Robin Baird, perhaps the world’s foremost expert on false killer whales and other whale and dolphin species around the Hawaiian islands, will be the featured speaker at Environment Hawai`i’s annual dinner. Date: August... READ MORE
The state of Hawai`i has been pushing hard for the expanded use of effluent from sewage treatment plants on cropland.
But if that effluent contains hormones, antibiotics, and other chemicals that can trickle into the aquifer and work their way into the kitchen tap, then it may be appropriate to step back and look more closely at just where and under what circumstances irrigation with effluent is appropriate. As Teresa Dawson reports in this month’s cover, state, federal, and even some county agencies are beginning to do just that.
Also in this issue, we review developments on the energy front: the GEMS program of the Hawai`i Green Infrastructure Authority, an agency that, quite literally, has more money than it knows what to do with; and the staff report from the Public Utilities Commission of Hawaiian Electric’s cancellation of three solar farms on O`ahu.