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Monday, October 11, 2021
Coastal Erosion: No Easy, Inexpensive, or One-Size-Fits-All Solutions
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 436 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... conclusions of a presentation to the Board of Land and Natural Resources ....

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Saturday, October 9, 2021
Wood Pellets? Hawaii 'Green' Energy Scam is Dirtier Than Coal
By Selected News Articles @ 6:53 PM :: 1268 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... Hu Honua on the Big Island and AES on Oahu are both proposing to burn wood to generate electricity.  NRDC explains that wood burners actually produce more CO2 than coal.... 

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Saturday, October 2, 2021
The Island of Abandoned Cars
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 AM :: 747 Views :: Environment, Law Enforcement

... For example, in November 2020, they had to move almost 400 cars and 700 tires from Makuu, in Puna District ....

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
NOAA-Supported Aquaculture Projects Seek to Build Hawaiʻi Seafood Sustainability
By News Release @ 12:28 AM :: 605 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Small Business

... Aquaculture projects with Hawaiian sea cucumbers and goatfish could benefit ancient fishponds and commercial aquaculture operators .... 

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
New Regulation Protects Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins Against Disturbance
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 446 Views :: Environment

... A final rule prohibits swimming with, approaching, or remaining within 50 yards of spinner dolphins. A proposed rule may establish time-area closures of select nearshore resting areas ....

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Monday, September 27, 2021
Hawaii AG Backs Debunked 'Sue Big Oil' Lawsuit
By News Release @ 5:33 PM :: 515 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Hawaii to Sue over Global Warming? UH Law School Debunked ....

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Sunday, September 26, 2021
Easy Eco Promises: DLNR Pledges 100M Trees by 2030
By News Release @ 12:58 AM :: 465 Views :: Environment

... 100M trees / 7M acres in Hawaii = 14 trees per acre ....

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Saturday, September 11, 2021
Enviros Ask Biden Admin to Ban Sunscreen
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 735 Views :: Environment

... Chemical Company Behind Anti-Sunscreen Campaign ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
Maui Council Passes Organic Pesticide and Fertilizer Bill
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 935 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

... Bill No. 72, which only allows pesticides and fertilizers that are compatible with organic systems and permitted under the USDA National Organic Program to be used on county property ....

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Monday, August 23, 2021
Beam-in-the-Eye Environmentalism
By Selected News Articles @ 8:35 PM :: 786 Views :: Energy, Environment

"... States and localities enact symbolic green regulations while embracing land-use regimes that harm the environment ...."

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Thursday, August 12, 2021
Fake it to make it: A Look at Hawai‘i’s GHG Emissions
By UHERO @ 4:42 AM :: 783 Views :: Energy, Environment

... CLUE: ‘Domestic’ aviation means Hawaii inter-island, not ‘domestic’ within the USA.  If trans-oceanic aviation were included, Hawaii would be nowhere near the goal--so they ‘solve’ the problem by ignoring it ....

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Monday, August 9, 2021
HDoT: Global Warming Can be a Real Money Spinner for us
By News Release @ 5:43 PM :: 897 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government

... you believe so we get billions ....

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Locals to be Allowed Back in to Hanauma Bay
By News Release @ 10:34 AM :: 1137 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Tourism

... an effort to accommodate local residents, while maintaining the improved marine environment ....

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Friday, July 23, 2021
Army invites public comment on O‘ahu training land retention
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 1236 Views :: Environment, Military

... EIS to analyze Army proposal to retain up to approximately 6,300 acres of leased state-owned land on O‘ahu to support continued military training ....

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
$50B: State Climate Commission Helps Grifters Cash In on Climate Change Hype
By News Release @ 1:04 AM :: 1019 Views :: Environment

... As federal funds are readied for disbursement, Hawaii insiders need to be poised to receive ....

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Monday, July 19, 2021
Next Boondoggle: USACE, City of Honolulu Sign Agreement for Ala Wai Flood Study
By News Release @ 11:02 PM :: 1230 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Development, Military

... The signing allows USACE and the City and County of Honolulu to develop a salespitch that appears to balance costs and environmental impacts ....

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
2021 Legislature: DLNR Scores Fees and Positions
By News Release @ 9:33 PM :: 1105 Views :: Environment, Taxes, Tourism

... State lawmakers and DLNR leaders believe the 2021 legislative session was the most productive and effective for natural and cultural resources protection and support of any in recent decades ....

