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Guest Post: Prepping for 2020

May 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

This comment from a reader who uses the name “Compare & Decide” seems worth sharing. It’s clear that the water woes of the U.S. west are going to have spillover impacts far beyond the boundaries of the states directly impacted by extreme drought. Compare & Decide writes: I am wondering how we can prep for […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · environment · Politics

Stockholder vote on NextEra takeover set for Tuesday morning

May 11th, 2015 · 7 Comments

Hawaiian Electric’s special shareholders meeting is set for tomorrow (Tuesday) morning in Honolulu. The company’s shareholders are being asked to vote in favor of the proposed takeover by NextEra. Here are a couple of energy-relate items I’ve flagged in recent days. First, there the lawsuit filed against a nonprofit utility in Arizona by SolarCity, the […]

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Tags: Business · Energy · environment · Politics

Guest Post: The Work of Protecting Mauna Kea

May 8th, 2015 · 9 Comments

The following first appeared on Andrew Cooper’s blog, “A Darker View,” and is cross-posted here with his permission. Cooper is an electrical engineer who works on Mauna Kea, and says he is also “a photographer, an amateur astronomer, a telescope maker and more.” Walking into the building I saw the first sign. A prominent message […]

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Tags: environment · General · Politics

Response from the Mauna Kea Hui

April 25th, 2015 · 9 Comments

The following statement was received on Friday evening. We wish to respond to the activities of the person calling themselves “Kealoha Iona.”  He is not the spokesperson for the Mauna Kea Hui (MKhui) or the Mauna Kea ’Ohana (MK’Ohana).  We learned of him (then using the name Kamahana Iona) only recently near the October 7th […]

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Tags: environment · Politics

Obscenity-laced Facebook post calls for killing telescope supporters [Updated]

April 24th, 2015 · 62 Comments

The author of an obscenity-laced tirade advocating the killing or beating of supporters of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea has apologized for his words and actions. “I am truly sorry for the offense,” said Brannon Kamahana Kealoha, who has been prominent in the Sacred Mauna Kea movement. The threatening and obscene rant reportedly […]

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Tags: Court · environment · Politics