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
While the rest of the world is more concerned than ever about the impacts of rising sea levels, the Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation hasn’t yet got the memo. Or so it would seem, at least, from the bizarre way in which its director gave the green light to a new coastal fortification in Keaukaha.
In fact, everything about the genesis of the new wall is unusual, if not bizarre, as our cover article recounts.
More encouraging news is to be found in two natural area reserves: `Ahihi-Kina`u, where wildlife is thriving years after the area was closed to the public, and Pu`u Maka`ala, where the first release of captive-reared `alala in decades is set to occur later this year.