Articles Archive for January 2010
The Honolulu Advertiser reported today that the Kapalua Organic Farms, originated by now-financially-troubled Maui Land & Pineapple, is set to expand far beyond its current 8-acre scope. The Ulupono Initiative, funded by e-Bay founder Pierre Omidyar, signed a long-term lease on the 158-acre parcel, and has already added
Environmental Groups, Featured, Recycling »
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The Kilauea volcano is currently sending out extremely high levels of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), rated by the Governor’s Office as Color Code Purple… SO2 comes from power plants, industrial sites, and volcanoes. Obviously, the situation is the worst on the big island, but the effects reach the outer islands too, sending us headaches, coughs, and
Development, Environmental Groups, Featured, Oceans »
cientests, news shows, newspapers, books… Everyone spends a lot of time talking about global warming and the rising sea levels it is causing. So what exactly are we going to do about it? Well, to start off, there should probably be a re-location/evacuation plan as to avoid millions of refugees racing to the nearest safe countries and spilling over the
Please, don’t start with the Mayan Apocalypse predictions… However, it is undeniable that major changes are taking place in our environment, and not all of them are our fault. The sun is entering a “quiet” stage, which is a phase during which there are less solar eruptions, which results in a slightly dimmer sun. This can be measured by the quantity of
Activists, Agriculture, Development, Energy, Environmental Groups, Featured, Green Business, Oceans, Recycling, Sustainability, Water »
The greatest idea in the world is worth nothing unless something is done with it. For example, my dad is convinced he has an invention that would greatly reduce head-on car collisions…but, none one’s ever heard of it, because he has never tried to market it. After all, doing so would be time and resource- consuming, and well, there’s a swell on
9th Life is taking a Texan public school approach to sex education and promoting abstinence-only practices for cats who are not in a committed relationship. The 9th Life NO-KILL movement in Hawaii will be holding spay and neuter clinics January 30 and 31, and February 3rd and 4th.
Also in line with old-school values, pregnant cats will not be spayed. However, 9th Life will pick up cats anywhere, including the west side. Just call 573-3365 to provide your name, phone number, number of cats, their sex and ages, …
To help effectively change the way companies and individuals approach environmental issues and decisions, the government has to develop timely policies that emphasize new systems for understanding and evaluating the environmental impact of our actions.
A thorough review of the Environmental Review System has not been conducted since 1991 (1), which in the sphere of “green” knowledge, practices, and technology, is light years. In 1991 cell-phones were a novelty and looked like bricks, the internet could still have been mistaken for a passing fad, and smoking on flights had just been …
Councilmem ber Mike Molina is presenting a new bill that would allow us to install wind turbines… in our backyards. Now, how do we f eel about that? Are you already calling up the wind turbine superstore or worried that a towering giant with loud blades is going to be slicing up your view of the sunset? These small, new wind turbines are just that, new, and it’s going to take tweaking and experimenting to work out the best system to use them efficiently.
For now, Molina has drafted …