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Help save the Ka Iwi coastline (historical photos)

August 12th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Today’s Star-Advertiser reports on the attempt to purchase the last large parcels along Oahu’s Ka Iwi coastline in order to protect them from future development (“Hui want to buy parcels, Groups attempt to buy Ka Iwi Coast property to keep them out of the hands of development“). The effort is the culmination of 40 years […]

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Tags: environment · History · Photographs · Planning · Vintage Hawaii

The contradictions of “Aloha Aina”

August 10th, 2015 · 16 Comments

Joan Conrow (Kauai Eclectic) had some astute comments last week about the strange alliance of anti-GMO activists and Hawaiians seeking to protect Mauna Kea by blocking construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope. Someone left this astute comment on a recent post that featured photographs of mostly white people blowing pu to protest global trade talks […]

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Tags: environment · Politics

Former legislator and PUC chair, Mina Morita, blasts third party owners of rooftop solar

July 26th, 2015 · 2 Comments

This past week, Mina Morita’s Energy Dynamics Blog had a message for The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), the solar industry group that has been pressing an aggressive advertising campaign to block attempts to roll back the current subsidies for rooftop solar systems. “Ahana Koko Lele,” Morita wrote. “

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Tags: Business · Energy · environment · Politics

Convention center preparing security plan for possible protests at upcoming astronomy conference

July 25th, 2015 · 13 Comments

Back in 2009, Hawaii won the bid to host this year’s International Astronomical Union (IAU) General Assembly. Landing this prestigious global conference, which will involve over 2,500 astronomers from 75 countries, was a big coup for the state. The meetings are scheduled to take place August 3-14 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Now, of course, […]

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Tags: environment · Politics

Sunday morning (photographs)

July 19th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Two images from a lazy Sunday morning in Kaaawa. The top photo was taken as we reached Swanzy Beach Park around 6 a.m. this morning. The sun was managing to break through some heavy clouds, sending rays of light in several directions. What a great sight for these lucky campers to wake up to. The […]

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Tags: environment · Kaaawa