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: making room for the rail and trucking trash on the Big Island.
A Big Island consultant is going to weigh expanding the Hilo landfill against trucking garbage to Kona, according to West Hawaii Today.
Reaction to the Na Wai Eha water decision on Maui continues to roll in. The Honolulu Weekly compares the case to Waiahole Ditch.
Improvements to Diamond Head include a new second trail down from the crater’s summit, KITV reports.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to annex Hawaii on this date 112 years ago. Time sure flies!
Finally, a new map from the American Bird Conservancy shows the extent of the BP oil spill and the potential impact to birds. Click for larger image
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A&B Stream Restoration Stalls
Alexander & Baldwin has fully restored water to three of eight streams in East Maui, but full restoration of the other five face “logistical challenges” that may take months to resolve.
It’s AAPI Heritage Month
The White House says Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest growing racial group in our country, growing more than four times as rapidly as the U.S. population.
More Fires In Hawaii?
Federal officials predict an increased risk of wildfires in Hawaii this year. The drought is expected to intensify, too, according to a new assessment.
The contract governing a deal to house at least 1,400 Hawaii inmates is about to be signed.