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Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Kauai Birds Pushed to Edge of Extinction by Mosquito-borne Avian Malaria
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 2263 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, GMOs

... While conservation partners wait for final approval of a proposed mosquito birth control, also known as the Incompatible Insect Technique (IIT) ....

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Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Hawaii Largest CO2 INCREASE in USA
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 2948 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

... Between 2020 and 2021, the most recent years of available data, carbon emissions in Hawaii increased by 16.2%. Over that period, energy related carbon dioxide pollution went from 14.9 million metric tons to 17.3 million metric tons ....

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Monday, July 24, 2023
Hawaii lawmakers ask for $4 million bill to study Red Hill effects
By Selected News Articles @ 7:40 PM :: 2389 Views :: Environment, Military

... a bill creating the 20-year Red Hill Epidemiological Health Outcomes Study overseen by the U.S. Department of Health of Human Services ....

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Friday, July 21, 2023
HECO Rate Hikes Coming: Public Must Make Big Sacrifices for 'Green' Energy
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 2694 Views :: Energy, Environment

... major technological advances, especially in sustainable fuels and carbon-capture, and reaching consensus on land-use policy are some of what’s required for Hawaii to fully decarbonize ....

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Thursday, July 20, 2023
Military operations on Guam spur endangered species challenge
By Court House News @ 2:11 PM :: 2013 Views :: Environment, Military

... Camp Blaz is being outfitted to host thousands of U.S. Marines, a plan said to threaten more than a dozen species with extinction ....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Feds Propose New Critical Habitat for Green Sea Turtles
By News Release @ 4:27 PM :: 1957 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... The proposed critical habitat areas include the states of California, Florida, Hawaiʻi, North Carolina and Texas; the territories of American Samoa, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands; and the commonwealths of the Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico ....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023
American Samoans fear tuna fishing limits in Pacific Ocean sanctuary could threaten their livelihood
By Court House News @ 1:50 PM :: 2010 Views :: Environment, Economy

... The industry supports about 5,000 jobs in American Samoa, chief among those a StarKist Co. tuna cannery ....

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Thursday, July 13, 2023
Green Addresses United Nations, Admits Hawaii Failing to Implement UN Eco Goals
By News Release @ 2:28 PM :: 2549 Views :: Energy, Environment

... The review highlights progress on achieving the six Aloha+ Challenge goals, which are the state’s local implementation of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Hawaiʻi stands as the sole state in the United States to have submitted a Voluntary Local Review (VLR) ....

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Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Red Hill defueling progresses
By Selected News Articles @ 11:34 PM :: 1498 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Hawaii Department of Health gave conditional approval to U.S. Navy officials to defuel surge tanks next to the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility ....

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Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Red Hill Surge Tanks First to be Drained
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 1522 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Approximately 480,000 gallons of fuel are expected to be removed from the surge tanks. Defueling operations are expected to begin on July 17, 2023, and run through July 30, 2023....

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Sunday, July 9, 2023
New law could help resolve Maui’s axis deer problem
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:08 PM :: 1931 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Homelessness

... venison for the homeless ....

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Saturday, July 1, 2023
Feds move forward on introducing imperiled species outside historic habitat in Hawaii, Guam
By Court House News @ 4:31 PM :: 1544 Views :: Environment, Land Use, GMOs

... The Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized a plan that will give it more flexibility in helping species recover when their historic range is no longer suitable for survival ....

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Thursday, June 29, 2023
Red Hill Repairs Finished, Awaiting DoH Validation and Approval Before Defueling
By Selected News Articles @ 6:45 PM :: 1077 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... All repairs to the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, mandated by the Hawaii Department of Health, are complete, Joint Task Force – Red Hill announced in a Wednesday night news release ....

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Thursday, June 29, 2023
City Fined $434K for Dumping Sewage into Kaneohe Bay
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 974 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... Between April 2023 and May 2023, CCH discharged effluent from the wastewater treatment plant in exceedance of daily NPDES permit limits for enterococci on 13 occasions ....

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Wednesday, June 28, 2023
20 Years of Fraud--With Tokuda out of Legislature, DoH finally begins to check up on Recycling Companies
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 3:11 AM :: 2637 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Congressional Delegation

... in 2022, with Reynolds Recyling employee Jill Tokuda heading for Congress, the Legislature passed Act 12 which requires DOH to develop a risk-based process to address criminal fraud that the State Auditor has reported for 20 years ....

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Feds Back Hawaii Sterile Mosquito Plan
By News Release @ 5:59 PM :: 2124 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Environment

... Implementing cutting-edge strategies to control and eradicate invasive mosquitoes that spread avian malaria, which has ravaged Hawaiian forest bird populations ....

