Hawaii’s reefs are vital to recreation, tourism, and cultural traditions. They act as natural wave and storm surge protection, prevent shoreline erosion, and are home to the most vibrant creatures.
It can be quite confusing for the consumer to find sustainable fish or shell fish on our supermarket shelves, and challenging for the seafood industry to get it there.
Everybody who ever visited Hawai’i is familiar with the beautiful tradition of lei making and giving.
The exploitation of labor and abuse of human rights is a growing problem in several industries and can have many different shapes.
Coral reefs are ecosystems, which need certain conditions like clear and clean water to thrive. Civilization impact and endanger their living condition in many ways, watershed management plans are one initiative to help protect them.
Despite the debates over biofuel as not green enough energy source it plays an essential role in the portfolio of renewable energy. All the more it is important to focus research on the old issues and tackle its reputation of a farmland, precious water, and lastly energy consuming feedstock.
Wind power projects are currently thriving in Hawaii as result of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative. Little is known about how it will affect the unique wild life.
From being close to gods to roommate, the relationship between dolphins and humans is as diverse as hardly any other. Even nowadays, they are being slaughtered in some parts of this planet, or die a miserable death as bycatch using reckless fishing methods, while many people consider it as their...
After having done your research on dive sites, you have found the perfect place for scuba diving or snorkeling and the day can start as perfectly wet as can be.
This is just a very subjective summary of my observations of the “green hub mania”.
Nobody really wants to hear about potential unpleasant incidents, especially on their well deserved dream vacation, and yet, paradise is not always what we think.
Currently there is no recycling legislation for PV panels and the first major surge of worn out products is still another ten to fifteen years ahead. But as the number of installed modules and thus PV waste-to-be continues to increase, relying on the goodwill of manufacturers and consumers is not...
In the light of the bankruptcy announcement of another solar company, Konarka Technologies, Inc. at the beginning of this month, I was looking a little bit into thin film solar cells and found some interesting news.
We decided to visit the aquarium as part of our summer program and spent a very educational morning at their Oceans Day event.
Potato fingers are a hearty meal that is in the true sense of the word 'finger' food.
The technology of combined solar thermal and photovoltaic is still at its beginnings. The idea is to concentrate sunlight onto PV cells, reducing their amount and cost, while using water to cool the solar cells and utilize it for domestic applications.
These bright colorful beans are very popular by Peruvian tribes to protect them from bad luck and the evil. They are also popular objects to collect in other places as they are certainly pretty to look at.
This dish is nutritious, hearty, and very versatile. Cabbage can be served with many different kinds of meat, like cooked ham, meat balls, pork chops, Canadian bacon, braised bacon, or vegetarian style with tofu sausages and boiled potatoes.
With the development of high efficiency PV cells, the way for high concentrating PV systems seems to be paved. They have reduced space requirement and thus less environmental impact, but also face challenges like cost of cells or specific climate requirements.
Kids are explorers, they are curious, all into nature, and love to act all grown up. What an opportunity to teach them responsibility for a livable environment.
OK, I was just about to finish a different hub, but I read this article on CNN and thought I really would like to comment on this issue as well. Why it's OK to leave a tech job at 5 p.m. - CNN.com The guide To Having Healthier and Happier...
Many components of parabolic troughs are off-the-shelf components. For small applications (like domestic hot water production), there are numerous instructions for build it yourselfers on the internet. But even as it is getting more commercial, providers offer more and more parts with improved...
One big benefit that solar thermal technology has to offer is the option to be integrated into a conventional combined cycle power plant. This provides for a consistent and reliable power generation and in addition increases plant efficiency of the conventional plant.
Parabolic trough systems can offer some advantages when it comes to consistent and reliable power generation. One option is implementing a thermal storage system (TES), which can store the heat for hours after the sun is gone.
In the US and all around the world, governments slowly begin to realize the importance of supporting the generation of clean energy. With a variety of incentives they try to boost renewable energy production, hopefully fueling some sort of competition one day.