Treated wastewater from the LWRF reaches the ocean and impacts the reef Well, it’s finally here. After decades of polluting Lahaina reefs with treated wastewater, countless community complaints, and years of litigation, the United States Supreme Court has at last issued its opinion on the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility lawsuit filed against the County of Maui by … [Read more...] about US Supreme Court Rules Against Maui County But the Dispute Over Lahaina’s Injection Wells Remains Unresolved
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Docent Etina Hafoka points out stones set in a row that are presumed to be the foundation of the Baldwin Home adobe cook house. Photo courtesy LRF Lahaina Restoration Foundation is launching a Baldwin Home Cook House Archeological “Dig” that is slated to begin mid-March at its landmark location in the heart of the historic district in downtown Lahaina on Front Street. Built … [Read more...] about Unearthing Baldwin Home Museum Kitchen
Mahi Pono, Maui’s largest landowner, sprayed the highly toxic chemical paraquat on fields near the Maui Baseyard in Pu‘unene six times last September and October, according to Hawai‘i’s Department of Agriculture Annual Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) Reporting Forms. MauiTime obtained the forms through a Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) request. Based on weather data for … [Read more...] about Mahi Pono’s Pesticide Files: Mahi Pono uses paraquat and another chemical toxic to marine life and bees. Is it practicing sustainable agriculture?
Image courtesy PWF A new virtual reality experience offered by Pacific Whale Foundation provides an up-close look at how climate change is affecting our oceans. In the Stanford University film The Crystal Reef – a virtual reality experience illustrating the impact of carbon emissions on marine life – a narrator asks, “what if you had a crystal ball, and that crystal ball … [Read more...] about VR Illuminates Effects of Climate Crisis
Area of the fire , image courtesy KIRC A brush fire on Kaho‘olawe burned for more than a week, scorching roughly a third of the island before fizzling out Monday, March 2, said a spokesperson from the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission. KIRC, the entity “responsible for the restoration and sustainable management of the island until it can be transferred to a Native … [Read more...] about Kaho‘olawe Fire Burns Nearly 9,000 Acres, Walter Ritte Reminded of When He First Got Involved in the Fight Over Kaho‘olawe