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Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Aquarium Fishing and Hawaiian Culture
By Selected News Articles @ 11:49 PM :: 3491 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... the ancient Hawaiians were practical people that utilized their natural resources ....

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019
There’s insufficient evidence your sunscreen harms coral reefs
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 AM :: 4911 Views :: Environment, Health Care, Tourism

...the few studies that have addressed the environmental impacts of sunscreens experimentally “are not representative of real world conditions”....

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019
The Simon Abundance Index: Population growth equals greater resources
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:43 AM :: 3656 Views :: Environment, Economy

...instead of making resources scarcer, population growth has gone hand in hand with greater resource abundance....

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Kauai Dairy Quits: "No Regulatory Path Forward"
By News Release @ 8:57 PM :: 5486 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture

"...we were unable to find a clear regulatory path forward for this innovative and sustainable model of dairy farming...."

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
City steps up approach to control feral cat population
By News Release @ 8:06 PM :: 3718 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...The Hawaiian Humane Society’s new community cat program coordinator will work with colony caregivers and volunteers to trap, neuter and then return sterilized cats to the colonies they came from....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Shark Bites: Hawaii Still #2 in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:48 AM :: 4053 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...In addition to the 66 unprovoked attacks worldwide, there were also 34 provoked attacks. Those include instances where divers are bitten after harassing or trying to touch sharks, as well as attacks on spearfishers or people trying to feed sharks....

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
Why are Climate Alliance governors in states with bad financial conditions?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:16 PM :: 3873 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...the average per-Taxpayer Burden for these 15 states runs almost $24,000—more than four times the average for the other 35 states....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
The Misinformed, Ineffective War on Styrofoam
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:43 PM :: 3982 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...a recent report on Oahu suggests that a Styrofoam ban is unlikely to reduce litter and increase recycling....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
DoH cites Maui Land & Pineapple for wastewater violations
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 4082 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...The company has been ordered to pay a penalty of $230,000 and construct a new wastewater treatment plant....

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Ill-Fated Ocean Cleanup Boom Collected only 2000kg Plastic
By Andrew Walden @ 10:39 PM :: 4531 Views :: Environment

...the boom, tagged “Wilson” and “System 001” by OC, is being towed very slowly--between one and three knots--and is not expected to arrive in Hawaii until mid-January....

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Feds to PUC: Stop Approving Bat-Killing Windfarms without Endangered Species Permits
By Selected News Articles @ 5:27 PM :: 6369 Views :: Energy, Environment

"...HECO has not been coordinating with the Service and DOFAW to verify that a wind energy producer has completed the necessary compliance procedures...."

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Monday, January 7, 2019
Keli'i Akina Interviews Environmental Watchdog Caroll Cox
By Video @ 10:39 PM :: 4550 Views :: Environment, Ethics

...Carroll Cox has spent decades investigating environmental violations by individuals, companies, and the government....

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Sunday, January 6, 2019
Surprised by Wind and Waves in Pacific: Giant Plastic Eco-Boom Breaks up, Will soon wash up on Hawaii Beaches
By Selected News Articles @ 5:26 PM :: 3479 Views :: Environment

...“Really obvious question: How long until wave action tears up these booms?”--Hawai'i Free Press, May 12, 2017.... 

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Saturday, January 5, 2019
Auditor: Conveyance Tax Money Misspent by DLNR
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 8:05 PM :: 5933 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Land Use, Taxes

...In 2005, the Legislature provided the land conservation program with a dedicated funding source – ten percent of conveyance tax collected...here's what happened next....

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Friday, January 4, 2019
US Solicitor General Urges Supreme Court to Hear Maui Injection Wells Case
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 4183 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...the petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 18-260 should be granted, limited to the first question presented ... whether a “discharge of a pollutant” occurs when a pollutant is released from a point source, travels through groundwater, and ultimately migrates to navigable waters....

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Monday, December 31, 2018
Auditor: Styrofoam Ban Doesn't Reduce Litter
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 4725 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Small Business

...H-Power allows recycling without requiring participation in the rituals of the eco-religion....

