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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Will DLNR Use Sea Level Rise as Excuse to Wipe out Banyan Drive Properties?
By News Release @ 1:11 AM :: 6530 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Land Use, Tourism

...The purpose of the RFI is to gauge whether there is interest among prospective developers in obtaining a long-term lease of the Site (but check out the terms)....

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Auditor: Ten Years Later, Hawaii's Forgotten 2050 Sustainability Plan
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:27 AM :: 5844 Views :: Environment, Hawaii History

...This report found that through the course of the past ten years, the Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan was disregarded....

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Friday, March 2, 2018
Maui Mayor Signs Sea Level Proclamation: County Will Grab for More Oceanfront Land
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 6753 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Land Use

...calls on the Planning Department to propose rule changes to the Maui, Molokai and Lanai Planning Commissions to include sea level rise in their shoreline setback calculations....

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Friday, February 23, 2018
Hawaii Bill Banning Plastic Straws Based on Research by a 9-Year-Old
By Selected News Articles @ 3:04 AM :: 7657 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...the oft-cited, debate-driving statistic that Americans use 500 million plastic straws a day is the product of a 9-year-old's guesstimations....

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Friday, February 16, 2018
UH Prof: Sustainability Means Cutting off Mortgage Credit so the Little People Can't Buy Homes
By News Release @ 2:34 PM :: 5799 Views :: Environment, Land Use, Cost of Living

“...By signaling the importance of financial flows we have highlighted a potential leverage point for implementing sustainable policies….”

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Sea Level: Land area of low-lying Tuvalu has increased
By Michael Hansen @ 12:32 AM :: 3756 Views :: Environment

...Tuvalu has been held-up globally as case study of a place where sea level rise due to man-made global warming will destroy the ability of people to inhabit it....

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Thursday, February 1, 2018
Lahaina Injection Wells: 9th Circuit Rules Against Maui County
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 5310 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...no surprise here....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
DLNR Website Promotes Legal Hiking Trails
By News Release @ 12:53 PM :: 4546 Views :: Environment, Tourism

...More than 100 Trails in Na Ala Hele Trail & Access Program Featured....

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Friday, January 26, 2018
Hawaii Fishermen’s Alliance and Aquarium Fishery Team Up To Save Industry, Protect Environment
By News Release @ 9:28 PM :: 5531 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Tourism

“...The state has a responsibility to ensure its natural resources are managed in a scientifically credible way for the benefit of all its citizens. We look forward to being partners in this important work....”

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
SB2003: Hawaii Senate urged to drop ornamental fish ban
By News Release @ 12:23 PM :: 4976 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...Senate Bill 2003, which is being heard by the Senate Land & Water Committee on Friday, bans the issue of all new aquarium fishing licenses....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
EPA Shuts 19 Illegal Cesspools, $500K Fines
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 4439 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement actions this year in Hawaii resulted in closures of 19 large capacity cesspools (LCC) and over $500,000 in fines....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Congressional Letter: Kona Resident Funnels Russian Millions to Sierra Club
By Selected News Articles @ 12:45 AM :: 10867 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...Russian money flowing to Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, 350.org, the Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians, the Rainforest Action Network....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Maui Recycling Center Shut Down Due to State Non-Payment
By News Release @ 7:53 PM :: 5721 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...This closure is due to a delay in payments from the Department of Health. Once the back payments have been received, operations will resume as normal....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Lack of Buyer forces Changes to Recycling Programs on Maui
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 5838 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...You may have been hearing new terms like China’s Green Fence and The National Sword and wondered what they are and how they impact our community....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Slammed by Auditor, State Energy Office Hides from Media on 10th Anniversary of Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 5419 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

..."A search of the world wide web reveals that no media source covered the event."....

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Sunday, January 7, 2018
Why save the Hawaii Aquarium Fishery?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:26 PM :: 5578 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...We need legislation to save the fishery and all DLNR ocean issued-permit businesses....

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Friday, January 5, 2018
DLNR: West Hawaii Aquarium Fishing Permits Stopped Pending Environmental Review
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 4884 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...applying a Hawai‘i Supreme Court ruling from last year to an existing DLNR rule....

