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Limits Approved for Genetically Modified Crops in Kauai, Hawaii

Legislators on the island of Kauai in Hawaii have approved a bill that would restrict the use of pesticides by companies developing genetically modified crops there.

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Limits Approved for Genetically Modified Crops in Kauai, Hawaii

Source: New York Times, Wed October 16, 2013
Legislators on the island of Kauai in Hawaii have approved a bill that would restrict the use of pesticides by companies developing genetically modified crops there.

Company Designs Bottle From Great Pacific Garbage Patch Debris

Source: Wired, Sat August 04, 2012
Somewhere in the vicinity of Hawaii, a huge mass of plastic debris floats in the Pacific. And that’s just a fraction of the waste that’s bobbing around out there. Compared to the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” one plastic soap bottle may not seem like much. But if that one bottle is mass produced by soap-maker Method, it could turn out to make a big difference.

Hawaii first state to ban plastic bags at checkout

Source: MSNBC, Thu May 17, 2012
By now, it’s hardly news when a city bans plastic bags at checkout counters -- but an entire state? That’s happened in Hawaii, where Honolulu County has joined the state’s three other counties to give Hawaii a first-in-the-nation title.

Honolulu City Council backs bill to ban plastic bags at store, restaurant checkouts

Source: Hawaii Magazine, Sat April 28, 2012
One by one, Hawaii’s counties have passed green-minded bills that ban businesses from distributing non-biodegradable plastic bags and non-recyclable paper bags.

Plastic bag ban begins on Kauai and Maui, fee discussed for rest of state

Source: Hawaii Health Guide, Sat January 15, 2011
In Hawaii, Maui and Kauai County are the official forerunners in banning single use plastic bags that easily find their way into water streams, ocean currents and the stomachs of birds and fish.

Pann-Starrs telescope begins operations to hunt asteroids

Source: BBC, Thu June 17, 2010
A new telescope facility in Hawaii designed to search for asteroids and comets which could threaten Earth has been made operational.

Bamboo Living’s School is Earthquake and Hurricane Safe

Source: Fast Company, Thu June 04, 2009
Traditional brick school facades could become a thing of the past as educational institutions aim for sustainability.

Off the wall: The astonishing 3D murals painted on the sides of buildings by a trompe l’oeil artis

Source: Daily Mail, Tue May 26, 2009
At first glance, it looks as if some natural disaster has shaken away the walls of these buildings to reveal architecture hidden for thousands of years.

Rare Dolphins by the Hundreds Found in Bangladesh

Source: ENS, Sun April 19, 2009
The discovery of 6,000 rare dolphins in Bangladesh and new guidelines for marine wildlife viewing in the Pacific Islands are among the announcements made this week at the First International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas underway on the island of Maui.

Traffic deaths decline as more people are buckling up

Source: Consumer Reports, Thu April 09, 2009
It’s becoming increasingly safer on the roads.

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