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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Omidyar Wins by Losing: Kauai Court Ruling Forces Farms to File EIS
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 358 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture
By voluntarily filing an EIS for his dairy farm on Kauai, Omidyar has now brought about a court ruling for the first time ever mandating EIS for farmers statewide....
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Friday, March 17, 2017
Hawaiian biodiversity declining millions of years--Before Humans Arrived
By News Release @ 8:28 PM :: 519 Views :: Environment, Hawaii History

... but, but, but--How can we make the humans feel guilty now? ....

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Thursday, March 09, 2017
Civil Rights Violation? EPA Investigating Anti-GMO Pesticide Hype
By News Release @ 4:24 PM :: 1123 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Greenmail

...only pesticides from agriculture harm only native Hawaiians who are apparently immune to pesticides used on luxury resorts and golf courses.... 

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Monday, March 06, 2017
NOAA: How are Coral Reef Fish Doing in Hawaii?
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 354 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...this assessment generates management options for a range of overfishing risk levels....

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Friday, March 03, 2017
Pesticides, VOG, Mercury? DoH Seminar to Train MDs on Hysteria
By News Release @ 2:21 AM :: 1534 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

This major event for medical professionals is part of Gov. David Ige’s statewide initiative to address community concerns about chronic exposures to pesticides, Vog, lead, mercury and other environmental hazards (allegedly) affecting our keiki....

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Friday, March 03, 2017
HIDOT to Solicit Feasibility Study for Ferry System
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 511 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

Should the HDOT determine that a private ferry operation or public-private partnership is the desired model for the proposed ferry service the entity shall develop a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit for potential commercial ferry operators....

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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
POTUS Rescinds WOTUS: Hawaii Waters to be Freed of Federal Control
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:22 AM :: 943 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

By developing a rule that recognizes the need to work with states to address water issues, the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers will be helping the environment, not hurting it....

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Sunday, February 26, 2017
Study: Wind Turbines Could Make This Endangered Bat Go Extinct
By Selected News Articles @ 9:42 PM :: 669 Views :: Energy, Environment

The new study found the endangered hoary bat populations could decline by 90 percent in the next 50 years as more wind turbines are built....

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
DLNR Introduces Birth Control for Mosquitoes
By News Release @ 11:37 PM :: 443 Views :: Environment

...method used across the U.S. mainland....

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Kauai Dairy Farm Withdraws Final EIS
By News Release @ 11:58 PM :: 738 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture

... an EIS which they are not required to submit ....

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Friday, February 17, 2017
DOH: Dairy Farm EIS Decision Coming Feb 24
By News Release @ 1:08 AM :: 615 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture

The extension adds eight calendar days to the 30 calendar days allowed by statute for the approving agency to decide if the FEIS is acceptable....

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Wind Farms Kill 5 Million Bats Per Year
By Jack Dini @ 5:36 PM :: 805 Views :: Energy, Environment

...researchers have determined that an average of 15.5 bats are killed at each individual wind turbine site every year....

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Monday, February 13, 2017
Anti-Fishing Lies Exposed: Attorney General Releases Point by Point Debunk of Kaniela Ing
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 1508 Views :: Environment, Labor, Small Business

...Must read: AG responds to 9 questions from Ing.  Short version of responses: “No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, and No.”....

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Recycling Company Cited for Water Pollution
By News Release @ 10:08 AM :: 726 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes

The company had also placed discarded materials and equipment in a drainage ditch that is recognized as a state water body and protected by state and federal regulations....

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
DLNR Seeks Applicants: Commission on Water Resource Management
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 675 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

...for a new term that will begin July 1, 2017 and run for four (4) years....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
BLNR Approves Big Island Carbon Credit Scam
By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 565 Views :: Environment, Tax Credits

...Growing Trees will Provide Opportunity for Purchase of Credits....

