GEMS’ Sparkle Fades with Time

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Two years after passage of a law intended to jumpstart the purchase of renewable energy technology by underserved customers, Environment Hawai`i takes a look at how the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism has developed the Green Energy Market … Continued

August 2014: Fishy Science

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Best available science – science uncorrupted by overweening economic objectives or political interests. That’s the kind of science that is supposed to guide the nation’s fishery management councils as they advise the federal agencies that ultimately decide such important issues … Continued

July 2014: Judgment Days

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In this issue – the first in our 25th year of publishing! – we review cases of recent environmental litigation. Our cover story discusses the critically important decision of a federal judge in a case involving the discharge of wastewater … Continued

June 2014: Foreign Arrivals Are Up!

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The same phrase that gladdens the heart of the visitor industry arouses dread in the hearts of the officials charged with keeping Hawai`i’s environment and important crops safe from marauding invaders. Consider: The coconut rhinocerous beetle. This native of India … Continued

May 2014: When Gordon Gekko Meets Charlie Tuna

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Greed is good. That, anyway, was the mantra of the Wall Street anti-hero. But it serves just as well the owners of the Hawai`i longline fishing fleet and their personal civil servant, Kitty Simonds. Not content to accept the miserly … Continued

March 2014: Lines in the Sand

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To all those who say you can’t fight city hall or those with deep pockets, or who assert that once-forested of the islands are too degraded to be restored, or who are daunted by a years-long struggle to claim your … Continued

February 2014: Trail Mix-Ups

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For more than a century, Hawai`i’s pre-territorial system of highways and trails has been protected by law.  However, as our February 2014 issue makes clear, that protection is not ironclad. Time and again, it seems, state government has bowed to … Continued

January 2014: Tuna Meltdown

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The recent meeting of the body charged with regulating tuna catches in the Pacific concluded last month – and for bigeye tuna and all who love them, the news is not good. That Hawai`i’s own Western Pacific Fishery Management Council … Continued