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Rapid Response Team Deploys to Lehua Island After Two Rats Detected
By News Release @ 7:13 PM :: 4992 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...We knew from the beginning there was the possibility that a few rats could linger....

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Sunday, December 31, 2017
Report: Hawaii’s Billion-Dollar Consensus Proves Nobody Really Believes in Sea Level Rise
By Andrew Walden @ 7:27 PM :: 8679 Views :: Environment, Rail, Taxes

...This ‘consensus’ of disbelief is proven by the massive investment in sea-level construction of Kakaako condos and Honolulu Rail.... 

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Saturday, December 30, 2017
Hawaii Supreme Court Rules Public has Property Right to a Clean Environment
By Robert Thomas @ 7:23 PM :: 7492 Views :: Energy, Environment, Land Use

...Does the Supreme Court now have three votes to kill the telescope?....

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Thursday, December 28, 2017
EPA, American Samoa reach revised settlement with Starkist
By News Release @ 7:11 PM :: 3996 Views :: Environment

...the inclusion of ASG allows approximately one third of the funds to stay in American Samoa....

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Thursday, December 28, 2017
9th Circuit Gives Enviros New Way to Shut Down Hawaii Fishing Fleet
By Selected News Articles @ 1:31 AM :: 5555 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...It's turtles this time....

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Monday, December 25, 2017
Four Months Later no Rats on Lehua Island
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 4802 Views :: Environment

...People monitoring the ecosystem recovery on tiny Lehua Island report that - four months after the conclusion of a rat eradication project - there are still no signs of the invasive Pacific Rats....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
DoH: $1.75B Needed to Replace Cesspools Statewide
By News Release @ 2:07 AM :: 4414 Views :: Environment, Health Care

...DOH has filed a report with the Legislature identifying 14 priority areas of the state where 43,000 cesspool upgrades are critically needed to protect public health and the environment....

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Scientists: Latest Round of Kauai Hysterics Wrong
By News Release @ 11:09 PM :: 4750 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...Tests by USDA Lab Show No Evidence of Diphacinone in Whale Livers....

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Saturday, December 16, 2017
AG Chin: Every time your oceanfront property erodes, the State seizes more of your land
By News Release @ 12:59 AM :: 4897 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin issued a formal advisory opinion today stating that when the shoreline migrates landward (or mauka) due to erosion or sea level rise, the dividing line between public and private ownership also migrates mauka....

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Friday, December 15, 2017
Full Text--Hawaii Supreme Court Rules 3-2: Anybody Can Now Sue Anybody for Dirtying the Environment
By News Release @ 1:53 AM :: 7622 Views :: Energy, Environment, Land Use

...Chaos is Coming: You can sue too—Here are some ideas....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Hawaii Mayors commit to Ban Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles by 2045
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 6017 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Weasel Words Allow Continued use of Fossil Fuels....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
EPA, State of Hawaii receive Navy’s Red Hill Fuel Tank upgrade study
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 4654 Views :: Environment, Military

...Aging fuel storage tanks at Red Hill could soon get an upgrade....

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Monday, December 11, 2017
UHERO: Carbon Tax Would Bring together energy and climate change policy
By UHERO @ 1:35 AM :: 5970 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...global warming is just an excuse for tax hikes and rate hikes....

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Monday, December 4, 2017
Trump: Major Changes in Management of Federal Monuments
By Selected News Articles @ 5:34 PM :: 5262 Views :: Environment, OHA, Small Business

...Interior will make sure local voices are not drowned out by “large, well-funded NGOs and special interests”....

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Monday, December 4, 2017
Kauai: PCBs Found in Westside Kauai Water Tank
By News Release @ 4:24 PM :: 4679 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...where are all the protesters?....

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Monday, December 4, 2017
Lalamilo: Big Island Wind Farm Wants Permit to Kill Bats, Petrels
By News Release @ 2:58 PM :: 5185 Views :: Energy, Environment

...The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service received an application from the Lalamilo Wind Company LLC for an incidental take permit of the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat and the endangered Hawaiian petrel....

