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ʻALALĀ Nesting

Two ‘Alalā in the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve have reached a new milestone, one not seen in the forests of Hawaiʻi for almost 20 years. They have built a nest.

todayMay 8, 2019 24

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Medication Disposal

The Hawaiʻi Police Department reminds you that Saturday, (April 27), is National Take-Back Day, providing the community an opportunity to turn in your unused or expired medications for safe, anonymous disposal. Hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Ka Waena Lapaʻau Medical Complex, 670 Ponahawaii Street, Hilo, and the Kona Police Station parking lot, 74-0611 Hale Makai Place, Kailua-Kona. For more information call (808) 541-1930 or visit www.dea.gov

todayApril 16, 2019 38

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Marine research center proposed for Kawaihae Harbor

 A nonprofit group dedicated to recording whale songs wants to build a marine science center at Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor, and it’s secured support from a number of political, Native Hawaiian and marine backers. The applicant, Jupiter Research Foundation, is based in Los Altos, California, and Puako. In addition to its work with whales, the foundation also delves into wave glider instrumentation and the electrical behavior of plants, according to […]

todayMarch 26, 2019 37

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Underground Discovery

In the pitch black world of lava tubes, scientists find a world of unique creatures A group of scientists and researchers exploring lava caves on the Big Island have discovered unique creatures living in lava tubes. (Full article @: HawaiiNewsNow) University of Hawaii associate professor of biology Megan Porter believes a handful of the species have never been seen before. "We have a new species of beetle. We think the […]

todayMarch 16, 2019 34

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Senate Passes Bill To Ban Certain Single-Use Plastics

Via BIVN- A bill that prohibits the purchase, use, sale, or distribution of plastic beverage bottles, utensils, stirring sticks, polystyrene foam containers, and straws by state and county agencies has passed out of the Hawaiʻi State Senate and is now in the House of Representatives. State Senator Mike Gabbard spoke in favor of SB522 SD2, a measure he helped introduce, from the floor of the senate during third reading on March […]

todayMarch 11, 2019 13

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Ocean Cleanup device in Hilo for repairs

Video at: KItv.com A 2,000 foot floating device launched in September to scoop-up plastic in the ocean, is in Hilo Harbor for repairs. The ambitious project to clean up some of the 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic in the "Great Garbage Patch" fell short after the U-shaped barrier broke just before the new year.  "About 40 feet of the 2,000 feet was observed to be drifting away," said Joost Dubois, spokesperson with the Ocean Cleanup.The system, […]

todayJanuary 27, 2019 331

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