Kampachi’s Controversial Fish Farm

A Big Island fish farm is calling its aquaculture water pen a success so far, but others believe the experiment is a mistake. Kampachi Farms, run by former operators of Kona Blue Water Farms, has been growing fish in an underwater pen off the Big Island’s Kona Coast.  The pen is kept 30 feet below the … [Read more…]

Safeway Selling Unlabeled “Kona” Coffee

Coffee – the fourth most valuable crop in Hawaii – is a significant piece of our agricultural pie.  And as Hawaii is the only state in the country that produces coffee, the world-famous beans are quite unique.  More specifically, coffee from Kona is known for distinct, delicate flavor.  Even Mark Twain expressed his love of … [Read more…]

Boat Embarks on Research Expedition to Garbage Patch

We need not roam far to find rubbish.  It is all around us: in our own homes, neighborhoods, and sadly, on our beaches and in the ocean.  So why is a group of thirteen people setting out to sea in search of garbage today? Dr. Markus Eriksen, of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation and Research … [Read more…]

Record High Gas Prices May Be Good News For the Planet

Across the nation, gas prices continue to climb, surpassing previous records and creeping closer to the $6 mark.  At an average of $4.51 per gallon of unleaded, gas here in the Aloha state is the most expensive in the country.  Residents of the island of Molokai have been paying $5.16 per gallon since last Tuesday, … [Read more…]