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Sunscreen Found Harmful to Coral Sampled on Kaua‘i

By Ruby Pap Waters sampled off Po‘ipū beach, Kauai’s popular tourist destination and premier snorkel spot, were found to have levels of oxybenzone of 281-419 parts per trillion. Photo by Ruby Pap The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is asking all ocean users in Hawai‘i to avoid sunscreen containing oxybenzone, also [...]

By | October 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

‘Paint the Town Pink’ for Cancer Awareness Wednesday 

The Kaua‘i Committee on the Status of Women is inviting the public to help them to “Paint the Town Pink” in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The annual walk will start at the Līhu‘e Civic Center Mo‘ikeha Building on Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. Bev Brody, of Get Fit Kaua‘i, will start the group off [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|0 Comments

‘Equal Means Equal’ Screening Tomorrow at KCC (w/ trailer)

The public is invited to attend a free screening of “Equal Means Equal” directed by Kamala Lopez, which won the Best U.S. Documentary Audience Award at the 2016 Traverse City Film Festival. The film examines the inadequacies of the current laws in the U.S. that claim to protect women and presents a strong argument for [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Rescued Newell’s Shearwater Chick Heads to Sea

The Newell’s shearwater chick found late August in Na Pali. Video grab courtesy DLNR A healthy Newell’s shearwater, or ‘a‘o, left its manmade burrow at the Nihoku predator-proof enclosure at the Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, and headed to sea Sunday. Chick #8 was one of the eight young birds that had been [...]

By | October 19th, 2016|0 Comments

375 National Academy of Sciences Members: Don’t Abandon Paris Climate Agreement

Graphic image courtesy of cop21paris.org Hundreds of scientists — including noted physicist Stephen Hawking and biologist E.O. Wilson, and 30 Nobel Prize winners — are asking the United States to stick to the Paris Climate Agreement reached during the COP21 last December, according to a recent University of Hawai‘i release. Days after the [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|0 Comments

The Ride Plus One

By Larry Feinstein “I have chosen to go miles out of my comfort zone, habit monger that I am, and take Frost’s less traveled road. Every day will be completely different than the day before. Accepting the uncertainty of each moment will provide one lesson after the other.” Sept. 16, 2015 This is a long [...]

By | October 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Youth Support National Make A Difference Day in Lydgate Park

By Tommy Noyes Evan Schrader, JJ Alonzo, Lea Nuesca and Grace Peralta of the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii-Lihue helped paint the Kamalani Kai Bridge. Continuing that job will be the main task for National Make A Difference Day in Lydgate Park 2016. Your help’s needed too on Saturday, Oct. 22. Photo by [...]

By | October 15th, 2016|0 Comments

A Virtual Eden of Flowers

By Virginia Beck A paradise of trees, a virtual Eden of flowers and rare plants, contributed by the winds and waves, followed by those who came by canoe, or ship, or airline. Kaua‘i is a mixed plate, as we call our local lunches. Mixtures of plants, cultures and races, all brought here seeking one thing; [...]

By | October 14th, 2016|0 Comments

The Good News

By Uma Sivanathan Uma Sivanathan The good news is that an explosion of scientific evidence and clinical studies is being brought forth into the medical community, proving that at least 80 percent of all chronic diseases are preventable and reversible by the food we eat and by our daily lifestyle choices. These chronic [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Mongoose on the Loose Caught at Lihu‘e Airport

Live mongoose captured at Lihu‘e Airport. Photo courtesy of KISC A live mongoose that likely arrived on Kaua‘i as a stowaway was captured at Lihu‘e Airport Wednesday morning, according to the Kaua‘i Invasive Species Committee. Craig Kaneshige, Clyde Ragasa and Eric-John Garcia of the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture, along with KISC field crew, [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|0 Comments