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Stewart Yerton

Monsanto Could Soon Be Facing Dozens Of Lawsuits  in Hawaii Over Pesticide Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Monsanto Could Soon Be Facing Dozens Of Lawsuits in Hawaii Over Pesticide

Massive damage awards in previous cases are triggering a new onslaught against the chemical company.

Air Travel’s Carbon Footprint Takes A Big Environmental Toll In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Air Travel’s Carbon Footprint Takes A Big Environmental Toll In Hawaii

Carbon emissions from planes are only now starting to get some of the attention as other troubling side effects caused by soaring numbers of tourists.

Can This New Hawaii Venture Become The Stock Fund For Millennials? Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Can This New Hawaii Venture Become The Stock Fund For Millennials?

A Colorado portfolio manager has big plans for a $44 million S&P 500 index fund that he has brought to Hawaii.

Developer: Appetite For Luxury Condos Keeps Growing Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Developer: Appetite For Luxury Condos Keeps Growing

Kakaako’s major developer says a critical mass of retail and condos at Ward Village is attracting ever more interest from buyers.

Do Negotiations Offer A Way Forward On Mauna Kea? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Do Negotiations Offer A Way Forward On Mauna Kea?

The TMT conflict can seem irreconcilable. Mediation experts and others weigh in on possible strategies for getting people to the table and resolving these types of disputes.

This Hawaii Entrepreneur Wants To Build The Moon’s First ‘Airport’ NASA

This Hawaii Entrepreneur Wants To Build The Moon’s First ‘Airport’

Henk Rogers, an early backer of pushing Hawaii toward using 100% renewable energy, has a new idea: use a crew of construction-worker robots to build an underground moon base.

Measuring The Costs and Benefits of Windward Oahu Tourism Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Measuring The Costs and Benefits of Windward Oahu Tourism

UH researchers are sending questionnaires to thousands of residents of Kailua, a once-sleepy beach town inundated by tourists in recent years

Hawaii Struggles To Maintain Its Worn-Out Hiking Trails Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Hawaii Struggles To Maintain Its Worn-Out Hiking Trails

“Honestly, we’re just trying to keep up with demand,” the state’s trails manager said.

How Kailua Became A Tourist Town Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Kailua Became A Tourist Town

Stunning beaches, Airbnbs and new developments transformed the town into a tourist hot spot — leaving some locals bemoaning a lost sense of community.