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Saturday, January 4, 2014
Invasive Species Briefing Set
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 4561 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment
  • DATE: Wednesday, January 08, 2014
  • TIME: 10:00 a.m.
  • PLACE: Conference Room 225, State Capitol
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Saturday, January 4, 2014
Senate Cttes Set Informational Hearing on Turtle Bay
By News Release @ 4:01 PM :: 5578 Views :: Environment, Development, Land Use
  • DATE: Wednesday, January 08, 2014
  • TIME: 10:30 a.m.
  • PLACE: Conference Room 016, State Capitol
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Monday, December 16, 2013
NOAA announces regulations to protect marine mammals during Navy training
By News Release @ 5:07 PM :: 4226 Views :: Environment, Military

... final  regulations requiring the United States Navy to implement protective measures during training and testing activities off the coasts of California and Hawaii and on the high seas ....

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Do Bans on Plastic Grocery Bags Save Cities Money?
By NCPA @ 6:58 PM :: 5376 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes

Consumers choose plastic bags far more often than paper or reusable bags to carry their purchases.... 

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Friday, December 6, 2013
Nene, Humpback, Green Sea Turtle Among Top 10 Conservation Successes
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 4065 Views :: Environment

...ten species that – thanks to the Endangered Species Act’s protections – are either steadily improving or have been recovered and removed from the list of imperiled species....

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Friday, December 6, 2013
How the Environmental Left Became the New Climate Deniers
By NCPA @ 5:35 AM :: 3391 Views :: Environment

Because the new predictions are less dire than in the past, the IPCC’s old fans have suddenly become the new climate deniers, calling the IPCC’s latest report “political” and ignoring its key findings....

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Thursday, December 5, 2013
48% of Meteorologists not Fooled by Global Warming Hype
By NCPA @ 1:44 AM :: 3205 Views :: Environment

...the way it was conducted and its honest conclusion gives me more hope than I’ve had in a long time concerning the integrity of climate research....

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Public Utility Commission Issues Violation to SER Trucking for Sludge Spill
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 6:22 PM :: 4736 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

In a State Public Utility Commission (PUC) hearing this morning, Commissioners issued an order confirming a motor carrier violation for SER Trucking connected with the August 31st sludge spill on the H-1....

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Friday, November 29, 2013
UHERO: Water Trading to Control Hawaii Aquifers?
By UHERO @ 4:03 PM :: 4330 Views :: Environment, Cost of Living

While an untrammeled water market would fail to provide the optimal solution, regulators can facilitate efficient water trading by setting appropriate exchange rates....

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Thursday, November 28, 2013
Pig War: DLNR, Rusty Boar Battle Over 'American Jungle' TV Show
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 7852 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

DLNR is a bully taking away rights, threatening cultural livelihood and even trying to censor what can be shown on television. To this I say, long live “American Jungle”....

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
EPA Regs Bring Natural Gas Flaring to Kona
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 4758 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

“It may take a little time for West Hawaii residents to get used to the sight of the flare burning 24 hours a day, seven days a week, especially at night, but the continuous flare means the system is doing what it’s designed to do.”

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Catch Shares and Implications for Hawaii Fishing Industry
By UHERO @ 8:43 PM :: 3702 Views :: Environment

A controversial new method to manage fisheries is to assign “catch shares”....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Maui Mayor Signs MOU with Monsanto Requiring Disclosure of Pesticide Use
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 5406 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

While watching what was happening in other counties, Maui County decided to approach Monsanto - which has farms on both Maui and Molokai - to require disclosure of the company’s restricted-use pesticides and all information about related practices....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
After Years of Talk, Temporary Barriers to be Tested at Laniakea Beach
By News Release @ 9:06 PM :: 4419 Views :: Environment, Tourism

North Shore residents and transportation officials have been discussing proposals to improve Laniakea traffic for years....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Continue Dramatic Decline in 2013
By NCPA @ 1:25 PM :: 3491 Views :: Energy, Environment

United States has reduced more carbon dioxide emissions this century than any other nation. The U.S. emissions decline is due in large part to technological advances in natural gas production ....

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Friday, November 15, 2013
Government Programs Hurt the Environment
By NCPA @ 3:22 AM :: 2910 Views :: Environment

Now, on a single day, I have been given the gift of multiple news reports each detailing new ways the government is hurting the environment while purporting to save it....