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Sunday, June 25, 2023
DoH conditionally approves Red Hill defueling plan
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 2134 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... setting the framework to begin defueling about 104 million gallons of fuel from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility ....

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Sunday, June 25, 2023
DoH Publishes Red Hill Exposure Assessment
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 2175 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Health Care, Military

... Report summarizes potential chemical exposure to residents from 2021 jet fuel exposure ....

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Saturday, June 24, 2023
Kauai: Sterile Mosquito Plan Released
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 2305 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

... draft environmental assessment for the use of Wolbachia-based incompatible male mosquitoes on the island of Kauaʻi to stop the spread of avian malaria ....

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Friday, June 23, 2023
Climate Litigation Wave Crashes Into Hawaii’s Supreme Court
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 PM :: 3298 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics, Judiciary

... Such lawsuits abound, with as many as 300 cases underway. Honolulu’s, though, has a twist ....

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Oil Spills: EPA Hammers Pacific Biodiesel
By News Release @ 3:44 PM :: 2209 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... Failure to implement measures required by the SPCC Rule can threaten public health or the welfare of fish and other wildlife ....

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Sunday, June 18, 2023
A Dirty Problem
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2401 Views :: Environment, Development, Tax Credits

... five blind monks trying to describe an elephant ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
James Hansen Study Ends ‘Consensus’ -- COVID Shutdowns Blow Lid off Global Warming Theory
By Selected News Articles @ 11:00 PM :: 2550 Views :: Energy, Environment

... during the COVID shutdowns, emissions dropped sharply, but the climate became warmer ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Red Hill 2023 Consent Order Published
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 1946 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Red Hill 2023 Consent Order between the EPA, Navy, and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) ....

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Thursday, May 25, 2023
Wailuku: DLNR, NOAA Raid 'Antique Freak' Shop
By News Release @ 2:00 AM :: 1949 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Law Enforcement

... 26 counts of prohibited wildlife trafficking (HRS 183D-66) and 26 counts of possession of endangered and protected wildlife ....

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Friday, May 19, 2023
The Number of Weather Disasters that Hit Hawaii in the Last Decade
By Selected News Articles @ 4:24 PM :: 2020 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics

... Weather events are relabeled as 'climate disasters' and hyped up to boost global warming hysteria.  Katrina is the model.  Anybody who identifies a specific weather event as evidence of global warming is a fraud. ....

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Thursday, May 18, 2023
Rectenwald Worked With Environmental Group Tied To Oil Plaintiffs’ Lawyers
By Selected News Articles @ 2:32 PM :: 3231 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Judiciary

... on May 9, Recktenwald disclosed that he engages in “educational presentations relating to environmental, energy, and natural resource issues” and has worked with the Environmental Law Institute ....

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Maui Antivaxxers Sue to Save Mosquitoes from Eradication
By Court House News @ 1:38 PM :: 1995 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... The Birds, Not Mosquitoes program looks to curb the mosquito populations by implementing the “incompatible insect technique” as a form of birth control ....

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Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Hawaii Officials Sign Unified Statement on Red Hill
By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 2223 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The parties will convene over the next three to four months to develop a blueprint to achieve the shared goal of clean water for the future ....

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Monday, May 8, 2023
Flip-Flop: Suddenly Pacific Garbage Patch is 'gathering place for life'
By Selected News Articles @ 2:16 PM :: 2023 Views :: Environment

... The occurrence of plastic waste was positively correlated with the abundance of three groups of floating sea creatures: by-the-wind sailors (Velella sp), blue buttons (Porpita sp) and violet snails (Janthina sp) ....

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Sunday, May 7, 2023
Territorial Governors Challenge Biden on Marine Monument
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 2201 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... the Governors have requested a meeting with President Biden to discuss the affect of his announced plan to place 777,000 square miles of Pacific waters off limits to fishing ....

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Sunday, May 7, 2023
Sewage Plant Spews Filth into Kailua Bay
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 2065 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

... wastewater discharges that exceed the bacteria limits in its state permit on 13 days beginning on April 8, and most recently on May 4. The highest exceedances, reported on April 28 and May 1, were over six times the limit set by DOH ....

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to NOAA Requirement that Vessels Pay Monitoring Fees
By News Release @ 4:40 PM :: 2118 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... a funding scheme that would force them to hand over 20 percent of their pay to third-party at-sea monitors they must bring on their boats—a mandate that Congress never approved by statute ....

