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Mayor Harry Kim on February 16, 2017 signed a termination of a composting contract that was deemed disadvantageous to the County of Hawai’i.

The County informed the contractor, Hawaiian Earth Recycling, LLC (Hawaiian Earth Recycling), that the Service Agreement for the Organics Diversion Program in East Hawai‘i and West Hawai‘i with the County of Hawai‘i will be terminated as of June 30, 2017.

Mayor Kim cancels composting contract with current company

Mayor Harry Kim on February 16, 2017 signed a termination of a composting contract that was deemed disadvantageous to the County of Hawai’i. The County informed the contractor, Hawaiian Earth Recycling, LLC (Hawaiian Earth Recycling), that the Service Agreement for the Organics Diversion Program in East Hawai‘i and West Hawai‘i with the County of Hawai‘i […]

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Although nene“ can fly, they are often seen on the ground near roadways in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Photo courtesy of NPS/Jessica Ferracane

Pu‘u Pua‘i overlook at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park closed to protect endangered Nēnē

The Pu‘u Pua‘i overlook is temporarily closed to protect breeding nēnē (endangered Hawaiian geese) in the area. The gate is secured at the entrance to the Pu‘u Pua‘i parking lot, near the intersection of Chain of Craters Road and Crater Rim Drive. Visitors are able to hike about 0.4 miles of Devastation Trail from the […]

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Rep Lowen backs ban on sunscreens that harm coral reefs

The House Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection today passed House Bill 600, introduced by Representative Nicole Lowen (District 6, Kailua-Kona, Holualoa), which would prohibit the sale of sunscreens containing the chemical oxybenzone.

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Vog presentation at HPA in Waimea Wednesday (Jan 18)

Hawaii Preparatory Academy welcomes Tamar Elias, USGS/HVO scientist, who will present ‘Volcanic Air Pollution: The What, Where, and How of Vog in Hawaii’ at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

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New lava cascade at Kamokuna in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Monday, January 2. NPS Photo/J.Ferracane

New Kamokuna lava ocean entry site open to public Tuesday (Jan 3)

Park rangers opened a newly established lava viewing area at the Kamokuna ocean entry in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Tuesday (Jan 3)

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Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – There are 10 more reasons to enjoy Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2017! The park will offer free admission to all on 10 days in 2017.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park offers 10 free admission days in 2017

Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – There are 10 more reasons to enjoy Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2017! The park will offer free admission to all on 10 days in 2017.

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Wish you were here? A white Christmas on Hawaii’s snow-capped summits

Nearly every year, the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes are temporarily dusted with snow.

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Park Ranger addresses large group of visitors at Jaggar Museum observation deck. Photo courtesy NPS

Tips for visiting Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park during the busy holiday season

Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – Park visitation surges during the holiday travel season and this week is no exception with parking lots at popular destinations at capacity.

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‘Alalā, or Hawaiian crow (Photo courtesy of David Ledig | FWS)

Released ‘Alalā birds brought back into aviary after three found dead

Two young ‘Alalā were moved back into an aviary at the State of Hawai‘i’s Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve last week, as conservationists work to overcome challenges faced by the birds during their reintroduction. A group of five birds were released into the protected reserve on December 14, 2016.

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The Annual Charity Trees event at the The Canoe House restaurant at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows. Photo Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Hawaii County Christmas Tree recycling begins Monday (Dec 26)

To help make the holidays greener, the Solid Waste Division of the Department of Environmental Management will again offer Treecycling!

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Gov. David Ige has completed appointments to the 15-member State Environmental Council. It has been almost 10 years since the Environmental Council has been fully appointed. The Council now includes members with broad and balanced expertise and experience with the environment, education, and business. For the first time in the Council’s history, a majority of members are from neighbor islands, with at least one member from each island (except Niihau) and at least two members from each county.

All counties represented in newly appointed state environmental council

Gov. David Ige has completed appointments to the 15-member State Environmental Council. It has been almost 10 years since the Environmental Council has been fully appointed. The Council now includes members with broad and balanced expertise and experience with the environment, education, and business. For the first time in the Council’s history, a majority of […]

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Wiliwili (Erythrina sandwicensis) in Waikoloa Dry Forest

Nominations are open for the Hawaii ‘Big Tree Competition’ for 2017

Hawai‘i Island holds the record for champion trees, contributing ten of the 12 national champions.

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