Hawaii Council Member Introduces Bill to Urge Pesticide and GMO Disclosure

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By: The Alternative Daily, 02/08/2014


Elle Cochran, a council member in Maui County, Hawaii, has proposed a bill at the county level to require agricultural operations to disclose their use of genetically modified crops and pesticides to the public. The state of Hawaii currently has some regulations on pesticides in place, however, Cochran asserts, “The current requirements are simply not good enough for this community. Most protection standards put in place protect the workers, but require little to no protection notification to surrounding communities. This legislation is meant to alleviate this oversight.”


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Ban: Hawaii First State to Ban Plastic Shopping Bags

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Natural Society, By: Elizabeth Renter, 01/25/2014

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Even with reusable shopping bags, most individuals inevitably end up with some of the annoying thin plastic ones around, perhaps shoved under the kitchen sink. Well in Hawaii, people will be dealing with a lot fewer of these plastic sacks as that state recently became the first to ban the bag at checkout and restaurants.

Honolulu County became the last of the state’s counties to ban the bags, completing the state’s ban as a whole, according to NBC News. Retailers have three years to get rid of their supply and come up with alternatives. The success of the bans is attributed to citizen action and conscientious Hawaiians. After all, it didn’t come from the legislature, but from all four county councils.


Kenoi Signs Anti-GMO Bill Into Law

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By: Dave Smith, 12/05/2013

Demonstrations were staged by those on both sides of the debate, including those, picture above, who maintained the a GMO ban would unnecessarily handcuff farmers. File photo.

Mayor Billy Kenoi today signed into law a bill that bans any new uses of genetically modified crops on the Big Island. Kenoi announced his decision to sign Bill 113 in a letter to the County Council. The council passed the measure on Nov. 19 on a 6-3 vote. The bill prohibits new open-air growing of genetically modified organisms, also known as GMOs.


For more on this story visit http://bigislandnow.com/2013/12/05/kenoi-signs-anti-gmo-bill-into-law/

Veto override will limit pesticide use, GMO crops on Hawaiian island

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By: Christopher D'Angelo, 11/16/2013

(Reuters) - The governing body on the Hawaiian island of Kauai voted on Saturday to override their mayor's veto of a bill that seeks to reign in widespread pesticide use and the testing of new genetically modified crops. The Kauai County Council's 5-2 vote means agricultural companies will be unable to plant crops inside buffer zones created around schools, homes and hospitals. New limits will be placed on pesticide use and companies must disclose where they will plant test crops.


BREAKING NEWS: Big Island of Hawaii Passes Ban On GMOs!

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By: PBSpot Admin, 10/03/2013


The Big Island of Hawaii County Council Committee passed a GMO prohibition Bill by a vote of 6-2. The Bill 113 passed out of committee and is progressing to the full Council, set for October 16th. The Bill is relevant to the island of Hawaii, known as “The Big Island.” The two “no” votes were Greggor Ilagan and Chair J Yoshimoto. Dennis “Fresh” Onishi was absent. The Bill 113 will ban all open air cultivation of GMOs, with the exception of papaya which already has genetically modified forms already being grown on the island. Other than this, the Hawaii island is the final to not yet have GMO crops in the state of Hawaii.


For more on this story visit http://politicalblindspot.com/big-island-of-hawaii-bans-gmos/

Moderate 5.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Hawaii Island

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Theextinctionprotocol, 06/05/2013



HAWAII – A moderate earthquake struck in the deep ocean off Hawaii Island this afternoon but did not generate a tsunami, officials said. The quake, with a magnitude of 5.3, struck at about 2:12 p.m. and was centered 34 miles southeast of Pahala and 31 miles south of Kalapana, at a depth of about 25 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake initially was listed as a magnitude 5.2, briefly upgraded to 5.6 before USGS scientists reassessed and downgraded it to a magnitude 5.3.


No tsunami was generated but “some areas may have experienced strong shaking,” according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach. “It was a pretty significant jolt,” said Darryl Oliveira, director of the Hawaii County Civil Defense, who was on his way to the county building for a hearing when the earthquake occurred.


Trade Winds Drop, Hawaii Gets Muggy

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wunderground,Adurey Mcavoy- June 4,2013





HONOLULU -- Part of what makes living in Hawaii so pleasant is the gentle breeze. Arriving from the northeast, it's light enough that it is barely noticeable but strong enough to chase away the humidity.

It's a natural draw to the outdoors. It is not uncommon to show up at a house to find its residents relaxing out in the covered porch or in the car port, not their living room, and enjoying the cooling winds - and a cool drink.

Nowadays, experts say, these breezes, called trade winds, are declining, a drop that's slowly changing life across the islands.

The effects can be seen from the relatively minor, such as residents unaccustomed to the humidity complaining about the weather and having to use their fans and air conditioning more often, to the more consequential, including winds being too weak to blow away volcanic smog.

Hawaii Asks Visitors To Respect Marine Life Through New Video Campaign

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Natureworldnews, By: James Foley, 04/18/2013


Officials in Hawaii are trying to better educate visitors and locals about proper wildlife viewing practices with a new series of videos. The videos also encourage the public to choose tour operators that keep their distance from when viewing marine life such as spinner dolphins, Hawaiian monk seals, turtles, and humpback whales. A statement from the Hawaii Governor’s office said that the messages are cautionary tales that should be taken seriously, as incidents of monk seal hookings and boats running into whales continue to occur.


“In the 2012-2013 whale season, there have been 10 confirmed whale-vessel contacts. In 2012 there were 17 confirmed monk seal hookings. This year, there have been 6 confirmed hookings so far,” the statement reports. One clip features a flock of paparazzi tourists snapping away at a seal-like man on the sand. It asks, “If you don’t like it what makes you think they do? Please keep your distance and respect our marine wildlife.”


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How to Surf Wave of Manifestation

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Here is a summary of today's article that may be pertinent to you:


When you have 'those days' where you feel you 'can't win for losing', know that you are caught in an energy 'rip tide' and are most likely learning a 'lesson for your spiritual growth'.

Try to keep your wits about you, and don't try to fight it.

Get out of this chaotic energy any way you can.

Give it time.

Go back and face the issue with 'new eyes'.

This skill is crucial, because as the energies jack up here on the rest of Gaia besides Hawaii, all of us are going to be subject to this 'super manifestation of your mindset', and only us Kahuna Lightworker Energy Surfers are going to make it look easy. 

The rest of the 'waking up' are going to look to US to tow them 'out of the dangerous surf'.

Your Lightworker jet ski is waiting...

And we get a really cool uniform too--a Light and Sparkly one!


I had an interesting 'lesson' yesterday about manifestation and wanted to share it with you. The entire story is here:http://reikidoc.blogspot.com/2012/10/surfing-strong-energies-of-manifestation.html


Letting go is key to learning any lesson from spirit!



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