Saturday, July 24, 2021

Environment

All things Environment for readers of the Hawaii Reporter

Recently, we sat down with Katya Sienkiewicz to learn about an innovative recent award by the Rockefeller foundation to the City of Honolulu. We all gathered at the East-West center. Attendees from our city and state governments, community groups, NGOs and members of Honolulu's sustainability consulting coterie were in attendance. Katya,...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 13, 2017 Mayor Caldwell, in partnership with 100 Resilient Cities, appoints Joshua W. Stanbro to be Honolulu’s first Chief Resilience Officer Stanbro will lead island-wide efforts to build holistic resilience to the social, physical and economic challenges that are an increasing part of the 21st century 100...
How many of you remember the first time you saw our Earth? This view of ourselves embedded in a living planet, wrapped in oneness, exploded into our collective consciousness. Did you know soon after this view of our whole planet was available to us, the modern global environmental movement was...
Space Selfie: The first Solar system space selfie was taken by the craft Voyager on Valentine's day, February 14, 1990. From 3.7 billion miles (6 billion kilometers), Voyager 1 turned its camera back towards Earth and snapped 60 frames. Voila! The first space...
Hunters beware! Your game may soon become tainted by a poison experiment up at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA). The USFWS has released it’s long awaited Environmental Assessment (EA) outlining their poison experiment plans, and its clear that hunters, their families, and their dogs are at risk. Hunters have long considered...
Who cares if global warming is a hoax? What if we built a better world, based on renewable energy and food security and justice for all, yet were wrong about man-made global warming? Would it be worth it? Would you rather follow an inconvenient truth to a better world, tomorrow or,believe a...
Origin and biology of this dangerous species…not just the usual debate about whether pee or vinegar is the better treatment. You’ve excitedly grabbed your boogieboard. You’re sprinting down to the breaking waves, and all you can think about is how refreshing the water will feel against your sunscreen-coated, lightly sweating body. Mid-plunge...
by Ethan Pearson-Pomerantz I’m in a familiar place, high up on the Pali, raindrops splattering on the dirt next to me, traffic noises just barely audible from below between the gusts of wind buffeting the ridgeline. A new sound fills my ears as 808 Cleanups Executive Director Michael Loftin triggers...
The Hawaii islands are home to the longest running Impact data-set for measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide. The Mauna Loa monitoring station started measuring in 1958, little more than half a century ago. Whilst human industrialization began arguably over 200 years ago, although the enclosure of the commons, state dependency and...
Camp Mokuleia is having a first ever luau fundraiser to bring local children, from Waialua, Waianae, Hau’ula, Waipahu and other areas to the camp. Reverend David Turner, the Executive Director, has been overwhelmed by the task of restoring the camp from damages of the last winter’s monster waves. The Luau...