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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Federal Appeals Court: No Property Right In A Clean And Pure Environment
By Robert Thomas @ 1:19 PM :: 3776 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...Remember that case from earlier this year where the Hawaii Supreme Court held that for purposes of Hawaii's Due Process Clause, the Sierra Club has a property right in a "clean and healthful environment?"....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Caldwell issues directive on climate change and sea level rise
By News Release @ 4:22 AM :: 4762 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Land Use

... Propose revisions to shoreline rules and regulations to incorporate sea level rise ....

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Friday, June 29, 2018
Hawaii Sierra Club Leader Hit With $1000 per day SMA Fines
By Andrew Walden @ 12:07 PM :: 8810 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Greenmail, Land Use

... Fines in excess of $236,000—still accruing at $1000 a day—and a lawsuit--are forcing into the open a 13-year battle over alleged violations of numerous State and County permitting and land use laws on a Huelo, Maui shoreline property owned by Hawaii Sierra Club Vice Chair and Maui Tomorrow President Lucienne De Naie ....

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Monday, June 25, 2018
Sierra Club Endorses Ige for Reelection
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 3483 Views :: Environment, Politicians

...The Hawai'i Sierra Club has 20,000 members....

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Friday, June 22, 2018
SNOPES: Did Fracking Cause Volcanic Activity on Hawaii’s Big Island?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:47 PM :: 5361 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...Fracking does not take place on Hawaii’s Big Island, but that is far from the only problem with this absurd conspiracy theory….

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Cat-Obsessed Animal Liberation Nuts Blamed for Monk Seal Deaths
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 3854 Views :: Environment

...The recent deaths of three critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals on O‘ahu due to toxoplasmosis is very sad and could have been entirely preventable....

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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Wanna Buy Some Land?--DLNR has Got Money for You
By News Release @ 4:54 AM :: 4902 Views :: Environment, Land Use, Tax Credits

...You will be tested on the catechism of the State Religion....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Wind Farms Request Permission to Kill More Bats, Petrels, and Nene
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 4285 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Public meetings: The three public scoping meetings will be held at the following locations....

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Homeland Defense Radar-Hawaii EIS--Public Scoping Meetings Being Held
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 5588 Views :: Environment, Military

...The Missile Defense Agency to Hold Public Scoping Meetings for the Homeland Defense Radar – Hawaii Environmental Impact Statement....

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Hawaii: New Greenhouse Gas Rules Just as Fake as Renewable Energy Rules
By News Release @ 12:35 AM :: 5106 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits

...Net zero does not mean zero. Hawaii can cause a global rise in greenhouse gas emissions and call it net zero....

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Friday, June 1, 2018
$0.15 Bag Tax Hits Oahu Starting July 1
By News Release @ 10:18 PM :: 8110 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes

...Caldwell in 2017, amended the plastic bag ban ordinance to require businesses to charge a minimum 15 cent fee per bag starting July 1, 2018....

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Who is Driving Electric Vehicles in Hawaii?
By UHERO @ 9:42 PM :: 4400 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...An analysis of factors that affect EV adoption in Hawaii....

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Monday, May 28, 2018
FDA Cracks Down on Hucksters Exploiting Anti-Sunscreen Hysteria
By News Release @ 3:39 PM :: 4975 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Drugs

... hysteria is profitable ....

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Friday, May 25, 2018
FEMA Rewards Maui With Lower Flood Insurance Rates
By News Release @ 3:29 AM :: 4378 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Cost of Living

...Maui County was upgraded from Class 8, which has a 10 percent discount on flood insurance premiums, to Class 7, which allows a 15 percent discount. This means the average premium will drop from $763 to $721....

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
Fisheries Management: UH Identifies Next Targets
By News Release @ 6:13 PM :: 3560 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...In their computer model, the research team simulated the effect of removing fishing pressure....

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Monday, May 21, 2018
Government Relies on Flawed Data to Determine Endangered Species
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:36 PM :: 4116 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...“essentially half of the species” identified by Fish and Wildlife Service officials as “recovered” never should have been listed in the first place....

