Star anise, or Illicium verum, has antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties and has been used in Ayuveda and Chinese medicine for thousands of years. The compound shikimic acid in star anise is the active ingredient in flu medications such as Tamiflu.
Newberry Volcano is one of the largest and most hazardous active volcanoes in the United States. It is designated a “very high threat” volcano in a recent assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey, like Mauna Loa and Kilauea. It has been active for more than 530,000 years, most recently 1,300 years ago.
Cool weather makes gardening fun so local folks start thinking about garden projects. It is a great time to get acquainted with our Hawaii Island Master Gardeners. This coming Saturday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the East Hawaii Master Gardeners are having a plant sale at the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Komohana Ag Complex in Hilo.
Kaiser Permanente’s Health Equity Scholars Program aims to develop healthier communities by helping young leaders achieve their dreams of going to college and pursuing a career in the health care field.
Pahala, a town located in the southeast part of the Island of Hawaii, lies above the state’s most seismically active area. In the last 5 years, the average weekly number of earthquakes has increased from about 60 to 600 earthquakes per week.
When it comes to community out reach, The University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture Extension Service is comparable to the way Peace Corps reaches out to folks in other countries. The Master Gardener program is an important component of the UHCTAHR Extension Service. The program is set up to assist local folks with home gardening issues.
The Hawaii Government Employees Association Retirees Unit, Hawaii Chapter, is activating in-service activities and reinstituting in-person meetings, chapter President Evelyn Togashi said.
Real-time views of an eruption site are a vital source of information for emergency managers, so webcams are one of the most important tools in an eruption crisis. HVO maintains a network of continuously operating webcams across Mauna Loa and Kilauea, which have provided views of recent eruptions at these volcanoes.
Mark your calendar for the Master Gardener Plant Sale from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Komohana Research and Extension Complex in Hilo.
In the Hawaii Concert Society’s third concert of its 2022-23 season, pianist Joyce Yang will perform with Honolulu’s Galliard String Quartet.