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Sue and Settle: Eco Group 'Sues' BLNR to Stop Aquarium Fishing
By News Release @ 5:11 AM :: 1075 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Small Business

... Today’s complaint, filed in Hawai‘i Circuit Court in Honolulu, challenges the board’s failure to reject the latest environmental impact statement submitted by trade representatives, which the group says violates state environmental protection laws ....

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Monday, July 12, 2021
NASA: Moon Wobble to Cause Coastal Flooding
By Selected News Articles @ 11:02 PM :: 2166 Views :: Environment, World News, Development, Land Use

... But don't worry.  We are still going to blame global warming ....

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Saturday, July 3, 2021
DBEDT Revises '2050 Sustainability Plan'
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1062 Views :: Energy, Environment

... update of the “Hawaiʻi 2050 Sustainability Plan: Charting a Course for the Decade of Action” to serve as the State’s climate and sustainability strategic action plan for the 2021-2030 decade ....

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021
EPA Orders Navy to Upgrade Pearl Harbor Sewage Treatment Plant
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1093 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The plant is owned and operated by the U.S. Navy and provides service for up to 40,000 people ....

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Na Wai Eha: 20 Years of Litigation 'fundamentally changes water distribution system'
By News Release @ 11:31 PM :: 1093 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Land Use

"...the most comprehensive application of the Hawai‘i Water Code to water use and protection in history...."

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021
$100M Tax Hike: City conducts surveys for feedback about Storm Water Master Plan
By News Release @ 9:29 PM :: 1394 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Taxes

... Stormwater: $100M Tax Hike After 36 Years of Lawyering and Foot-dragging ....

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Thursday, June 24, 2021
Is Hawaii Becoming a Perfect Contradiction?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 8:47 PM :: 1491 Views :: Environment, COVID-19

... An island state without ferries but more than enough "environmentalists" ....

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021
OHA Gains More Power Over NW Hawaiian Islands
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 884 Views :: Environment, OHA

... New guidance document to integrate Native Hawaiian culture into management of Papahānaumokuākea ....

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Sunday, June 20, 2021
State Supreme Court: With Environmentalism Anybody Can Veto Affordable Housing
By Robert Thomas @ 4:54 AM :: 1655 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development, Greenmail, Judiciary, Land Use

... Anyone Claiming That An Affordable Housing Project Might Impact Their Property Interests In A "Clean And Healthful Environment" Has Standing To Object ....

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021
HB1019: Ige Signs $30M Fee Hike on Dive Tours
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 1316 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

... Depending on tourism numbers, the user fee could generate anywhere from $14 million to more than $30 million over 15 years ....

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021
NOAA names University of Hawaii to host new institute for marine and atmospheric research
By News Release @ 3:28 AM :: 946 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

... Selection comes with up to $210 million award over five years ....

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
Community Meetings set for O‘ahu Storm Water Master Plan
By News Release @ 9:21 PM :: 1037 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Taxes

... Stormwater: $100M Tax Hike After 36 Years of Lawyering and Foot-dragging ....

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
Expanded Marine Protections Benefited Hawaii Tuna Fishery, Study Shows
By Selected News Articles @ 12:22 AM :: 1126 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... Major fleets' catch and revenue rose after enlargement of two marine monuments ....

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021
US House Resolution Backs National Forest in Hawaii
By Ed Case @ 11:57 PM :: 1006 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Land Use

... The U.S. House has once again passed his National Forest study measure that calls on the United States Forest Service (USFS) to engage communities in the State of Hawai’i in a study to identify suitable parcels to be incorporated into a National Forest ....

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Friday, April 30, 2021
Locals Worry Wind and Solar Will Gobble Up Forests and Farms
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 PM :: 1487 Views :: Energy, Environment, Development

... locals are pushing back, saying that forests and farmlands should not be sacrificed in the fight against climate change ....

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Friday, April 30, 2021
Hawaii State Legislature Declares Climate Emergency
By Court House News @ 5:15 AM :: 1341 Views :: Energy, Environment

... SCR44 is just a toothless symbolic statement, but it is being hyped nationwide ....

