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 of Geography at UHM 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 geospatial information science, 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.
In the Galápagos, the generation of waste is directly proportional to the growth of the local population and tourism. The impact of this trash on wildlife is notable. via @Revelator_News. #pollution #plastic
Trash in the Galápagos Reveals the Dark Side of Ecotourism • The Revelator
Ecotourism brings valuable funds for conservation to the islands, but it also delivers a torrent of garbage that could damage this unique ecosystem.
Island man: survival in Panama https://t.co/8FgFkusobS #islands
Without addressing the root causes of migration, only corrupt government officials and traffickers are benefiting from criminalising migrants https://t.co/lc9q3li7SW
Polar melt may shut down the Atlantic current that warms Europe. Learn more: https://t.co/Rtlfpq1yPe
“Is Google wired for geopolitics?” by @mbogen
Is Google wired for geopolitics? – Miranda Bogen – Medium
A brief history of how Google has navigated the controversial world of cartography and toponymy
What about Octopus #ValueChain? #FishTrade #indianocean #SDG14
Climate change could decimate California’s major crops, and that should concern everyone https://t.co/SpSYYAHsho
Carol Van Strum, crusader against Agent Orange, wins prestigious environmental award: https://t.co/586XUx9Wpv
A huge swath of the US is facing massive droughts. It's only going to get worse. https://t.co/sRcwgc8Wx9
Life in a Colombian border town: Venezuelan surgeons sleep on the streets and women sell their hair to buy food.
Half a million and counting: Venezuelan exodus puts new strains on Colombian border town
As Colombia struggles with seven million of its own people displaced by years of conflict, many Venezuelans fleeing economic meltdown must fend for t...
The harm a @UN forest project in Africa is doing to local people is greater than the good it is managing to achieve for them https://t.co/46ld1Jfrry
41 million Americans are at risk of experiencing a 100-year flood—not the 13 million FEMA claims—a new study says https://t.co/shLcxiQeK4
The Sculpting of Ebro Delta https://t.co/BBwZsvCQ7g #Landsat
Carnivores no more. Not your vegan friend, but predators, thanks to humans who want to end predation https://t.co/vWEBHEsI9y
Why do so many Americans kill one another, and how can the violence be stopped? The CDC quit studying these and other questions over 20 years ago.
Congress Quashed Research Into Gun Violence. Since Then, 600,000 People Have Been Shot.
Why do so many Americans kill one another, and how can the violence be stopped? The C.D.C. quit studying these and other questions over 20 years ago.
The world’s largest frog can weigh up to 9 pounds—“basically the size of a human infant”—and is a coveted catch in the African bushmeat trade. As populations decline, can grassroots efforts save this goliath from extinction? https://t.co/nW8AjKb32X 📷Cyril Ruoso
Put simply, increasing carbon in soils is an effective means of removing dangerous levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. https://t.co/4WGlfg0BLp
There's a warehouse in Vanuatu filled with unusable donations left over from a devastating storm that hit the country — three years ago. Why aid groups say donating cash works best: https://t.co/zRvP04nAwO
Agriculture drives 80% of tropical #deforestation, which means if we want to save #forests, we've got to work with farmers. https://t.co/VZgdNf1hqR
If climate change continues unchecked, fisheries production could decline by as much as 60 percent in parts of the world’s oceans in the coming centuries, according to a new study. https://t.co/rfFgZcBvH0
What better day to revisit our past exhibition, "Women in Cartography," than #InternationalWomensDay? Check out the virtual exhibition to see maps like this one of South America, created by student Louisa Pinchon in 1880. https://t.co/icXZbkkaSM
Today we'd like to recognize women's vital contributions to Wildlife Conservation.. Discover their stories here: https://t.co/OB4PmChKeJ #InternationalWomensDay #WomensHistoryMonth
Photo of Mollie Beattie, first female director of @USFWS: Credit USFWS
The Woman who reinvented Geography in the classroom:
The Woman Who Transformed How We Teach Geography
By blending education and activism, Zonia Baber made geography a means of uniting—not conquering—the globe
Art and words from @oneoceanglobal ambassador Mackenna Cady: "Single-use plastic is one of the biggest threats to the Earth today. Millions of single-use bottles, straws, cups, bags, utensils, etc are used ONE TIME and then thrown away EVERY DAY"
Restoring forest landscapes can help to reduce #gender gaps. But how is it done? IUCN expert Jackie Siles explains in advance of #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2018 https://t.co/y9p8gyN3QC @IUCN_Gender @IUCN_forests
PM blames #Cambodia’s #logging problem on opposition https://t.co/GbFKvQ3geP #illegallogging #corruption
More than 100 cities across the globe get at least 70% of their energy from renewable sources, roughly twice as many cities as in 2015.
Marijuana is proving to be a health hazard, although not for the reasons one would assume https://t.co/75CopwGcRo
Could #data on slums hold the key to more resilient cities? @meganrowling reports #resilience #KnowYourCity @TR_Foundation https://t.co/x75tZLnZSg
Community-based wildlife conservation is bringing success to Tanzania https://t.co/6VHCHgWnWu
Idaho lawmakers no longer plan to ban climate science from public schools https://t.co/1K8nX3O6WX
#Somalia’s #climatechange refugees - @cegoldbaum on why a rethink is needed on how humanitarians handle the drought crisis https://t.co/XPKiyn1Aw3
On an island of plenty, a community tempered by waves braces for rising seas: https://t.co/GjtykDHYCG
Until the 1960s, the rise and fall of the Colorado was tightly tied to the seasons. After the completion of the Glen Canyon Dam upstream of the Grand Canyon in 1966, everything changed.
