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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