Hawaii

"In Hawaii, concern rises about use of farm pesticides"


After the Guardian piece, I published this one focused on the situation in Maui.

 




"Pesticides in paradise: Hawaii’s spike in birth defects puts focus on GM crops"


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.

 




"Bigeye Tuna Remains on Hawaii’s Menu — But for How Long?"


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.

http://www.civilbeat.com/2015/01/bigeye-tuna-remains-on-hawaiis-menu-but-for-how-long/

 

Despite concerns from fisheries scientists, President Obama scaled back a proposal to expand federal protection around the most remote Hawaiian Islands.

http://www.civilbeat.com/2014/09/a-new-national-marine-monument-coming-soon/

Fence Is Behind an Explosion of Life in a Wild Corner of Hawaii

Kaena point NYT