Posts by Ilima Loomis
I cover the rebirth of Maui Gold pineapple in the latest issue of Hawaii Business magazine. Read more here.
“Like Tatooine in Star Wars, this planet has two suns”
Read my latest story for Science News for Students here.
Are we overdue for a solar “superflare”?
Astronomers studied distant stars to estimate how frequently these devastating bursts of energy occur. Read my story for Science here.
“Seal blubber sheds light on deep sea contaminants”
Deep-diving elephant seals provide samples of some of the pollutants found in the most remote reaches of our oceans. Read my story for Science here.
“In a Pickle”
I cover the mysterious depletion of sea cucumbers in Hawaii — and the state’s emergency measures to protect these important invertebrates — in the June 30 installment of Hakai magazine. Read my story here.
More Mauna Kea coverage for Science…
I covered the latest round of Thirty-Meter Telescope protests and the arrest of 11 Native Hawaiian activists for the June 25 installment of ScienceInsider. Read my story here: “Protesters block effort to restart work on controversial Hawaii telescope; 11 arrested”
“A ‘Blue Economy’ for Belize”
For the June 2015 issue of Planning magazine, I cover the issue of ecosystem services and new modeling systems that can be used to improve coastal zone management. Download a PDF of the story here.
“What’s the Big Idea?”
In my latest story for Hawaii Business, I cover four innovations that show the potential to capitalize on University of Hawaii research. Read more here.
“Little fire ant could take big bite out of Hawaii Island economy”
Little fire ant is considered one of the world’s worst invasive species. UH economists say that spending $8 million on eradication of this pest today could save the Big Island more than $6 BILLION over 30 years. Read my story for Hawaii Business here.
For Science: “Telescope clash deeply rooted in Hawaii’s past”
For the latest issue of Science magazine, I cover Native Hawaiian opposition to the Thirty-Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea. Download a PDF of the story here.
For Hakai: Five Aquarium Fish Best Left in the Ocean
For the new online science magazine Hakai, I cover five of the species most threatened by aquarium collecting. Read the story here.