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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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Marine Debris Keiki Education & Outreach Program

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Wildlife Fund has announced it will begin its Marine Debris Keiki Education & Outreach “MDKEO” program on Hawaii Island this fall. This program will bring two marine science mentors into 20 different elementary schools (K – 5th grade classrooms) to introduce topics like ocean circulation, marine ecology, and human impacts (like marine […]

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Let’s talk lizards at the Lyman Museum Monday (Aug 25)

On Monday (Aug 25) at the Lyman Museum, Dr. William Mautz talks about lizards: their habits and habitats, how and when they came to Hawaii, and the future of them.

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Uncontrolled venting of Hydrogen Sulfide gas at Puna Geothermal Venture

This advisory has been cancelled as of 10:15 p.m. Residents who may have evacuated may return home at this time.

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