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Thursday, November 14, 2013
Feds Propose Plan to Kill Hawaii Owls, Egrets
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 3954 Views :: Environment

Electronic comments must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 3, 2014....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Study: When it Comes to Climate Change, Hawaii Talks More than Most
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 3262 Views :: Environment
placed in a category based on the overall quality of the discussion of climate change impacts ....
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Friday, November 8, 2013
Proposed Kahuku Windfarm Would Kill Endangered Birds, Bats
By News Release @ 11:37 PM :: 5227 Views :: Energy, Environment
A public scoping meeting will be held on November 13, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Kahuku Village Association Community Center....
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
City Awards $175M Kaneohe-Kailua Sewer Contract
By News Release @ 3:16 AM :: 4974 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

Southland Contracting, Inc. and Mole Construction, Inc. (Southland Mole JV) and local construction management firm Bowers + Kubota....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
HI5 Program Loses $28M: Audit Points to Fraud and Abuse (for the 4th time)
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:18 AM :: 6601 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Homelessness, Taxes

...over the past three fiscal years, the program has paid out $28 million more in handling fees than it has collected in container fees....

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Friday, November 1, 2013
Anti-GMO Crowd ‘Unable to Control their Emotions’ -- Kauai PD Investigate Threats Against Mayor
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 4927 Views :: Environment, Law Enforcement

“We are currently investigating personal threats against Mayor Carvalho that have been made via phone, email, and social media since the Mayor’s announcement to veto Bill 2491,” stated Police Chief Darryl Perry....

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Friday, November 1, 2013
Obama Sticks Abercrombie on 'Climate Preparedness' Taskforce
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 4578 Views :: Environment, Land Use

"Hawaii is unquestionably vulnerable to changes in climate such as rising temperatures, droughts, flooding, sea level rise, coastal erosion and ocean acidification.” -- Abercrombie

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Friday, November 1, 2013
Big Wind’s Dirty Secret: Radioactive Waste
By NCPA @ 3:00 PM :: 5166 Views :: Energy, Environment

...between 4.9 million and 6.1 million pounds of radioactive waste were created to make these wind turbines....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
Sierra Club: Senate Should Reject Superferry’s only Supporter
By News Release @ 6:39 PM :: 4942 Views :: Environment, Hawaii History

Abercrombie has nominated Genevieve Salmonson to the position of interim director of the state Department of Health (DOH) Office of Environmental Quality Control....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
Wespac: US Should Refuse Any Quota Reduction For Hawaii Bigeye Tuna
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 4865 Views :: Environment, Small Business

The United States should not accept a reduction in the bigeye tuna limit for the Hawaii longline fishery....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Celebrating sustainable fishing
By Rachelle Chang @ 5:39 PM :: 3889 Views :: Environment

It was sunny, humid, beautiful October morning, and volunteers greeted us with event programs at the entrance to Pier 38....

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Friday, October 11, 2013
Federal grand jury subpoenas Matson in Honolulu Harbor molasses spill
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:14 PM :: 4994 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

The subpoena was revealed Thursday in a report obtained by Watchdog.org from the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission....

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Friday, October 4, 2013
E-RAT-icate: Cost-effectiveness of Eradication vs. Control
By UHERO @ 3:02 PM :: 4128 Views :: Environment

Ecological non-use benefits and the costs of eradication and control programs are often difficult to quantify....

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
‘Environmental disaster:’ HI residents want answers over molasses spill
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:34 PM :: 5029 Views :: Environment, Family

State senators have, at last count, gotten 1,539 emails from residents about the spill and 272 emails from supporters of gay marriage; 602 in opposition....

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
UPDATE: Outdoor Circle Questions Plan for Trails Ringing Kawainui Marsh
By News Release @ 12:33 PM :: 6014 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

Unregulated access to the marsh has already led to damage of archaeological sites. Trails will attract dog walkers....

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Monday, September 30, 2013
Global Warming: Abercrombie Signs Majuro Declaration
By News Release @ 9:41 PM :: 4322 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawaii is the first sub-national government to sign onto the Majuro Declaration for Climate Leadership, presented Friday by the Leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum to the United Nations Secretary General....

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Monday, September 30, 2013
Wind and Solar Can't Save Climate
By NCPA @ 12:15 PM :: 4307 Views :: Energy, Environment

If policymakers are committed to reducing global carbon dioxide emissions, then they will have to get serious about promoting sources of electricity production that can compete with coal on price....

