Energy & Environment

Land Links for Wednesday, June 23

·By Michael Levine

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: Brazilian bugs munch strawberry guava and a water debate rages on the Big Island.

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture has posted a draft Environmental Assessment for the statewide release of a Brazilian scale insect that will eat non-native strawberry guava. The Star-Advertiser has a full report on the controversial plan.

South Kona was warned about the salt content of its well water