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Why Everyone Should Support the Telescope Construction Blockade Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Why Everyone Should Support the Telescope Construction Blockade

The project is proceeding on faulty legal grounds, compelling concerned citizens to take the law into their own hands.
Mauna Kea Telescope Protesters Arrested KITV

Mauna Kea Telescope Protesters Arrested

The action was taken to enable "legal access" to the Hawaii Island project site, says official.
Peter Apo: Mauna Kea Under Siege Courtesy TMT International Observatory

Peter Apo: Mauna Kea Under Siege

The Thirty Meter Telescope project is at a flash point. So how does one bridge the apex when science slams head on into culture?
Mauna Kea Protesters Block Telescope Construction University of Hawaii

Mauna Kea Protesters Block Telescope Construction

The $1.4 billion project is called a desecration of the mountain, which is considered sacred by some.
Big Island Student Covers Telescope Controversy PBS Hawaii

Big Island Student Covers Telescope Controversy

The story, to air on PBS Hawaii, explores the clash between "modern science and ancient tradition."
It’s Freezing in All 50 States, Including Hawaii Flickr: vkurland.

It’s Freezing in All 50 States, Including Hawaii

The temperature at Mauna Kea on the Big Island dropped to 31 degrees.
Osorio Stresses Unity Of Cultures At Conservation Conference Franz Schmutzer

Osorio Stresses Unity Of Cultures At Conservation Conference

The keynote speaker says when it comes to finding solutions to Hawaii's environmental problems, collaboration is key.
Opponents Appeal Permit For Mauna Kea Telescope

Opponents Appeal Permit For Mauna Kea Telescope

The case is going on in state court.
Hawaii Land Board OKs $1.3B Thirty Meter Telescope University of Hawaii

Hawaii Land Board OKs $1.3B Thirty Meter Telescope

It’s taken seven years, but opponents to the Thirty Meter Telescope have finally found a venue where legal issues related…
Birds Get $1 Million Fence, Sheep’s Future Not So Bright

Birds Get $1 Million Fence, Sheep’s Future Not So Bright

The upper slopes of Mauna Kea are home to endangered birds among other species.