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Hawaii Forest Institute crowdfunding campaign reaches $10,000 goal

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Forest & Trail founders Rob and Cindy Pacheco answered the call to plant more trees throughout Hawaii with a $5,500 donation to Hawaii Forest Institute’s “Mahalo Aina: 40 Days for Hawaii’s Forests” Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. This 40-day fundraising campaign is part of a larger “Mahalo Aina: Give Back to the Forest initiative.” […]

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Watershed forest protection supported by USDA grant

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the state Department of Land and Natural Resources is a recipient of more than $467,000 as part of a new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The program’s focus on public-private partnerships enables private companies, land owners, local communities and other non-government partners to keep lands resilient, […]

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Volcano Awareness Month: Poland at UH-Hilo (Jan. 7)

MEDIA RELEASE On Wednesday, Jan. 7, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientist Mike Poland reports on the current status of Mauna Loa and presents overviews of Kilauea Volcano’s ongoing eruptions, including an in-depth account of the active lava flow near Pāhoa. His talk begins at 7 p.m. in the University Classroom Building, Room 100, at […]

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Building with bamboo workshop (Jan. 17)

Building with bamboo workshop (Jan. 17)

MEDIA RELEASE The Building with Bamboo in Hawaii workshop is 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at a private residence in Kailua-Kona. The cost is $75 and includes a locally sourced lunch. Attendance is limited to 30 people, advance registration is required at www.isfhawaii.org or by calling 889-6845. The Jan. 17 workshop is the first […]

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Hawaii Forest Institute receives FLEX grant

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Community Foundation through its FLEX Grants program recently awarded $28,000 in grant funding to the Hawaii Forest Institute. The Hawaii Forest Institute is Hawaii Forest Industry Association’s nonprofit corporation. The FLEX grant funding is courtesy of multiple Hawaii Community Foundation funds including Group 70 Foundation Fund, Hokulia Community Fund, Susan M. […]

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Climate researchers discover El Nino’s fueling effect on intense hurricanes

MEDIA RELEASE El Nino, the abnormal warming of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, is a well-studied tropical climate phenomenon that occurs every few years. It has major impacts on society and Earth’s climate – inducing intense droughts and floods in multiple regions of the globe. Further, scientists have observed that El Nino greatly […]

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Ocean awareness training begins Dec. 5

Ocean awareness training begins Dec. 5

MEDIA RELEASE Marine conservation organizations have joined together to offer the inaugural Ocean Awareness Training on Hawaii. Don’t miss your chance to take part in this course, which will provide multi-disciplinary knowledge of Hawaii’s unique marine environment. Participants will learn about current ocean conservation efforts and opportunities to get involved. The program is open to […]

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The Bill Healy Foundation supports Keauhou Bird Conservation Center Discovery Forest with grant funding

Restoration of koa forest improves endangered Hawaiian bird habitat

The Bill Healy Foundation supports Keauhou Bird Conservation Center Discovery Forest with grant funding

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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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