KAILUA-KONA — The state announced Thursday a concrete plan to import big ideas, and potentially big dollars, to West Hawaii through the vehicle of the global aquaculture industry. Capitalizing on Hawaii’s unique access to natural resources in the name of… Continue Reading
The US Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the public comment period on the Aug. 6, 2008, proposed rule to remove the Hawaiian hawk, or ʻIo (Buteo solitarius), from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife under the Endangered Species Act. The Service is also making the draft post-delisting monitoring plan for the Hawaiian hawk available for public review and invites comments on that draft plan. The public comment period is now open and will close on Nov. 28. Continue Reading
Swimmers were at Anna’s Pond in Wiamea when a flash flood swept them away into the stream. Continue Reading
Via BIVideoNews via: BINow Mayor Harry Kim has signed a fifth emergency proclamation in regards to the Kīlauea eruption and lava flows. In this latest proclamation, it states “entry to and remaining on the lava flow field remains prohibited unless authorized by… Continue Reading
Snakes have no natural predators in Hawaii and pose a serious threat to the state’s environment. Many species prey on birds and their eggs, increasing the threat to endangered native birds. Large snakes can be a danger to the public and small pets. Continue Reading
Last week the federal organization found itself in a flurry of news articles regarding whether pet chickens could safely be dressed in Halloween costumes. Continue Reading
Using satellite imagery, federal scientists confirmed Monday that East Island, a critical habitat for endangered Hawaiian monk seals and green sea turtles, was almost entirely washed away earlier this month.
It’s unclear if East Island — an 11-acre spit of sand and gravel that hosted a U.S. Coast Guard radar station until 1952 — will ever return or how resilient the displaced animals will be. Continue Reading