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The GMO Authority: Who Should Regulate Hawaii's GMO And Pesticide Use

Civil Beat | Anita Hofschneider | Posted 07.24.2014 | Green

HONOLULU -- The question of whether or not counties have the authority to regulate pesticide use and genetically engineered crops was at the center of...

Hawaii Mayor Signs Biotech, GMO Ban Into Law

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 12.05.2013 | Green

HONOLULU -- Mayor Billy Kenoi signed Bill 113 into law on Thursday, prohibiting biotech companies from operating on the Big Island and banning farmers...

County Council Employs Shifty Maneuvers In GMO Battle

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green

Members of the Kauai County Council replaced a departed colleague on Friday in an internal election that will likely allow the council majority to ove...

High Drama In Hawaii's GMO Hearing

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 11.15.2013 | Green

LIHUE, KAUAI — Drama hung in the air at the Kauai County Council as members prepared to vote Thursday on whether they would override Mayor Bernard C...

Protecting Health and Life: Kauai Must Lead

Andrea Brower | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

This anti-democratic agenda was being advanced by the chemical-GMO corporations, who lobbied strongly for it and were likely involved in its original crafting and introduction by Senator Dela Cruz, known for his allegiance to the industry and their large financial pay-offs.

Why One Artist Is Making Marine Life Mosaics Out Of Our Trash

Posted 10.22.2013 | Green

Last year, the Ocean Conservancy's coastal clean-up project collected more than 3.5 million pounds of trash from America's beaches in one day. For...

Solar Customers Get Burned In Hawaii

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green

HONOLULU - If you feel a twinge of resentment each time you pay your electricity bill each month, imagine how you’d feel if you had to pay it twice ...

Chemical Corporations Tremble at Kauai's Unwavering Determination

Andrea Brower | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

We are on the verge of forcing insidiously powerful corporations to disclose what kinds of toxic experiments they are conducting on our land and people. And this is just the very tip of what is happening on Kauai, and what is increasingly happening around the world.

New Study Sheds Light On Hawaii's Volcanic Past And Lava-Filled Future

Posted 10.08.2013 | Science

Everyone knows that the Hawaiian islands were formed by volcanic eruptions. But apparently the type of eruptions are not what was previously thought. ...

Man Uses 'Water Bike' To Commute Across San Francisco Bay & Hudson River

Posted 10.06.2013 | Green

It's not an accident that most major metropolises are situated on or near bodies of water. Cities like New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles all boa...

Possible Eco-Terrorists Attack Genetically Modified Papayas In Hawaii

Posted 09.29.2013 | Green

About 100 genetically modified papaya trees were hacked down with machetes on Thursday night on Hawaii's Big Island. The act is believed to be an act ...

Hawaii Is Getting Closer To The Holy Grail Of Solar Power

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green

HONOLULU - Major advances in battery storage technology, not to mention sharp cost reductions, could help light the way for Hawaii’s troubled solar ...

Hawaii Governor Enters Kauai GMO Debate, Calls For Voluntary Restrictions

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 09.25.2013 | Green

Gov. Neil Abercrombie is trying to cool the heated debate over GMOs and pesticides on Kauai by promising that the state will increase its oversight of...

EPA Will Conduct Investigation Into Matson Spill

Posted 09.24.2013 | Green

Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL Hawaii News Now reports that the EPA has decided to conduct a separate investigation into the Matson molasses spi...

Molasses Spill By The Numbers: From Matson's Fines to Number Of Fish Killed

Posted 09.23.2013 | Green

Environmental advocates say that Matson faces tens of millions of dollars in penalties and fines for the molasses spill disaster in Honolulu Harbor. B...

Gabbard Outraged Over Extension Of 'Monsanto Protection Act'

Civil Beat | Chad Blair | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

Tulsi Gabbard says attempts to extend the so-called "Monsanto Protection Act" in the U.S. Congress is "outrageous." In an email to supporters Frida...

After Harbor Spill, What's Next For Hawaii Molasses Exports?

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.20.2013 | Green

While the cause (a damaged underwater pipe) and the immediate effects (over 26,000 fish dead, dying coral, likely millions of dollars in cleanup and f...

Honolulu Molasses Spill Keeps Getting Worse

Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

When 233,000 gallons of molasses first spilled into Honolulu Harbor last week, it was hard to imagine the situation getting much worse. The number of ...

WATCH: Timelapse Video Shows Beautiful & Playful Hawaii Clouds

Posted 09.18.2013 | Travel

Life in Hawaii is lived by the trade winds. They dictate the surf, the temperature, the sporadic drizzles of rain, and they provide that heavenly bree...

Four Seasons Maui Shuttles Guests In Tesla Model S

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.19.2013 | Travel

It is not often that sustainability and ostentatiousness ride together, but when they do, sparks can fly. The Four Seasons Maui has mastered the combi...

Matson Will Pay Back Hawaii For Molasses Spill

Civil Beat | Nick Grube | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

The same day Hawaii lawmakers opened up their investigation into the massive molasses spill that has killed more than 25,000 fish, the head of the com...

Could Energy From The Ocean Power All Of Hawaii's Big Island?

The Huffington Post | Kiki Von Glinow | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

With an energy crisis looming on Hawaii's Big Island -- gas prices and electricity costs are among the highest in the United States -- the solution ma...

Unlike Oil Spills, No Response Or Regulatory Systems In Place For Molasses Spills

Civil Beat | Nick Grube | Posted 09.16.2013 | Green

On Saturday, a gaggle of cameramen and reporters boarded a tug boat at Pier 9 behind Aloha Tower to go on a tour of what's being called the largest ma...

Molasses Spill Thought To Cause Mass Coral Reef Death

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

The molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor that has already caused the death of thousands of fish is now confirmed to be the cause of mass coral bleaching ...

Video Of Tiger Shark Catch And Torture Sparks Outcry In Hawaii

Posted 09.13.2013 | Green

On August 30th, Mikey McCrum posted the below video on YouTube, entitled "Catching a 12-14 Ft Tiger Shark!" and described it as "Big Rope + Big Cable ...