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Saturday, December 29, 2018
Commissioners Sought for Legacy Land Conservation Commission
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 4814 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

...Submit an online application to the Office of the Governor, Boards and Commissions, and learn more about how you can make an impact serving on the Commission....

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
Navy Approves EIS for Hawaii-So Cal Training
By News Release @ 11:59 AM :: 4354 Views :: Environment, Military

...lots of whining from the usual suspects....

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Sunday, December 23, 2018
Hawaii Becomes the Second State to Shut Out Wild-Animal Circuses
By News Release @ 3:33 PM :: 5467 Views :: Environment, Greenmail, Small Business, Tourism

...Gov. David Ige approved the new regulation Dec 21, 2018....

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Sunday, December 23, 2018
Environmental Council Completes Rewrite of Environmental Review Rules
By News Release @ 3:08 PM :: 5048 Views :: Environment, Development, Small Business

... The proposed rules now go before the Small Business Regulatory Review Board, which issues a recommendation to the Governor ....

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Sunday, December 23, 2018
Carbon Tax: Will You Fiddle While Paris Burns?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 6012 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes

...If enacted, the carbon tax would be the fifth special tax imposed on fuel....

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Thursday, December 20, 2018
DoH Fines Hu Honua Biofuel Plant for Water Pollution
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 5331 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...Between 3,500 and 32,500 gallons of treated industrial wastewater composed of freshwater, acidic metal cleaning solution and residue from the descaling of the boiler was discharged....

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Thursday, December 20, 2018
DLNR, Animal Liberation Nuts Imagine Aquarium Poachers--Post Reward
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 3867 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...they're upset because nobody has been accused of violating the law....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
HAWSCT's Latest Water Case Isn't About Water
By Robert Thomas @ 7:59 PM :: 5313 Views :: Environment, Judiciary, Land Use

...Search as you might, there's nothing there that helps or hurts in the water law department....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
UN Climate Change Confab: Hawaii Promises to Keep Ratepayer Cash Flowing to Silicon Valley Billionaires
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 5176 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...at the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Katowice, Poland....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
EPA Moves to Roll Back WOTUS
By Selected News Articles @ 12:36 PM :: 2876 Views :: Environment

...“For the first time, we are clearly defining the difference between federally protected waterways and state protected waterways”....

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Saturday, December 8, 2018
Auwahi Wind Farm Requests Approval to Kill 140 Hoary Bats
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 5777 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...The requested total bat take is 140 bats (119 in addition to the 21 authorized).... 

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Monday, December 3, 2018
WOTUS: Supreme Court Asks US Solicitor General to Weigh in on Maui Injection Wells
By News Release @ 1:56 PM :: 4130 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...In its petition for certiorari, Maui calls the 9th Circuit Court ruling a “radical expansion of point source permitting,” poised to carry massive liability for Maui and its taxpayers....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Potential Criminal Prosecution: Hu Honua Violates Water Pollution Laws
By News Release @ 5:21 PM :: 5147 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...potential civil penalties of up to $25,000 per day per violation and potential criminal prosecution....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Stream Flow Ruling Cuts off Lahaina Water Supply
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 4921 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development

...the County intends to develop a new groundwater source within five years, or sooner, which will eventually provide for the full instream flow standard....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
How a U.S. law intended to reduce dependence on fossil fuels has unleashed an environmental disaster in Indonesia
By Selected News Articles @ 3:19 AM :: 4438 Views :: Energy, Environment

...Dewanto’s team found the rigid body of an orangutan, half buried under a fallen log next to a scar of freshly cut forest in a peat bog being razed for a new palm plantation....

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Details of the Horrible Carbon Tax Bill
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 8:11 AM :: 6460 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes

...Establishes a creepy DC-based "Carbon Dividend Trust Fund" that seeks a backdoor two-child limit on families....

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
To ‘Change Society’ -- Hawaii Climate Commission Pushes For State Carbon Tax
By News Release @ 1:47 AM :: 6964 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes

...Any carbon-pricing mechanism should be “adequate to change behavior.”  The commission had considered asking that it be “practical” as well, but Sen. Karl Rhoads convinced the members that was a bad idea….

