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Land Use In Hawaii

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 Links for Monday, May 24

Today's roundup: plans to sell or lease public land on the Big Island, a wood-powered car on Kauai and the drought's impact on birds on Maui.
UPDATE: Developers to Environmentalists: You Can’t Handle The Truth

UPDATE: Developers to Environmentalists: You Can’t Handle The Truth

In a new brief filed with the Hawaii Supreme Court, the development community smacks "militant" conservationists across the face.

UPDATE: Land Links for Friday, May 21

Today's roundup: cultural concerns delay the Kauai path, opponents speak out against Koa Ridge, and the Kilauea eruption reaches its 10,000th day.
UPDATE: The Public Hearing That Wasn’t

UPDATE: The Public Hearing That Wasn’t

Thursday's Land Use Commission hearing on the Koa Ridge project was held in a surprisingly small conference room, minimizing testimony and dialog.
Land Limits Hawaii’s Quest For Food, Energy Independence

Land Limits Hawaii’s Quest For Food, Energy Independence

How much land would it take to sustain a biofuel operation sufficient to replace the state's supply of fossil fuel? How many acres would be needed to grow enough food to feed its population?

UPDATE: Land Links for Thursday, May 20

Today's round up: a USGS report on Maui's streams, a USDOJ indictment for Kauai's birds and money trouble for the Big Island's Hokulia.
Clean Energy Splits Environmentalists

Clean Energy Splits Environmentalists

Several ambitious ideas for clean energy could help Hawaii become self-sufficient, but concerns about endangered species, open space and other issues have pit environmentalists against each other.

UPDATE: Land Links for Wednesday, May 19

Today's round up: Native Hawaiian burials make headlines, a Maui roadside is cleared, and more video on the BP oil spill surfaces.

UPDATE: Hawaii Supreme Court Rejects Wal-Mart Burial Case

The state's highest court on Monday said it would not hear an appeal to a case stemming from the inadvertent discovery in Honolulu of 42 sets of Native Hawaiian burials.

UPDATE: Land Links for Tuesday, May 18

Today's round up: Hundreds of Oahu offices remain vacant, biodiesel waste can be re-recycled into soap and a lawmaker argues against selling public land.

UPDATE: A Long History Of Requests To Develop Farmland

A list of petitions to change land use designations from Agricultural and Conservation to Urban starts to fill in the where, when and who of 50 years of growth.
Land Use In Hawaii