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A rendering of the proposed BioEnergy Hawaii waste-to-energy plant, which could compete for resources with the County's proposed waste reduction facility. Courtesy image.

Big Island Rubbish: Enough To Go Around?

April 22nd, 2014

A private developer’s plan for a waste-to-energy plant in West Hawaii could impact Hawaii County’s plan for waste reduction in Hilo.

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Kapiolani Street Extension Moving Forward

April 22nd, 2014

If granted use of three parcels of state land Friday, the county expects to put the project out for bids in June, with completion of the road expected in 2016.

Lani Stemmermann is shown in this undated UHPA photo. Fellowship Named for Big Island Botanist Lani Stemmermann April 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The endowment by the president of the UH faculty union honors the Hilo-born Stemmermann, a champion of Hawaii plants, environments and ecology.

A new law is designed to promote greater use of renewable energy while providing lower power costs to renters. File photo. Lawmakers Agree to Fund ‘Green’ Energy Program April 21st, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The GEMS program aims to provide low- to moderate-income homeowners and renters with photovoltaic systems that would be paid for through electricity bills.

Pahoa High and Intermediate School principal Darlene Bee. DOE photo. Pahoa HS Shows Interest in 8-Man Football for 2014 April 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Featured Articles, Sports

The addition of a third 8-man football team on the Big Island would allow the sport to be sanctioned under the BIIF.

Joel White. HPD photo. Waikoloa Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Stabbing April 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Featured Articles, News, West Hawaii News

Joel H. White, 35, who was also charged with burglary, was being held in lieu of bail in the amount of $275,000.

Google Maps image. Fire in Puna Leaves Family of Seven Homeless April 21st, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News

The residents of the Hawaiian Acres home told firefighters that when they arrived home they heard what sounded like several explosions inside.

Melissa Adams, a recipient of a NASA Sally Ride Internship, is shown with a certificate awarded by the space agency for her efforts in the study of a mineral found on Mauna Kea similar to material found on Mars. Photo courtesy of PISCES. UH-Hilo Student Awarded NASA Research Internship April 18th, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, West Hawaii News

Melissa Adams, a senior majoring in geology, will spend the summer in Texas studying a mineral found on Mauna Kea in support of robotic missions to Mars.

This portable “power” platform, designed to be slung by helicopter, helps scientists measure volcanic activity using a gravity meter, an experimental camera for measuring sulfur dioxide gas and other types of monitoring instruments. USGS/HVO photo. VOLCANO WATCH: Spiders and Other Portable Monitors April 18th, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion, Featured Articles

Portable volcano monitoring stations provide scientists with additional eyes and other sensor equipment in a hurry to monitor changes in eruptions.

Google Maps image (click to enlarge). UPDATE: Driver of Truck Uninjured in Highway 190 Rollover April 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Featured Articles, News, West Hawaii News

Traffic was detoured to Kaiminani Drive and Waikolola Road for about five hours while a fire department hazmat crew cleaned up spilled waste oil and solvent.

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