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Thursday, February 2, 2017
Recycling Company Cited for Water Pollution
By News Release @ 10:08 AM :: 5403 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes

The company had also placed discarded materials and equipment in a drainage ditch that is recognized as a state water body and protected by state and federal regulations....

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
DLNR Seeks Applicants: Commission on Water Resource Management
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 5433 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

...for a new term that will begin July 1, 2017 and run for four (4) years....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
BLNR Approves Big Island Carbon Credit Scam
By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 4801 Views :: Environment, Tax Credits

...Growing Trees will Provide Opportunity for Purchase of Credits....

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Saturday, January 21, 2017
State Environmental Council Releases ‘Sustainability’ Report
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 3292 Views :: Environment

The report identifies environmental priorities for the State and makes important recommendations on measuring sustainability.....

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
EPA Fines Matson $725K for Molasses Spill
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 3913 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

...over federal Clean Water Act violations relating to a September 2013 molasses spill into Honolulu Harbor....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Wind Turbines Are Killing Way More Bats Than Any Expected
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 AM :: 5997 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

In the last five years, America’s wind turbines killed more than three times as many birds as the BP oil spill did....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
New DLNR Police Chief Announced
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 4848 Views :: Environment, Law Enforcement

Robert Farrell retired in 2015 as Assistant Chief for the California Department of Fish and Game. After retirement, Robert went to work for DOCARE as a conservation officer assigned to the Hilo district....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
OHA Officially Named Papahānaumokuākea co-trustee
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 3877 Views :: Environment, OHA

...the state and two federal departments formalized an agreement adding OHA as a co-trustee of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument....

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
State Announces 10-Year Invasive Species Plan
By News Release @ 1:57 PM :: 5309 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Law Enforcement

...the State’s first interagency and comprehensive biosecurity plan to protect Hawai‘i’s agriculture, environment, economy and health....

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Friday, December 30, 2016
DLNR Dis-Informational Meeting on Non-Existent Sea Level Rise in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:26 PM :: 5699 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

Because it is on an extinct volcano, Oahu is rising out of the sea faster than the wildest projections of sea level rise from the Global Cooling Deniers.....

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Ige Completes Appointments to State Environmental Council
By News Release @ 9:26 PM :: 4758 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government

...But-but-but What about the separation of church and state?....

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Sunday, December 18, 2016
EPA Finds No Widespread Water Pollution From Fracking
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:55 AM :: 4901 Views :: Energy, Environment

...a landmark report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, released earlier this month....

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Friday, December 16, 2016
WESPAC to Obama: Tuna Monuments Destroy Jobs
By News Release @ 1:56 PM :: 5485 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...Papahanuamokueakea MNM may account for a potential loss of about 2.5 million pounds per year of tuna and other pelagic species and affect more than 100 jobs....

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Thursday, December 15, 2016
EPA files complaint against Syngenta for farmworker safety violations on Kauai
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 6915 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

EPA is seeking civil penalties of over $4.8 million....

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Thursday, December 15, 2016
One More Time: State Tries to Reason with Anti-GMO Lunatics
By News Release @ 1:23 AM :: 6984 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

Conversion therapy....

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Thursday, December 8, 2016
Trump’s Pick for EPA Has a History of Fighting the Agency
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:28 PM :: 5677 Views :: Energy, Environment, Agriculture

Pruitt led the fight against the Clean Power Plan, the Waters of the United States rule, and the Renewable Fuel Standard....

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Thursday, December 8, 2016
Pew: National Parks in Hawaii Need $133 Million in Maintenance
By Selected News Articles @ 10:27 AM :: 4375 Views :: Environment, Tourism

Here are needed repairs at some national parks in Hawaii....

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Sunday, December 4, 2016
Irksome Nuisance: DLNR Pushing Non-Commercial Fishing Licenses Statewide
By Selected News Articles @ 12:52 AM :: 6662 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

...the cost for an agency to run the licensing program would likely eat up much of the revenue it was supposed to generate....

