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Hawaiis First Trash Water Wheel

At Sustainable Coastlines, Surfrider Foundation, and 808 Cleanups we love Hawai’i’s coastlines and love to keep them clean. We host large scale beach cleanups to inspire people to care for their coastlines. Not only through cleaning every time they visit the beach, but also through reducing their uses of plastic and looking at the sources of trash […]

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Hawaii banana disease

Banana disease continues to spread on Hawaii’s Big Island – Lancaster Farming

, Hawaii (AP) — Farmers on Hawaii’s Big Island are worried after a disease affecting banana plants was found north of Hilo despite a quarantine effort. The banana bunchy top virus, which stunts the growth of banana plants and deforms their fruit, was first found on Oahu in 1989 and arrived in Kailua-Kona the next […]

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desertification

California could be the next Saudi Arabia

In the early 1980s, Saudi Arabia embarked upon a bold project: It began to transform large swaths of desert landscape into wheat farms. Now, “desert agriculture” isn’t quite the oxymoron it might sound like. These arid zones offer ample sunlight and cool nights, and harbor few crop-chomping insects, fungal diseases, or weed species. As long […]

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Animals Poop

Loss Of Animals’ Poop Disrupts Nutrient Cycles, New Study Shows

Animals’ poop plays a key role in keeping the planet fertile. However, when large animals go extinct the natural cycling of nutrients from deep ocean waters to high mountainous areas is significantly reduced, researchers revealed in a new study. “This once was a world that had ten times more whales; twenty times more anadromous fish, […]

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Hawaii, reef, climate change

Hawaii on Verge of Worst Coral Bleaching in History as Water Temperatures Soar

Hawaii’s majestic coral reef, which makes up roughly 85 percent of all coral reefs in the country, could be entering a perilous state. The state’s corals could experience the worstbleaching its history this year as surrounding water temperatures rise at abnormal rates, scientists warn. Water temperatures around Hawaii are currently about 3 to 6 degrees […]

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The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here | Rolling Stone

Historians may look to 2015 as the year when shit really started hitting the fan. Some snapshots: In just the past few months, record-setting heat waves in Pakistan and India each killed more than 1,000 people. In Washington state’s Olympic National Park, the rainforest caught fire for the first time in living memory. London reached […]

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HLH plants 300,000 endemic trees on Big Island

HLH LLC, a Hawaii-based sustainable forestry company, planted 300,000 endemic trees on Hawaii Island — nearly a quarter of its overall goal of 1.3 million total trees to be planted for permanent reforestation across the Hawaiian Islands. HLH set aside more than 1,000 acres of land for its reforestation project, establishing the world’s first Hawaiian […]

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Genetically Modified Organism, GMO, GMO FREE Hawaii

Stupidity and Intelligence: Science, GMOs and Our Food | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

          “Science” is derived from the scire – “to know”. Each of us should know what we are eating, how it was produced, what impact it has on our health. The knowledge we need for growing food is knowledge of biodiversity and living seed, of living soil and the soil food […]

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