What is the State Bird of Hawaii?

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Ah Hawaii, land of beautiful beaches, surfing, warm weather, and unique birds. Because of its distance to the mainland, Hawaii is home to over 60 species of endemic birds. Few are as unique (or rare) as the Nene , or Hawaiian Goose , Hawaii’s state bird. Nenes can only be found in Hawaii, and used to be plentiful. When Hawaii designated the Nene as the state symbol in 1957 , it was uncertain if the goose would escape extinction.

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Hawaii’s Plastic Beach

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Hawaii’s Plastic Beach. As the saying goes, what’s out of sight is out of mind, but there’s one place where all this pollution is being made painfully obvious: Hawaii’s Kamilo Beach, where every year tons of garbage are deposited by the waves and piled high on what was once beautiful white sand. Hawaii is situated in the path of the North Pacific Gyre, a swirling ocean current that circles the Pacific between North America and Japan. Kamilo Beach.

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The ‘Alal uses tools, Climate Change Hammers Hawaii

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In a related story, a recent study notes that Kauai, an Island of Hawaii, have lost a lot of birds due to climate change. From Nature : Eben Paxton, of the US Geological Survey’s Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center in Hawaii, and his colleagues analysed data on seven native species of forest bird on Kauai. Birds climate change Conservation Hawaii tool useHawaiian Crows Use Tools.

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What's up with folks in Hawaii?

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From the HuffPost ( Hawaii Lawmakers look to protect coast from climate change ): Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing frequent flooding within the next 15 to 20 years, state lawmakers are trying to pass legislation that would spend millions for a coastline protection program aimed at defending the city from regular tidal inundations. The Hawaii measure proposes sinking $4 million into the program’s development over the next two years.

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Can GM Skeeters Save Hawaii’s Birds?

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Something of the same sort may be in the works for Hawaii, with scientists considering unprecedented measures for the best of reasons. In the meantime, you might want to book a trip to Hawaii to see ‘i’wi while you still can. News ‘i’iwi Avian Influenza genetically modified insects Hawaii mosquitoes

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Hawaii Challenge

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Australian Tree Ferns growing on a cliff in Hawaii. Take the Hawaii Challenge! Want to help save Hawaii’s native plants and wildlife — even if you’ve never visited the islands? Join the Hawaii Challenge and help The Nature Conservancy in Hawaii pinpoint where invasive weeds are in the forest, and where the leading edge is, to prevent them from taking over. Like many islands, Hawaii has amazing biodiversity. Visit the Hawaii Challenge.

Hawaii's greenest resort

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A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Hawaii’s greenest resort 28 March 11 · 0 comments | Big, Big Green | R esorts are the cruise ships that don’t budge an inch, and in places like Hawaii , these big guys still rule. Here’s a case in point: the Mauna Lani Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Hawaii's best farm-to-fork tour

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A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Hawaii’s best farm-to-fork tour 13 August 10 · 0 comments | Big Island Grown | M erriman’s is celebrating its 22nd year as a temple of Aloha Gastronomy on Hawaii ‘s Big Island. Chef/owner Peter Merriman , a James Beard Award winner, is the godfather of Hawaii grown. You can do a half-day immersion into how Hawaii Regional Cuisine comes to be.

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Hawaii: where to stay at the volcano

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A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Hawaii: where to stay at the volcano 10 September 10 · 0 comments | Greening With Pele | C ome to the volcano, home to the Polynesian god Pele. Mark Twain , on first seeing the fire and majesty of Kilauea —the world’s most active volcano, on Hawaii ‘s Big Island —enthused, “Here was room for the imagination to work!&#

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Woody Harrelson Fights to End Ivory Trade in Hawaii


Actor Woody Harrelson joins the HSUS in urging Hawaii to stop the bloody ivory trade in the Aloha state. Read More The post Woody Harrelson Fights to End Ivory Trade in Hawaii appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Featured News woody harrelson

How Hawaii Cracked Me Open. ~ Stephanie Juris

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Hawaii Becomes First State to Sanction Surfing as High School Sport

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Beginning as early as spring 2013, Hawaii high school students will have more than just the standard crop of sports to choose from. “It’s quite clear, when you think of Hawaii, you think of surfing,” Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie said at a news conference. “Hawaii is the birthplace of surfing. In addition to surfing, students at Hawaii’s public high schools will have 19 different sports to choose from—perhaps the most in the nation.

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Governor Wants to Stop Animal Performances in Hawaii


Governor David Ige has pledged to stop issuing all permits for having performing animals at events in Hawaii, a move applauded by animals rights activists and supporters. These animals are Read More The post Governor Wants to Stop Animal Performances in Hawaii appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Entertainment News Top News

Big Island Hawaii: stay on the Hamakua Coast

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A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Big Island Hawaii: stay on the Hamakua Coast 20 July 10 · 0 comments | Greening in Paradise | W ant a Big Island paradise of green? A place to feel Hawaii’s peaceful spirit? Carol Salisbury , a Hawaii native, and partner Reed Santos have spared no expense in creating a soothing, tranquil experience for the discriminating traveler.

