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Richard Ha

Farmer Richard Ha has built a hydroelectric plant at his 600-acre farm in Pepe‘ekeo on the Big Island in order to decrease his reliance on oil-based power. His focus is on helping the Big Island choose smart alternatives now that will reduce its dependence of foreign oil and allow the Island to live a more sustainable lifestyle, in Hawaii, post-Peak Oil.
Some Guidance For UH Board Of Regents On Maunakea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some Guidance For UH Board Of Regents On Maunakea

The problems concerning the Thirty Meter Telescope stem from an inadequate accommodation of Hawaiian culture.

Anti-Science Fear Is Putting Hawaii At Risk of ‘Cultural and Economic Poverty’ Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Anti-Science Fear Is Putting Hawaii At Risk of ‘Cultural and Economic Poverty’

Cultures that fall backwards are those that fear advancement, fear change and cling to a mythicized view of yesteryear.
Praise for Outgoing PUC Chair Mina Morita PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Praise for Outgoing PUC Chair Mina Morita

We should be thanking her for blocking the Aina Koa Pono project, not criticizing her over it.
GMOs, Food Security and Climate Change on the Farm

GMOs, Food Security and Climate Change on the Farm

Our organic farmers aren't threatened by modern farming, but organic farmers in Hawaii are threatened by mainland, industrial-scale organic farms.