Tag: Hawaii

This Music Video Made With Ocean Plastics Is An Ecological Call To Arms

Skies may have looked clearer last year than in 2019 due to COVID-related lockdowns and a drop in air travel. But just because we were all locked inside, doesn’t mean our ecological problems suddenly vanished. Forests around the world continued to get cut down, protected lands continued to be threatened, and that island of plastic […]

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The Nobel-Prize-Winning Chemist Who Pioneered Gene Editing

Honoring scientists, engineers, and visionaries who are changing the world for the better. Since the discovery of the gene-editing potential of CRISPR-Cas9, Dr. Jennifer Doudna has become a science superstar. As her fame ballooned, so did her workload: she runs a large lab at UC Berkeley, helms the Innovative Genomics Institute, consults on projects, speaks […]

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Kilauea Volcano Erupts in Hawaii, Prompting Warning to Stay Inside

The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii erupted overnight Sunday, prompting the authorities to warn residents to shelter from ash driven by the wind away from the volcano, considered one of the most active in the world. Kilauea lies in the southeast corner of the Big Island, where its continuous, decades-long activity has been punctuated by sequences […]

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The Couple Tested Positive for Covid-19, Police Say, but They Still Boarded a Plane

A couple were arrested and charged with reckless endangerment after they boarded a flight to Hawaii from San Francisco last Sunday, despite knowing that they had tested positive for the coronavirus, the police said. The couple, Wesley Moribe, 41, and Courtney Peterson, 46, of Wailua, Hawaii, were tested for the coronavirus in Seattle as part […]

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Feast Mode: Marshawn Lynch Hands Out 200 Turkeys In Hawaii for the Culture

Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks speaks during a Super Bowl XLIX media availability at the Arizona Grand Hotel on January 28, 2015 in Chandler, Arizona.Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) In a past life, retired NFL star Marshawn Lynch once warned younger players to “take care of y’all chicken,” and now, months […]

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How to Pretend You’re in Hawaii Tonight

While your travel plans may be on hold, you can pretend you’re somewhere new for the night. Around the World at Home invites you to channel the spirit of a new place each week with recommendations on how to explore the culture, all from the comfort of your home. Beyond the palm trees and mai […]

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Around the World at Home Series Lets Readers Explore Cultures

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. I began 2020 eagerly anticipating my first trip to Japan, one I had spent a year planning. I hoped to explore the culture in my typical fashion, through long wandering walks. Yet, as the coronavirus […]

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Hawaii’s Reopening May Be Good for Tourism. Is it Good for Locals?

Since Hawaii welcomed tourists back in mid-October, allowing them to skip its 14-day quarantine as long as they had a negative coronavirus test, more than 100,000 people have rushed to the islands from mainland states, exciting state officials, some hoteliers, airlines and local business owners, who for seven months have watched the state’s economy grind […]

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Hawaii’s Reopening May Be Good for Tourism. Is it Good for Hawaiians?

Since Hawaii welcomed tourists back in mid-October, allowing them to skip its 14-day quarantine as long as they had a negative coronavirus test, more than 100,000 people have rushed to the islands from mainland states, exciting state officials, some hoteliers, airlines and local business owners, who for seven months have watched the state’s economy grind […]

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Now at the Boarding Gate: Coronavirus Tests

American Airlines said on Tuesday that it will offer coronavirus tests to passengers, joining United Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue Airways in rolling out preflight testing. Tampa International Airport also said it will offer tests. The tests, which range from rapid tests at the airport that return results in minutes to tests that take a […]

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New Virus Hot Spots: U.S. Islands from Hawaii to Puerto Rico

The U.S. Virgin Islands is halting tourism for a month, hoping against hope to keep out new cases of the coronavirus. Puerto Rico’s Senate is closed after several high-ranking officials came down with Covid-19. Hawaii is facing a surge in new infections. Guam is enduring its most restrictive lockdown since the pandemic began. For months, […]

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Ex-C.I.A. Officer Is Accused of Spying for China

WASHINGTON — A former C.I.A. officer was charged with giving classified information to the Chinese government, the Justice Department announced on Monday, the latest in a string of former intelligence officers accused of spying for Beijing. The suspect, Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, worked as a C.I.A. officer in the 1980s and then as a contract […]

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Hurricane Douglas: Hawaii Braces for ‘Triple Threat’

Officials in Hawaii on Sunday prepared for the arrival of Douglas, a hurricane that was downgraded to a Category 1 but still packed maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour. Hurricane warnings were in effect for the counties that include the islands of Kahoolawe, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai and Niihau, the National Hurricane […]

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Three Storms Churn Across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

Three separate storms — two in the Atlantic Ocean and one in the Pacific — prompted a series of weather warnings and watches on Friday for some islands in the Caribbean and parts of the United States. Tropical Storm Gonzalo continued moving toward the Windward Islands in the Caribbean on Friday afternoon, the National Hurricane […]

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Here Are the U.S. States With Travel Restrictions

Americans are planning millions of trips this summer within the United States, according to a forecast released by the AAA last month. But packing a face mask and hand sanitizer aren’t the only things these travelers need to consider, as a third of states have restrictions in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine […]

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