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Learning Sustainability Through Play: GBO Hawaii

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If you are looking to learn more (or teach more) about sustainability, there is no better way than sharing the super fun game of GBO Hawaii. Created by Scott Cooney , an adjunct professor of Sustainability at University of Hawaii at Manoa, and author of Build a Green Small Business (McGraw-Hill). GBO Hawaii is a 2-4 person game that can best be related to that classic real estate trading game, Monopoly. This triple bottom line is especially important in Hawaii.

Hawaii’s Energy To Be 100% Clean by 2045


Hawaii’s governor has signed into law the state’s goal to have its energy be 100 percent renewable by 2045. This [Legislative] Session has been a terrific one as far as Read More The post Hawaii’s Energy To Be 100% Clean by 2045 appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News

Hawaii Beaches Eroding Quickly


A new study by the University of Hawaii shows the state is on pace to lose 100 feet of beach in the coming decades and Maui is most at risk. Kailua beach has been fighting erosion for years but now a new study finds that Maui beaches are disappearing even faster. Researchers with School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) studied 100 years of data for both Maui and Oahu. They found global warming is causing the sea level to rise which in turn is causing beaches to erode.

Federal Government Gives Hawaii Ample Funds for Improvement of Outdoor Recreational Sites

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The Federal Government has given Hawaii about $400,000 in funds to pay for improvements to National and State Park areas. This comes as a result of “high demand&# for repairs on heavily used recreation sites that need to be improved for outdoor recreation use.

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Skylights – An Eco-Friendly Way To Light Up Your Home, and a Hawaii Case Study

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The post Skylights – An Eco-Friendly Way To Light Up Your Home, and a Hawaii Case Study appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Sponsored Posts energy savings Hawaii Skylights illuminate your home natural lighting sunlight Have you ever sat at your cubicle under fluorescent lights and stared at your computer screen for 9 hours in a row, and thought, “I’d love to get the corner office…there’s a window over there.”

Recycle Hawaii Awarded Grant

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Big Island nonprofit Recycle Hawaii can now do even more to keep Hawaii beautiful. Thanks to a grant from Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Co., KAB and Coca-Cola have teamed up to support recycling efforts across the country. They have awarded recycling bins to a variety of organizations – including nonprofits, community and [.]. Environment Living Green Recycling Sustainability

Larry Ellison to Purchase the Island of Lanai, Hawaii


Larry Ellison is purchasing and investing in Lanai, Hawaii where he will create jobs and stimulate tourism. Read More. Environment News Top News larry ellison

Hawaii Conservation Week

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This week, the Hawaii Conservation Alliance is helping to make that possible by supporting and hosting daily Conservation Week events. In an ideal world, everyone would celebrate and participate in some type of conservation effort or activity every day, whether it’s water conservation, energy conservation, environmental conservation or even cultural conservation.

Tsunami Warning for Hawaii


An earthquake that struck in the Queen Charlotte Islands region off the west coast of Canada has generated a tsunami that is heading towards Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The first tsunami wave was expected to arrive in the Pacific island state at 10.28pm local time on Saturday (7.28pm AEDT Sunday), the Hawaii-based centre said.

Wildfire In Hawaii Puts Rainforest At Risk


A wildfire on Hawaii’s Big Island has so far devastated 2000 acres of national park land and, if not put out, is on track to damage some of Hawaii’s most sensitive rainforest. The biggest concern right now is an area of lowland rainforest that is a home to many species found only in Hawaii, such as the endangered Hawaiian bats, happy face spiders, carnivorous caterpillars and Hawaiian honeycreepers.

The Biochar Company Partners with Hawaii Biochar Products

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The Biochar Company, makers of Soil Reef, partner with one of the biggest producers of biochar in the US, Hawaii Biochar Products. Berwyn, PA : The Biochar Company, makers of Soil Reef™ soil amendment , are joining forces with one of the most successful biochar production companies in the US, Hawaii Biochar Products, LLC. We are so lucky to have him, and Hawaii Biochar Products, as part of our greater mission.” A number of Hunt’s customers in Hawaii are home gardeners.

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Girl Meets Unicorn in Hawaii. {Video}

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Watch Addison''s magic unfold here and, for a few minutes today, remember that sometimes dreams do come true. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) dreams come true magic Make a Wish Foundation unicorn

Protecting Hawaii’s Endangered Plants

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With more endangered species per square mile than any other place on the planet, Hawaii has earned the unfortunate title of “endangered species capital of the world”. The Plant Extinction Prevention (PEP) program is one way we can reverse the trend and work together to protect our unique native plant species and prevent further loss. [.]. Environment Sustainability Wildlife Conservation

Hawaii Breaks Ground On New Wind Farm

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Hawaii is one of the many states increasing the prevalence of wind energy in their state. Hawaii is one of a handful of states which have signed into law strict guidelines regarding reducing their dependence on polluting methods of energy. Hawaii signed into law to require seventy percent of energy to be attained through renewable energy by the year 2030. First Wind, a major wind energy company, currently has two wind farms in operation in Hawaii.

