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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Public Comments Invited on Project to Erect Wall Around Ala Wai Canal
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 4950 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Tourism

The meeting will be held at Washington Middle School from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Weds Sept 30....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Hawaii Hits Residents with Wave of New Bans
By Selected News Articles @ 4:19 PM :: 5447 Views :: Environment, Health Care, Law Enforcement
“There is absolutely no reason to ban e-cigarettes”
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Thursday, September 10, 2015
The Anti-GMO Club is a Danger to Native Hawaiian Forests
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:58 PM :: 6542 Views :: Environment, GMOs

...ohia trees are dying due to a fungal disease....

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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Where did our interisland ferry go?
By Rachelle Chang @ 4:53 PM :: 6988 Views :: Environment, Hawaii History, Jones Act

In the 1930s, residents and visitors could travel between Hawaii’s islands by boat....

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Thursday, September 3, 2015
Honolulu Recycling Plan Needs Revisions
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:26 AM :: 5801 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

Paper and cardboard should go to H-Power....

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Friday, August 28, 2015
Federal Judge Blocks Federal Grab for Control of Waterways
By Robert Thomas @ 3:29 AM :: 4095 Views :: Environment

The Rule asserts jurisdiction over waters that are remote and intermittent waters....

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Forbes: Fracking Is Our Clean Power Plan
By NCPA @ 4:17 PM :: 5668 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

The U.S. already leads the world in carbon emissions reduction thanks to the increased use of natural gas obtained through fracking....

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
After Lying, Caldwell Admin Finally Admits Waikiki Flooding is Purely Due to City's own Incompetence
By Selected News Articles @ 2:00 AM :: 7354 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Tourism

... Caldwell 'Running from Controversy', 'Wasn't Around' During Crisis, 'Not the First Time' ....

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Smoke-Belching 'Biomass' Project Tops Hawaii 'Clean' Energy Leaderboard
By News Release @ 2:15 PM :: 5944 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Hu Honua is #1 ....

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Saturday, August 22, 2015
Federal Judge Orders EIS for Windfarms
By NCPA @ 4:19 PM :: 4893 Views :: Energy, Environment

The judge determined that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act when it issued 30 year permits to wind-energy companies without first conducting an environmental-impact assessment....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Enviro Wars Episode IV: A New Court
By Robert Thomas @ 3:06 PM :: 4969 Views :: Environment, Judiciary

..."mission creep" could well set in....

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Sunday, August 16, 2015
Penny for Your Thoughts? No? How About 50 Million Then?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4536 Views :: Environment, Tax Credits
Is that how we steward taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars?
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Friday, August 14, 2015
How Free Market Environmentalism is Transforming Parks
By NCPA @ 7:31 AM :: 3373 Views :: Environment

The U.S. Army managed Yellowstone and other national parks until the National Park Service was established in 1916....

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
NOAA Proposes New Monk Seal Rules
By News Release @ 4:04 PM :: 4187 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Public comment period opens for NOAA’s proposed rule to protect marine mammals in international fisheries....

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Monday, August 10, 2015
DLNR Sets Public Meetings on Wildlife Action Plan
By News Release @ 12:31 PM :: 4368 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

Hawai‘i State Wildlife Action Plan lays out the strategy and plans of DLNR and its partners to address the conservation needs of Hawai‘i’s native wildlife over the next 10 years....

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Friday, August 7, 2015
The Future of Hawaii Can’t Rest in a Protest
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:00 PM :: 6938 Views :: Environment, Higher Education, OHA, GMOs

Once again, the anti-TMT, anti-GMO, anti-everything folks are going to protest....

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Anti-Cane Burning Suit to be First Case Heard by Hawaii Environmental Court
By Andrew Walden @ 8:23 PM :: 6600 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture, Judiciary

Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction will be heard by the Honorable Joseph E. Cardoza, Judge of the Environmental Court of the Second Circuit on September 16, 2015 at 9:30 a.m....

