Hawaii and the Tanager Expedition of 1923

When Theodore Roosevelt created the Hawaiian Islands reserve for the protection of native birds, the expansive Northwestern Hawaiian island had not been the subject of a systematic scientific inquiry. The expeditions aboard the USS Tanager changed our understanding of some of the nation’s most remote territories. It is history that deserves to be remembered. This… Continue reading Hawaii and the Tanager Expedition of 1923

Fire Ants Are Invading Hawaii, so Helicopters Are Blasting Them With Birth Control

‘Murder hornets’ might have everyone freaking out the mainland, but Hawaii has its own little, huge problem: Invasive ants. These aren’t just any ant. Two species — yellow crazy ants and little fire ants — are destroying the islands’ native biodiversity and making life miserable for residents. Scientists have struggled to eradicate what are considered… Continue reading Fire Ants Are Invading Hawaii, so Helicopters Are Blasting Them With Birth Control