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2011-01-25 17:25:00

LIHU'E, Kaua'i, Hawai'i, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaua'i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) today signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Green Energy Team, LLC (Green Energy) for a biomass-to-energy project to be located near Koloa. This project will reduce Kaua'i's dependence on fossil fuels by 3.7 million gallons per year and provide biomass-fired generation to serve the energy needs of more than 8,500 Kaua'i households. While KIUC's board of directors has officially committed...

2009-10-19 10:46:00

KAUA'I, Hawaii, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Certified Management, an Associa Company, in Kaua'i, HI recently took over management of the Grove Farm subsidiary, Puhi Sewer & Water Co., in addition to its Commercial Village and Village West leases and the company's agricultural rentals. Grove Farm is one of the largest land owners of Kaua'i and is dedicated to preserving the island's culture and historical attributes. Puhi Sewer & Water Co., Inc. is a subsidiary of Grove Farm and...

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2008-12-11 17:04:42

A group of five endemic and recently extinct Hawaiian songbird species were historically classified as "honeyeaters" due to striking similarities to birds of the same name in Australia and neighboring islands in the South Pacific. Scientists at the Smithsonian Institution, however, have recently discovered that the Hawaiian birds, commonly known as the oo's and the kioea, share no close relationship with the other honeyeaters and in fact represent a new and distinct family of birds "”...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.