Posts by Ilima Loomis
“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.
Get paid to run with dogs?
For the November issue of Hawaii Business, I profile Dustin Metzler, a successful dog-running entrepreneur on Maui. Read more here.
Read me at: Science News for Students
What do the world’s fastest runners have in common? Symmetrical knees! I cover the latest study proving the importance of bilateral symmetry for Science News for Students. Read more here.
Read me in: Hawaii Business, Nov. 2014
Get ready to ideate! I investigate the process of “design thinking” in the November 2014 issue of Hawaii Business. Read more here.
Read me at: Science.com
Is it a comet or an asteroid? In my first story for Science.com, I cover the discovery of two mysterious objects making a flyby of Earth from the distant Oort cloud. Read more here.
Hawaii’s Self-Publishing Queen
In the October issue of Hawaii Business, I profile Toby Neal, a social worker-turned-novelist who may be Hawaii’s most successful self-published author. Read my story here.
Read me in: Hawaii Business
What are the secrets of Hawaii’s safest hospitals? The answer might surprise you! (Hint: it’s not the technology.) Find out more in my story for Hawaii Business magazine’s October issue, “How Safe Is Your Hospital?”
Meet My Neighbors: Nio Kindla
I was really inspired by my interview with Nio Kindla, a school garden manager for the nonprofit Grow Some Good, for my latest column in The Maui News. Nio does a lot more than teach kids about growing tomatoes and beans: garden lessons are used to teach subjects like economics (learning about “food miles”), Hawaiiana…