Every day, I’m scouring the Internet for land use and environmental news from around the state and around the world that means something for us here in Hawaii. Noteworthy today: a coastal path on Kauai needs land, Big Island’s hydrogen-bus future and bad news from the Gulf of Mexico (again).Kauai’s county government is set to condemn a parcel to make way for its 17-mile coastal path, The Garden Island reports. I’ll be looking at the potential property demands of the Honolulu rail project soon, too. Over at the Ha Ha Ha blog, Richard Ha writes about a future with geothermal electricity, converted to hydrogen power, fueling Big Island municipal buses. Pretty wild! The latest British Petroleum attempt to seal the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico appears to have hit a “snag” as the diamond-tipped saw that was supposed to be cutting the damaged pipe has become lodged in it instead, the New York Times reports. In Montana, the Obama administration is touting efforts to preserve open spaces as part of its new “America’s Great Outdoors Initiative.” They urge a “bottom-up” approach that will only kick in federal funds after there is widespread community support. And to end the links with a laugh, here’s some great green satire from The Onion: “New eco-friendly cigarettes kill destructive human beings over time.”
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