Local food gets a leg up

Hawaii’s local food production just got a boost from the federal government and there could be more support to come if the 2018 farm bill passes through Capitol Hill.

NOAA funds SeaGrant research

The University of Hawaii’s Sea Grant College Program will be getting $1.7 million in federal funding thanks to a grant announced Tuesday from the National Oceanic andAtmospheric Administration.

Sunscreen and science

Specific kinds of sunscreens are disappearing from the shelves this summer in preparation for the 2021 Hawaii oxybenzone ban, which Gov. David Ige is expected to sign into law today.

Help Hawaii plan for disasters

In the wake of a false missile threat, devastating floods and landslides on Kauai and erupting lava on Hawaii Island, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency is updating the state’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Crawling with cats

Summer months mean kitten season on the Mainland, and while Kauai Humane Society says they don’t get the same dramatic increase in kittens, the shelter’s cat cages are full.

New study points to rodents as real forest bird threat

Destroying the rats is the best way to protect one of Kauai’s critically endangered forest birds. That’s according to a new study, released by researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project, which looked at different ways to manage the puaiohi population.

Talking story with the roaming reverend

The Rev. Ryan Newman gets back behind the pulpit again today at All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Preschool in Kapaa, after walking the 500-mile pilgrimage of Camino de Santiago in northern Spain.

Tracking turtles

The honu are migrating back to the main Hawaiian Islands after their annual trip northwest for breeding and nesting, and scientists are asking for help in keeping track of them. It’s the annual “Honu Count,” when residents and visitors call in sightings of the endangered green sea turtles and contribute to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration record of the animals.