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Thursday, April 21, 2016
HB2501: A&B To Restore Eight Streams in East Maui
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 4676 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

... HB2501 Conference Committee meets today at 2pm, do the math ....

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Scientists use ‘assisted evolution’ in attempt to save coral reefs
By Selected News Articles @ 11:54 PM :: 3408 Views :: Environment, GMOs

…The Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology occupies its own tiny island in Kaneohe Bay, known as Moku o Lo‘e....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Auditor: Kahoolawe Trust Fund Gone After 20 years Without a Plan
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 3:29 PM :: 5131 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, OHA

...the Kaho‘olawe Rehabilitation Trust Fund will be depleted by FY2018....

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Bag Ban: Going Green Mindlessly
By Joni Kamiya @ 8:15 PM :: 4116 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...not only are thicker bags around, I’ve got a stock pile of paper bags now....

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Friday, April 8, 2016
9th Circuit Says Hawaii Cannabis Church Bogarted Evidence
By Robert Thomas @ 7:42 PM :: 6669 Views :: Environment, Land Use, Office of Elections, Drugs

Here's what we are reading today....

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Full Text: State Supreme Court Decides to allow Koa Ridge to be Built
By Andrew Walden @ 7:16 PM :: 4648 Views :: Environment, Development

The Hawaii State Supreme Court, in a 4-1 ruling this morning, has decided to allow Castle and Cooke to go ahead with its planned Koa Ridge development in Mililani....

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Saturday, April 2, 2016
Hawaii Urged to Prepare for Zika at CDC Summit
By Selected News Articles @ 5:50 PM :: 3734 Views :: Environment, Health Care

"...if we wait until the public is panicking because they're seeing babies born with birth defects, we will have waited too long...."

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Feds Gain Control over 157,000 Acres in Maui County
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 4770 Views :: Environment, Land Use

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today protected 157,000 acres of critical habitat for 125 species of plants and animals from the Hawaiian islands of Molokai, Maui and Kahoolawe....

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Monday, March 21, 2016
The hidden hand of the state is reaching for your car keys
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:39 PM :: 4136 Views :: Environment, Rail

...by 2028, every car sold in the state would have to be electric or hydrogen cell powered....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
HB2085: Ban Sale of Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:55 AM :: 5263 Views :: Energy, Environment

...the state's plan to eliminate all ground transportation that uses fossil fuels....

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Saturday, March 12, 2016
Hawaii Cesspools: Tax Credit, Ban
By News Release @ 1:38 PM :: 3519 Views :: Environment

Ige has signed new Wastewater System rules that would ban new cesspools statewide....

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Friday, March 11, 2016
American Samoa Fights Feds for Fishing Zone
By Selected News Articles @ 2:58 PM :: 3881 Views :: Environment, Small Business

American Samoa says the U.S. government violated its sovereign rights by shrinking the zone around the territory....

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Thursday, February 25, 2016
PEW: Public support for environmental regulations varies by state
By Selected News Articles @ 5:32 PM :: 11706 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics

At one end of the spectrum, fully 71% of those who live in the District of Columbia, 70% of those in Vermont and 68% of those in Hawaii said stricter environmental regulations are worth the cost....

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Saturday, February 20, 2016
Long Term Solutions for Coastal Highway Erosion
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 9:24 PM :: 3426 Views :: Environment

...extreme weather events can wash out portion of coastal highways.  This has happened several times on Oahu....

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Friday, February 12, 2016
Pounded by Schatz and Gabbard, Ige Finally Declares Dengue Emergency
By News Release @ 10:23 PM :: 4558 Views :: Environment, Health Care

The emergency proclamation will give the state access to the Major Disaster Fund, the option of waiving certain laws and regulations to expedite the outbreak response....

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Kenoi Declares Dengue Emergency, Ige Refuses
By News Release @ 4:39 PM :: 5244 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Health Care

...meanwhile Obama is seeking $1.8B in Zika funding....

