Opposing new species rules

The endangered species capitol of the world has thrown its weight behind a lawsuit targeting the Affordable Clean Energy rule, signed in June by Environmental Protection Administrator Andrew Wheeler.

Rural electric association visits Kauai

LIHUE — The top executive for the nation’s electric cooperative network paid his first visit to Kauai last week and toured several of Kauai Island Utility Cooperative’s facilities.

Chance to dance

Sadie Sanson has spent the past year dancing at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C., and on Saturday, Aug. 24 she’ll be showing off what she’s learned at the Anaina Hou Porter Pavilion.

Territory for turtles

Several organizations are gearing up to try to force the federal government to better protect green sea turtle habitat.

Whales on the move

LIHUE — Hawaiian humpback whale activity is changing, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including where the whales choose to eat and breed.

Learn organic gardening

PUHI — Anyone who is curious about how to incorporate organic pest control and ecosystem management into farming and landscaping practices should stop by the Kauai County Farm Fair on Friday and Saturday.

Coral bleaching could be on the way

LIHUE — Another coral bleaching event could hit Hawaii in the next four months, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Coral Reef Watch.

Caring for the coastlines

The state is looking for input on coastal issues that aren’t covered by the laws and rules of Hawaii as part of an update to the statewide Hawaii Ocean Resources Management Plan.

Sustainable fisheries key to strong stocks

Sustainable fisheries were highlighted in the recently released 2018 Status of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s U.S. Fisheries Annual Report to Congress, outlining benefits of practices like those ongoing in Haena.

Too many tilapia

Kauai’s fishery managers are saying they are in full emergency-mode after a report of blackchin tilapia in the island’s nearshore ocean, a discovery that could have heavy implications.

Hirono asks to ban chlorpyrifos

LIHUE — In the midst of lawsuits aiming to get a chlorpyrifos ban out of the Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 15 U.S. senators have signed a letter asking for the same thing.

Kealia subdivision EIS approved

KEALIA — A proposed subdivision is one step closer to fruition in Kealia, after the Land Use Commission accepted the project’s Final Environmental Impact Statement Thursday.

RH38 back in the wild

LIHUE — Hawaiian monk seal RH38 is back in the wild and appears to be healthy after her second stint at Ke Kai Ola monk seal hospital in Kailua-Kona.

Breadfruit on the air

For more than 30 years, National Tropical Botanical Garden’s Breadfruit Institute has been studying hundreds of varieties of the starchy fruit.

‘We’re all connected’

PUHI — Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School is celebrating its 20th anniversary as it opens its doors for the first week back to school with lessons in history and sustainability.

UFO still beached

ALIOMANU — Nobody yet knows for sure what’s been rolling around on the outer reef of Kauai’s east side Aliomanu beach.

Capt. Vincent Johnson leaves as commander of PMRF

KEKAHA — Sitting on the shady Shenanigan’s patio days before the change of command at Pacific Missile Range Facility, Capt. Vincent Johnson said he’s not ready to say goodbye to the island he’s grown to love.