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.
"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 ...
Reasons for hope: elephants in southern Africa stable & increasing, overall poaching levels in Africa down for 5 yrs https://t.co/4Cwx2P5VsC
DYK: @MarsGlobal is investing $1B in more sustainable supply chains – here’s why & how they’re doing it
Inside Mars, Inc.'s $1 billion pivot toward sustainability
Mars, Inc. is fundamentally rethinking the way it does business in order to better safeguard its supply chain, support smallholder farmers, and build ...
Regular rain is key to survival but climate change has brought more frequent rains and harsher droughts.
Drought pushes Kenya’s pastoralists to the brink
People have raised livestock in Kenya’s drylands for centuries. Will climate change soon change that?
Why does Toronto smell like poop?
Why does Toronto smell like poop?
Fortunately, the smell wafting in the air isn't toxic or dangerous.
Report: Pollution Kills 3 Times More than AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined via @NPR #pollution #Health
Report: Pollution Kills 3 Times More than AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined
Researchers looked at the combined effects of air, water and soil pollution on global health to come up with an annual toll.
Americans dispose of about 12.8 million tons of textiles annually — 80 pounds for each man, woman, and child.
Pressure Mounts to Reform Our Throwaway Clothing Culture
Americans dispose of about 12.8 million tons of textiles annually — 80 pounds for each man, woman, and child. In the U.S. and around the world, a gr...
Trump’s Border Wall Could Impact an Astonishing 10,000 Species
Trump’s Border Wall Could Impact an Astonishing 10,000 Species • The Revelator
Many species could go extinct if the border wall is built, experts warn.
#CaliforniaFires have consumed >220,000 acres - an area larger than New York City - and jeopardized a major part of economy: Wine country
How Seattle Bucked a National Trend and Got More People to Ride the Bus - @CityLab
How Seattle Bucked a National Trend and Got More People to Ride the Bus
Three experts in three very different positions weigh in on their city’s ridership success.
This mushroom has been credited for making fearless coyotes terrorize motorists and the victories of Viking warriors
A Mushroom Out of a Fairy Tale That You Might Find in the Forest
Recently mushroom hunters have been sharing photos of the fly agaric, which has a reputation for strange and dangerous effects when ingested by other ...
Why is the sun red? BBC Weather's Charlie Slater explains
Why does the sun look red?
What has caused the red-looking sun reported across parts of England?