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Monday, February 8, 2016
Are Electric Cars Really Green?
By Video @ 2:09 PM :: 4890 Views :: Energy, Environment
Are electric cars greener than conventional gasoline cars?
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Sunday, February 7, 2016
DLNR Sweeps Na Pali Coast--One Arrested, 70 Cited, Tons of Trash Airlifted Out
By News Release @ 6:06 PM :: 4789 Views :: Environment, Homelessness

...tons of junk flown from the camps by expensive helicopters will be stored for 30 days and unless rightful owners reclaim their items, they will be discarded....

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Friday, February 5, 2016
Hawaii Superferry Eyed for Maine-Nova Scotia Route
By Selected News Articles @ 8:51 PM :: 5918 Views :: Environment, Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government

...the USNS Puerto Rico is the ship being considered by Bay Ferries....

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Saturday, January 30, 2016
Apply Now for Vacant Seat: State Commission on Water Resource Management
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 3755 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government

Applications for a vacant position on the State Commission on Water Resource Management are now being accepted for a new term that will begin July 1....

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Humpback Go Back: Feds Back off of Grab for Hawaii Waters
By News Release @ 3:34 AM :: 3702 Views :: Environment

"...the Sanctuary will not have an expanded purpose...."

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Mauna Kea: DLNR to Shoot Sheep from Helicopters (again)
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 3954 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

February 10 and 11, and May, 4 and 5, 2016....

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Study Shows how Coral Death Hype can be used to Gain Control of Your Land
By News Release @ 1:12 PM :: 4230 Views :: Environment, Land Use

Water flow and sediment monitoring on coral reefs off the island of Lāna‘i provides conservation projects with guide for Ridge-to-Reef Management....

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Bed Bugs—Honolulu Slips to 49th Place
By News Release @ 9:53 PM :: 4127 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics

Last year we were 42nd ....

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Friday, January 8, 2016
Lawsuits Have Consequences: Aloha To Hawaii Sugar
By Robert Thomas @ 5:43 PM :: 6461 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Land Use

Since about the 1970's, sugar plantations have been legal pariahs....

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Thursday, January 7, 2016
Oregon Standoff: Cooperative Management vs Federal Control
By Video @ 4:26 AM :: 5268 Views :: Environment, Land Use, Second Amendment

Full Transcript of Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) Floor Speech January 5, 2016....

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
VIDEO: Hawaii Water Law In A Nutshell
By Robert Thomas @ 9:38 PM :: 4959 Views :: Environment, Land Use

If you want a crash course in Hawaii's unique (some would say weird) water law, you can't do better than this video....

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
VIDEO: “Lessons Learned” from Turtle Bay
By Video @ 9:33 PM :: 5349 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government

"Public-Private partnerships are really hard."

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
A&B to Shutter State’s Last Cane Plantation
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 6354 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

...“We are happy" -- Burning Anti-Cane Activists ....

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Monday, January 4, 2016
Alleged Monk Seal Harasser Sues Police over Arrest
By Selected News Articles @ 4:50 PM :: 5035 Views :: Environment, Police

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration volunteers, who shot the video, called police and told them he was "sitting next to the seal and possibly was harassing the seal,"....

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Bizarre News: State Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hoopili
By Andrew Walden @ 8:47 PM :: 6071 Views :: Environment, Development, Rail

Justices ruled 4-1 that the Hoopili development can proceed....

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Saturday, December 5, 2015
NASA: Antarctic ice growth causing Sea Levels to DROP
By Jack Dini @ 4:55 PM :: 4507 Views :: Environment

NASA has published a study in the Journal of Glaciology showing that overall Antarctic ice increased by 112 billion tons per year....

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
DLNR Slaps Down Anti-Aquarium Nuts (again)
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 4671 Views :: Environment, Small Business

"Commercial aquarium fish collecting, in fact, does not occur to any great extent off most of the Hawaiian Islands...."

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Voting Begins for Maunalua Bay Advisory Committee
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 3212 Views :: Environment

July, 2015: East Oahu: 400 Testify Against Federal Takeover of Maunalua Bay....

