DOH Announces Medical Marijuana Inventory System

The State Department of Health has selected the on-line “seed-to-sale” tracking system that will manage Hawai‘i’s medical marijuana inventory. Florida based BioTrackTHC was awarded the contract yesterday. Their system will track every plant with a unique number, measuring each fraction-of-a-gram of cannabis from seed, through sale. Patrick Vo is the CEO of BioTrack THC. He […]

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disease, immune system

Study Shows Exposure to Animals in Early Childhood Supports Immune Development

A recent study from Finland suggests that exposure to animals in early childhood may play an important role in the development of a healthy immune system. The last century, especially the last several decades, has seen a steep rise in levels of allergies, asthma and auto-immune disorders. What is interesting is that statistical analysis shows that typically […]

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colony collapse, bees

EPA Confirms Activists’ Longtime Claims: Neonicotinoid Pesticide Threatens Honeybees

Environmentalists and honey producers have long suspected a link between the pesticide and rapidly declining bee populations. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Wednesday that a preliminary risk assessment of the pesticide imidacloprid shows that the chemical poses a threat to some pollinators, specifically honeybees. Imidacloprid is one of four neonicotinoid pesticides that honey […]

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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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hemp, sustainable building, alternative building

Hempcrete: The Astounding Benefits of Using Hemp to Build Homes

If governments and corporations really wanted to help the environment and create more sustainable housing, I can guarantee you that the whole world would be using Hempcrete right now. Unfortunately, It seems that they are too concerned with keeping their very profitable system that they fear changing things. Growing industrial hemp was illegal in the […]

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