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Culture with science can help guide wise resource use

By Heather McMillen

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 20, 2014

~~<p>&quot;Well, at least we still know how to suck on leaves if we need to,&quot; said a woman at Longs when she realized the bottled water was sold out as Honolulu anticipated Iselle.</p>
<p>It reminded me of a statement I heard last year from Robert &quot;Sonny&quot; Keakealani, a lifelong cowboy from an area in North Kona that has experienced drought for the last 30 years, and is projected to become even drier. &quot;We know how. If anything happens, we still can do it in our own backyard. If we need to go down to the beach and drink brackish water, we can.&quot;</p>
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"Well, at least we still know how to suck on leaves if we need to," said a woman at Longs when she realized the bottled water was sold out as Honolulu anticipated Iselle.

It reminded me of a statement I heard last year from Robert "Sonny" Keakealani, a lifelong cowboy from an area in North Kona that has experienced drought for the last 30 years, and is projected to become even drier. "We know how. If anything happens, we still can do it in our own backyard. If we need to go down to the beach and drink brackish water, we can." Login for more...



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