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Sunday, November 8, 2015
Biofuel Shell Game: How Giant Diesel Plant Became part of Hawaii's 'Clean' Energy Future
By Andrew Walden @ 7:33 PM :: 7471 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

Here's the trick.  The 'second' biofuel plant will soon be the 'only' biofuel plant....

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Saturday, November 7, 2015
What Does "Waikiki" Mean? - Variances, Safety Valves, And A "Hawaiian Sense Of Place"
By Robert Thomas @ 9:17 PM :: 6570 Views :: Environment, Development, Tourism

...Justice Pollack benchslapped the Department on each of the three variance standards....

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Friday, November 6, 2015
On Keystone: The President Has Thrown Working People Under the Bus of His Legacy
By News Release @ 7:50 PM :: 4352 Views :: Environment, Labor

After a seven-year circus of cowardly delay, the President's decision to kill the Keystone XL Pipeline is just one more indication of an utter disdain and disregard for salt-of-the-earth, middle-class working Americans....

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Friday, October 30, 2015
Aha Moku Advisory Committee Hosts Public Meetings to Draft Rules
By News Release @ 2:26 AM :: 4434 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...as it develops and adopts rules for its operation and administration....

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Thursday, October 29, 2015
NYT: The Reign of Recycling
By NCPA @ 2:13 PM :: 3630 Views :: Environment

Despite decades of exhortations and mandates, it's still typically more expensive for municipalities to recycle household waste than to send it to a landfill....

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Sunday, October 25, 2015
Pesticide Case by Hawaii Banana Workers Revived
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 AM :: 5402 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Labor

The Dole fruit and Dow chemical companies must face a lawsuit from migrant farm workers who claim they were harmed by a pesticide, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled....

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Sunday, October 25, 2015
Applications Sought for DLNR Hawaii Island Advisory Council
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 5409 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Second Amendment

Completed applications must be received by December 22, 2015....

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Sunday, October 18, 2015
Taxpayers Also on the Hook for VW Diesel Dupe
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4525 Views :: Environment, Tax Credits

...the Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended an existing green vehicle tax credit to the new breed of diesels....

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Victory for Local Food: Hawaii’s $100M Longline Fishery Reopens
By News Release @ 7:10 PM :: 4968 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Since Aug. 5th, the 145 active vessels in the Hawaii longline fleet have been prohibited from catching bigeye tuna....

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Saturday, October 10, 2015
Court Slaps Down Federal Grab for Control of State Waters
By Selected News Articles @ 12:27 AM :: 3076 Views :: Environment

Several states opposed the stay, including Hawaii...

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Friday, October 2, 2015
New Hawaii Endangered Species Listings Set Stage for Federal Ecosystem Control
By Selected News Articles @ 1:39 PM :: 4399 Views :: Environment, Land Use

The proposed species occupy 11 types of ecosystems....

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Thursday, October 1, 2015
EPA, State, Navy Agree to upgrade Red Hill storage tanks
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 4172 Views :: Environment, Military

EPA, State of Hawaii negotiate final settlement with U.S. Navy to upgrade Red Hill storage tanks....

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Protections for 49 Species in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 3249 Views :: Environment

The Service will not be designating Critical Habitat areas for these species at this time due to insufficient information....

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Monday, September 28, 2015
Feds to Cut off Funds: Hawaii DoH Fails to Spend $33M Federal Water Grants, Illegally Pools Money with DoT
By News Release @ 3:04 PM :: 4793 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government

Hawaii had not met targets on some key items in the Notice of Non-Compliance corrective action plan....

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Sunday, September 27, 2015
UH Scientists: Pacific Sea Levels DROP, Causing Massive Coral Die off
By News Release @ 1:28 PM :: 4804 Views :: Environment
How can they spin a sea level DROP after hyping sea level RISE for so long?  Read this and see for yourself....
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Sunday, September 27, 2015
Alaska Rep Young Files Bill to Prevent Presidential Marine Monument Designations
By News Release @ 12:37 PM :: 4405 Views :: Environment, Small Business

President Obama may follow the example of his predecessor George W. Bush and unilaterally designate large swaths of coastal America as “national monuments.”....

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