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Honolulu
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
The infected tree was spotted near the popular Poamoho trail. Because of its proximity to human activity, the state decided to close the trail until the tree can be removed.
DLNR Sea Urchin Out-Planting
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is planting hatchery-raised native sea urchins in Waikīkī as part of an innovative algae control strategy.
Setter’s research shows that over the next 20 years, scientists predict 70 to 90 percent of coral reefs will be killed off. By 2100, few to zero suitable habitats will remain.
Public forums will be held on three islands featuring a panel discussion and an open house where attendees get information on topics ranging from rooftop solar programs to electrification of transportation.
Wind Turbines
Hawaiian Electric achieved a 28.4 percent consolidated renewable portfolio standard in 2019, despite having significantly lower wind energy production and not having Hawaii Island's geothermal resource available.
NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson
The home port of the Oceanographer was announced today by Rep. Ed Case, who says the new ships " will ensure that our country can continue with the vital research necessary to research and preserve our marine world that while still largely unknown is so vital to the present and future of our planet."
Indigenous Incubator
To date, the Purple Prize has worked with over 40 teams and awarded over $200,000 to those with the highest potential to amplify community and regenerate Hawaii’s ecosystems.
Charlie Thomas, 18, will be the youngest of four program volunteers and the first New Zealander to ever work at Kure Atoll, living without internet or cell phone service while cleaning up marine debris.
2020 Oahu Commute Challenge
Nearly 70 percent of Oahu commuters currently drive alone, contributing to the island’s high transportation energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, traffic, transportation costs, negative health impacts, and a lower quality of life.
Thursday afternoon, a large group of staff and volunteers from partner organizations like NOAA watched as Turtle 1036 returned home. The turtle was hurt after getting entangled in monofilament fishing line.