Category: Hawaii

  • Extreme flooding has created a complicated new problem in an East Oahu valley

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    HONOLULU – An East Oahu nursery that mainly grows native plants for conservation projects is hoping for a fresh start in 2019. Extreme flooding last April swamped Aloha Aina O Kamilo Nui and also created a complicated new problem. The nonprofit that runs the nursery spent about seven months cleaning up and removing debris with […]

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  • What Happens When There’s No More Sand?

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    A very visible impact of climate change on the North Shore of Oahu. Dave Brubeck’s “Unsquare Dance” taps in 7/4 time in the background. Rain schizophrenically falls. The ocean is gray and whitecapped. It’s one of those timeless down days on the North Shore of Oahu. Everyone seems to vanish on days like this. North […]

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  • Oahu politicians meet about Big Island bioenergy power plant

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    The committee is worried that allowing this power plant to proceed without an environmental assessment will set a bad precedent for any future biomass plants wishing to start up on Oahu. HONOLULU – It’s a Big Island power plant, but now an O’ahu County political party is getting involved. Thursday night, the Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities […]

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  • How Pacific Whale Foundation protects and advocates for Hawaii’s humpback whales

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    The nonprofit also offers thrilling, unique whale-watching tours on Maui. Winter on Maui means it’s time for humpback whales. More than half of the North Pacific humpback whale population, estimated at over 20,000 strong, visit the waters of Maui Nui each year. Once hunted to the brink of extinction, humpback whale populations fell by an […]

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  • New rules for the Navy

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    LIHUE — Federal ocean management officials have tightened up on rules for U.S. Navy training and testing in the Hawaii-Southern California area at the same time the Navy is proposing increased activities around Hawaii. The more stringent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rules include shutting down sonar when marine mammals are in the area, waiting […]

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  • What to Recycle After Christmas

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    When the rush of Christmas presents is over on the morning of the 25th, many residents will be left with a lot of garbage. Before it is all thrown in the dumpster, officials with Texas Tech say it’s important to consider which bin to throw it in. From cardboard boxes, to foam packing, and gift […]

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  • Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle During the Best Time of Year!

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    The “most wonderful time of the year” is also the most wasteful. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Years Day than any other time of the year. Whether you are shopping, decorating, cooking or giving a gift, Allyson Mitchell, executive director with the Indiana […]

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  • Shop Local in Hawaii this Holiday Season!

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    Honolulu is home to an abundance of creative talent and local entrepreneurs offering unique items you can’t find anywhere else in the world. As you cross off your Christmas list, here are a few reasons to shop small this holiday season.   1. PAY IT FORWARD When you walk out of your favorite boutique with […]

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  • Hawaii Post Offices are Getting Ready for the Holidays

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    Fifty-one post offices in Hawaii will be closing their retail lobbies at noon on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24. Those facilities are: Aiea Ala Moana Anahola Captain Cook Ewa Beach Haiku Hanalei Hanapepe Hawaii Kai Hickam AFB Hilo Hilo Downtown Honokaa Honolulu Downtown Honolulu Main Post Office Honolulu Uptown Kahului Kailua Kalaheo Kamuela Kapaa Kapalama Kapolei Keaau […]

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  • Ocean Clean Up Continues in Hawaii

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    After gathering more than a third of a million pounds of oceanborne waste from Hawaii shores, one marine waste cleanup program will continue its work for a third year. The Hawaii Nei Marine Debris Removal Program, a collaboration between the Hawaii Wildlife Fund and nonprofit conservation organizations Pulama Lanai and the Surfrider Foundation, announced last […]

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