Tag: HAWAII

  • Hawaii may be paradise, but not for dairies

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    The Aloha State may be saying aloha to dairies. Unfortunately, aloha means both hello and goodbye. And intensifying public and political concern about wastewater and potential pollution is why the two dairies that are left in the state may soon hear an aloha they don’t want. Yes, there are just two, which ties Hawaii with […]

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  • Hawaii has passed some bold progressive legislation over the past few years

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    In recent years, bills that might seem too bold to gain traction in other state houses have become law in Hawaii, gaining worldwide attention. Policymakers in the overwhelmingly Democratic state House — with 1 Republican state senator and 5 Republicans in the state House — have pushed forward a wave of ambitious progressive legislation. The […]

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  • Flash flood warning canceled, but threat of heavy rain and thunderstorms remains

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    Just days after enduring a powerful winter storm that unleashed strong winds and huge waves, the state is facing yet another storm system that will bring along drenching rains and scattered thunderstorms over the next few days. The sharp upper level low, or Kona low, will move over the islands from Thursday and possibly through […]

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  • Shelters in O’ahu Opened due to Winter Storm

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    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 […]

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  • Winter Storm in Hawaii Brings Down Rain and Snow

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    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 […]

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  • Chernobyl Today: Visiting Prypyat 33 Years After Nuclear Catastrophe

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    It was the first nuclear accident of its kind sending a cloud of radioactive material halfway across the world. The world didn’t know how to react. This uncertainty was made worse by the fact that the Soviet Union (now territory belongs to Ukraine), where the Chernobyl Power Plant was located, didn’t disclose the full extent […]

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  • First wave generator in US supplies grid power in Hawaii

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    In September 2012, NWEI was selected by the US Department of Energy to conduct a demonstration project – grid-connected 30 meter Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) located on Oahu. “Northwest Energy Innovations, LLC has developed the Azura™ wave power generation technology for converting the endless supply of ocean waves into electricity to meet the rapidly […]

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  • Environmental volunteers: Can you you contribute?

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    “Making a conscious effort to change your day-to-day lifestyle — whether it’s eating plant-based foods, composting all your scraps, ditching plastic, or all three and then some — is an awesome thing to do for the planet. One can do it personally as a volunteer, join volunteering communities or establish an eco-friendly company populating the […]

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  • Celebrate Chinese New Year 2019 with traditional cuisine

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    Celebrate Chinese New Year 2019 with traditional cuisine Food is one of the things that the Chinese take the most pride in. And of course, lot of care and thought is put into the menu for the most important holiday of the year. Though every region (even household) have different customs, there are some common […]

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  • Ecovillages: What are they?

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    “Have you ever heard about ecovillage? Happy people, happy faces, peaceful life? Or maybe a gang of savages using raw food only? Or people who reject all benefits of the scientific progress? You might get surprised but the idea of ecovillage includes none from above…except the happiness.” “An ecovillage is a traditional or intentional community […]

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