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A total of 46 manta rays were seen in Makako Bay during a single night dive and an additional 5 mantas were encountered at the Keauhou site.

Record number of manta rays spotted off Kona Coast

A total of 46 manta rays were seen in Makako Bay during a single night dive and an additional 5 mantas were encountered at the Keauhou site.

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Schatz, Hirono applaud U.S.-China climate change agreement

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz released the following statement on the White House’s announcement of an agreement between President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China to address the global threat of climate change: “The groundbreaking climate change and clean energy cooperation agreement announced by President Obama and President Xi demonstrates the necessary leadership […]

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Environmental review for emergency access route

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is seeking public comment on the environmental review and decision regarding the construction and use of an emergency access route along the lava-covered section of Chain of Craters Kalapana Road. The environmental review for the emergency access route (22’ width) was completed in accordance with alternative NEPA arrangements developed […]

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NPS designates county as Certified Local Government

MEDIA RELEASE The National Park Service has announced, in concurrence with the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Office, it has designated Hawaii County, Hawaii as a Certified Local Government. This designation makes the community an official partner in the portion of the federal historic preservation program which engages local, state, and federal partners to promote historic […]

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The Hawaii Wildlife Center travels to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to return critically endangered Laysan Ducks to Kure Atoll

Return of the Laysan Duck

The Hawaii Wildlife Center travels to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to return critically endangered Laysan Ducks to Kure Atoll

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National Park Foundation grant for hawksbill turtles

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is one of 23 national parks selected to receive a 2014 Impact Grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. The $19,200 grant will assist park efforts to protect the federally endangered hawksbill turtle, known as the honuea in Hawaiian, by supporting park volunteers […]

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Dr. Frances Gulland: ‘It takes a village to care for sick or injured monk seals’

The Marine Mammal Center grand opening

Dr. Frances Gulland: ‘It takes a village to care for sick or injured monk seals’

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UH entomologists develop tool to study, conserve wekiu bug

MEDIA RELEASE Entomologists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Hilo published the article, “Application of Agriculture-Developed Demographic Analysis for the Conservation of the Hawaiian Alpine Wekiu Bug,” in the prestigious scientific journal Conservation Biology. Daniel Rubinoff of UH Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, and Jesse Eiben of UH Hilo’s College […]

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Costco to pay $335,000 in penalties for Clean Air Act violations

Costco Wholesale Corporation, one of the nation’s largest retailers, has agreed to cut its emissions of ozone-depleting and greenhouse gases from leaking refrigeration equipment at more than half of its stores nationwide.

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Children’s Defense Fund ‘Mauka to Makai’ awarded $200,000

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded an environmental education grant of $200,000 to the Children’s Defense Fund for their “Mauka to Makai” project designed to improve environmental education in their summer learning centers and partner schools on the Big Island. The “Mauka to Makai” (Mountain to Sea) project will incorporate environmental themes […]

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Geothermal meeting ends with punches being thrown

The Puna Pono Alliance Geothermal Health Impact Meeting was winding down to a conclusion when an attendee started shouting and eventually threw punches at organizers.

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Zero-waste biofuel program awarded $1.6M

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has presented a $1.6 million check on behalf of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s (HDOA) Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) to the Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center’s (DKI-PBARC) zero-waste biofuel and high-protein feed program on Hawaii Island. DKI-PBARC, and Florida-based BioTork LLC, have invested more than $1 […]

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