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Monday, August 3, 2015
Obama Announces Carbon Emission Standards for Power Plants
By News Release @ 9:24 PM :: 4354 Views :: Energy, Environment

All low-carbon electricity generation technologies, including renewables, energy efficiency, natural gas, nuclear and carbon capture and storage, can play a role in state plans....

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Sunday, August 2, 2015
VIDEO: What’s the Future of Maunalua Bay?
By Video @ 4:54 PM :: 3475 Views :: Environment

Complete video of Moanalua Bay Town Hall meeting ....

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Molasses Spill Produces $15M Windfall for State
By News Release @ 12:06 AM :: 4293 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

"This is one of the largest settlements for an environmental violation in Hawaii’s history,” said Chin....

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Ward: NOAA should not be given cart blanche over Hawaii Waters
By Rep Gene Ward @ 4:30 PM :: 3936 Views :: Environment

...I believe the SSMA is written in a rather one-sided manner....

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Monday, July 27, 2015
Bottle Tax to be Cut by Half Cent
By News Release @ 9:56 PM :: 4539 Views :: Environment, Taxes

...the state’s redemption rate decreased from 72.6 percent in fiscal year 2014 to 68.4 percent in the last fiscal year, which ended in June 2015....

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Sunday, July 26, 2015
DoE Fined $1.1M for Illegal Dumping
By News Release @ 2:00 PM :: 4992 Views :: Education K-12, Environment

...the transported soil was contaminated with heavy metals such as arsenic, barium, cadmium, lead, and mercury....

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
No More Bee-Pocalypse
By NCPA @ 3:50 PM :: 5227 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

...the cover of Time magazine foretold of a "world without bees"....

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Saturday, July 18, 2015
NOAA Vote on Federal Takeover of Hawaii Waters Monday
By News Release @ 1:48 PM :: 3458 Views :: Environment

Monday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Pagoda Hotel’s International Ballroom....

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Thursday, July 16, 2015
East Oahu: 400 Testify Against Federal Takeover of Maunalua Bay
By News Release @ 11:53 AM :: 6535 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...NEXT MEETING: Monday, July 20, 2015--NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council is being held from 9am-5pm at the Pagoda Hotel and is open to the public....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Feds Promote Classes in Honolulu City Parks
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 4396 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

As part of the Interior Department’s leadership of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative to engage the next generation of outdoor stewards....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
"Zero Emission Vehicles" Are Not Emission Free
By NCPA @ 2:25 PM :: 4869 Views :: Energy, Environment

...electric vehicles generate a negative environmental benefit of about -0.5 cents per mile relative to comparable gasoline vehicles....

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Monday, June 29, 2015
Hawaii State Judiciary Launches New Environmental Court
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 4825 Views :: Environment, Judiciary

Hawaii’s new Environmental Court will have broad jurisdiction over civil and criminal cases affecting the environment....

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Sunday, June 21, 2015
Fishery Management Council Questions use of Turtles to Strangle Tuna Industry
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 4344 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Public hearings will be held in American Samoa, CNMI and Guam on July 6, 13 and 15, respectively....

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Saturday, June 20, 2015
$418M 'Clean Energy' Tax Hike: Fewer flights and fewer visitors to Hawaii would be expected
By Andrew Walden @ 6:26 PM :: 9628 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tourism, Cost of Living

...it is OK that their plan would gut the tourism industry because it would also drive Hawaii's cost of living up to the point where residents could no longer afford to leave....

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Friday, June 19, 2015
APHIS on Invasive Species: "The truth is we just don't care that much"
By Andrew Walden @ 9:50 PM :: 6270 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

... two draft replies--one labeled "the truth" and the other labeled "option 2" ....

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Friday, June 12, 2015
BWS: Leaking Red Hill Tanks Just 100' Above Key Aquifer
By News Release @ 6:46 PM :: 5660 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

This aquifer is also the same one that BWS uses to provide water to residents from Moanalua to Hawaii Kai....

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Kahuku Windfarm Draft EIS: 21 Years of Death for Shearwater, Nene, Hoary Bat and more
By News Release @ 3:52 PM :: 6306 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

The applicant is requesting an ITP to authorize take of one threatened and six endangered species....

