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
Science and Environment
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
[Editor's note: Images of the placenta below. You have been warned. All photos courtesy Pacific Whale Foundation.] For the first time in history, whale researchers captured video footage of a humpback whale giving birth earlier this month. On that historic day, PacWhale Eco-Adventures staff also spotted a floating placenta from a different birth in the same waters. It’s … [Read more...] about Humpback Whale Live Birth and Probable Whale Placenta Captured