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Hawaii Island's first bird festival to highlight local species, planned coast-to-coast trail
Hawaii Island plans a new coast-to-coast trail for birders that winds from the ocean to high mountains and from the rain forest to lava plains. The 90-mile trail not yet completed kicks off with a first-of-its-kind birding festival on Sept. 24 and 25. The Hawaii Island Festival of Birds will introduce...
55 points by Los Angeles Times | Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii County Hawaii Pearl Harbor Oahu Hawaiian Islands Kealakekua Bay United States
Climate change blamed for collapse of Hawaiian forest birds
HONOLULU (AP) - Native forest birds on the Hawaiian island of Kauai are rapidly dying off and facing the threat of extinction as climate change heats up their habitat and allows mosquito-borne diseases to thrive, according to a study released Wednesday. Higher temperatures caused by global warming increase the spread ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Hawaii Global warming Hawaiian Islands Extinction Niihau James Cook Hawaiian language Climate change
The Latest: Monsanto says it's listening to anti-GMO groups
HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on a federal judge ruling that Hawaii counties can't enact bans or regulations on genetically modified crops and pesticides (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A representative from Monsanto says the agriculture company is listening to Hawaii residents' concerns about genetically modified organisms. A federal judge ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Genetically modified organism Genetically modified food Law Hawaii Agriculture Hawaiian Islands Regulation Administrative law
Judge: Hawaii counties can't regulate GMOs and pesticides
HONOLULU (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that three Hawaii counties can't enact their own bans or regulations on genetically modified crops and pesticides. Circuit Judge Consuelo M. Callahan on Friday upheld a lower court's decision saying Hawaii law prohibits counties from regulating agriculture matters. The cases stemmed from ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Law Hawaii Hawaiian Islands Regulation Administrative law United States Hawaiian language Court