When most people think of Hawaii, they think of luaus, amazing beaches, and eruptions (the volcanic sort, not Van Halen, unfortunately). But Hawaii ha...
Proclaiming that the industrial age must end is a surefire way to invoke a relentless pounding of rhetoric from pro-growth conservatives like the unforgiving waves of a tsunami. What I am proposing is not to end industrial and commercial development, but rather a transition to an age of sustainability by redefining humanity's definition of success.
The Hawaiian people have been practitioners of the art of aquaculture for centuries. Being surrounded by ocean, it's an obvious talent, but the advanced fish-rearing technologies that they developed centuries ago are nothing short of amazing.
One eye condition that I see frequently and that is directly related to ultraviolet exposure is pterygium. Pterygium manifests as benign triangular shaped growths that are usually found on the nasal part of the eye.
It's been a busy week. It started out with my being part of a panel discussion. I talked about agriculture and energy, and how they are inextricably tied together. I also explained about how food security involves farmers farming, and that if the farmer makes money the farmer will farm.
Timing a family vacation or much-needed couple time over the Christmas to New Year break can be a major stress reliever. The idea of trading host duties of cleaning, decorating, and cooking for a relaxing beach escape or a luxurious ski holiday is definitely a tempting thought.
In massive 10 to 15 foot waves at famed Pipeline, Kelly Slater won his seventh career Pipe Masters title.
Now that the GMO discussion has stabilized, let's move forward. There is a big picture here that is not being discussed. In the coming weeks, I w...
It's not often professional surfers talk passionately into microphones and in front of cameras about social and environmental issues. But the issue of genetically modified organisms in Hawaii clearly has struck a chord.
Want to choose the fruits and vegetables that pack the most nutrition in a single mouthful? The quick answer is: Eat the plants most closely related to the wild varieties that our hunter/gatherer ancestors consumed thousands of years ago.
Earlier this year, 2013 was deemed the "Year of the Farmer" on the Dodge Ram Super Bowl commercial, "So God Made a Farmer." Was it really a year for t...
Over time, I have I have been surprised, and slightly entertained, as people have admitted to me their assumptions about doctors, or what it is like to be married to one.
Throughout the Hawaiian archipelago, climate change related impacts have degraded and transformed our environment and human health from the Mauka (mountainside) to the Makai (oceanside).
Sunday's show will be musically marvelous, and elevates the values of kokua and aloha to the global stage. These living concepts make Hawai'i an exceptional environment of compassion and cooperation, and the world could certainly use more of these.
We tend to think of Hawaii as an enlightened, multicultural place where being Asian is a badge of the majority. But this episode educates us to the fact that under the pressure of fear and wartime panic, even a paradise like Hawaii can revert to binary tribal lines.
We have a responsibility to protect this island -- and, in fact, all ocean habitats -- from the scourge of plastic pollution.