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Pine: Gill Family Windfarm Proceeding Against Community Opposition
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 5:08 PM :: 4726 Views :: Energy, Environment

...After a fierce Neighborhood Board meeting in April where the Board and many in the community opposed the project for its perceived insensitivity to the area, many including myself were under the belief that this project would not proceed until those concerns were addressed....

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Monday, November 26, 2018
4 Problems With the New Climate Change Report
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:45 PM :: 3126 Views :: Environment

...mass deaths, global food shortages, economic destruction, and national security risks....

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Monday, November 26, 2018
Plastic Straw Ban Crusades Are About Progressive Virtue Signaling, Not Practical Solutions
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:42 PM :: 2896 Views :: Environment

...why such a seemingly trivial matter has become such a big deal....

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Monday, November 26, 2018
Council Resolution: Ban Cars, Buses from Waikiki by 2030
By News Release @ 2:11 PM :: 5287 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tourism

... The Public Works, Infrastructure & Sustainability Committee will publicly discuss its Draft 1 of Resolution 18-221 [1] in the City Council Committee Meeting Room, on the 2nd floor of Honolulu Hale, at 1:00 pm Weds ....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Wind Farm: Hearing to Consider Plan to Kill More Bats, Petrels
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 4226 Views :: Energy, Environment

...The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) hearing will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday November 29, 2018 at Kaʻala Elementary School, 130 California Avenue in Wahiawa....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
A Smaller World
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:12 AM :: 5309 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...These feel-good ideas are placed upon farmers with no consideration of the consequences of its impacts....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
UH 'Scientists' Assemble Cavalcade of 467 Global Warming Hysterias
By News Release @ 12:46 AM :: 3759 Views :: Environment

... warming, drought, heatwaves, wildfires, precipitation, floods, storms, sea level rise and changes in land cover and ocean chemistry.... (and lions, tigers, and bears)

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
HR5025: Protect Fishermen from Enviro Fines
By News Release @ 10:57 PM :: 3182 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s bill (H.R. 5025) to put sensible time limits on any government fines and penalties for fishing vessels was marked up and passed by the Natural Resources Committee....

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Anti-Pesticide Hysteria: Enviros Shift from Bees to Birds
By Selected News Articles @ 2:37 PM :: 6650 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Greenmail, GMOs

...As global honeybee population increases, activists blame neonicotinoid pesticides for ‘bird-pocalypse’ that’s not happening....

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Thursday, November 8, 2018
EPA requires closures of 10 illegal cesspools in Hawaii in 2018
By News Release @ 5:42 PM :: 3782 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement actions this year in Hawaii led to closures of 10 large-capacity cesspools and over $640,000 in fines....

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Public meetings scheduled for Oahu Climate Action Plan
By News Release @ 8:24 PM :: 6480 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Land Use

...The sense of urgency is palpable in these meetings....

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Monday, November 5, 2018
Honolulu Tagged in Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 4809 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Honolulu is accepted into a two-year acceleration program that will provide cities powerful new resources and access to cutting-edge support to help meet or beat their near-term carbon reduction goals....

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Friday, November 2, 2018
Haleiwa Shark Tour Boat Busted for Chumming
By News Release @ 4:07 PM :: 3397 Views :: Environment, Tourism

...The violation is petty misdemeanor that upon conviction could have fines and jail time....

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Monday, October 29, 2018
UH: Bitcoin Causes Global Warming
By News Release @ 3:04 PM :: 3939 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

...it alone could produce enough emissions to raise global temperatures by 2°C as soon as 2033....

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Friday, October 26, 2018
Chemophobia epidemic—Fanning fears about trace chemicals obscures real risks and ‘damages public health’
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 AM :: 6280 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...Chemophobia may lead to real risks....

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Friday, October 26, 2018
Bat Killing Windfarm Buys Enviro Support for $2.75M
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 4488 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics

...Bat Killing Windfarm partially bankrolls purchase of 2,882 acres of Central Oʻahu forest and fallow lands from Dole Food Company....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Kawailoa Windfarm: New Plan is to Kill 265 Bats, 24 Petrels
By News Release @ 5:08 PM :: 3991 Views :: Energy, Environment

... The public may send comments to the Approving Agency -- DLNR ....

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