Tag: Oahu

  • Flash flood warning canceled, but threat of heavy rain and thunderstorms remains

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    Just days after enduring a powerful winter storm that unleashed strong winds and huge waves, the state is facing yet another storm system that will bring along drenching rains and scattered thunderstorms over the next few days. The sharp upper level low, or Kona low, will move over the islands from Thursday and possibly through […]

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  • Shelters in O’ahu Opened due to Winter Storm

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    The February Winter Storm has prompted O’ahu officials to open two shelters on the island. The Department of Emergency Management has advised all O’ahu residents that the shelters are open and available for anyone seeing refuge from high winds, rain or coastal inundation, as of 9 a.m. Sunday. Shelter locations: Brigham Young University-HAWAII 55-220 Kulanui […]

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  • Winter Storm in Hawaii Brings Down Rain and Snow

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    A winter storm reached Hawaii over the weekend, bringing dangerous surf conditions and damaging winds. Waves near Waimea Bay on the north shore of Oahu surpassed 60 feet Sunday afternoon, meteorologist Gavin Shigesato with the National Weather Service Honolulu Forecast Office told USA TODAY. Surf heights hit 45 feet on another part of the island, according to observation reports. Gusty […]

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  • Chernobyl Today: Visiting Prypyat 33 Years After Nuclear Catastrophe

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    It was the first nuclear accident of its kind sending a cloud of radioactive material halfway across the world. The world didn’t know how to react. This uncertainty was made worse by the fact that the Soviet Union (now territory belongs to Ukraine), where the Chernobyl Power Plant was located, didn’t disclose the full extent […]

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  • First wave generator in US supplies grid power in Hawaii

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    In September 2012, NWEI was selected by the US Department of Energy to conduct a demonstration project – grid-connected 30 meter Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) located on Oahu. “Northwest Energy Innovations, LLC has developed the Azura™ wave power generation technology for converting the endless supply of ocean waves into electricity to meet the rapidly […]

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  • Environmental volunteers: Can you you contribute?

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    “Making a conscious effort to change your day-to-day lifestyle — whether it’s eating plant-based foods, composting all your scraps, ditching plastic, or all three and then some — is an awesome thing to do for the planet. One can do it personally as a volunteer, join volunteering communities or establish an eco-friendly company populating the […]

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  • What Happens When There’s No More Sand?

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    A very visible impact of climate change on the North Shore of Oahu. Dave Brubeck’s “Unsquare Dance” taps in 7/4 time in the background. Rain schizophrenically falls. The ocean is gray and whitecapped. It’s one of those timeless down days on the North Shore of Oahu. Everyone seems to vanish on days like this. North […]

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  • 5 Tips to Live Eco-Friendly in Oahu, Hawaii

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    Earth Day may be on April 22nd, but in Hawaii, we’re always celebrating ways to “think green.” That’s because only a few of our island resources are renewable, and we are guardians of pristine ocean and land. Here are five top ways to visit Oahu while leaving a light environmental footprint. 1) Choose A Sustainable, […]

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  • Red Cross Responds After Tropical Storm Olivia

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    All Red Cross-supported County emergency evacuation shelters have been closed. In the coming days, Red Cross volunteers will be assessing damages in the hardest hit areas on Maui and Oʻahu and providing emergency assistance. Below is a list of tips from the Red Cross for Evacuees Returning to their homes after a storm: After a […]

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  • Tropical Storm Olivia Touches Down in Hawaii

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    Tropical Storm Olivia made landfall Wednesday on Hawaii’s island of Maui, passed south of Oahu and weakened as it dumped moderate to heavy rain that flooded roads. A tropical storm warning was canceled for Oahu and Maui County. The storm, which also passed over Lanai, had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and was moving […]

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