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Public hearing on proposed Kahaluu rules (April 29)

MEDIA RELEASE Heavy usage of Kahaluu Bay is prompting the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) to propose rule changes for specific ocean recreation activities in the bay. Proposed amendments to HAR § 13-256-152 include regulation of certification requirements for commercial surf instructors and to limit commercial surf instruction to four (4) permittees […]

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Endangered Hawaiian hawk heading for Honolulu Zoo

Injured io nicknamed ‘Hawaii’s Warrior Princess’

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Community workshops help save historic places (June 18-19)

MEDIA RELEASE Historic Hawaii Foundation (HHF) will offer a series of five community workshops on how to nominate historic properties to the Hawaii State and National Registers of Historic Places. “Historic sites are under increasing pressure and stress across all the islands,” said Kiersten Faulkner, executive director. “One way that home owners and community members […]

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DLNR seeks comment on 2015 Outdoor Recreation Plan

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of State Parks in partnership with PBR HAWAII & Associates, Inc., is inviting the public to review the draft of the 2015 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). The comprehensive recreation plan is updated every 5 years to assess Hawaii’s outdoor recreation trends, needs and […]

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More than 10,000 acres of forest now protected

MEDIA RELEASE More than 10,000 acres of native Hawaiian forest are now protected from development by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), U.S. Forest Service, and the Hokukano Ranch. This follows the recent acquisition of a 1,000-acre conservation easement in South Kona. The area known as the Kaawaloa Forest, together with the adjacent […]

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Public workshops on statewide Water Resource Protection Plan

MEDIA RELEASE The Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) is in the process of updating the statewide Water Resource Protection Plan (WRPP) and is seeking the community’s input on water resource issues of importance. The purpose of the Water Resource Protection Plan is to establish policies and identify actions needed to ensure the long-term protection […]

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Oceanic microbes behave in synchrony across ocean basins

MEDIA RELEASE Researchers from UH Manoa and colleagues found that microbial communities in different regions of the Pacific Ocean displayed strikingly similar daily rhythms in their metabolism despite inhabiting extremely different habitats – the nutrient-rich waters off California and the nutrient-poor waters north of Hawaii. Furthermore, in each location, the dominant photoautotrophs – light-loving bacteria […]

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Ocean users asked to keep distance from PacIOOS in Hilo Bay

MEDIA RLEASE The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) in the UHM School for Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology recently performed routine maintenance of the Hilo Bay wave buoy and retrieved harmful gear that was wrapped around the mooring line. In order to keep the buoy operational, ocean users are kindly asked to carefully […]

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Rainwater catchment workshops slated

Rainwater catchment workshops slated

MEDIA RELEASE University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program will hold 9 free community workshops across the island to give residents access to information about rainwater catchment systems, safety, monitoring and proper maintenance. Water quality testing kits and instructions will be provided to workshop attendees free of charge. Two free professional level workshops will be […]

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Large fresh water supply discovered by UH researchers

Donald Thomas: ‘With our findings here, it looks as though the islands really act as huge containers’

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Hawaii Forest Institute crowdfunding campaign reaches $10,000 goal

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Forest & Trail founders Rob and Cindy Pacheco answered the call to plant more trees throughout Hawaii with a $5,500 donation to Hawaii Forest Institute’s “Mahalo Aina: 40 Days for Hawaii’s Forests” Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. This 40-day fundraising campaign is part of a larger “Mahalo Aina: Give Back to the Forest initiative.” […]

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Watershed forest protection supported by USDA grant

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the state Department of Land and Natural Resources is a recipient of more than $467,000 as part of a new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The program’s focus on public-private partnerships enables private companies, land owners, local communities and other non-government partners to keep lands resilient, […]

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Apr 27, 2015 / 2:29 pm

 

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