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Saturday, September 28, 2013
Kym Pine: Progress Against Illegal Dumping
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 2:44 PM :: 4814 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

The issue first came to light last month when constituents contacted my office, and on August 19th we brought the issue to the Administration....

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Friday, September 27, 2013
New Global Warming Report: Less Scary, More Politics
By NCPA @ 11:36 PM :: 4489 Views :: Energy, Environment

The report acknowledges, finally, that the temperature has plateaued for 16 years now, which the scientists admit they can’t explain....

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Saturday, September 21, 2013
Life, Liberty and Property: Robert Thomas Talks To Grassroot Institute
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:03 PM :: 4721 Views :: Environment, Land Use

Attorney Robert Thomas of Pacific Legal Foundation and Grassroot President Dr. Keli’i Akina discuss the nature of individual rights and the role of property....

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Friday, September 20, 2013
Full Text: State DoT Warned of Molasses Leak in 2012
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 6689 Views :: Environment, Jones Act
"We received a letter from the Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT), dated July 31, 2012...."
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Friday, September 20, 2013
Taxpayers on hook for Honolulu Harbor molasses clean up
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:26 PM :: 5310 Views :: Environment, Jones Act
Photo by Elizabeth Miles.
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Thursday, September 19, 2013
NOAA Marine Sanctuary Business Advisory Council Forming
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:06 AM :: 4558 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Business leaders will be invited to join the council, which will consist of 15 volunteers representing industries such as travel and tourism, recreation, fishing, transportation, energy, and marketing. Members will be appointed by the national marine sanctuaries director and serve two- to three-year terms....

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Reports Raise Question of Waianae Sludge Permit Violation
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:42 PM :: 4024 Views :: Environment

The Hawaii Kai Marina Community Association, the permittee of a dredging project, may face questions from the Army and Department of Land and Natural Resources....

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Matson Claims Customer Rates Will not be Affected by Molasses Spill
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 4394 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

He also stated that customer rates would not be affected by the incident....

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Saturday, September 14, 2013
Anti-Aquarium Nuts Attack Big Isle Fisherman For Catching Delicious Tiger Shark
By Andrew Walden @ 4:40 AM :: 7409 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

...a few weeks ago the puppy-murdering phonies of "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals" (PETA) hounded a Kauai fisherman whose close call with a giant ahi was captured on video.  Now the national spotlight is focused on a Big Island youth...

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Friday, September 13, 2013
Molasses Mess: Abercrombie Deflects Blame for Lax Inspections
By News Release @ 2:10 PM :: 6063 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Jones Act
Abercrombie is deflecting blame away from his Department of Transportation and Department of Health for failure to inspect Matson's molasses loading operations....
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Friday, September 13, 2013
Global Warming Primer: Second Edition
By NCPA @ 12:52 PM :: 3042 Views :: Environment
"Today's global warming policies have no connection to climatological reality" 
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Councilmember Pine Demands Investigation of Illegal Dumping on Ag Land
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 12:27 PM :: 7353 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

Robert Clark, president of the Hawaii Kai Marina Community Association referred to Waianae residents’ concerns as “total ignorance” ....

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Reserve seeks council applicants
By News Release @ 1:53 PM :: 3289 Views :: Environment

Applications are due Sept. 30....

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Monday, September 2, 2013
ILWU: An injury to one of our corporate employers is an injury to all?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:15 PM :: 6203 Views :: Environment, Development, Labor

"I'm going to f*** with the environmentalists even if I don't have a dog in the fight"

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Saturday, August 31, 2013
UH Manoa has New Trick to Justify Lack of Global Warming: Reverse Cause and Effect
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 AM :: 4567 Views :: Energy, Environment

"Despite the continued increase in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, the annual-mean global temperature has not risen in the twenty-first century challenging the prevailing view that anthropogenic forcing causes climate warming."

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Shark Attacks: DLNR Launches Two-Year Study
By News Release @ 3:23 PM :: 3885 Views :: Environment, Tourism

In 2013, there have been eight incidents, including four within the last month. Four of this year’s incidents occurred on Maui....

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Thursday, August 8, 2013
UHERO: Coastal Zone Management in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 5:01 PM :: 4899 Views :: Environment, Development

Hawaii has 750 linear miles of coastline....

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