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Sea Level Rise? Nonsense, Oahu is Rising From the Sea for Next 1.5M Years
By Selected News Articles @ 10:23 AM :: 10908 Views :: Environment, Hawaii History

...Newsflash: The Land is Moving too....

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Thursday, June 11, 2015
The Carbon Tax Charade
By Selected News Articles @ 10:53 AM :: 4602 Views :: Energy, Environment

Many fossil fuel producers will benefit, while the poor—and the economy—will suffer....

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Thursday, June 4, 2015
How Corn Ethanol Is Worse For Climate Change Than The Keystone Pipeline
By Selected News Articles @ 2:26 AM :: 5035 Views :: Energy, Environment

...last year’s production and use of 14 billion gallons of corn ethanol resulted in 27 million tons more carbon emissions than if Americans had used straight gasoline in their vehicles....

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Deja vu: Offshore wind plan vs. whales and solar
By Selected News Articles @ 4:03 PM :: 6835 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tourism

Today’s newspaper front page reports on an offshore wind energy proposal that brings back memories of a similar plan way back in 2008....

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Monday, June 1, 2015
EPA, State, Navy Agree on Red Hill Fuel Tank Upgrades
By News Release @ 9:08 PM :: 4412 Views :: Environment, Military

Measure to protect Honolulu drinking water open to public comment....

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Monday, June 1, 2015
Koa Ridge Arguments Before Supreme Court - State Prohibited From Rezoning "Potential" IALs?
By Robert Thomas @ 7:01 PM :: 5292 Views :: Environment, Land Use

Last week, the Hawaii Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sierra Club v. Castle and Cooke Homes Hawaii, Inc....

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Tuvalu is Rising, Not Sinking
By Jack Dini @ 3:38 PM :: 4099 Views :: Environment

...there has been a 7.3% increase in net island area over the past century....

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Dust is a Worldwide Pollutant
By Jack Dini @ 9:00 PM :: 3793 Views :: Environment
What connects Earth's largest, hottest desert to its largest tropical rain forest?
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Friday, May 15, 2015
Enviros Challenge Deep-Sea Mining Licenses
By Selected News Articles @ 10:29 AM :: 4722 Views :: Environment, National News

The Center for Biological Diversity brought the May 13 lawsuit in Washington, D.C., over five-year extensions that regulators granted Lockheed Martin for two exploration licenses it holds for a metal-rich zone of the Pacific Ocean....

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Thursday, May 14, 2015
Wind and Solar Facilities Face No Consequences for Killing Millions of Birds
By NCPA @ 2:36 PM :: 4501 Views :: Energy, Environment

On December 9, 2013, the Obama Administration finalized a regulation allowing wind energy companies to obtain 30-year permits to kill eagles....

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Thursday, May 7, 2015
Kilauea Largest Source of SO2 Pollution in USA
By UHERO @ 2:19 AM :: 6246 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Using Vog from Kilauea to Estimate the Health Consequences of Particulate and SO2 Pollution....

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Sunday, May 3, 2015
NextEra: Legalized Tax Fraud
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 6040 Views :: Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes

...Total federal income tax breaks from 2008 through 2012: $4.2 billion....

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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Turtle Bay Deal Announced
By News Release @ 9:57 PM :: 7342 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Tourism

“The proposed bill will give the state the beach front property around Kawela Bay in fee simple for $35 million...."

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Thursday, April 30, 2015
End the Bleeding of Aloha By Hobby Activism
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:36 PM :: 8269 Views :: Environment, Higher Education, OHA, GMOs

...when people can resort to this kind of behavior, it really shows that they are not capable of considering the consequences of their actions....

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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Tuna Monument: Rep Aumua Amata to Oversee Investigations of 'Insular Areas'
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 4735 Views :: Environment, Small Business

NOAA is often influenced by the large environmental lobbies that have no personal stake in the region....

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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Hazardous Waste: DHHL Sues Evicted Racetrack Operator
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 4851 Views :: DHHL, Environment

DHHL is pursuing claims for damages against SORT, which includes but is not limited to the cost to clean-up and remediate the property, in an action currently pending in the First Circuit Court....

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