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Saturday, January 21, 2017
State Environmental Council Releases ‘Sustainability’ Report
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 544 Views :: Environment

The report identifies environmental priorities for the State and makes important recommendations on measuring sustainability.....

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
EPA Fines Matson $725K for Molasses Spill
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 408 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

...over federal Clean Water Act violations relating to a September 2013 molasses spill into Honolulu Harbor....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Wind Turbines Are Killing Way More Bats Than Any Expected
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 AM :: 835 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

In the last five years, America’s wind turbines killed more than three times as many birds as the BP oil spill did....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
New DLNR Police Chief Announced
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 1006 Views :: Environment, Law Enforcement

Robert Farrell retired in 2015 as Assistant Chief for the California Department of Fish and Game. After retirement, Robert went to work for DOCARE as a conservation officer assigned to the Hilo district....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
OHA Officially Named Papahānaumokuākea co-trustee
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 561 Views :: Environment, OHA

...the state and two federal departments formalized an agreement adding OHA as a co-trustee of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument....

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
State Announces 10-Year Invasive Species Plan
By News Release @ 1:57 PM :: 543 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Law Enforcement

...the State’s first interagency and comprehensive biosecurity plan to protect Hawai‘i’s agriculture, environment, economy and health....

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Friday, December 30, 2016
DLNR Dis-Informational Meeting on Non-Existent Sea Level Rise in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:26 PM :: 1402 Views :: Kauai County, Environment

Because it is on an extinct volcano, Oahu is rising out of the sea faster than the wildest projections of sea level rise from the Global Cooling Deniers.....

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Ige Completes Appointments to State Environmental Council
By News Release @ 9:26 PM :: 1021 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government

...But-but-but What about the separation of church and state?....

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Sunday, December 18, 2016
EPA Finds No Widespread Water Pollution From Fracking
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:55 AM :: 1051 Views :: Energy, Environment

...a landmark report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, released earlier this month....

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Friday, December 16, 2016
WESPAC to Obama: Tuna Monuments Destroy Jobs
By News Release @ 1:56 PM :: 942 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...Papahanuamokueakea MNM may account for a potential loss of about 2.5 million pounds per year of tuna and other pelagic species and affect more than 100 jobs....

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Thursday, December 15, 2016
EPA files complaint against Syngenta for farmworker safety violations on Kauai
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 747 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

EPA is seeking civil penalties of over $4.8 million....

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Thursday, December 15, 2016
One More Time: State Tries to Reason with Anti-GMO Lunatics
By News Release @ 1:23 AM :: 1873 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

Conversion therapy....

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Thursday, December 08, 2016
Trump’s Pick for EPA Has a History of Fighting the Agency
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:28 PM :: 749 Views :: Energy, Environment, Agriculture

Pruitt led the fight against the Clean Power Plan, the Waters of the United States rule, and the Renewable Fuel Standard....

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Thursday, December 08, 2016
Pew: National Parks in Hawaii Need $133 Million in Maintenance
By Selected News Articles @ 10:27 AM :: 709 Views :: Environment, Tourism

Here are needed repairs at some national parks in Hawaii....

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Sunday, December 04, 2016
Irksome Nuisance: DLNR Pushing Non-Commercial Fishing Licenses Statewide
By Selected News Articles @ 12:52 AM :: 1130 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment

...the cost for an agency to run the licensing program would likely eat up much of the revenue it was supposed to generate....

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Thursday, November 24, 2016
Hawaii's Aquarium Fishery: Regulated, Valuable, Sustainable
By Video @ 1:38 AM :: 1158 Views :: Environment, Small Business

It is the most intensively managed of all fisheries in the State....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
DLNR Seeks Volunteers for Water Security Advisory Group
By News Release @ 8:48 PM :: 1244 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

The Chairperson of DLNR will review the applications and select individuals that are deemed qualified to serve on the Water Security Advisory Group per the requirements of Act 172....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
How Many Nene do Windfarms Really Kill?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:03 PM :: 1249 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...18 Nene killed by the Kaheawa Pastures turbines with ridiculously small search areas and infrequent search intervals....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
Exposed: How Windfarms Hide Millions of Bird Deaths
By Selected News Articles @ 7:19 PM :: 1636 Views :: Energy, Environment

...these turbines are contributing to species extinction faster than any other source of energy....

