1. On Aug. 4, the Honolulu-based law firm Earthjustice sent out a news release saying that they had asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to revoke the state Department of Agriculture’s authority to investigate and enforce violations of federal pesticide law. According to the release, how many of the department’s inspection files were still in need of review? A. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Earthjustice’s criticism of the Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture?
It looks like a two-year effort aimed at restoring the Hakioawa watershed on Kaho'olawe is nearly done. The project has involved 600 volunteers working 12,000 hours to put 20,000 native plants into the ground, according to a Feb. 26 newsletter from the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC). The funding for the project came from the state Department of Health Clean Water … [Read more...] about Kahoolawe watershed restoration effort nearly done as island appropriation bills move through Legislature
We've known for sometime that plastic garbage and refuse is wreaking havoc in the delicate ecosystem of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. But did you know birds and sealife there also have to contend with PCBs and lead from junk we buried there during and after World War II? For 37 years, the U.S. military buried highly toxic batteries, capacitors and transforms in the sand … [Read more...] about EPA, Fish & Wildlife Service To Help Clean Up PCB Contamination At Tern Island
We've known for sometime that plastic garbage and refuse is wreaking … [Read more...] about EPA, Fish & Wildlife Service To Help Clean Up PCB Contamination At Tern Island
CAT NANNY Facial recognition software, increasingly important to global anti-terrorism operations, is being brought to... cats. Taiwanese developer Mu-Chi Sung announced in July plans for marketing the software as part of a cat health device so that owners, especially those with multiple cats, can better monitor their cats' eating habits. Sung first had to overcome the problem … [Read more...] about Cat Apps, EPA Follies and Nude Art