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2013-07-30 23:30:21

Top Nature and Birding Company Naturalist Journeys announces a February 2014 tour of four Hawaiian Islands, led by field guide author and illustrator Doug Pratt. (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, is proud to announce a February 13 – 25, 2014 tour to three of Hawaii’s Islands – Oahu, Hawaii, and Kauai. A fourth island, Maui, can be visited on the optional extension from February 25 – 27, 2014. The company owner, Peg Abbott, states,...

Rare Haleakalā Silverswords May Suffer Severe Consequences From Global Warming
2013-01-15 16:54:32

United States Geological Survey While the iconic Haleakalā silversword plant made a strong recovery from early 20th-century threats, it has now entered a period of substantial climate-related decline. New research published this week warns that global warming may have severe consequences for the silversword in its native habitat. Known for its striking rosette, the silversword grows for 20-90 years before the single reproductive event at the end of its life, at which time it...

2011-06-30 06:50:00

KAHULUI, Hawaii, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Maui GPS Tour Guide is a virtual tour guide that talks to vacationers as they drive around Maui. Using the GPS built into the iPhone or iPad 3G, the Tour Guide knows exactly where travelers are and alerts them to hidden beaches, scenic attractions and hikes, and also tells them about the island's history, geography and unique plants and animals. The Maui GPS Tour Guide is the first iPhone application of its kind available to Maui visitors....

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2010-06-16 14:55:00

Astronomers announced today that the first Pan-STARRS (Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System) telescope, PS1, is fully operational. This innovative facility will be at the front line of Earth defense by searching for "killer" asteroids and comets. It will map large portions of the sky nightly, making it an efficient sleuth for not just asteroids but also supernovae and other variable objects. "Pan-STARRS is an all-purpose machine," said Harvard astronomer Edo Berger. "Having...

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2005-01-08 10:52:38

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) -- The summit of a Maui volcano whose Hawaiian name means "House of the Sun" has been recommended as the site for one of the world's biggest and most advanced solar telescopes. The board of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy recommended Haleakala ahead of 70 other proposed sites around the world to be the home of the $161 million telescope that measure 4 meters in diameter. The recommendation goes to the National Science Foundation for further...


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Haleakalā
2014-04-09 16:28:16

Haleakalā, also known as the East Maui Volcano, is a possibly active shield volcano that is located in Hawaii and actually comprises 75 percent of the island of Maui. Its name means house of the sun in the Hawaiian language and local legend says that the crater was the home of the demigod Māui’s grandmother, who helped him to force the sun to move slowly over the course of the day in order to prolong it. This volcano reaches an elevation of 3,055 feet and it holds steep slopes and a few...

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
2013-04-17 22:28:14

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is located in the United States on the island of Hawaiʻi. The park contains 323,431 acres of land, of which half is designated as Hawaii Volcanoes Wilderness, and the distinctive Mauna Loa and Kīlauea volcanoes. Mauna Loa is the world’s largest volcano and Kīlauea is among the world’s most active. The first American visitor to the park was Asa Thurston and the first English visitor was a missionary named William Ellis, both of whom traveled to the...

Haleakalā National Park
2013-04-17 16:15:18

Haleakalā National Park is located in Hawaii in the United States, on the island of Maui. The park contains 33,265 acres of protected land, with 19,270 acres of designated wilderness. The area was initially added to Hawaii National Park in 1916, alongside the Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes on the island of Hawaii. The creation of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 1961 helped established Haleakalā National Park and in 2000, the name of the park was altered to its Hawaiian spelling by the...

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