Toxoplasmosis Outbreak in Mauna Kea Feral Cats

The Honoluluadvertiser reports that a third of the feral cats on the Mauna Kea west slope between 6,500 to 9,000 have toxoplasmosis, a protozoan parasite.


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Grand Canary Telescope Tops Mauna Kea for World’s Biggest

Largest telescope starts gazing Guardian Unlimited, UK – Jul 12, 2007 A powerful array of 36 separate mirrors form a single mirror that is 10.4 metres (34ft) wide, 4% larger than the Keck telescopes at Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

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Backcountry Accidents in Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, and Utah

Here’s the May 13, 2006 round up of backcountry accidents Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, and Utah.
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Hawaii Considers Coqui Frog Cry a Screech Instead of a Chirp


Hawaii is planning to eradicate the famed coqui frog from the island.
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2006-02-24 Backcountry Accident Reports on Kilimanjaro, California, Colorado, Hawaii, UK, Utah

Backcountry Accident Reports at February 24, 2006

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Vandals Dismantle Mauna Kea Summit Alter

Authorities say somebody on Valentines Day apparently dismantled the Mauna Kea summit alter with a machete.
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NASA Runs Out of Cash For Mauna Kea Outrigger Telescope

NASA has cancelled funding plans for the controversial Outrigger telescope on top of Mauna Kea.
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February 2, 2006 Linkage

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Mt. Hood snowpack 122 percent of average

05:34 PM PST on Tuesday, January 31, 2006
More than three times the amount of snow has fallen this year atop Mount Hood than last year, reaping benefits for Oregon ski areas, resorts and snow tire installers. That’s 122 percent of average snowfall for this time of year. Statewide, the snowfall numbers are even higher, at 130 percent of average. “We had some really nice snowfall for the month of January,” said Jon Lea, a hydrologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service. “Last year was pretty skimpy. This is a whole lot different than it was last year.”
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Mauna Kea In Rare Week Snow Closure

Mauna Kea is being shut down nearly a week because of snow.
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Battered Prayer Card Leads to Rescue on Hauula Trail in Hawaii

A battered prayer card led rescuers to find a woman who fell into a ravine on the Hauula hiking trail in Hawaii and was lost five days according to the Hawaii Channel.
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Telescope Size of Football Stadium Proposed for Mauna Kea

A Canadian company is seeking to build the world’s largest telescope — the size of a football field — on Mauna Kea.
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Firm Wants to Sell Mauna Kea Ash for Mars Training

The AP reports a company says the volcanic ash between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa resembles that of Mars and wants to sell it to NASA for training.
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Cell GPS Phone Leads to Hawaii Rescue in Nu’uanu Mountains

Hawaiichannel reports T-Mobile workers using the GPS coordinates of a phone organized a rescue of a mssing hiker in the Nu’uanu mountains.
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NASA Approves 6 New Outrigger Telescopes for Mauna Kea

NASA has approved the construction of six new small telescopes as part of the Outrigger Observatory on Mauna Kea.
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Mauna Kea Gemini Telescope Contributes to Discovery of 10th Planet Xena (2003 UB313)

Various publications report the Gemini Telescope is associated with the discovery of the Solar System’s 10th planet now dubbed Xena.
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