Michael Levine

UPDATE: Land Links for Friday, May 14

Today's round up: a windmill deal on Oahu, rock and hedge removal on Maui and a dead seal on Kauai.

UPDATE: Land Links for Thursday, May 13

Today's round-up: public land without public access, trails so busy they can't be maintained and environmentalists' scheme to cause the oil spill.

UPDATE: Land Links for Wednesday, May 12

Today's round-up: a koa forest hits the auction block, dead animal smells are scaring tourists in Kauai and a cemetery expansion is put on hold.

UPDATE: We’ve Had the Driest Winter In 30 Years, But What Does It Mean?

Less rain fell during the past wet season than during almost every other winter since Hawaii became a state. As the dry season begins with drought, what does it mean for the summer?

UPDATE: Land Links for Tuesday, May 11

Today's round-up: hydroelectric power, noisy coqui frogs and a new take on preserving historic buildings.
As Beaches Grow, Do Property Rights Grow With Them?

As Beaches Grow, Do Property Rights Grow With Them?

The Hawaii Supreme Court is being asked to weigh in on a state law that established public ownership of accumulated sand. Beachfront homeowners have called the law an unfair land grab.

UPDATE: Maui Water Dispute Heating Up

A fight over water rights in East Maui has been raging for years. Local farmers, the state's last remaining sugar producer and others could soon get an answer.
Is Hawaii Ready For ‘Worst Case Scenario’ Oil Spill?

Is Hawaii Ready For ‘Worst Case Scenario’ Oil Spill?

With the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico threatening the ecosystem and economy of multiple U.S. states, Hawaii leaders say a response system is in place to deal with a spill in the Pacific.

UPDATE: Land Links for Monday, May 10

A round-up of worthwhile reading on land use and environmental issues for Monday, May 10.