1. Last week, William Bradford–the Director of the Department of Energy’s Office of Indian Energy in the Trump Administration–resigned after myriad news reports chronicled his racist and misogynistic statements. On Sept. 1, which Hawaii official sent out a news release celebrating Bradford’s resignation? A. U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono B. U.S. Senator Brian Schatz C. U.S. Rep. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How much do you know about Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s meeting with Maui DACA recipients?
Yes, it’s depressing to watch the Trump Administration do everything it can to dismantle federal efforts at researching and countering climate change. The State of Hawaii obviously feels differently about the issue, which is why sometime around the end of the year (assuming we all live that long), the state Department of Land and Natural Resources will publish the long-awaited … [Read more...] about As climate change accelerates, Hawaii prepares report on potential sea level rise damage
Looks like you have a little more time to make official comments on the Trump Administration's efforts to shrink a variety of national marine sanctuaries and monuments, one of which is the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has graciously extended the public comment period for a little more than two … [Read more...] about Federal government expands public comment time on review of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Expansion
There will be a Papahanaumokuakea Photography Exhibit at the Maui Ocean Center on Thursday, June 15. The exhibit includes 30 photos from David Littschwager and Susan Middleton, who’ve also published a photography book called Archipelago. There will also be some additional images on display from the NOAA and Solomon Enos. The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is … [Read more...] about Papahanaumokuakea Photography Exhibit at Maui Ocean Center
The Trump Administration may not give a damn that we're trashing the planet, but it's nice to see officials in Hawaii and Maui County certainly do. On Tuesday, June 6, Hawaii Governor David Ige signed two bills that commit the state to work ever harder to combat climate change–an imperative given the substantial dangers that rising sea levels pose to island communities. The … [Read more...] about Hawaii and Maui County officials sign historic environmental legislation