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Residents urged to dispose of tires properly to prevent health hazards

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management’s Solid Waste Division would like to remind the public about the hazards of discarded old tires. If not disposed of properly, discarded tires can lead to the spread of disease. If they catch fire they create toxic smoke.

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The Department of Water Supply reports Honokohau Deepwell located in North Kona is now out of service. Due to the loss of this pump this morning, North Kona customers in the area from Keauhou to Keahole and Honalo to Makalei must restrict water use to health and safety needs only. This means use water for drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes only.  Cease all other water use including all irrigation and washing of vehicle and boats.

Loss of Honokohau pumping station leads to emergency water restriction in Kona

The Department of Water Supply reports Honokohau Deepwell located in North Kona is now out of service. Due to the loss of this pump this morning, North Kona customers in the area from Keauhou to Keahole and Honalo to Makalei must restrict water use to health and safety needs only. This means use water for […]

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The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will be holding its fourth public information meeting on sea level rise vulnerability and adaptation on Thursday, August 17, 2017.  The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Aupuni Center Conference Room, located at 101 Pauahi Street in Hilo, Hawai‘i.

DLNR to hold public info meeting in Hilo about sea level rise Thursday (Aug 17)

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will be holding its fourth public information meeting on sea level rise vulnerability and adaptation on Thursday, August 17, 2017. The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Aupuni Center Conference Room, located at 101 Pauahi Street in Hilo, Hawai‘i.

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Due to the ongoing dry conditions, the Department of Water Supply is requesting customers in the affected areas to reduce your daily water usage by 10%. Listed are some ways to conserve water to reach the 10% goal

East Hawaii residents urged to cut water usage by 10 percent

Due to the ongoing dry conditions, the Department of Water Supply is requesting customers in the affected areas to reduce your daily water usage by 10%. Listed are some ways to conserve water to reach the 10% goal

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County to hold blessing of the Wai‘ōhinu Reuse Center Monday (Aug 14)

The public is invited to join the Department of Environmental Management for the blessing of its new Transfer Station Thrift Store at the Wai‘ōhinu Recycling and Transfer Station on Monday, August 14 at 10 a.m.

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Grants from the State of Hawai‘i Land Conservation Fund support efforts by state agencies, counties, and nonprofit land conservation organizations to acquire land and protect resources for public benefit. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), through its Legacy Land Conservation Program, seeks applications from these partners for grants to preserve – forever -- land that has natural, environmental, recreational, scenic, cultural, agricultural production, or historic value, including park and trail systems that provide access to such land.

Grants available from Hawaii Land Conservation Fund

Grants from the State of Hawai‘i Land Conservation Fund support efforts by state agencies, counties, and nonprofit land conservation organizations to acquire land and protect resources for public benefit. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), through its Legacy Land Conservation Program, seeks applications from these partners for grants to preserve – forever — […]

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Axis deer at Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Invasive Axis Deer eliminated from Hawaii Island

After 5 years of dogged pursuit, the Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC) has concluded that axis deer are no longer present on the Big Island.

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Carbon offset credits to reforest up to 4,700 acres on Hawaii Island

A first-of-its-kind initiative in Hawai‘i to use carbon offset credits for reforestation and recovery of Hawai‘i Island pasture land is moving forward with the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP).

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List of used motor oil collection sites on Hawaii Island

Do-It-Yourself Used Motor Oil Collection Sites at the following seven locations are open and accepting used motor oil: Lex Brodie’s Tire & Service Center in Hilo Pa‘auilo Village Service Kealakehe High School Auto Shop O’Reilly Auto Parts in Kona CarTow Kohala in Hāwī RPM Kawaihae South Point U-Cart in Ocean View For more information on […]

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Coast Guard continues to enforce the temporary Kamokuna Lava Delta Safety Zone

Several large cracks have developed in the lava delta, running parallel to the coastline and spanning the width of the delta.

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at Queen Liliuokalani Gardens in Hilo the King Tide submerged walkways in the park Tursday, May 25, 2017. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

‘King tides’ forecast to bring highest tide levels of the year

Oceanfront residents, beachgoers and boat owners are advised to be on the alert for possible high and dangerous surf, strong currents, and beach flooding.

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Malama Maunakea weed pull call for community volunteers

The Office of Maunakea Management’s (OMKM) successful Mālama Maunakea weed pull is seeking community members to volunteer to help prevent unwanted invasive species from being transported to the upper elevation areas of Maunakea. Upcoming Mālama Maunakea weed pulls are set for Saturday, July 22 and Saturday, August 12

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