An endangered ‘Ua‘u from Lanai was released back in to the wild after a group effort to rescue the injured Hawaiian Petrel. The ‘Ua‘u was found injured on Lanai last month after a suspected structure collision. The bird was suffering from extensive injuries including head trauma, an injury to its left eye, damage to the tip of its beak, and neurological issues. A rescue … [Read more...] about How an injured, endangered `Ua`u was rescued on Lanai and returned to the wild
1. On June 8, Governor David Ige signed four bills into law. One of them, HB 623, mandates “100 percent renewable energy portfolio standards by 2045.” One of the other bills Ige signed was HB 1509. What does that bill do? A. Requires the University of Hawaii to establish the collective goal of becoming net-zero with respect to energy use by 2035. B. Establishes a … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How much do you know about bills Gov. David Ige signed into law?
The photo above, which was taken on Lanai a few decades ago, dates to a time when the Dole Pineapple empire ran Lanai. But the attitude very much remains, according to a major New York Times Magazine story on Lanai and its new owner Larry Ellison that dropped today. A few days ago, Ellison–reportedly worth $46 billion–retired as CEO of Oracle, a major tech company that Ellison … [Read more...] about New York Times Tries To Explore Lanai Under Overlord Larry Ellison
It’s been a year and half since Lanai, the quietest island in the state, became the subject of a global media frenzy. But that’s what happens after getting bought by the fifth richest man in the world. Larry Ellison, who founded Oracle, announced his plans to create a model of sustainable living to CNBC right before his keynote at the 2012 Oracle Openworld, and the Wall Street … [Read more...] about Ellison’s Fantasy Island, How building Lanai connects history to the future