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Monday, May 21, 2018
Banning Styrofoam Creates All Kinds Of Problems Including Environmental Ones
By Selected News Articles @ 1:18 PM :: 3140 Views :: Environment

...replacing Styrofoam products with paper alternatives often creates more waste (in volume and energy use) and generates more air and water pollution. The environmental impact of paper manufacturing is worse than foam manufacturing....

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Court Orders Hawaiian Shallow-set Longline Fishery to Close
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 3393 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...enviros continue to obstruct all non-tourism activities in and around Hawaii....

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Ookala: DoH Warns on Dairy-Related Water Pollution
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 4734 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Agriculture

...Big Island Dairy has reported untreated wastewater from the dairy’s wastewater treatment system spilled from a damaged sewage pipe in the evening on May 6....

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Monday, May 7, 2018
Rewrite of Hawaii Environmental Rules -- Public Hearings Set
By News Release @ 6:27 PM :: 3020 Views :: Environment

... the Environmental Council is conducting nine public hearings from May 21-31 throughout the state on changes to the state Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) rules ....

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
UH Manoa Researcher Admits Global Warming 'On Hiatus' Since 1998
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 3654 Views :: Environment

...a strong connection between sea surface temperature patterns associated with the Global Warming Hiatus phenomenon and changes in cyclone activity over the northwest Pacific....

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Hawaii Recycling is Polluting China--But No More as of May 1
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 4195 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...In an effort to clean its environment, China has restricted recyclable commodities and set strict contamination limits. The E-Cycling program cites this shift in the worldwide recycling commodities market for local restrictions....

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Monday, April 23, 2018
Bought and Paid For: Russian Oil Money Flows to US Anti-Fracking Protesters
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:03 PM :: 5642 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...From 2010 through 2015, the Sierra Club Foundation received more than $18 million and Natural Resources Defense Council received more than $15 million....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
On Holiest Day, Hawaiian Electric Renews Pledge of Obedience to Eco Religion
By News Release @ 2:36 AM :: 4099 Views :: Energy, Environment

...this can only mean one thing--more rate hikes coming....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Green Energy Plan: $2.3B Tax and Rate Hike to Send Even More Money to Elon Musk
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 8297 Views :: Energy, Environment, Land Use, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Over the past 15 years, the people of Hawaii have paid 260% more for electricity than the US average, while gasoline prices consistently hover close to $1-per-gallon higher.  (But we can go even higher)....

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Cleanest Air: Hawaii Joins Oil Rich Wyoming--'Green' California Remains Filthy and Disgusting
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 4427 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii, and oil rich Wyoming and N Dakota are among the cleanest--8 of the 10 most ozone polluted cities are in 'green' California ....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
Honolulu World's Best City Sanitation?
By News Release @ 12:28 AM :: 4372 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu tops the City Sanitation ranking, followed by Helsinki and Ottawa in joint second, whereas Dhaka (230) and Port au Prince (231) fill the bottom places....

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Monday, April 9, 2018
EA Debunks Hysteria: Aquarium Fishery has 'No Significant Impact'
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 3916 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...maybe now attention can be focused on more important issues such as the recent spate of deaths caused by snorkel rentals....

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
DOI moves to rescind 'illegal' threatened species rule
By News Release @ 5:31 PM :: 2917 Views :: Environment

...the change could affect up to 20 species in Hawaii....

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
Hunt for Few Remaining Rats on Lehua Island
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 3724 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...the Project Partners have recruited rat-detection dogs to join the team....

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Pohakuloa: Court Orders Review of State Lease
By News Release @ 10:26 PM :: 4916 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Military

...The judge’s order asks for a plan to be submitted to the court by Dec. 28, 2018 which requires a written stewardship plan, regular monitoring and inspections, inspection reports with recommendations, procedures for addressing violations and debris removal plans....

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Monday, April 2, 2018
Lahaina Injection Wells: Is WOTUS Just too Complicated to Enforce?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:20 PM :: 4206 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...If the goal is to guide human action, environmental markets work better than indecipherable regulations....