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Thursday, November 24, 2016
Hawaii's Aquarium Fishery: Regulated, Valuable, Sustainable
By Video @ 1:38 AM :: 5905 Views :: Environment, Small Business

It is the most intensively managed of all fisheries in the State....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
DLNR Seeks Volunteers for Water Security Advisory Group
By News Release @ 8:48 PM :: 5601 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

The Chairperson of DLNR will review the applications and select individuals that are deemed qualified to serve on the Water Security Advisory Group per the requirements of Act 172....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
How Many Nene do Windfarms Really Kill?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:03 PM :: 5971 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...18 Nene killed by the Kaheawa Pastures turbines with ridiculously small search areas and infrequent search intervals....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
Exposed: How Windfarms Hide Millions of Bird Deaths
By Selected News Articles @ 7:19 PM :: 5845 Views :: Energy, Environment

...these turbines are contributing to species extinction faster than any other source of energy....

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Monday, November 14, 2016
Fishing Groups Question Legality of Antiquities Act in Monument Designation
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 4488 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...President's use of the Antiquities Act to declare new marine monuments in the United States' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is "an illegal and illegitimate use of presidential authority."....

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Thursday, November 10, 2016
DLNR Bails out Insolvent Bishop Museum--Kalauao Valley Land Deal
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 5467 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Land Use

Really Obvious Question: How much did DLNR pay for this 635 acre parcel?  --- DLNR isn't telling ....

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Friday, November 4, 2016
UH Seeks Believers to Photograph King Tides for Sea Level Rise Propaganda
By News Release @ 10:47 PM :: 4594 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

...Community members will be trained to act as citizen scientists to 'Snap the Shore, See the Future'....

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Six More Fined for HI-5 Violations
By News Release @ 10:13 AM :: 3160 Views :: Environment

...for failure to submit payments and reports required of beverage distributors by the State’s Deposit Beverage Container law....

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Friday, October 14, 2016
Am Samoa Tuna Canneries Shutting--Again
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 4534 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Due to a complex series of factors, including a long history of poorly thought out and misguided government policies, we find ourselves at a crossroads....

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Monday, October 10, 2016
Clinton: Phony Anti-Fracking Groups are Russian Plot
By Selected News Articles @ 1:00 PM :: 4297 Views :: Energy, Environment

...it turns out that Hillary Clinton confirmed this fact in a private speech to tinePublic on June 18, 2014....

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Saturday, October 8, 2016
No, the Bee-Pocalypse Isn’t Here Yet
By Selected News Articles @ 3:17 AM :: 3905 Views :: Environment

“The bees are dying,” read one Washington Post lede....

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Friday, October 7, 2016
Victory: Hawaii Supreme Court Approves Haleakala Solar Telescope
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 7817 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Higher Education, Land Use, OHA

By a 3-2 majority the court affirmed the state land board’s decision in 2012 to grant a permit to build the Telescope....

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Feds Propose 49 New Endangered Species for Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 4458 Views :: Environment, Land Use

10 insects and 39 plants ....

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
City Negligent - Again - On Hanauma Bay
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:14 AM :: 5307 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Ethics

...the City failing to follow through on the audit recommendations and court orders....

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
HIDOT Demands Money: Threatens to Cut off Lahaina
By News Release @ 1:37 AM :: 4715 Views :: Maui County, Environment

The state has estimated that it would cost around $800 million to realign and widen Honoapiilani Highway from Maalaea to the Lahaina bypass....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Feds ‘Search for Solution to Hawaii’s Mosquito Problem’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 PM :: 5954 Views :: Environment, Health Care, GMOs
"We all must be diligent in the search for a solution to the mosquito problem that affects humans and animals alike."
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
DLNR Helicopters to Eradicate More Sheep
By News Release @ 5:17 PM :: 5345 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

...in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve (Unit A), Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve (Unit K), Palila Mitigation Lands, and the Ka‘ohe Game Management Area (Unit G) on the island of Hawai‘i....

