Patrol has found over 80 tunnels since 2011
Tunnel rats stay busy stalking border drug smugglers
Group works to curtail underground trafficking at border.
Can we stop climate change without population control? Even a 50% reduction in emissions today will be redundant by 2100 due to population growth and development
Why Population Matters is Wrong
Someone isn’t happy. Here at Bright Green towers, we received a pretty miffed email from a member of the Green Party of England and Wales compla...
No Bombs. No Guns. Just 90 Minutes of Soccer. via @nytimes #Afghanistan #soccer
No Bombs. No Guns. Just 90 Minutes of Soccer.
“If we submit to violence and terror, we would have to continue mourning 365 days a year.” The night soccer league of Kabul, Afghanistan.
Reverse #migration - Pollution in India's cities draws residents back to rural life. via @thisisplace
Reverse migration? Pollution in India's cities draws residents back to rural life
MUMBAI, Nov 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Namita Singh's young daughter suffered from bronchitis...
The trees within this Pygmy Forest are just a couple feet taller than an average human
California's Stunted Forest
A raised boardwalk winds through a thicket of stunted century-old trees no more than nine feet tall.
"It’s not like when a bird flies into Boston, it goes, 'I’m in a city now.'"
Where Do Urban Animals Go When Their Habitats Disappear?
“It’s not like when a bird flies into Boston, it goes, ‘I’m in a city now.’”
Hokulea’s Voyage To Hana Is A Homecoming For Young Captain #Hawaii
Hokulea's Voyage To Hana Is A Homecoming For Young Captain
Hana native Nakua Konohia-Lind, 24, will be the youngest captain of the storied voyaging vessel Hokulea when it sails into East Maui.
I am pleased to release a new version of my Blender shaded relief tutorial, featuring an improved method for making beautiful terrain.
Creating Shaded Relief in Blender
Welcome! This is the long-awaited text version of my Blender relief tutorial, following on the video series I did a few years back. If you’ve a...
If you want to solve climate change, you need to solve income inequality
To solve climate change, solve income inequality
A new report says that the wider the gap between rich and poor, the more the environment suffers.
"A Poet, with Prison Behind Him, Becomes an Attorney" via @NewYorker
Watching a Poet Join the Bar
The question of whether Reginald Dwayne Betts should be permitted to practice law cut to the center of national conversations about mass incarceration...
Here is an op-ed I wrote about why we need to rethink borders in an age of climate change
It's Time to Rethink the Relationship Between Borders and Climate Change
Climate-induced migration is now a reality. Opening borders and removing sovereignty from environmental decisions needs to be considered.
Built for Invasion, North Korean Tunnels Now Flow With Tourists via @nytimes #NorthKorea
Built for Invasion, North Korean Tunnels Now Flow With Tourists
Visitors come from across the world to see the tunnels that stretch from the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone into the South. But some warn...
Fantastic article on indigenous youth mapping Congrats @steve_deroy!
Workshops hope to inspire Indigenous youth to get involved in mapping
He’s seen cartography evolve from hand-drawn maps to incorporating computer based technologies. This week, Steven DeRoy’s company - the Fi...
Beach Cleanups: The Secret Scientific Value of Trash
The Secret Value of Trash • The Revelator
Some people think beach cleanup efforts don’t accomplish much and don't address where trash comes from. They’re missing an important part ...
What Environmental Issues Give Nightmares to Horror Writers? • #halloween #conservation #climatechange #science
The Ask: What Environmental Issues Give Nightmares to Horror Writers? • The Revelator
Who needs zombies and serial killers when you have global warming, the extinction crisis and other environmental horrors?
How the School-to-Prison Pipeline Works via
How the School to Prison Pipeline REALLY Works
And why black girls are particularly at risk.
This Tiny Country Feeds the World via @NatGeo
How the Netherlands Feeds the World
The Netherlands has become an agricultural giant by showing what the future of farming could look like.
New Zealand Govt aims to plant 100 million trees yearly and be #zerocarbon economy by 2050. #renewables #climate
New Zealand Government to Plant 100 Million Trees Yearly
New Zealand's next prime minister Jacinda Ardern has set ambitious environmental policies to confront ...