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December 23, 2019

Hotel Engineer to Discuss Ways to Combat Ocean Pollution

Duane Sparkman, an engineer and landscaping manager at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, will be offering a  free  talk to explain how  community members can  use non-harmful pest and weed control methods for their homes, businesses, and landscaping. 
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March 07, 2019

Soil Contamination Issues at 18 Schools on Hawai‘i Island

State agencies collaborate to resolve soil contamination issues at 18 schools on Hawai‘i Island and build awareness to prevent exposure.
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February 17, 2019

County to Hold Free Hazardous Household Waste Collection

The Department of Environmental Management will hold a free hazardous household waste collection event on March 24. Residents interested in dropping off hazardous household items are required to schedule an appointment with the department by March 15. According to the department, residents will be expected to disclose the estimated types and quantities of waste they... Read more »
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May 04, 2017

Cochran Coordinates Maui’s First-Ever Large Scale Training on Pesticide Alternatives

Maui County Councilmember Elle Cochran has coordinated what is being called Maui's first-ever large scale training series on landscape pesticide alternatives.
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June 15, 2016

Judge Panel to Hear SHAKA Appeal on Pesticides at GMO Sites

A special panel of three judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Honolulu today on an appeal filed by The SHAKA Movement.
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April 23, 2010

Lanai Wellhead Protection Project Public Meeting April 29

The Department of Water Supply is seeking public input on the Wellhead Protection project on Lanai.  The project was initiated to protect the wells that supply drinking water to the community. Drinking water wells can become contaminated by common activities such as pouring motor oil and household chemicals down drains, using too much pesticides or... Read more »
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January 22, 2009


The Hawai`i State Department of Health (DOH) is advising the public to wash produce thoroughly to help prevent exposure to pesticides, bacteria, and parasites.  The DOH identified six probable cases of illness caused by angiostongylus, or rat lung worm in 2008.  All individuals were residents of the island of Hawai`i and regularly ate fresh raw... Read more »
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