Noting Hawaii’s vulnerability to interruptions in their supply chain as the world’s most remote island chain, the first annual Blue Planet Summit took place last weekend in an effort to focus the energy of Hawaii, both natural and social, on the
When confronted by the effects of global warming, species have primarily had to resort to one of two options - migrate ever northward or escape to a higher elevation. This has allowed some to survive, albeit only temporarily; others, unfortunately, have
Where can you learn what to do with "underappreciated produce"? And where can you get fish once reserved only for royalty? Find out in this month's issue of green*light which takes readers on a tour of the top 10 farmers markets in the USA. If you
Cynthia Vanderlip, manager of the State of Hawaii's Kure Atoll Wildlife Sanctuary, cut open the dead body of a fledgling Laysan albatross (nicknamed "Shed Bird") to find more than half a pound of plastic in its
As the infamous dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico yawns ever wider, scientists in Hawaii are practicing an experimental method of vacuuming invasive algae off the choking coral. Meanwhile, in Britain, a radical plan to cut emissions makes a case for a
Well, that's one way to get rid of those troublesome algae: use an underwater vacuum cleaner to suck them clear off the reefs. Biologists in Hawaii are using devices known as "Super Suckers" to eliminate tons of gorilla ogo, a species of invasive algae
Whenever we do a story about solar-powered water craft some pundit will pipe up and say "Yeh, but wot about wind powered yachts?" So if we can't beat 'em, join 'em! Kite For Sail employs what they term "advanced wind propulsion
Well we've heard recently about the Senator taking the time to "refine" his position on coal, and the Washington Post was kind enough to highlight the fact that it took environmentalists to show him the way. But maybe if he had spent time at his
In 1922, James Dole, the president of Hawaiian Pineapple Company (later the Dole Food Company), bought the entire island of Lanai. The sixth largest Hawaiian island was subsequently developed into the world’s largest pineapple plantation. Lanai has
We received some exquisitely aromatic soap samples from Filthy Farmgirl recently and can personally attest to their all-natural sudsing goodness. With flavors like Cheeky Ginger Citrus, Sassy Honey Oatmeal, and Coffee Vanilla Vixen, it's hard to
Wal-Mart has put out a request for proposals (RFP) to several large solar outfits. Apparently the request is fairly confidential, but Joel Makower seems to have seen the RFP and is making some comments about it over at his blog.
We've looked at a number of hydrogen fuel cell concept cars in the past, and noted that GM plans to put some vehicles on the road for testing in the near future. We're still a long ways from highways packed with vehicles that emit only water, though.