Environment

Stuff We Like / Organic Sunscreen

Oxybenzone, cinoxate, dioxybenzone…yeah, we can’t pronounce them either. And that should be reason enough to put some time into researching these chemicals, which are actually ingredients, before putting them o...

This is how plastic pollution is debilitating our marine ecosystem

By Kahi Pacarro Deep introspection of pollution ends at the epiphany that pollution is the result of failed design. If consumer goods and commercial fishing materials were designed to consider the end of their use, we would drastically constrict the flow of p...

RESHAPING THE REPUTATION- ECO BOARD BUILDING

By Cash Lambert In the 21st century, a time that has already seen a metamorphosis and revolution and upheaval within so many avenues of technology and culture and thought, the shadow of eco-friendl...

For the Love of Honey

by Hank Gaskell Photos Kaua Photography His hands were unlike other farmers. Not calloused, hard, cracked and stiff, but broad, flexible and quick. He seemed not to mind the thick white suit we were both wearing or the suffocating screen helmet. ...

Pu`ukua Fundraiser / Waimea Valley / May 1

Hi`ipaka LLC, the nonprofit that manages Waimea Valley, is organizing a campaign to purchase Pu`ukua, the last remaining private parcel in Waimea Valley.  Almost a decade ago, community partners, OHA, and other...

World Surf League announces WSL PURE

The World Surf League has announced the creation of WSL PURE (Progressive Understanding and Respect for the Environment), its philanthropic initiative dedicated to supporting ocean health through the key areas ...

Chronic Contamination at Kauai Streams

According to the Surfrider Foundation, several Kauai streams have been tested positive for contamination especially in along the Waiopili stream. A letter from Surfrider Foundation about this issue has been sent to the Department of Health and is looking for c...

Call to Action: A Future for Solar Power

A global revolution is underway in how we are powering our world. Last December, in Paris, 195 countries reached a climate change accord where each country will begin to implement new policies and pra...

The North Shore takes on Unruly Conditions

It was forecasted, the purple blob that has made itself known on weather maps was marching to the Hawaiian Islands. The winds forecasted to be in the 10-15mph range with gusts up to 35mph out of the NW. With a ...

More Plastic than Fish in Oceans by 2050

By: Ivanna Kottasova @ivanakottasova via CNN Money The world is flooded with plastic garbage. There will be more plastic than fish in terms of weight in the world's oceans by 2050, the World Economic Forum warned Tuesday. Plastic has become one of the wo...