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Monday, November 14, 2016
Fishing Groups Question Legality of Antiquities Act in Monument Designation
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 999 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...President's use of the Antiquities Act to declare new marine monuments in the United States' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is "an illegal and illegitimate use of presidential authority."....

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Thursday, November 10, 2016
DLNR Bails out Insolvent Bishop Museum--Kalauao Valley Land Deal
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 1013 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Land Use

Really Obvious Question: How much did DLNR pay for this 635 acre parcel?  --- DLNR isn't telling ....

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Friday, November 04, 2016
UH Seeks Believers to Photograph King Tides for Sea Level Rise Propaganda
By News Release @ 10:47 PM :: 972 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

...Community members will be trained to act as citizen scientists to 'Snap the Shore, See the Future'....

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Six More Fined for HI-5 Violations
By News Release @ 10:13 AM :: 629 Views :: Environment

...for failure to submit payments and reports required of beverage distributors by the State’s Deposit Beverage Container law....

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Friday, October 14, 2016
Am Samoa Tuna Canneries Shutting--Again
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 975 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Due to a complex series of factors, including a long history of poorly thought out and misguided government policies, we find ourselves at a crossroads....

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Monday, October 10, 2016
Clinton: Phony Anti-Fracking Groups are Russian Plot
By Selected News Articles @ 1:00 PM :: 1090 Views :: Energy, Environment

...it turns out that Hillary Clinton confirmed this fact in a private speech to tinePublic on June 18, 2014....

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Saturday, October 08, 2016
No, the Bee-Pocalypse Isn’t Here Yet
By Selected News Articles @ 3:17 AM :: 1270 Views :: Environment

“The bees are dying,” read one Washington Post lede....

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Friday, October 07, 2016
Victory: Hawaii Supreme Court Approves Haleakala Solar Telescope
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 1319 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Higher Education, Land Use, OHA

By a 3-2 majority the court affirmed the state land board’s decision in 2012 to grant a permit to build the Telescope....

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Feds Propose 49 New Endangered Species for Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 886 Views :: Environment, Land Use

10 insects and 39 plants ....

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
City Negligent - Again - On Hanauma Bay
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:14 AM :: 1205 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Ethics

...the City failing to follow through on the audit recommendations and court orders....

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
HIDOT Demands Money: Threatens to Cut off Lahaina
By News Release @ 1:37 AM :: 1050 Views :: Maui County, Environment

The state has estimated that it would cost around $800 million to realign and widen Honoapiilani Highway from Maalaea to the Lahaina bypass....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Feds ‘Search for Solution to Hawaii’s Mosquito Problem’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 PM :: 1101 Views :: Environment, Health Care, GMOs
"We all must be diligent in the search for a solution to the mosquito problem that affects humans and animals alike."
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
DLNR Helicopters to Eradicate More Sheep
By News Release @ 5:17 PM :: 1000 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

...in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve (Unit A), Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve (Unit K), Palila Mitigation Lands, and the Ka‘ohe Game Management Area (Unit G) on the island of Hawai‘i....

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Monday, September 12, 2016
Could genetically modified mosquitoes save Hawaii’s endangered birds?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:27 PM :: 1082 Views :: Environment, GMOs

Mosquitoes, which carry avian malaria, are a principal reason that just forty-two of more than a hundred species of native Hawaiian birds remain....

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Friday, September 09, 2016
Bag Ban: A Wealth Transfer from Customers to Big Grocers
By NCPA @ 5:32 AM :: 1148 Views :: Environment, Taxes

...retailers could gain an estimated $442 million in annual revenue from the sale of paper bags and reusable bags....

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