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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Trump Orders Interior Department to Review Obama Tuna Monuments
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 349 Views :: Environment, National News, Small Business
"Finally, rural America has a voice again"
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Saturday, April 22, 2017
HECO Touts Green Energy Progress on Earth Day
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 308 Views :: Energy, Environment

...in 2016 26 percent of the electricity used by customers came from renewable resources - up from 23 percent the year before....

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Saturday, April 22, 2017
Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 AM :: 35768 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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Saturday, April 22, 2017
Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 AM :: 56184 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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Friday, April 21, 2017
Are Enviros Finally Ready to Accept Fish Farming?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:25 AM :: 1444 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...some environmentalists are saying open-ocean aquaculture deserves a fresh look....

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Office of Maunakea Management awarded 2017 Preservation Commendation
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 706 Views :: Environment, Higher Education, OHA

The Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation will honor the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Office of Maunakea Management (OMKM) for its outstanding preservation efforts of Maunakea....

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Saturday, April 08, 2017
Schatz-Connected Developer building ‘Shopping Center’ at Pupukea
By Selected News Articles @ 5:52 PM :: 1552 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Development

...the Star-Adv omits any reference to “Hanapohaku Project Manager Linda Schatz”, also known as Mrs Brian Schatz....

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Friday, April 07, 2017
DLNR: Waikiki Eco Confab Cost Taxpayers Millions
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 994 Views :: Environment, Ethics, OHA, Tourism

...and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs ponied up $500K buying Kamanao Crabbe the chance to MC the event....

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Friday, April 07, 2017
Dairy: Billionaire Developer Omidyar Creates More Precedents Farmers Can’t Follow
By News Release @ 6:37 PM :: 1034 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

...the Makauwahi Cave Reserve be the recipient of $125,000 for a supplemental environmental project to be funded by Hawai‘i Dairy Farms....

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Thursday, April 06, 2017
Deal Announced to Preserve Ka Iwi Coast
By News Release @ 7:00 PM :: 577 Views :: Environment

...ending a 40-year-long battle to preserve the area....

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Hawaii: Monsanto is First Farm Awarded Zero Waste Certification
By News Release @ 5:04 PM :: 730 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

The first business in Hawaii to earn the certification, Monsanto’s Upper Kunia Farm has been focused on increasing yields while using fewer resources, and has successfully diverted 98 percent of its waste....

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
As Expected, EPA Rejects Anti-Pesticide Activists’ Petition to Ban Chlorpyrifos
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 751 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...in response to a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council and Pesticide Action Network North America....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Cover-up: How Wind Farms Hide Bird and Bat Kills
By Selected News Articles @ 1:29 AM :: 969 Views :: Energy, Environment

If it were not for groups like Audubon and the Sierra Club etc. making millions off dead eagles and endangered species through mitigation, these groups would probably have a completely different opinion about wind energy’s “incidental take” permits....

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Sunday, March 26, 2017
Feds to Reopen Papahanaumokuakea to Fishing?
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 1908 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...request that the President remove fishing prohibitions within the Marine National Monuments in the U.S. Pacific Islands....

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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 :: 1660 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 :: 1053 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 :: 1364 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 :: 609 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 :: 1756 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 :: 676 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 :: 1101 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 :: 868 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 :: 577 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 :: 925 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 :: 812 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 :: 942 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 :: 1727 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 :: 924 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 :: 858 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 :: 726 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 :: 677 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 :: 577 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 :: 1024 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 :: 1170 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 :: 696 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 :: 706 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 :: 1552 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 :: 1150 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 :: 1198 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 :: 1092 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 :: 948 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 :: 2043 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 :: 936 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 :: 854 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 :: 1352 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 :: 1343 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 :: 1408 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 :: 1451 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 :: 1804 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 :: 1136 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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