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

An observable phenomenon this weekend on shorelines and low-lying areas in Hawaii heralds the arrival of the highest ‘king tides’ of the year, that will occur over a couple days around May 26, June 23, and July 21. Dr. Kim Peyton, “King tides bring unusually high water levels, resulting in local flooding that can leave […]

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Dying Ohia Trees from Rapid Ohia Death (ROD). Photo courtesy of DLNR.

Researchers develop portable tool to detect Rapid Ohia Death pathogens

Researchers have developed a new, more efficient tool for detecting the pathogens believed to be the cause of Rapid `Ōhi`a Death (ROD), according to a recently published study by the Hawai`i Cooperative Studies Unit at the University of Hawai`i at Hilo, the USGS Pacific Islands Ecosystem Research Center (PIERC), and USDA Agriculture Research Service (ARS).

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Graffitti found at Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve. DLNR Photo.

Graffiti found at Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve

The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) is requesting the public’s assistance in providing information related to a criminal investigation of Prohibited Activities in a Natural Area Reserve (NAR).

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Coast Guard to host public meeting regarding Kamokuna lava ocean entry access Monday (May 8)

The Coast Guard will host a public meeting regarding the Notice of Proposed Rule Making for the Kamokuna lava ocean entry safety zone at the East Hawaii County Building at 5 p.m., Monday, May 8, 2017.

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Public invited to comment on order of consent for large capacity cesspools in Pahala and Naalehu

The public is invited to comment on a proposed Administrative Order of Consent (AOC) mandating that the County of Hawai’i close large capacity community cesspools in Pahala and Na’alehu.

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Island youth listen as Ranger Noah explains how shards of volcanic glass, called Pele's Hair, are formed. NPS Photo by Janice Wei

Deadline for Summer Junior Ranger program registration is Wednesday (May 17)

Keiki from ages seven to 13 years old are invited to become “Next Generation Stewards” in the free summer junior ranger program through Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. A fun-filled, three-day program for keiki ages seven to 10 is June 6-8, and a program for youngsters ages 11 to 13 is June 13-15.

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Lobster and Kona Crab season closes Monday, May 1, 2017

If you love your fresh-caught local lobster or Kona crab, remember the closed season for ula (spiny lobster), ula papapa (slipper lobster) and Kona crab runs from May 1 through the end of August. During that time it’s illegal to take, possess, or sell these shellfish.

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Water conservation urged for district of Ka‘u

Due to a large demand for water and ongoing dry weather conditions, the Department of Water Supply is requesting consumers in the affected areas to reduce your daily water usage by 10%. All agricultural users should keep water usage to a minimum. Irrigate only at night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. This measure will […]

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County of Hawaii and Hawaiian Earth Recycling reach composting contract agreement

The County of Hawai‘i (County) has rescinded its February 16, 2017 Notice of Termination to Hawaiian Earth Recycling, LLC (HER). Mr. Clyde Kaneshiro, HER’s local principal, together with HER representatives, in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office and County representatives, have reached an agreement in principle, addressing the pricing and operational concerns of the County.

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PTA open to public for Earth Day on Thursday (April 20)

The U.S. Army Garrison-Pōhakuloa Training Area invites the public to come celebrate Earth Day at PTA on Thursday, April 20. This free event is scheduled from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and will include ten separate stations with multiple hands-on activities, educational displays, informative briefings and live demonstrations at each station.

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The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has formally withdrawn its Draft Environmental Assessment for a proposed composting facility in Pana‘ewa amid residents’ concerns that the location of the facility would impose adverse impacts on the community. This location for the facility was specifically identified in the Compost Contract.

County cancels proposed composting facility in Panaewa

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has formally withdrawn its Draft Environmental Assessment for a proposed composting facility in Pana‘ewa amid residents’ concerns that the location of the facility would impose adverse impacts on the community. This location for the facility was specifically identified in the Compost Contract.

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All areas of Hilo Bay reopen to public Wednesday afternoon (April 5)

The Department of Environmental Management reports that water quality levels in the spill area have returned to normal. The Department of Health confirmed that all Hilo Bayfront area beach parks can now be opened. The County is mobilizing to open up the area at this time.

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