Tag: Taiwan

  • 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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  • Hundreds to mark 126 years since overthrow of Hawaiian kingdom

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    HONOLULU – Hundreds are expected to gather at Iolani Palace on Thursday to commemorate 126 years since the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii. The overthrow happened on Jan. 17, 1893. After imprisoning Hawaii’s last reigning monarch, Queen Liliuokalani, a group of American businessmen set up a provisional government with the support of the U.S. […]

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  • Yes, You Can Recycle Styrofoam

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    As bans on single-use plastic bags and straws gain momentum across the globe, attention is now focused on another mighty environmental opponent: styrofoam. Styrofoam poses serious health concerns for aquatic life and the general health of the planet, which is no surprise, given that it’s made of thousands of pieces of non-biodegradable plastic. While the […]

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  • Denmark throws away too much plastic, recycling could save millions: report

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    A new report has found that Denmark is not recycling as much plastic as it could, resulting in wasted potential. More recycling of plastic could benefit consumers and businesses as well as help protect the natural environment, according to the report, which was produced by the public Innovation Fund Denmark in partnership with consultancy firm […]

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