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Land Links for Friday, June 4

Every day, I’m scouring the Internet for land use and environmental news from around the state and around the world…

Land Links for Thursday, June 3

Today's roundup: new law protects shoreline access, a new water system gets delayed on the Big Island, and OHA asks the state to pay an old debt.
Forest Saved, Now The Real Work Begins

Forest Saved, Now The Real Work Begins

The purchase of more than 3,500 forest acres in Central Oahu was celebrated Wednesday as the fulfillment of what had once been seen as an impossible mission. But the struggle to manage a new state forest reserve has just begun.

Land Links for Wednesday, June 2

Every day, I’m scouring the Internet for land use and environmental news from around the state and around the world…

Land Links For Tuesday, June 1

Today's roundup: an 85-foot windmill OK'd on Kauai, a bank bids on its own resort on Maui and BP tries a risky new tack in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tightening Farm Rules Might Sound Good, But Could Hurt Real Farmers

Tightening Farm Rules Might Sound Good, But Could Hurt Real Farmers

Under a proposal before Honolulu City Council, new farmhouses on Oahu would be limited to 1,500 square feet, 40 percent smaller than the national average. No explanation for the size limit is given in the bill.

Land Links For Friday, May 28

Today's roundup: high-tech solar panels to debut on Maui, the impact of the BP oil spill on Hawaii and a chance to rent James Bond's Kauai home.
UPDATE: Money Questions Remain For Mililani Solar Plan

UPDATE: Money Questions Remain For Mililani Solar Plan

Central Oahu could soon be home to the largest solar farm in the state, but it remains to be seen how HECO will limit the hardship that the 20-megawatt proposal creates for ratepayers.

Land Links for Thursday, May 27

Today's roundup: analysis of the Maui streams decision, a drought closes parks on the Big Island and Obama takes responsibility for oil spill response.
What Rules Maui Water, Law or Sugar? Civil Beat

What Rules Maui Water, Law or Sugar?

With the Water Commission expected to hand down its decision on Maui's Na Wai Eha case soon, the debate isn't just about jobs or restoring a native way of life. In a deeper sense, it's about the principles by which water will be managed in Hawaii.

Land Links for Wednesday, May 26

Today's roundup: water restored to East Maui streams, concerns about mining on Kauai and a day without shadows.

UPDATE: Land Links for Tuesday, May 25

Today's roundup: a new master plan for Kamehameha Schools, Big Island decides against selling sugar lands and sunscreen may not help after all.
Land Use In Hawaii