Deep in the Grand Canyon, Scientists Struggle to Bring Back the Bugs
A hydroelectric dam disrupted the intricate food web of the Colorado River. Now a ragtag team of researchers and river guides are trying to repair it....
The Google Trekker imagery of trails and iconic environmental locations in Hawaiʻi is now live on Google Maps! UH Geography MA student Myles Ritchie had a lead role in this collaborative effort between the @OutdoorCircleHI and Google. To learn more, https://t.co/fhWecAZXWS
#InvasiveSpecies: harmful alien species whose spread threatens environment, economy, or society, incl health. This week we'll be profiling different species that negatively impact Toronto's natural areas. Follow #InvSpWk to learn more.
Six Months After Harvey, Environmental Justice & Climate Change Absent from Houston’s Recovery Plans https://t.co/TTJ8BF9btm
In mountainous Lesotho, mountain biking is playing a leading role in the country's tourism future https://t.co/fxQ3aQpLMk
Anchovies are having a moment. Learn more on our latest #blog: https://t.co/vK0g5BidHy
Giant sequoias in California are just some of the tree species which have been scanned and measured using new laser technology https://t.co/A5g4UpIi4j
We had 4 maned wolf pups born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in December & they recently had their first vet checkup! All the cubs are healthy and growing. MORE https://t.co/MDpFbFTvmM
Buckminster Fuller’s Map of the World: The Innovation that Revolutionized Map Design (1943) https://t.co/VVbzeECazL
Plans to create two parks to protect swathes of mountainous jungle in Myanmar could stop more than 16,000 Karen refugees who fled conflict from going home
Myanmar parks could stop thousands of Karen refugees returning home
By Jared Ferrie PHNOM PENH, Feb 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Plans to create two parks to ...
Find out how a laundry is helping Australians wash their way to better mental health https://t.co/eDQySfkduX @vanguardlaundry #mentalhealth #jobs #SocialEnterprise #resilience | @suewhitewriter reports
The peril and promise of apps to help refugees https://t.co/kULpwCVgun
An effort to make a fest less toxic. Glastonbury Festival to ban all plastic bottles on site https://t.co/QBCIRlGoSX
Climate Refugees in Florida Could Change the Politics There for Generations @SierraClub @MichaelEMann @billmckibben @350 @YEARSofLIVING @ClimateReality
Climate Refugees in Florida Could Change the Politics There for Generations
A wave of climate refugees fleeing the island to Florida could change the face of Florida politics.
Your favorite scented products are causing as much air pollution as your car
Search by city, state or zip code to track the risk of flooding in your area on our Surging Seas maps https://t.co/B0rhCz8NH7
Closing borders and opening up divisions: How France helped create the tensions now visible among the Comorian population https://t.co/QqlURyFSud
This pipeline spilled almost 150,000 gallons of waste and it's not even running yet https://t.co/Mjfsk1fWis
Forget California - the next time you want to catch some waves, why not explore Latvia’s booming surf scene instead?
Discover Latvia's Secret Surf Culture
Discover how surfing in Latvia is becoming the up-and-coming trend in the Baltic region, as Latvia has actually been building a surf culture for years...
"My focus is all about getting the people who can’t get outside, outside.”
Infographic: How the three-wheeled ‘Explore’ is helping more people enjoy the backcountry
Christian Bagg, founder of Icon Wheelchairs, is a true trailblazer
World elevation map depicted in greyscale; where brighter is higher. #map #maps
A St. Paul neighborhood's comic plan to tackle gentrification https://t.co/lOnzyYBnxT
Decline in #krill threatens #Antarctic wildlife, from #whales to #penguins https://t.co/88QfyZFD0e
Opening the tap! Women and water are at the centre of a cultural transformation in #Nepal. Thanks to support from #Sweden, @UNDP can facilitate water supply and create improved conditions for agriculture, sanitation and equality! https://t.co/nY8SoKcaSa
The future of hearing aids could be a video game https://t.co/G5N3C7qwCX #health #technology
Mumbai's 'last big' hope lies in docklands' inclusive revival https://t.co/UG3SrQnxhA #SassoonDock #art #resilience
While you drizzle honey on your #pancakes later, remember it’s not just the honey bee that feeds us. RT to say thanks to all the wonderful solitary bees & bumblebees that pollinate our food too! #bees #ShroveTuesday #PancakeDay https://t.co/GtvwZfn6xZ
Why #India is about to move to the ‘center stage’ of world #energy https://t.co/zAhHHCkJlk
Rapid global warming is said to be ringing the death knell for polar bears. But the reality is more complex https://t.co/dB6eOzk2oX
Working yourself to death is such a problem in Japan there's a name for it https://t.co/dkWMOTuKgC #work
How Driftwood Reshapes #Ecosystems, from @SmithsonianMag https://t.co/oaSdaFvdBV