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Monday, September 12, 2016
Could genetically modified mosquitoes save Hawaii’s endangered birds?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:27 PM :: 4749 Views :: Environment, GMOs

Mosquitoes, which carry avian malaria, are a principal reason that just forty-two of more than a hundred species of native Hawaiian birds remain....

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Friday, September 9, 2016
Bag Ban: A Wealth Transfer from Customers to Big Grocers
By NCPA @ 5:32 AM :: 4911 Views :: Environment, Taxes

...retailers could gain an estimated $442 million in annual revenue from the sale of paper bags and reusable bags....

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Thursday, September 8, 2016
Papahanaumokuakea: The race for vast remote ‘marine protected areas’ may be a diversion
By Selected News Articles @ 10:17 PM :: 5051 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument will be as big as France, Spain and Germany combined ....

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Thursday, September 8, 2016
Full Text: Ige Announces 10-Point ‘Biosecurity’ Plan
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 4033 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

...there are more than 8 million visitors annually....

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Victory: NOAA removes humpback from endangered list
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 4277 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...But Humpbacks are still protected against the murderous onslaught of anti-Superferry whale watching boats....

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Monday, September 5, 2016
Walter Ritte Teams up with Rich European Activists to save Hawaii’s Endangered Mosquitoes
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 5550 Views :: Environment, Ethics, GMOs

Zika is a highly-effective population control device ....

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Friday, September 2, 2016
Hawaii: Big marine protected areas 'could work against conservation'
By Selected News Articles @ 9:14 PM :: 5025 Views :: Environment, OHA

“…The Papahānaumokuākea marine park created by Barack Obama could end up as just a ‘paper park’, argue US and UK marine experts….”

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Friday, September 2, 2016
Visitors At The Volcano: Is The NPS Nuts?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:57 PM :: 4909 Views :: Environment, Tourism

... the "compensation culture" ....

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Fraud: Maui Glass Recycler Gets Year in Prison
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 5200 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Taxes

...Liu submitted false invoices to be paid from the state after being awarded a state contract to start a certified redemption center....

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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Na Pali Coast: DLNR Issues 13 More Tickets Just in Time for Waikiki Eco-Conference
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 6135 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Law Enforcement

...five Kauai-based conservation officers flew there in mid-August....

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Saturday, August 27, 2016
List of Road and Park Closures for Waikiki Eco-Conference
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 4895 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

The World Conservation Congress will be held in Honolulu from September 1-10, 2016, at venues including the Hawaii Convention Center and the Neal S. Blaisdell Center....

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Friday, August 26, 2016
Obama to Expand Papahanaumokuakea: OHA gets Co-Trustee’s Cut of the Green
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 5694 Views :: Environment, OHA

...a Co-Trustee position places OHA at all levels of decision making in the governance of Papahānaumokuākea....

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Saturday, August 13, 2016
Papahānaumokuākea: A Model for Everything Wrong in Hawaii Politics
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:43 PM :: 5128 Views :: Environment, OHA, Small Business

Unnecessary division, stoked by ethnic, racial, and historical issues, pushed forward by an environmental movement that holds disproportionate influence in Hawaii (often heavily driven by mainland interests)....

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Hunting, Farming & Fishing Association backs candidates who “help feed Hawaii”
By News Release @ 1:02 PM :: 6986 Views :: Environment, Politicians, Second Amendment, Small Business
“Our elected officials across the islands must work with local, state and federal governments to preserve and not restrict our rural Hawaii lifestyle.”
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Ige Appoints Nature Conservancy Employee to BLNR
By News Release @ 6:07 PM :: 4293 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...Ige announced the appointment of Samuel M. Gon III to the Board of Land and Natural Resources....

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