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AstroDay West Hawaii 2019

AstroDay and Robotics Festival in Kona Sunday (Nov 3)

MEDIA RELEASE AstroDay returns to West Hawaiʻi in November, hosted by Kealakehe High School in conjunction with their 9th Annual Hawaii Island Robotics Expo and Showcase (HI-RES) on Sunday, November 3 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Observatories from Maunakea and Haleakala will be represented, as well as other technology, education, and cultural organizations. Highlights […]

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Celebrate Arbor Day, Plant A Tree

Hawaii Arbor Day events statewide November 1-2, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Celebrate Arbor Day, Plant A Tree On November 2nd, thousands of trees will be given away on Hawaii’s 51st annual Arbor Day. The Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program will be supporting a total of five Arbor Day giveaway events. Kaulunani is part of the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and […]

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Nile Talpia in Hilo

Wailoa River & Waiākea stream & pond overwhelmed with Nile Tilapia

MEDIA RELEASE (Hilo) – With the naked eye, you can see large schools of Nile tilapia in Hawai‘i Island’s Wailoa River system including its tributary Waiākea Stream and Waiākea Pond which sits in the middle of Wailoa River State Park in Hilo. Two years ago, this species of tilapia was reclassified by the State Board […]

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Little Fire Ant (Wasmannia Auropunctata)

Little Fire Ants Awareness Forum in West Hawaii Thursday (Oct 24)

This community forum will focus on one of the world’s top 100 most invasive species, the Little Fire Ant (LFA).

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Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is seeking to fill ten primary and 9 alternate seats on its advisory council. The sanctuary is accepting applications for the following seats: Commercial Shipping (alternate) Conservation (primary) Education (primary & alternate) Fishing (primary & alternate) Hawai‘i Island Representative (primary & alternate) Kaua‘i Island Representative (primary […]

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Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority

NELHA Host Park generates over $100M annually

MEDIA RELEASE KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII – An analysis of the economic impact of NELHA’s (National Energy Laboratory Hawaii Authority) Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park (HOST Park) at Keahole Point found that total economic impact of the park was $104 million in 2018. The Economic Research Organization at the University of Hawaii (UHERO) completed the report […]

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Groundbreaking video captures whale bubble-net feeding in UH research

Researchers captured amazing whale’s-point-of-view and aerial drone video of humpback whale bubble-net feeding.

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Proposed Changes to 2-Bin Recycling Program

MEDIA RELEASE The new changes in the County of Hawai’i’s recycling program for non-HI-5 plastic and specific paper are unfortunate; especially in light of global climate change concerns and our landfill challenges here on our island. This shift in our recycling capability sheds light on the changing global scales of refuse and how we, as […]

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Kaunāmano covers five undeveloped parcels of 1,363 acres between Nāʻālehu and Honu‘apo.

State Legacy Land Conservation Commission recommends grants for Ala Kahakai Trail

Kaunāmano (Ala Kahakai Trail Association, with conservation easement held by County of Hawai‘i; full award for the Fiscal Year 2020).

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Little Fire Ants before an after treatments at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park steam vents. NPS photo

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park makes big strides against little fire ants

Little fire ants (LFA) have met their match as Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park gets closer to meeting its goal of eradicating the invasive, noxious pests

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Greener Hawaii

Greener Hawaii and Hawaii Island Sierra Club urge vote for Council Bill 101

MEDIA RELEASE A joint press release of Greener Hawaii and Hawaii Island Sierra Club There will be less worry about the health of the island and its people, children, pets and wildlife if Rebecca Shute-Villegas’ Bill 101 to limit the County’s use of chemical herbicides is approved by the County Council. District 7 Councilwoman Villegas […]

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A new fissure erupted this evening near fissures 2 and 7, beginning with small lava spattering at about 8:44 p.m. HST. By 9:00 p.m., lava fountains as high as about 70 m (230 ft) were erupting from the fissure. Photo taken Saturday, May 5, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kīlauea Eruption SpeakOuts Scheduled October 4 & 5

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island residents are invited to attend SpeakOut events on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5 to help guide the 2018 Kīlauea eruption recovery efforts. Both events will be held at the Pāhoa High and Intermediate School cafeteria, with the first focusing on Puna’s youth. The October 4 Youth SpeakOut is scheduled […]

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UH JABSOM Kuakini Honolulu Heart Program

Kuakini Honolulu Heart Program study finds pesticides may play a role in cardiovascular disease

The new study emphasizes the importance of using protective gear when handling pesticides on the job and including information about pesticide exposure in your medical history.

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Changes to the County’s 2-bin recycling program, effective Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Due to significant decreases in the global recycling markets, the County, unfortunately, will no longer be able to accept some of the items collected at our transfer stations. The County’s current 2-Bin recycling program includes a “mixed bin” for recycling of paper, plastic, cardboard/boxboard, and aluminum/tin, and a second “glass bin” for non-HI-5 glass. As […]

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