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023
He'eia: DOBOR Spews Filth into Harbor for Eight Years--Now DoH Grabs Control of Budget
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 2124 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Hawaii State Government

... After eight years of inaction, DoH forced DOBOR's hand by grabbing control of their budget ....

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Friday, April 28, 2023
EPA Inspector General Report on Red Hill Facility
By Selected News Articles @ 2:19 AM :: 2251 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

"EPA Region 9 Must Continue Oversight Throughout the Decontamination and Closure of the Red Hill Facility"

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023
DLNR Chair Jumps in After Police Face off With Mob ... of Waikoloa Cat Feeders
By Video @ 6:49 PM :: 4586 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Police

... DLNR police taking on organized crime ....

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Red Hill: Case Urges Waiver From Jones Act/Cargo Preference Requirements To Expedite Defueling
By Ed Case @ 5:16 PM :: 2573 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Jones Act, Military

... He says waivers are needed to assure full, dependable and cost-effective availability of the ten oceangoing fuel tankers called for under Defense Department’s proposed defueling plan ....

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
NOAA Comments Open: Designate 777,000 Square Mile Marine Sanctuary Near Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:12 PM :: 4143 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Small Business

... that’s an area larger than Alaska and Colorado put together ....

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Kaneohe Marine Corps Project Funnels Millions to Sierra Club
By Selected News Articles @ 1:49 AM :: 2587 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Greenmail, Military

... Marine Corps Base Hawaii have devoted “millions” to clearing out invasive mangrove species and partnered with environmental groups, such as the local Sierra Club chapter, to shovel out the aggressive plants ....

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Joint Task Force – Red Hill Begins Dewatering
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 AM :: 2376 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Dewatering is expected to last through April 21 ....

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Sue and Settle: Feds Agree to Designate Critical Habitat for another 49 Hawaii Species
By Court House News @ 5:37 AM :: 2140 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... the Fish and Wildlife Service has until June 30, 2028 to officially designate habitats for 46 of the 49 species. The ‘Akē‘akē, or band-rumped storm petrel, the anchialine pool shrimp and Baker’s loulu palm tree have a separate deadline of June 30, 2027 ....

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Sunday, April 16, 2023
Next Boondoggle: Public Comment on Ala Wai Canal Flood Risk Management Study
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 2367 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... will you be fooled this time? ....

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Sunday, April 16, 2023
Gene Editing: Getting Serious About Hawaii Invasive Species Problem
By Selected News Articles @ 2:04 AM :: 2314 Views :: Environment, GMOs

... The debate illuminates the split that has recently emerged between back-to-nature eco-justice environmentalists and early embracers of technological innovation ....

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Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Civil Defense: Public Meetings Set
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 1676 Views :: Environment, Military

... to provide input for the 2023 State Hazard Mitigation Plan ....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Sue and Settle: 122,277 acres on Big Island to be 'critical habitat'
By Court House News @ 3:44 PM :: 1880 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

... The perennial’s natural habitat happens to overlap with a military-owned training area ....

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Sunday, March 26, 2023
Maui: Sterile Mosquitoes to Reduce Avian Malaria
By News Release @ 3:11 PM :: 1968 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... The NPS will use an incompatible insect technique (IIT) which consists of repeatedly releasing incompatible male mosquitoes into the wild ....

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Thursday, March 23, 2023
Samoa: Biden's Giant Sanctuary Proposal Behind Back of Pacific Territories
By News Release @ 11:41 PM :: 1971 Views :: Environment

... the administration made no effort to discuss this issue with the Pacific delegations or to notify us even at the recent IGIA forum that such a drastic change to our way of life was even being considered ....

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Thursday, March 23, 2023
Army Corps of Engineers Seeks Comment on Honolulu Harbor Modifications
By News Release @ 11:33 PM :: 2072 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Jones Act

... two public scoping meetings, March 30 and 31 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. ....

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Monday, March 20, 2023
​Fire and Flooding Risks Surrounding of the Paeahu Solar Project in Kihei, Maui
By News Release @ 10:45 PM :: 1922 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... the large lithium-ion batteries that are proposed for this project, could make gaining control of a fire more difficult and dangerous due to the increased risk of electrocution and thermal runaway ....

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Friday, March 17, 2023
Pentagon: Red Hill Defueling on Track
By Selected News Articles @ 7:48 PM :: 1590 Views :: Environment, Military

... Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with Vice Adm. John Wade, commander of the Joint Task Force – Red Hill, and other Navy and defense leaders this week to discuss the progress on defueling the bulk fuel storage facility ....

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