Recycling Programs In Hawaii

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Recycling in Hawaii is thriving. All of the main Hawaiian Islands have active recycling operations including various recycling and redemption centers as well as non-profit and for-profit organizations that have the goal of promoting environmentally sustainable practices including recycling programs for both residential and commercial customers. On Oahu a company called RRR Recycling designed and built [.].

Hawaii’s Endangered Reefs

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Originally brought to Hawaii for commercial purposes, such as keeping ice [.]. Feeling smothered? Try some uni! While that may not be the best advice for humans, it seems to be working for our local reefs. Kappaphycus, otherwise fittingly known as “smothering seaweed”, has been strangling our country’s only barrier reef system, found in Kaneohe Bay. Environment

Hawaii Horse Whisperer

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Part of staying connected to the planet, and being a responsible guardian of it, is maintaining a healthy relationship with it and respecting the other inhabitants of it. One person who has epitomized this lifestyle is Franklin Levinson, the Horse Whisperer. Levinson’s life work has focused on creating, and teaching others to have, strong bonds [.].

Farm to Table in Hawaii: Eating Local, Connecting the World.

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When we purchase food that was grown locally, we make choices that promote true sustainability—while directly supporting those who are supporting us. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Food Green WAYLON: Editor's Picks farm to table local food organic farming small farms

Organic Food and Sustainable Living In Hawaii

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Hawaii is blessed with an abundance or rich, volcanic soils, a great climate and plenty of rainfall making it a great place for growing organic cops. From organic Kona coffee to organic fruits and vegetables, there is no shortage of choices when it comes to finding organic products in Hawaii. Some of Hawaii’s finest and sweetest [.].

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Hawaii Population Growth Sustainable?

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Laie-kiki: Is this how we “Envision” Laie? With plans to build hundreds of homes, churches, shops, and a 220-room Marriott hotel, apparently some do. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ insists the “Envision Laie” plan is necessary for the creation of more jobs and affordable housing in the area. The question is, for [.]. Living Green

Seven New Coral Species Discovered In Hawaii

Eco Friendly Daily

A 2007 research venture conducted in Hawaii has unveiled seven new species of bamboo coral. The islands are approximately 1,000 miles from the main islands of Hawaii. Scientists believe that six of the seven coral may even represent entirely new genera. Genera are ranked above species in biological classification, which means genera encompass more organisms than particular species groupings do. The coral were discovered off islands in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

Hawaii Seafood Council Launches Website

Conservation Hawaii

“Sustainability” and “buying local” are more than just buzzwords here in Hawaii. They are the key to a healthy, environmentally friendly future in which we can become less dependent on imports and better stewards of our ‘aina. But choosing sustainable, local options is not always easy, particularly when it comes to seafood. Competing facts, studies [.]. Environment Green Economy Living Green Sustainability Wildlife Conservation

New species discovered in Hawaii

Eco Friendly Daily

With its conspicuous blue eyes and shiny orange claws, this colorful crab seems hard to miss. But it’s one of many species that had likely never been seen until scientists went exploring in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument this fall. An international team of biologists made the discoveries in October during a three-week survey of a remote coral atoll called French Frigate Shoals.

Three Canadians, Including 9-Year-Old Boy, Rescued Off Coast of Hawaii

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Three Canadians are safe and sound in Hawaii Thursday after a giant container ship rescued them from the pacific during a raging storm the night before. Brad James, 32, his nine-year-old son West and Brad’s brother, Mitch, were all rescued 450 kilometers northeast of Hilo, Hawaii traveling from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on their sailboat named Liahona.

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Hawaii Likes Smart Cars

Conservation Hawaii

It wasn’t suprised when I read an article in Pacific Business News that smart cars were selling well in Hawaii. After all, Hawaii residents seem to be more in tune with our national surroundings then our counter parts on the mainland. It was a bit of a shocker, thought, that these tiny autos would be [.].

Drink Local: Hawaii gets a new Microbrewery in a LEED neighborhood

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The post Drink Local: Hawaii gets a new Microbrewery in a LEED neighborhood appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Sponsored Posts beer brewpub Hawaii honolulu honolulu beerworks microbrew As kids we were told it tastes “icky” and that it’s only for adults.



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Energy Excelerator– Investing in Hawaii’s Renewable Future

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Hawaii is an amazing island state for hiking, swimming, surfing and… renewable energy innovation! According to Energy Excelerato r, “Hawaii has the ideal economic conditions for launching a clean energy company” and also some of the most pressing need for innovation. The Energy Excelerator is a startup program dedicated to helping solve the world’s energy challenges, starting in Hawaii.

5 Things I Learned from Living in Hawaii.

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