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


Restoring degraded land is not only good for the planet, but a good investment opportunity as well. https://t.co/I4J5yiaFns

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Evacuations continue at Mayon, as eruptions continue - Philippines multi-hazard zone Alevel

Thousands Flee As Lava Flows Down Philippines Volcano

Scientists warn the eruption could turn explosive

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Texas is the only state in the lower 48 to have its own energy grid. Learn how this independence puts it at the forefront of renewables:

Why energy in Texas works differently than in the rest of the country

Everything really is bigger in Texas, even the power grid.

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#WorldFish continues to further develop improved #tilapia strains and conduct selective breeding in carps to increase #fish growth rates, boost yields and reduce feed costs. Learn more in this infographic: https://t.co/AkFCGTGAsv

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South Sudan is facing an extreme food crisis. And it’s projected to get even worse in 2018, with an estimated 5.1 million people expected to go hungry.

The struggle to survive South Sudan’s hunger season

The lean season lies ahead in South Sudan, where conflict and climate change are combining with deadly effect

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In 1994 a coal mine polluted this West Virginia river. After 2 decades of hard work, it's revived, to the delight of paddlers: https://t.co/AUVUnEnEgy

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Chocó at epicenter of Colombia’s social, environmental conflicts: https://t.co/OThvs1f7wU

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Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative https://t.co/U5fH7V6OyY

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Daniel Hume travelled round the world to learn about how different cultures create and use fire https://t.co/UPvVZRVdkP

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11ya today, the Chinese paddlefish was last seen alive. The injured fish died soon after. A dam built in the middle Yangtze in 1981 blocked migration of this giant, which can allegedly reach 7m & well over 1 tonne. Unable to reach their spawning grounds, they’re likely #extinct

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Iceland makes it illegal to pay women less than men in world first
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Welcome to the new semester! Looking for exciting and relevant classes about the environment & global affairs? Check out the Geography Department's Offerings

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Drone LiDAR or Photogrammetry? Everything you need to know. https://t.co/N1rDaMq1cj

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Game changer? Why China doesn't want your waste anymore #globalisation #Sustainability #players #actions #attitudes #futures #uncertainties @Edexcel_Geog #ALevel

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Why China doesn't want your waste anymore

China introduces new curbs on the import of foreign waste, in an effort to reduce pollution.

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A series of worrying reports by the Global Carbon Project has revealed that after three years of flat growth, global fossil fuel emissions are once again on the rise https://t.co/N2wHBVzbZH

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How could India cut $14 billion in #foodwaste a year? Here are some ideas, from one of the winners of this year's @BarillaCFN food prize https://t.co/pkW2ONGG6Q

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We hope our friends and family are staying safe and warm today during the "Bomb Cyclone." Check out how this weather phenomena got it's name:

Why We Call Winter Storms 'Weather Bombs'

The "bomb cyclone" is a linguistic specter from the 1940s that's gaining power in 2018.

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#GeoawesomeMapOfTheDay Where’s the money in America? via https://t.co/Dx42sJcONf

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Join our team! Part-time office assistant position available to provide clerical & outreach support for O'ahu RC&D's diverse programs. Apps due Jan. 5th! https://t.co/Nt6Hbaeao8

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The violence in the Democratic Republic of the #Congo has triggered the world’s worst displacement crisis – for the second year in a row. Here are the stories we'll be watching for this year: https://t.co/GVA0x74fRB

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Efforts to protect biodiversity are now focusing less on preserving pristine areas and more on finding room for wildlife on the margins of human development. As urban areas keep expanding, it is increasingly the only way to allow species to survive.

Habitat on the Edges: Making Room for Wildlife in an Urbanized World

Efforts to protect biodiversity are now focusing less on preserving pristine areas and more on finding room for wildlife on the margins of human devel...

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Only 20 per cent of electronic waste is being recycled globally. As incomes rise and prices fall, predictions for the future are looking grim https://t.co/blytc99sKW

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Call for action from major companies like Coca-Cola to reduce its plastic footprint: https://t.co/1o4xqBUkMr

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Debunking Micronesian Stereotypes In Hawaii https://t.co/XEc1hdsPWu

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A nearly year-long investigation by @EmmanuelFreuden and @nathansieg for Mongabay in 2017 uncovered the illegal production and trade of charcoal in Myanmar for trade with China.
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The Americas was hardest hit, with #hurricanes in the Caribbean and southern US, earthquakes in Mexico and wildfires in California.

