If global warming continues as most scientists expect, Hawaii will be a hotter place sometime in the future with fewer cooling tradewinds and more drought, fewer waterfalls and forest streams. Marine life diversity will suffer in warmer waters as acidity kills off coral reefs.
Legislation seeking to create a quasi-independent agency to manage Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve was shelved by a Honolulu City Council committee Tuesday to allow the Parks and Recreation Department time to provide specific financial information to Council members and others who want to know where up to $6 million in annual revenue from the popular attraction is being used.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will hold a public meeting Wednesday to discuss a proposed one-year pilot project to regulate the use of stand-up paddleboards at certain surf breaks on Oahu's South Shore.
Hawaiian Electric Co. wants 65 percent of its power to come from renewable sources by 2030, cut customer bills by 20 percent, convert remaining power plants to liquefied natural gas and charge customers with rooftop solar much more.
Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann said Tuesday that the city, not the Hawaii Community Development Authority, should have planning oversight in Kakaako.
It's hip to serve Spam, according to TheGothamist.com, a website about life in the Big Apple and other cities.
By "pure coincidence," Hawaii's starting lineup could have heavy local roots when the No. 17 Rainbow Wahine open against Ohio at the Stan Sheriff Center on Friday.