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Volunteers complete successful Ocean Count of Humpback Whales

More than 380 volunteers gathered data from the shores of O‘ahu, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i islands during the last count of the 2017 Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count. Ocean Count serves to promote public awareness about humpback whales, the sanctuary, and shore-based whale watching opportunities. The count is conducted three times per […]

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Front row (left to right): Sandy Webb, Oahu MVP 2017, Serina Marchi of Kauai Seascapes Nursery, Business Leader 2017, Carolyn Dillon, Hawaii County MVP 2017, Rosalyn Concepion for the Pacific American Foundation, Community Hero 2017, Kawika Winter, Kauai MVP 2017, Solomon Champion, Greatest Hit 2017, Dave DeLeon for Haiku Hill Community, Maui MVP 2017 Back row (left to right):, Senator Mike Gabbard, Leo Asuncion, DBEDT, Kenneth Grace, UH CTAHR, David Rodriguez, HIDOT, Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle, Governor David Ige, Little Fire Ant, Senator J Kalani English, Suzanne Case, DLNR, Representative James Tokioka, Representative Richard Creagan, Keith Kawaoka, DOH

Carolyn Dillon recognized for efforts combating Little Fire Ants on Hawaii Island

The Hawai’i Invasive Species Council recognizes Carolyn Dillon for her outstanding community efforts and her work controlling Little Fire Ants on Hawaii Island.

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Kahaluu Beach Park reopens Friday (March 10) after sewer repairs and water testing

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that Kahalu’u Beach Park in Kailua-Kona has reopened as of the afternoon of Friday (March 10). All plumbing and maintenance repairs have been completed. The park was closed on February 24 due to a broken sewer clean-out. Parks staff worked steadily to do the repairs and […]

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‘Alalā Project plans to release 12 birds later this year

Reintroduction efforts for the ʻAlalā, the native Hawaiian crow, began in December of last year with the release of five ʻAlalā into a Hawai‘i Island State Natural Area Reserve. Sadly, three birds did not survive, and the remaining two were brought back into captivity.

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Household hazardous waste collection events in Waimea and Puna (March 4 & 5)

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events will occur between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., as follows: Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Waimea Recycling and Transfer Station. Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Pāhoa Recycling and Transfer Station.

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Mayor Harry Kim on February 16, 2017 signed a termination of a composting contract that was deemed disadvantageous to the County of Hawai’i.

The County informed the contractor, Hawaiian Earth Recycling, LLC (Hawaiian Earth Recycling), that the Service Agreement for the Organics Diversion Program in East Hawai‘i and West Hawai‘i with the County of Hawai‘i will be terminated as of June 30, 2017.

Mayor Kim cancels composting contract with current company

Mayor Harry Kim on February 16, 2017 signed a termination of a composting contract that was deemed disadvantageous to the County of Hawai’i. The County informed the contractor, Hawaiian Earth Recycling, LLC (Hawaiian Earth Recycling), that the Service Agreement for the Organics Diversion Program in East Hawai‘i and West Hawai‘i with the County of Hawai‘i […]

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Although nene“ can fly, they are often seen on the ground near roadways in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Photo courtesy of NPS/Jessica Ferracane

Pu‘u Pua‘i overlook at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park closed to protect endangered Nēnē

The Pu‘u Pua‘i overlook is temporarily closed to protect breeding nēnē (endangered Hawaiian geese) in the area. The gate is secured at the entrance to the Pu‘u Pua‘i parking lot, near the intersection of Chain of Craters Road and Crater Rim Drive. Visitors are able to hike about 0.4 miles of Devastation Trail from the […]

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Rep Lowen backs ban on sunscreens that harm coral reefs

The House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection today passed House Bill 600, introduced by Representative Nicole Lowen (District 6, Kailua-Kona, Holualoa), which would prohibit the sale of sunscreens containing the chemical oxybenzone.

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Vog presentation at HPA in Waimea Wednesday (Jan 18)

Hawaii Preparatory Academy welcomes Tamar Elias, USGS/HVO scientist, who will present ‘Volcanic Air Pollution: The What, Where, and How of Vog in Hawaii’ at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

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New lava cascade at Kamokuna in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Monday, January 2. NPS Photo/J.Ferracane

New Kamokuna lava ocean entry site open to public Tuesday (Jan 3)

Park rangers opened a newly established lava viewing area at the Kamokuna ocean entry in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Tuesday (Jan 3)

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Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – There are 10 more reasons to enjoy Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2017! The park will offer free admission to all on 10 days in 2017.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park offers 10 free admission days in 2017

Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – There are 10 more reasons to enjoy Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2017! The park will offer free admission to all on 10 days in 2017.

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Wish you were here? A white Christmas on Hawaii’s snow-capped summits

Nearly every year, the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes are temporarily dusted with snow.

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