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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.

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.

UPDATE: Land Links for Friday, May 7

A round-up of worthwhile reading on land use and environmental issues for Friday, May 7.

UPDATE: Lessons for Hawaii in the Gulf Coast Oil Spill?

In the two weeks since a drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, millions of gallons of oil have bubbled to the surface. How would Hawaii be affected if something similar happened in nearshore waters?