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Hawaiian Marine Life Ambassador Awards for Evile, Wells

MEDIA RELEASE Cody Evile, 11, recently received the Hawaiian Marine Life Ambassador Award after snorkeling with manta rays as he completed the Shark & Ray camp with Jack’s Diving Locker. To achieve this award, recipients must complete the Jack’s Diving Locker Sea Camp Hawaii series that includes six week-long day camps with the following topics […]

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Hawaii County awarded $375,000 to control little fire ants

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation has partnered with County Councilman Dennis “Fresh” Onishi to obtain $375,000 to control little fire ant infestations island-wide. The State Department of Agriculture is providing $200,000, and the Hawaii Invasive Species Council has awarded a grant of $175,000 that will allow the Department of Parks […]

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Study: Transportation approaches recommended to reduce fossil fuel use

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Island could reduce fossil fuel use by implementing some short-term, high-impact solutions, according to a new report prepared for The Kohala Center by researchers from University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment. The report, Expanding Transportation Opportunities on Hawaii Island, provides recommendations for reducing fossil fuel use by improving access […]

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Marine Mammal Center, NOAA bring first patients to hospital

Charles Littnan: ‘In the past, we would have had to leave these animals behind in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and they would have almost certainly died. Now they get a second chance to live, grow and ensure the future of their species.’

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Manta learning center opens at Sheraton

MEDIA RELEASE Hahalua (manta ray), those gentle giants of the open ocean with wing spans up to 16-feet, are celebrated at Rays on the Bay at the Sheraton Kona as they make their nightly appearance just offshore. Manta rays – not to be confused with sting or eagle rays – feed on plankton that gather […]

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BLNR advances traditional fishpond permitting

MEDIA RELEASE The state Board of Land and Natural Resources has passed a Master Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) aimed at facilitating the permitting required for activities associated with the protection and restoration of traditional Hawaiian fishponds across Hawaii. “This is a triumphant day for cultural practitioners and community organizations,” explained William J. Aila, Jr., […]

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HFIA launches Mahalo Aina program to plant more trees

MEDIA RELEASE There is little doubt today that Hawaii’s forests are critically important to the health and well being of Hawaii’s people. For the past 25 years the Hawaii Forest Industry Association (HFIA) has practiced and promoted sustainability for Hawaii’s forests before sustainability was added to today’s lexicon. HFIA has worked consistently through the years […]

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HI-5 redemption centers new operating hours starting July 1, 2014

Effective July 1, 2014, the hours of operation at all ten (10) HI-5 Certified Redemption Centers at Hawai‘i County recycling and transfer stations will change. All sites will remain open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For the convenience of the public, all sites will remain open during this time, and will not close for […]

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Save our Shearwaters, Hawaii Wildlife Center give Brown Booby a second chance

From slim chance to success

Save our Shearwaters, Hawaii Wildlife Center give Brown Booby a second chance

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Nearly 45,000 pounds of outdated telephone directories collected

MEDIA RELEASE The Berry Company, publisher of the Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages, along with schools on the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui and Molokai, collected nearly 45,000 pounds of outdated telephone directories for recycling through the sixth-annual Think Yellow, Go Green program. The month-long environmental awareness program, which kicked off on Earth Day, invited […]

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The Koloa Project started for endangered Hawaiian Duck

To address the koloa’s future, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is collaborating with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the University of Hawaii Pacific Studies Cooperative Unit on The Koloa Project.

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Governor signs bill forming climate adaptation committee

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed House Bill 1714 (Act 83), a measure that establishes an interagency climate adaptation committee to develop a sea-level rise vulnerability and adaptation report addressing statewide impacts to 2050.

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