Eight inner city high school students from The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii’s Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) program are participating in a summer work adventure on Maui and throughout Hawaii. The LEAF internship program was designed to give inner city youth the opportunity to spend extensive time in nature learning about conservation, science, and … [Read more...] about The Nature Conservancy Hosts Youth for Conservation Jobs
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For over a decade now, Robert Wintner has tried to get the State of Hawaii to clamp down on the aquarium fishing trade. A dedicated conservationist, he's also the owner of Snorkel Bob's, a snorkel gear rental company with shops all around Hawaii and a vested interest in helping people see healthy, vibrant marine ecosystems. For the first half of this year, it looked like … [Read more...] about Robert ‘Snorkel Bob’ Wintner to chair new Hawaii Super PAC REEFPAC
1. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is about halfway through their effort to digitize 170 years of land records, Pacific Business News reported on Nov. 4. According to the story, the first phase of the project began with how many microfilm images? A. 15 million B. 25 million C. 35 million D. 45 million E. 55 million 2. According to a Nov. 1 Hawaii News … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How tough are times at Maui Land & Pineapple Company?
Yeah, he did it: this afternoon at a press conference, Governor David Ige announced that he would sign House Bill 2501 "with reservations," which means Alexander & Baldwin (A&B) can continue its century-old practice of diverting East Maui water (the governor's live stream of the press conference was a failure, but Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Nathan Eagle tweeted Ige's … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Governor David Ige signs HB 2501, allows A&B to continue East Maui water diversion
And now for a bit of good news: Senate Bill 2647 passed the final Legislative hurdle last week (without any nay votes, as far as I could tell). That bill “prohibits the sale, offer to sell, purchase, trade, possession with intent to sell, or barter of any part or product from various animal and marine species” and “imposes penalties for violations of the prohibition on … [Read more...] about Hawaii Legislature approves ban on wildlife trafficking