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.
Hellisheidi in Iceland - a provider of green energy and the site for a scientific breakthrough; an experiment to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) and turn it into stone - FOREVER!. https://t.co/3K3jpAF40k
Bosnia says it will increase patrols to stop migrants as new Balkan route opens
Bosnia says it will stop illegal migration amid increase
Bosnia says it wants to stop illegal entry of migrants as the Balkan country struggles to cope with the influx of people trying to reach Western Europ...
The amount of #rice produced in the #Tshopo province, #DRC has the potential to feed the nation. But the poor roads make it nearly impossible to get rice even a few towns away. https://t.co/0YLDs7TZT1
This new interactive reveals the journey of plastic around the globe.
What Happens to the Plastic We Throw Out
How a piece of trash can travel from land to Henderson Island, an uninhabited, remote island in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean.
Paris considers offering free public transportation—no-fee service on Metro subway, bus, and suburban rail—creating world's largest free public transit zone—cost: €6 billion ($7B) annually—benefits: cleaner air, better health, lower carbon emissions
Paris Ponders an Audacious Idea: Free Transit for All
The city is launching a study to explore the possibility of going fully fare-free.
What a real shark attack looks like. #WednesdayWisdom #sharks Photo: @shawnheinrichs
Now we can all visit California's kelp forests (in virtual reality) https://t.co/zqYVK5UeFi
Help your #geography students get ahead with their revision by downloading our free resource on coastal processes... https://t.co/B5z8TdFf0I #geographyteacher #coastalprocesses #revision #GCSE
Have you heard? Applications are open to receive a Mini Grant For A #StrawlessOcean! Submit your campaign idea to tackle the single-use #plastic straw, you might be eligible to receive funds to support your work: https://t.co/QdbXh1lwNI @lonelywhale
NEW REPORT: Incarcerated Women and Girls, 1980-2016
Between 1980 and 2016, the number of incarcerated women increased by more than 700%, rising from a total of 26,378 in 1980 to 213,722 in 2016. Learn more in our new report: https://t.co/ZrNo7rhjFQ
Is aquaculture the future of food? Learn more: https://t.co/EhAnbPYclB
The City is Alive: The Population of Manhattan, Hour-by-Hour https://t.co/WWjFLyEM9p via @EqMapbox #mapbox
This ‘chirocopter’ will be flown outside caves in order to help answer important questions about the movement patterns of bats https://t.co/J81MRDi2PK
The renewable energy industry employs 10.3 million people worldwide, with more than 500,000 jobs added last year alone, according to new data from @IRENA. https://t.co/4XkeWSVpdc
I am mesmerised by this visualisation by @tjukanov
Antarctic-centric world #map helps you understand why so many countries have research stations there and hold territorial claims. Plus poor Antarctica 🇦🇶 always gets cut off our maps and deserves to be in the line light for once. Source: https://t.co/bfQpZ0RlE6
Buzzing for the ban: the EU will outlaw three major insecticides in what campaigners are calling a “historic turning point” for bees and other pollinators
EU votes for a total ban on bee-harming insecticides
Countries across the European Union – including the UK – vote to ban the outdoor use of three bee-harming pesticides
Sunscreen containing oxybenzone or oxtinoxate kill coral reefs. Congratulations to Hawaii for passing this bill to ban sunscreens with these ingredients!
Hawaii is about to be the first state to ban certain sunscreen sales to protect its coral reefs
Sunscreen does a good job of protecting our skin, but it may not be so good for marine life. And Hawaii is doing something about it.
Nevermind 30 minutes. We have 30 years of incremental alerts ahead of us on the impacts of #climatechange in #Hawaii . A little action every single day would be good - it's no false alarm. #mitigation+#adaptation https://t.co/WWe4xGjzwQ
Our reliance on dirty energy is a global public health emergency. We need to end the age of fossil fuels. @WHO #Keepitintheground >> https://t.co/4MTn7wsHjN
More than 800 totoaba swim bladders confiscated by Mexican authorities in smuggling busts: https://t.co/cIVJatdWZG
You may think that your plastic waste gets recycled. Think again https://t.co/74hkqCTUq8 #BreakFreeFromPlastic
Cyanometer, c. 1789, an instrument that measures the blueness of a sky.
Last of the isochrone #geogif s of today. This time an ink effect on Stamen Watercolor.
Please share this message this #ArborDay. A tree planted is a gift to us all.
Climate change will make thousands of islands uninhabitable. A new study says it'll happen sooner than we thought. https://t.co/eHgcpJtFg6
Some #WednesdayWisdom from Ansel Adams
There will be absolutely no paper cups allowed.
This Coffee Chain Is First to Announce a Complete Ban on Disposable Cups
Handing out 300,000 disposable cups a year is “senseless,” says the chain.
The Mediterranean sea overlaid onto the USA
Did you know that in 2015, humans threw out almost as much plastic as they made? Here's the world's plastic pollution problem in 2 charts. https://t.co/Gjy5nsx3gx #BreakFreeFromPlastic
.@ConservationOrg shares three things no one is talking about this #EarthDay2018. What would you like to share today? https://t.co/hXok0LZS7Y #conservation
Women won every single prize this year but one.
These 6 Women Activists Won This Year’s Top Environmental Prize
“We have a responsibility to future generations to leave a better world.”
Why one Chicago neighborhood has to keep fighting off polluters https://t.co/fgSi3Ws7u5
"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 #Kenya #Rwanda #Tanzania https://t.co/w2d6KbDLGr
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