Posts Categorized: Hawai’i

Hundreds turn out to demand access to shoreline access in Kona

The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai’i Autority (NELHA) is a State of Hawai’i agency under the Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism. It is based at a site on the Kona shoreline, near the Kona airport. The public has had access to prime shoreline recreation and cultural areas via a jeep road that runs… Read more »

Nuclear Regulatory Commission public meetings on Depleted Uranium in Hawai’i

NRC public meetings on Army’s DU permit application August 24th, 1:00 pm Hawaii Army National Guard’s Wahiawa Armory 487 FA, at 77-230 Kamehameha Highway in Mililani August 25th, 6 – 8:30 pm Wahiawa District Park – Hale Koa Nutrition Site, 1139 Kilani Ave., in Wahiawa August 26th, 6 – 8:30 p.m. King Kamehameha Kona Beach… Read more »

Army report says DU at Pohakuloa not a threat

Updated at 11:19 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Depleted uranium at Pohakuloa no threat to public, Army report says By Nancy Cook Lauer West Hawaii Today HILO – A preliminary study completed by the military earlier this month finds no threat to the public from depleted uranium at the Pohakuloa Training Area. The study is… Read more »

“Hazards of military Depleted Uranium” the topic of webcast

The activists from Moku o Keawe (Hawai’i island) are organizing a webcast of an interview with Dr. Lorrin Pang on the hazards of depleted uranium contamination.  Here’s an excerpt from an email from Jim Albertini: The Hazards of military Depleted Uranium (DU) in Hawaii will be the topic of the Big Island Live Broadcasting Network… Read more »

Mauna Kea selected for more desecration

Posted on: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 Mauna Kea selected for world’s largest telescope Native Hawaiians, environmentalists object to use of area By Mary Vorsino Advertiser Staff Writer Mauna Kea was chosen yesterday as the site for what will become the world’s largest telescope – a mega-feat of engineering that will cost $1.2 billion, create as… Read more »

Hilo residents blast giant telescope plan

Scope faces critics in Hilo by Peter Sur Tribune-Herald Staff Writer Published: Thursday, June 18, 2009 9:39 AM HST More than 150 people heard impassioned speeches Wednesday night in Hilo on a proposal to bring the Thirty Meter Telescope to the Big Island. Much of it was negative, in stark contrast to Tuesday night’s meeting… Read more »

Public gets snow job on proposed giant Mauna Kea telescope

Telescope receives a warm reception in Waimea by Peter Sur Tribune-Herald Staff Writer Published: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 9:45 AM HST Majority of speakers during meeting voices support for TMT WAIMEA — A friendly crowd filled an elementary school cafeteria Tuesday night to speak in favor of locating the Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii. The… Read more »

Call to Action to protect Haleakala and Mauna Kea!

Plans for major construction in the sensitive ecosystems of our most sacred summits continue to push forward, despite significant opposition from the community. The University of Hawaii has filed two environmental impact statements — one for the world’s largest telescope in the world’s only tropical alpine desert, and another for a duplicative solar telescope in… Read more »

Air Force runway expansion studied in Kona

Air Force runway project gets second land study By Gregg K. Kakesako POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 28, 2009 The Air Force will conduct a supplemental environmental study on building a $30.3 million auxiliary runway at Keahole Airport in Kona that would be used to train C-17 Globemaster cargo jet pilots in short-landing field operations…. Read more »