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Conservation convention inspires Hawaii children

Once all of the motions have been adopted, commitments made and the delegates are back home in their far-flung parts of the world, Hawaii will have fulfilled its role as host of the 10-day International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation Congress 2016. Read more

Solar-powered water wheel might help clean up Ala Wai

The Ala Wai Canal has for years been the butt of smelly-wastewater jokes, not to mention a collection point for cigarette butts and plastic litter that float in it before eventually flowing into the ocean. Read more

Youth volunteers to help restore Big Isle battlefield

Dozens of youths from Kupu Hawaii, a Kakaako-based nonprofit, will be among the first volunteers to begin restoration work at the Kuamoo battlefield and burial grounds on the west side of Hawaii island. Read more

Humpback whale counting connects volunteer to ocean

Despite some anxiety over the late arrival of humpback whales to Hawaii waters this season, the majestic creatures are here, following patterns consistent with long-term observations, according to the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. Read more

Families get close to nature at Christmas tree farm

As I walked between the rows of Norfolk pines, the sun above was hot and the red dirt below a little muddy from recent rain. It wasn’t exactly a classic winter wonderland scene with snowflakes fluttering onto a forest of tall pines. Read more


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