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Friday, December 1, 2017
Kauai Again: This Time it's Stranded Whales--Idiot Legislators Cook up Bizarre Conspiracy Theories
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 4837 Views :: Environment, Military

...“When marine mammals strand themselves it’s usually a signal that something in our environment is out of sync,” said Ing (wrongly)....

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Wrong 25 Years Ago--UH 'scientists' sign SECOND warning notice to humanity
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 5424 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

...Actually, life is better now than it ever has been.  And the last 25 years have been very prosperous for humanity.  But lets not let reality get in the way of eco-socialism....

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Monday, November 27, 2017
Will Legislators Block Shutdown of All Ocean Users?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:23 PM :: 4651 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...Thanks to the State Supreme Court's September 6, 2017 aquarium fishing decision, all ocean users now face the same fate as aquarium fishers--shut down awaiting an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)....

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Monday, November 27, 2017
DLNR: Did Anti-Ratbait Activists Kill 45 Mullet?
By News Release @ 3:38 PM :: 3665 Views :: Environment

...It is also not clear whether or not the fish were intentionally placed in a tide pool on the northern side of Lehua Island....

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Saturday, November 25, 2017
After 30 Years, Alarmists Are Still Predicting A Global Warming ‘Apocalypse’
By Selected News Articles @ 8:13 PM :: 4545 Views :: Environment

... a global warming “apocalypse” that will flood coastal cities, tear up roads and bridges with mega-storms and bring widespread famine and misery to much of the world ....

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Saturday, November 25, 2017
DLNR Hearing: Should Maui Windfarm be Allowed to Kill More Nene and Bats?
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 6743 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...Plan to kill 41 Nene and 48 bats....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Western Congressional Caucus Backs Review of Obama Tuna Monuments
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 4421 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...It is time to bring more jobs and economic freedom to the West....

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Sunday, November 12, 2017
UH: Global Warming Will Make Your Intestines Leak
By News Release @ 3:05 PM :: 4556 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

...Kidney failure, blood clots, cardiac arrest, inflammation of the pancreas, leaking intestines....

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Sunday, November 5, 2017
Fake Data Behind Coral Bleaching Report
By Selected News Articles @ 1:47 PM :: 7892 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...in the early 1900s Ahi, Aku, Marlin and other pelagic fish, were reported in the commercial reef fish data. Then they separated the pelagic and reef fish. This alone accounted most of the 90% decline....

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Saturday, November 4, 2017
DoH Website Reports Beach Water Quality
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 5074 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Upgrades provide easier navigation and more information....

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Monday, October 30, 2017
HR3990: Congress Moves to Limit Presidential Monument Authority
By News Release @ 9:06 PM :: 6313 Views :: Environment, Economy, Obama

...“Congress never intended to give one individual the power to unilaterally seize enormous swathes of our nation’s public lands…."

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Sunday, October 29, 2017
Karma: Supreme Court Aquarium Ruling may apply to Dive Tour Operators
By Selected News Articles @ 3:27 PM :: 6752 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...The Supreme Court Ruling will have far reaching impacts on all ocean permits issued by DLNR....

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Sunday, October 29, 2017
Should Surfrider be Licensed to Pass Out Property Tax Exemptions?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 7132 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Small Business, Tax Credits

...Recently, the Honolulu City Council approved on first reading Bill 80 (2017), which would award a real property tax exemption to “ocean-friendly restaurants.”...

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Saturday, October 28, 2017
Audit: City Loses $36.5M by Not Recycling Paper and Plastic into Electricity
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 6751 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... cost-benefit comparison of recycling selected materials versus incinerating them at H-POWER ....

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Saturday, October 28, 2017
Judge Invalidates Aquarium Collectors Permits
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 6826 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Tourism

...DLNR continues to believe that existing aquarium fishing practices are sustainable and environmentally sound....

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Monday, October 23, 2017
UH: Permafrost Discovered in Hawaii--Proves Global Warming is Real
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 4659 Views :: Environment

...A much bigger body of ice was identified in a neighboring cinder cone crater, Pu'uhaukea....

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Sunday, October 22, 2017
Video: Hysteria Subsides, Lehua Island Rat Eradication Successful
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 5625 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

...Flashback: Rumors and Rage: When Good Conservation Sounds Bad....

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