Bytemarks Cafe – Episode 19 – Dec. 10, 2008 (Updated)

This week we’re joined by Sandy Park of the HTDC to talk about the Holiday Science and Tech Fair. Then, Ian Lind of iLind.net and Jerry Burris of The Honolulu Advertiser discuss blogging, citizen journalism, and “new media” in the face of industry cutbacks.

  • Governor Lingle Presents Innovation Awards: Governor Linda Lingle today recognized six recipients of the Governor’s Innovation Awards for their ingenuity and commitment to developing creative ways for Hawai‘i to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
  • Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat for Hawaii’s Endemic Picture-wing Flies: The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week announced habitat protections under the Endangered Species Act for 12 species of Hawaii’s endemic picture-wing flies — small insects in the Drosophilidae family known as the “birds of paradise” of the insect world.
  • Researchers begin Keahole offshore study: University of Hawaii is creating an underwater coastal observatory off Keahole Point, which will soon allow researchers to study the deep in ways unlike before.
  • First Hawaiian signs seawater air conditioning contract: First Hawaiian Bank will be the first customer to use a new seawater air-conditioning system. Hawaii’s largest bank announced Monday in a joint press release with Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning that it has signed a multiyear contract to use the new renewable energy system.

This weeks song pick of the week is “I Started a Blog” by Sprites.

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