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Role of Myth in Ongoing Endemic Risk Communication

I’ve been thinking recently about the rhetorics of disaster and how that plays on in social action. Nuanced dissonance between natural disasters and epidemics results in a privileging (in the form of response and attention) to some disasters and not others based on fairly ambiguous conditions. 762 more words

Week 4 Sept. 18 Blog Response

Wonderful Weekends

I didn’t and don’t expect the current pace of my updates to continue, but at the present time there is a continuation of new things to speak of and discoveries to be made such that I cannot help but feel obligated to continue writing with the same celerity. 1,180 more words

Hawai‘i Volcanoes Receives Grant for Endangered Hawksbill Turtles

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park biologists and volunteers are currently in the midst of hawksbill monitoring season, which runs from May through December. Highlights from the season include:

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Ebola fever seems to be endemic in West African cities, and epidemic in how many countries? (1) Can it easily spread to the Americas and Europe via air transport? 421 more words

Letters From Ionia

Monday Creature Feature: from "Monster" to Marvelous Moth

This post and photos are courtesy of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Ranger Jay Robinson. We like to call him Papa Pulelehua. 

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Grevillea kedumbensis

As part of my PhD research, I recently had the fortune to be able to visit Grevillea kedumbensis in its natural habitat – a restricted and isolated valley in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. 54 more words