U.S. Senator Brian Schatz announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will award $3,247,000 to coastal management programs in Hawaii. “This funding reflects NOAA’s commitment to local management of our coastal lands,” said Schatz. “From the Paepae o He‘eia fishpond and Kāko‘o ‘Ōiwi taro lo‘i, to forecasting destructive king tides and coastal … [Read more...] about U.S. Senator Brian Schatz says Hawaii’s getting coastal management program money
Don't blame us for the last-second news: U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, D–Hawaii, will hold a town hall meeting on Lanai on Friday, July 7. According to a news release his office sent out TODAY, "Senator Schatz will give updates on his work in Washington and take questions from constituents on their concerns." Given all the fun and games going on in Washington these days … [Read more...] about TOMORROW, July 7: Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz to hold town hall meeting on Lanai
To no one's surprise, President Cheeto Jesus announced yesterday that the United States would no long abide by The Paris Agreement, in which 150 or so nations agreed to take steps to limit harm climate change is doing to the world. "I was elected by the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris," Trump said nonsensically, according to this CNN report, as though the City of Light was … [Read more...] about Hawaii officials react to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from The Paris Agreement
The fact that the ocean is creeping up ever further on Maui and Hawaii shores is a reality anyone here can see. We see most pronounced it in the form of old trees toppled over in the sand as the surf sloshes around their roots on Maui’s north shore and along the road between Olowalu and the Pali. And this past weekend, so-called King Tides really pounded home the feeling that … [Read more...] about King Tides are just more evidence of climate change reality for Maui
1. On May 11, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz and six other Democratic senators asked President Donald Trump to fill senior staff vacancies in the State Department. According to a news release Schatz sent out that day, how many such vacancies are there? A. 12 B. 35 C. 58 D. 79 E. 105 2. The median price of condos on Maui in April was $490,563, according to a May 10 Pacific … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How many Trump Administration vacancies does it take to worry Sen. Brian Schatz?