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Friday, March 30, 2018
Nene Recovery: USFWS Proposes Downlist from Endangered to Threatened
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 3430 Views :: Environment

...Nene proposed for downlisting from endangered to threatened thanks to strong local partnerships....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Obama Marine Monuments Legal? Court to Decide
By Selected News Articles @ 6:50 PM :: 4751 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Obama

...They argue the sea is not “land owned or controlled by the Federal government and thus not within the president’s proclaiming authority.”....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
DoA Pesticide Report: Science vs Hysteria
By News Release @ 2:21 PM :: 6161 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics, GMOs

...Six-Month Monitoring Levels Meet State & Federal Water Quality Standards....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Will DLNR Use Sea Level Rise as Excuse to Wipe out Banyan Drive Properties?
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 5740 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Land Use, Tourism

...The purpose of the RFI is to gauge whether there is interest among prospective developers in obtaining a long-term lease of the Site (but check out the terms)....

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Auditor: Ten Years Later, Hawaii's Forgotten 2050 Sustainability Plan
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:27 AM :: 5282 Views :: Environment, Hawaii History

...This report found that through the course of the past ten years, the Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan was disregarded....

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Friday, March 2, 2018
Maui Mayor Signs Sea Level Proclamation: County Will Grab for More Oceanfront Land
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 6068 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Land Use

...calls on the Planning Department to propose rule changes to the Maui, Molokai and Lanai Planning Commissions to include sea level rise in their shoreline setback calculations....

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Friday, February 23, 2018
Hawaii Bill Banning Plastic Straws Based on Research by a 9-Year-Old
By Selected News Articles @ 3:04 AM :: 6792 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...the oft-cited, debate-driving statistic that Americans use 500 million plastic straws a day is the product of a 9-year-old's guesstimations....

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Friday, February 16, 2018
UH Prof: Sustainability Means Cutting off Mortgage Credit so the Little People Can't Buy Homes
By News Release @ 2:34 PM :: 5135 Views :: Environment, Land Use, Cost of Living

“...By signaling the importance of financial flows we have highlighted a potential leverage point for implementing sustainable policies….”

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Sea Level: Land area of low-lying Tuvalu has increased
By Michael Hansen @ 12:32 AM :: 3381 Views :: Environment

...Tuvalu has been held-up globally as case study of a place where sea level rise due to man-made global warming will destroy the ability of people to inhabit it....

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Thursday, February 1, 2018
Lahaina Injection Wells: 9th Circuit Rules Against Maui County
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 4742 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...no surprise here....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
DLNR Website Promotes Legal Hiking Trails
By News Release @ 12:53 PM :: 3966 Views :: Environment, Tourism

...More than 100 Trails in Na Ala Hele Trail & Access Program Featured....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Hawaii Fishermen’s Alliance and Aquarium Fishery Team Up To Save Industry, Protect Environment
By News Release @ 9:28 PM :: 4863 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Tourism

“...The state has a responsibility to ensure its natural resources are managed in a scientifically credible way for the benefit of all its citizens. We look forward to being partners in this important work....”

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
SB2003: Hawaii Senate urged to drop ornamental fish ban
By News Release @ 12:23 PM :: 4302 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...Senate Bill 2003, which is being heard by the Senate Land & Water Committee on Friday, bans the issue of all new aquarium fishing licenses....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
EPA Shuts 19 Illegal Cesspools, $500K Fines
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 3852 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement actions this year in Hawaii resulted in closures of 19 large capacity cesspools (LCC) and over $500,000 in fines....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Congressional Letter: Kona Resident Funnels Russian Millions to Sierra Club
By Selected News Articles @ 12:45 AM :: 10000 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...Russian money flowing to Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, 350.org, the Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians, the Rainforest Action Network....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Maui Recycling Center Shut Down Due to State Non-Payment
By News Release @ 7:53 PM :: 5090 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...This closure is due to a delay in payments from the Department of Health. Once the back payments have been received, operations will resume as normal....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Lack of Buyer forces Changes to Recycling Programs on Maui
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 4895 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...You may have been hearing new terms like China’s Green Fence and The National Sword and wondered what they are and how they impact our community....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Slammed by Auditor, State Energy Office Hides from Media on 10th Anniversary of Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 4915 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

..."A search of the world wide web reveals that no media source covered the event."....

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