Hawaii has 132 dams…the vast majority are “high hazard”.


Hawaii News Digest, 03 November 2017, 1220 UTC, Post #15900. Source: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36752778/abundance-of-high-hazard-dams-create-challenge-for-state-inspectors Accessed on 03 November 2017, 1220 UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: Hawaii's 132 dams are an accident waiting to happen.  According to the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), more than 90 percent of Hawaii's 132 … Continue reading Hawaii has 132 dams…the vast majority are “high hazard”.

Three arrested at state meeting amid protests of board member


Hawaii News Digest, 28 October 2017, 0430 UTC, Post #15855. Source:    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36705694/3-arrested-at-state-meeting-amid-protests-of-board-member Reporter:  Ashley Nagaoka ("Hawaii News Now"). Accessed on 28 October 2017, 0430 UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: On Friday, 27 October 2017, Honolulu police arrested three opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope Project who disrupted a meeting of … Continue reading Three arrested at state meeting amid protests of board member

Laupahoehoe has driest September on record


Hawaii News Digest, 07 October 2017, 1555 UTC, Post #15730. Source: http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/laupahoehoe-has-driest-september-recod-below-average-rainfall-continues-east-hawaii Reporter:  Jeff Hansel (Hawaii Tribune-Herald). Accessed on 07 October 2017, 1555 UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: A prolonged dry period continues for much of the Hamakua Coast of Hawaii Island.  According to National Weather Service hydrologist Kevin Kodama … Continue reading Laupahoehoe has driest September on record

Land Board approves TMT permit


Hawaii News Digest, 29 September 2017, 0645 UTC, Post #15677. Source: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/09/28/breaking-news/state-land-board-grants-construction-permit-for-thirty-meter-telescope/ Accessed on 29 September 2017, 0645 UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: The Hawaii State Board of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has voted 5-2 to approve a conservation district use permit for the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna … Continue reading Land Board approves TMT permit

6 Hawaiian crows released into the wild


Hawaii News Digest, 27 September 2017, 1620 UTC, Post #15668. Source: http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/6-hawaiian-crows-released-into-wild Accessed on 27 September 2017,1620 UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: The Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources is trying again to reestablish the Hawaiian crow or 'alala into its former range on Hawaii Island. The 'alala … Continue reading 6 Hawaiian crows released into the wild

Brush fire forces closure of Kauai State Park, popular Kalalau hiking trail


Hawaii News Digest, 27 September 2017, 0545 UTC, Post #15661. Source: http://khon2.com/2017/09/26/brush-fire-forces-closure-of-kauai-state-park-popular-kalalau-hiking-trail/ Accessed on 27 September 2017, 0545 UTC. Please click link to read the full article. Comment: Hawaii Island isn't the only place suffering from brush fires.  On Kauai, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources has closed Haena State Park and the … Continue reading Brush fire forces closure of Kauai State Park, popular Kalalau hiking trail

Amid controversy, DLNR completes final drop of rat poison on Lehua Island


Hawaii News Digest, 13 September 2017, 0505 hrs, UTC, Post #15578. Source: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36352460/lehua-island-rodentcide-drops-complete Reporter:  Lisa Kubota (Hawaii News Now). Accessed on 13 September 2017, 0505 hrs, UTC. Please click link to read the full report. Comment: The State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources has completed its final and controversial rodenticide drop on … Continue reading Amid controversy, DLNR completes final drop of rat poison on Lehua Island