$340 Million Rental Car Facility in Hawaii Airport
By Ryan Johnson A Hawaii airport has opened a $340-million facility for car rental companies, officials said. The Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility is the largest single public works project on Maui, The Maui News reported Wednesday. The facility that opened Wednesday houses all major rental car companies in one spot and connects passengers with […]more
On June 1, the planet celebrates World Reef Day
On June 1, 2019, consumers, businesses, and organizations around the world will be called to action on the inaugural World Reef Day to reflect on the delicate ecosystem of our ocean’s coral reefs and prevent further reef loss. World Reef Day is now the recurring annual day for the world to come together in awareness […]more
How To Have an Eco-Friendly Daily Commute!
Are you becoming acutely aware of your ever-growing carbon footprint? If you look at modern trends, it seems as though society takes two steps back for every push we make forward. The simple act of living in this modern society has a detrimental impact on the world around us. So, it’s especially important to take […]more
Can The Ocean Really Be Cleaned of Plastic Pollution?
Somewhere in Hilo, on Hawaii’s Big Island, a team of scientists and engineers are tending to The Ocean Cleanup’s 600-metre-long rubbish-herding device, after its maiden voyage to the Great Pacific garbage patch was cut short in December 2018, because it fractured into two pieces. The project has had its fair share of problems since it […]more
Is the Warming Ocean ‘Blob’ Impacting the Humpback Whale Population?
Just a few years ago, it looked as if humpback whale populations in the Pacific Ocean were booming. Receding sea ice due to climate change—though bad for polar bears and other wildlife—had lengthened the summer foraging season for hungry whales, and the U.S. government decided that certain populations had recovered enoughto be taken off the […]more
Sea Squirts Can Tell Us More About The Ocean’s Health
A rubbery sea creature with an irritating habit of clinging to ships and invading beaches could help measure plastic pollution as it can filter tiny particles from the ocean and store them in its soft tissue. Israeli researchers have found that ascidians – round, palm-sized animals also known as sea squirts can thrive in dirty […]more
Take These Challenges to Help Save Our Oceans!
Plastics have become public enemy number one. This year, environmental groups GreenSeas Trust and Greenpeace have joined forces with the IET to engineer creative solutions to two specific parts of the problem. While the consequences of plastic pollution are becoming obvious, so are the causes. Eighty per cent of marine litter originates from land, with […]more
Local Nonprofits Receive $1.4M in Grants to Protect Hawaii Coastal Health
The Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) announced its 2019 recipients of the Community Restoration Partnership (CRP) grants, totaling more than $1.4 million to fund the protection and restoration of Hawaii’s coastal areas on five islands over three years. The CRP is a unique collaboration of national and international funders, foundations, and private donors, who provide resources […]more
Shelters in O’ahu Opened due to Winter Storm
The February Winter Storm has prompted O’ahu officials to open two shelters on the island. The Department of Emergency Management has advised all O’ahu residents that the shelters are open and available for anyone seeing refuge from high winds, rain or coastal inundation, as of 9 a.m. Sunday. Shelter locations: Brigham Young University-HAWAII 55-220 Kulanui […]more
Winter Storm in Hawaii Brings Down Rain and Snow
A winter storm reached Hawaii over the weekend, bringing dangerous surf conditions and damaging winds. Waves near Waimea Bay on the north shore of Oahu surpassed 60 feet Sunday afternoon, meteorologist Gavin Shigesato with the National Weather Service Honolulu Forecast Office told USA TODAY. Surf heights hit 45 feet on another part of the island, according to observation reports. Gusty […]more