Hurricane victim sits in damaged home

Cost of global disasters 'jumps in 2017'

Hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires caused much of the estimated $306bn losses, a report says.

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China’s market will be bigger than the European Union’s carbon trading system, encompassing 1,700 companies and about 3 billion metric tons of #emissions.
#carbonmarket #China

China Unveils Plan for World's Biggest Carbon-Trading Market | Bloomberg New Energy Finance

China unveiled its plan for a national carbon market, creating the world’s biggest trading system for the climate-warming emissions.

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As politics across #Europe shift to the right, hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers are increasingly stuck in #Italy. This is my 4 part investigation for @irinnews about the lives of people who arrive in the EU & find that they have nowhere left to go.

Nowhere to go

A four-part story explaining the struggle migrants face in their journey to Europe

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“The connection to place and ancestors can be experienced in each step taken on the trail.” The Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail is protected by #LWCF #SaveLWCF

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A new study has found that if California installed solar panels on the Central Valley’s non-agricultural land—spots like parking lots, irrigation ponds, and reclaimed superfund sites—the state could power itself 13x over. https://t.co/jF9QzAxtK4

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'Our natural world is forced into competition with the unnatural world we humans create – and it is losing.' - @ChrisGPackham, PM patron

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More jobs, more trees, less pollution, less climate change. A case for regreening the planet » https://t.co/Rbp4NQ4Faw

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How often have you stopped to consider why your home was built the way it is? https://t.co/AfU6mUaZk8

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The Zimbabwean government is convinced it has found the secret to food security after the biggest maize harvest since a controversial land reform programme was launched nearly 20 years ago. Is it right? https://t.co/UIr0kXCLj5

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Geographers are still amongst the most employable #university #graduates. Find out why you should study #geography at university. https://t.co/WKFlGXXUpa

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From 2005 - present, 33,112 Bangladeshis who traveled abroad to work died and had their bodies repatriated https://t.co/gcwQ1n8xxU

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A loophole in carbon-accounting rules is spurring a boom in burning wood pellets in European power plants. The result has been a surge in logging, particularly in the U.S. South, and new doubts about whether Europe can meet its Paris commitments.

Carbon Loophole: Why Is Wood Burning Counted as Green Energy?

A loophole in carbon-accounting rules is spurring a boom in burning wood pellets in European power plants. The result has been a surge in logging, par...

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We set out to map the Indigenous languages of Canada for a map available now in our November/December issue. @CanGeoNick explains the map. #MapMonday

Mapping Indigenous languages in Canada

See where 60 languages belonging to 12 language families are being used right now

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These are the safest #cities around the world https://t.co/9nVyzjYRly

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Take a look at our newest GR Article preview which examines poverty and rural development challenges in the Philippines: https://t.co/35Bqlo9FXI

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#DidYouKnow? “For every pound of an average person’s body, there are 30 tons of infrastructure: roads, houses, sidewalks, utility grids, intensively farmed soil, and so forth”, - J. Purdy author of After #Nature: A Politics for the #Anthropocene #nature https://t.co/DPBSTc40VW

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Without immigrants, the Fortune 500 would be the Fortune 284 https://t.co/KchKcwhjgd

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Deaths from natural disasters. AQA GCSE The Challenge of Natural Hazards

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Historic vs Present Geographical Distribution of Lions

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Volunteers planted 1,527 native trees here, allowing the existing hardwood forests to restore and reunify. That's great news for the migrating neo-tropical songbirds that rely on this place... https://t.co/DhngqmYHln

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More #wednesdaywisdom for #geographyteacher to share with your classes. This time from an ex-president!

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Are you a dendrophile? 🌳 https://t.co/42L4RJ5ecX

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Today let’s celebrate one of the planet's most vital, yet often overlooked, environmental resources... https://t.co/hxmytGtutZ #WorldSoilDay

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Ever wondered the boundaries of Polynesia?

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A little inspiration for #geography lovers this Monday morning, courtesy of Michael Palin... #MondayMotivation #geographyteacher

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