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Opinion

Marquise Brack and Nicole Loschke, editor

Hawaiian forests: most threatened U. S. bird habitat

The forests of the Hawaiian Islands are the most threatened bird habitats in the United States according to a new report Top 20 Most Threatened Bird Habitats in the United States published today by American Bird Conservancy (ABC). The continued threat to the species that live in these habitats is occurring despite efforts to save them by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and nongovernmental conservation organizations like the San Diego Zoo. [More]


O‘ahu’s elepaio

Courtesy OI Web site

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Peace is possible in Papua if ...

Peace is possible in Indonesia’s troubled eastern province of Papua, formerly known as Irian Jaya. But, according to a recently published East-West Center Washington Policy Studies, getting there will entail journeying down a different road than that recently traveled in the successful search for peace in Aceh, another unsettled Indonesian province. [More]

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Letter to the Editor:

Supreme court should allow challenge to “faith-based initiatives.” [More]

 

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Bush’s new view on climate change has implications for Asian countries

HONOLULU (Jan. 29)- U.S. President George W. Bush’s State of the Union Address last week marked the first time the current administration has publicly acknowledged the importance and threat of global climate change, according to East-West Center adjunct senior fellow and President of Global Environment and Energy in the 21st Century, Toufiq Siddiqi. [More]


Asia is the earth’s largest continent.

Web photo

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EARTH TALK:
Earth Day programs

Dear EarthTalk: Is there any theme for Earth Day this year, and what can I do to participate?

— Adele Davies, Seattle, Wash. [More]

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You can be part of the solution

HPU is creating its own Earth Day events program, a Sustainability Symposium to be held in conjunction with International Week festivities. HPU student organizations are invited to create exhibits for display, with a budget from Student Life and prizes to the best. And all students are invited to participated in talks and discussions to be held the week of April 16-20.

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Sustainability
What does it mean to you?

One definition: “Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.”

--The Brundtland Commission, 1987

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