After the Guardian piece, I published this one focused on the situation in Maui.
Hawaii has become the epicenter of GMO corn development and testing, which involves a far greater use of pesticides than commercial corn agriculture. Attempts to rein in the companies have largely failed. Read more about it here.
The Pacific’s once-abundant bigeye tuna, the main species known here as ahi, is being fished to the brink of collapse — like the cod, the sturgeon and the bluefin tuna before it — and the Obama administration doesn’t seem to care, scientists say.
Despite concerns from fisheries scientists, President Obama scaled back a proposal to expand federal protection around the most remote Hawaiian Islands.
Fence Is Behind an Explosion of Life in a Wild Corner of Hawaii