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Entries Tagged as 'environment'

A curious fact about the governor’s controversial Land Board nominee

January 24th, 2015 · 21 Comments

I don’t know Carleton Ching, Governor David Ige’s controversial nominee to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources, but here’s one very interesting factoid about him. He did not contribute to Ige’s campaign. In fact, he didn’t contribute to any candidates. Not last year, or in any recent year. Despite being a lobbyist for […]

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Tags: Campaigns · environment · Politics

Are rusted metal drums another reminder of Kaaawa’s military past?

January 5th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Erosion along the beach in Kaaawa in recent months has exposed a bit of history. At some point, it appears, large metal storage drums were filled with rocks and sand, then place along the beach at the side of the road. It appears they were intended to prevent further erosion and protect the roadway. These […]

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Tags: environment · History

It’s the anniversary of the first protest landing on Kahoolawe on January 4, 1976

January 4th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Today marks the 39th anniversary of the 1976 landing on Kahoolawe to protest the use of the island as a naval bombing range and to highlight Hawaiian issues more generally. I was fortunate to have ended up among the nine people who made it to shore that day, only to be arrested by Assistant U.S. […]

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Tags: Aging & dementia · environment · History · Photographs · Politics

Are there recycling bins at Honolulu Airport?

December 12th, 2014 · 8 Comments

I was in the Hawaiian Airlines terminal at Honolulu Airport yesterday. I bought a bottle of tea to drink while waiting. And when I was done, I went to do my duty and recycle the plastic bottle. Oops. I found plenty of trash containers, but no recycling bins. Not a one. Come to think of […]

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Tags: environment · History · Politics

Documents from Monsanto’s lawsuit challenging Maui’s GMO ban

November 14th, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Star-Advertiser, now the island’s monopoly daily newspaper, duly reported on the lawsuit filed by Monsanto and others seeking to invalidate the Maui GMO law approved by voters (“Monsanto sues over GMO law“). Civil Beat also reported on the filing (“Monsanto, Agrigenetics Sue to Invalidate Maui County GMO Farming Ban“). One big difference in their […]

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Tags: Court · environment · Politics