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  • Food production needs to be more eco-friendly

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    According to Lancet study, food system changes land use, leading to climate change, water depletion If the planet has to be saved from catastrophic climate change, by 2040, the world’s food production systems should absorb more carbon than they emit; in other words, act as a carbon sink, a global report has found. The EAT- […]

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  • Rethink everything you know about global warming

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    New research shows that scientists have massively underestimated the effects of air pollution. Every day seems to bring with it a new headline about the issue of climate change, but this one seems to be primed for the history books. The findings from a major new study published today in the journal Sciencemay require a recalculation of […]

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  • The next president must make climate change the top priority

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    We are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change, and we are the last generation that can do something about it. The Democratic Party must nominate a candidate who will put fighting climate change at the top of the agenda. And that’s why I’m seriously considering running for president. The science is […]

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  • Bodysurfer who died at Pipeline was well-known North Shore wave rider

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    A respected member of Hawaii’s surfing community and a self-described ‘barrelholic’ died Thursday after being pulled unresponsive from the waters off Ehukai Beach Park on Oahu. Friends and witnesses have identified the victim as Marcus Biju, a bodysurfer who frequented the waters off the North Shore. Ocean Safety officials say Biju — identified at the […]

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  • No plastic, no tapping aquifer: Residents continue push back against proposed Hilo bottling operation

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    The Windward Planning Commission postponed action on a proposed bottling plant near Wailoa River State Recreation Area to a future meeting, but that didn’t stop dozens of Big Island residents from testifying against it during the panel’s Thursday meeting. In 2018, Piilani Partners, a company intending to open a bottling plant at the intersection of […]

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  • Their mission to protect paradise just got a big boost from the state

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    When Protectors of Paradise began voluntarily cleaning the Makua section of Kaena State Park, they’d cart away truckloads of trash left by overnight campers and weekend revelers. “When we first started we did what we could. Resources were limited. Hopefully, we can get more support and backing,” Jonathan Doane said. The State Board of Land […]

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  • Industry alliance sets out $1bn to tackle oceans’ plastic waste

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    Greenpeace sceptical about corporate polluters as alliance launched to reduce waste The scourge of plastic waste in the world’s oceans is the target of a new global alliance of businesses which says it will try to reduce the amount of plastic waste produced and improve recycling. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, launched on Wednesday, includes companies producing consumer […]

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  • Most Coffee Species At Risk Of Extinction Due To Climate Change

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    As many of us wake to our much needed morning coffee, a recent study finds that over half of all wild coffee species worldwide are in danger of going extinct. The study, published in Science Advances, found that 60% of wild coffee species are under threat of extinction. This includes the wild species of Arabica, the […]

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  • How the Green New Deal’s 100% renewable energy goal could be achieved

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    Following a year in which U.S. carbon emissions from energy rose, after years of declines, Green New Deal(GND) proponents are calling for a plan to convert 100% of the electricity supply to renewable energy, among other decarbonization initiatives. The big picture: Although a massive undertaking, this energy transition is technologically feasible and economically beneficial. Some policies that would […]

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  • More Hawaiian names proposed for Kilauea’s ‘Fissure 8.’

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    HONOLULU  – A crop of new names have been proposed for the magnificent and powerful Fissure 8. They include Enoho, which is Hawaiian for regeneration, hanaiʻana (creation) and hou hoʻomaka (new beginnings). Another name suggestion honors the Hawaiian deity for the volcano and lava: ʻAilāʻau. There have been an abundance of other suggestions to the […]

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