Tag: Government

  • U.S. Marine Corps to conduct urban training across parts of Oahu

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    The U.S. Marine Corps will be conducting urban training exercises in multiple locations on Oahu starting Sunday. The exercises are meant to train service members for operations in a village or city setting. Some of the training sites include Barbers Point Harbor, the Dogs of War Airsoft Park in Kapolei, Dillingham Airfield and Wet N […]

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  • Global reserves of lithium are limited — Why aren’t we recycling?

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    The U.S. Department of Energy announced the establishment of a Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize and a research and development center for the recycling of critical materials such as cobalt and lithium from lithium-ion batteries. The research and development center (R&D Center) is to be managed by the Argonne National Laboratory together with the National Renewable […]

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  • Call to ban recycling boxes on safety grounds

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    Councils should stop using boxes for recycling because of the risk of injury to refuse workers who have to handle them, safety experts have said. The call has come from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), whose research found the number of musculoskeletal injuries fell when wheeled bins were used instead of boxes. […]

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  • Founders of plastic waste alliance ‘investing billions in new plants’

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    European NGO says firms are likely to be at centre of global boom in plastic production The founding companies behind a self-styled alliance to end plastic waste are among the world’s biggest investors in new plastic productions plants, according to a European NGO. A majority of the firms which announced this week they were collaborating […]

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  • Cellphones are endangering gorillas, but recycling old ones can help

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    In the Congo basin, minerals used in cellphones and other electronics are often mined by illegal, small-scale miners who end up hurting wildlife for food and driving them away from their habitat. You can do something to change this. You probably use it every day and don’t think once about gorillas. In today’s world, it’s almost […]

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  • Hawaii legislators introduce measures to protect sharks, rays

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    KAILUA-KONA — Save the sharks? Most people are familiar with the slogan “save the whales” as well as the efforts behind curbing the whaling industry and limiting plastic pollution in oceans to help protect some of the world’s largest mammals. But a couple of state legislators in Hawaii believe sharks and rays are in equal […]

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  • Volunteers needed for PIT Count of county homeless

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    KAILUA-KONA — Every January, service providers head out to the beaches and the bush to search for Hawaii Island’s most elusive population — its homeless. HOPE Services Hawaii will captain the effort, as it does every year, but can’t complete the task with its personnel alone. So, as it also does every year, HOPE is […]

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  • A Kauai park with ties to Russia is stirring up an international name dilemma

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    A historic park on Kauai is playing a role in the troubled relationship between the United States and Russia. The Russian ambassador and Russian Americans are fighting to preserve the name of Russian Fort Elizabeth in Kauai’s west side town of Waimea. But cultural experts and state officials say the site is far more Hawaiian […]

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  • This dead whale carcass just won’t go away

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     It’s already been towed out once before, and it was just towed out a second time. Officials with the Department of Land and Natural resources provided an update on a rotting sperm whale carcass off Oahu’s southern shore. On Saturday, the DLNR said crews towed out the remains of the whale an additional 2.5 miles. […]

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  • Tackling the plastics recycling problem

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    Why has the world continued to increase consumption of plastic materials when at the same time, environmental and human health concerns over their use have grown? One answer is they are immensely useful to humankind, and despite problems they create, they have provided countless benefits. They are used to construct lighter automobiles and planes, improving […]

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