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Kerry Announces 'Green' Cashflow to Hawaii Insiders
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 1338 Views :: Energy, Environment

... John Kerry announced the United States’ support for the Local2030 Islands Network during a virtual event in support of the Leaders Summit on Climate Change hosted by President Biden this week ....

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Lock and dam system for Honolulu? Is this just the beginning?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:55 PM :: 1976 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government

... Chow believes there is “a good chance that the feasibility study will be funded in Federal fiscal year 2022 by the application of Congress’ Community Project Funding (CPF)” and asks for support from the harbors’ group “convincing Congress to fund the Honolulu Harbor feasibility study.”….

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Thursday, April 22, 2021
City, State, HECO Celebrate Earth Day by Announcing Big, Big Plans for Your Life
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 2146 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

... Ige asks Biden to outlaw gasoline and diesel vehicles ....

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Thursday, April 22, 2021
Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
By Selected News Articles @ 5:47 AM :: 102536 Views :: Environment, Religion

There's an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there's a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge....

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Thursday, April 22, 2021
Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
By Selected News Articles @ 5:46 AM :: 63535 Views :: Environment

Ira Einhorn, Master of Ceremonies, Earth Day Rally on Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park, Phila, PA, Apr. 22, 1970.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
White House Finalizes Pacific Ocean Protections for Humpback Whale
By Court House News @ 7:49 PM :: 1538 Views :: Environment, Tourism

... the Biden administration agrees to designate more than 100,000 square nautical miles as critical habitat for the endangered humpback whale ....

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Monday, March 29, 2021
Record community engagement with “Adopt A Site” amidst COVID-19 pandemic
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 876 Views :: Environment, COVID-19

... Environmental stewardship has never been this popular ....

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Monday, March 29, 2021
Fools. No Joke: Plastic Ware to be Outlawed Effective April 1
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 1787 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Small Business

... Bill 40 or the Disposable Food Ware Ordinance (DFWO), takes effect April 1, 2021 ....

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Saturday, March 27, 2021
USFWS Proposes Downlisting the Hawaiian Stilt Thanks to Strong Conservation Partnership Efforts
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 1002 Views :: Environment

... The Service is seeking public comment on the proposed change in status for the aeʻo from March 25 – May 24, 2021 .... 

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Kahele, Case Bills Propose National Heritage Sites for Hawaii
By Ed Case @ 7:39 PM :: 1291 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Tourism

... South Kona coastline and Kaena Point .... 

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Thursday, March 11, 2021
Chemical Company Behind Anti-Sunscreen Campaign
By Andrew Walden @ 12:58 AM :: 2968 Views :: Environment, Greenmail

... BASF has been trying to break in to the US sunscreen market for nearly 20 years.  They have been blocked by protectionist FDA stalling ....  

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Monday, March 8, 2021
Cannabis Production on Oahu -- Dirtiest in the USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:57 PM :: 2148 Views :: Energy, Environment, Drugs

... eastern O'ahu has the highest emissions, at 324 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent per ounce. That’s roughly equivalent to burning 16 gallons of gasoline....

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Friday, March 5, 2021
Seven Cesspools: EPA Fines DLNR (again)
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 1195 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

... Four prior EPA enforcement actions against Hawai‘i DLNR have closed 74 cesspools, collected $407,400 in fines ....

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Monday, March 1, 2021
Missile Defense Agency to Reopen Public Scoping for the Homeland Defense Radar – Hawaii EIS
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 1292 Views :: Environment, Military

... due to changes in the proposed alternatives ....

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Saturday, February 13, 2021
Federal Judge Sends Maui County 'big oil' lawsuit to State Court--Will SCOTUS Intervene?
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 2536 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... Federal District Court Judge Derrick K. Watson ruled in County of Maui v. Chevron that the federal court does not have jurisdiction over the case and remanded the action back to state court ....

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021
HB1316: Hawaii Democrats Open New Front in War on Plastic
By News Release @ 3:07 PM :: 1454 Views :: Environment, Small Business

"...a coordinated effort to hold producers responsible for the end-of-life management of plastic packaging...."

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Sunday, January 31, 2021
Kawailoa Windfarm: Island Insurance Pays $250K to Kill Bats
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 1877 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Greenmail

... due to the unexpectedly higher take of `ōpe`ape`a (bat) at the project and discovery of two `ua`u (petrel) fatalities ....

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