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Sustainability

  1. WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA?

    Ilima Loomis

    May, 2015
  2. Letters to the Editor

    Hawaii Business magazine

    May, 2015
  3. Inevitable Change

    Dennis Hollier

    April, 2015
  4. Natural Energy Lab Fosters its Own Startup Paradise

    Lianne Yu

    April, 2015
  5. More Efficient Power

    Chris Oliver

    April, 2015
  6. Little Fire Ant Could Take Big Bite Out of Hawaii Island Economy

    Ilima Loomis

    April, 2015
  7. Facing Future

    By Lavonne Leong / Photography by PF Bentley

    March, 2015
  8. Which NextEra Will Hawaii Get?

    Dennis Hollier

    February, 2015
  9. Urban Gardens Grow Food & Raise Consciousness

    Alia Pan

    February, 2015
  10. Start-Up Paradise

    LiAnne Yu

    February, 2015
  11. What’s Hawaii’s Environment Worth?

    Dennis Hollier

    January, 2015
  12. As the Nation Turns, Hawaii is Still Driven

    Carlyn Tani, Illustrations by Andrew J. Catanzariti

    November, 2014
  13. Can Hawaii Feed Itself?

    Dennis Hollier

    November, 2014
  14. Off-the-grid Air Conditioning

    Victoria Wiseman

    October, 2014
  15. Petri to Petrol

    Cathy S. Cruz-George

    September, 2014
  16. Hawaii Has No Native Land Reptiles

    Jon Letman

    August, 2014
  17. Ask the Expert: How do I make my business more energy-efficient?

    By Richard Wallsgrove, Program Director of Blue Planet Foundation

    July, 2014
  18. Talk Story with Jeffrey Mikulina

    Beverly Creamer

    July, 2014
  19. The Navy and private companies collaborate to turn wave energy into electricity

    Beverly Creamer

    July, 2014
  20. Dustin Shindo: The story behind what happened at Hoku and his new venture in healthcare IT

    Dennis Hollier

    July, 2014
  21. Disappointed by Fishing Story

    Rick Gaffney

    April, 2014
  22. Talk Story with the Neighbor Island Mayors

    Beverly Creamer

    March, 2014
  23. Letters to the Editor: Geothermal and Waikiki

    March, 2014
  24. Energy Excelerator Provides Boosts for Clean Energy

    Scott Cooney

    March, 2014
  25. Editor’s Note: This Fishing Story is No Tall Tale

    Steve Petranik

    February, 2014
  26. How Fish Get From the Sea to Your Plate

    Dennis Hollier

    February, 2014
  27. Parting Shot: Ripe on the Vine

    Hawaii Business magazine

    November, 2013
  28. Geothermal is a Red-Hot Topic

    John Stickler

    November, 2013
  29. Aquaculture Ahi: The Holy Grail of Fish Farming

    Robert Duerr

    October, 2013
  30. Balancing Hawaii’s energy supply and demand

    Lavonne Leong

    July, 2013
  31. Hawaii Beekeeping Makes a Comeback

    John Stickler

    June, 2013
  32. Sustainable Hawaii Businesses

    Scott Cooney

    February, 2013
  33. Navatek’s CEPAS technology makes more efficient wind turbines

    Dennis Hollier

    January, 2013
  34. Military Drives Alternative Energy in Hawaii

    Scott Cooney

    January, 2013
  35. Hawaii Beef Comes Home

    Catherine E. Toth

    December, 2012
  36. Ask SmallBiz: Grid Saturation

    BY PAMELA JOE, VP OF DEVELOPMENT, REVOLUSUN

    October, 2012
  37. A new generation takes on the challenges of farming

    Hawaii Business magazine

    October, 2012
  38. Is Liquefied Natural Gas a viable option?

    Dennis Hollier

    September, 2012
  39. The Economics of Recycling in Hawaii

    Scott Cooney

    August, 2012
  40. Inside the Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning project

    Marcie Kagawa

    July, 2012
  41. 5 Steps to Becoming a Sustainable Business

    Scott Cooney

    June, 2012
  42. Gauging Green on the Valley Isle

    Jon Letman

    June, 2012
  43. Electric Car Range Anxiety

    Michael Hanson

    May, 2012
  44. Hawaii’s Natural Energy Laboratory fuels innovation

    Shara Enay

    November, 2011
  45. Syngenta Agrisure Artesian Corn is Drought-Resistant

    Jerry Burris

    September, 2011
  46. Hawaii Food and Wine Festival unlike mainland counterparts

    Hawaii Business magazine

    September, 2011
  47. Hawaii Beekeepers Overwhelmed by Three Pests

    Tiffany Edwards-Hunt

    September, 2011
  48. Growing Tilapia and Vegetables with Aquaponics

    Janel Lubanski

    August, 2011
  49. Solar Power Pays Off for Businesses

    Catherine E. Toth

    July, 2011
  50. Tesoro Hawaii Transforms Oil into Fuel

    Janel Lubanski

    July, 2011
  51. Architect Gerald Choi Integrates Solar Power in Home Design

    Beverly Creamer

    July, 2011
  52. Innovation: Kuehnle Algae Replaces Oil

    Janel Lubanski

    June, 2011
  53. Toxic Waste in Hawaii

    Dennis Hollier

    June, 2011
  54. Ask SmallBiz: Paying for a PV System

    JOSEPH SATURNIA, PRESIDENT, ISLAND PACIFIC ENERGY LLC

    April, 2011
  55. Olives: Hawaii’s Latest Farming Gamble

    Jill Engledow

    March, 2011
  56. What’s New in Hawaii’s Agriculture Scene?

    Joan Namkoong

    March, 2011
  57. More Than Just Farming

    Hawaii Business magazine

    November, 2010
  58. Innovation: A Cool Idea

    Greg Wiles

    November, 2010
  59. Geothermal’s Second Chance

    Shara Enay

    November, 2010
  60. SmallBiz Energy Makeover

    Shara Enay

    October, 2010
  61. Ask SmallBiz: Remodeling a Store and Being Green

    EVAN FUJIMOTO - GRAHAM BUILDERS

    July, 2010
  62. Innovation: Ship Harvests Ocean Water

    Mark Brislin

    July, 2010
  63. Innovation: Do-It-Yourself Sustainability

    Mark Brislin

    May, 2010
  64. Innovation: Using lasers to measure the wind

    Dennis Hollier

    April, 2010
  65. Spin Zone: Does Hawaii need more fishing regulations?

    Hawaii Business magazine

    April, 2010
  66. Building a Smart Grid

    Dennis Hollier

    April, 2010
  67. The Greenest Green House

    Jason Ubay

    February, 2008
  68. Parting Shot – Bedrock

    Hawaii Business magazine

    November, 2007
  69. Up on a (Green) Roof

    David K. Choo

    November, 2007
  70. Innovation: Petri to Petrol

    Cathy S. Cruz-George

    September, 2007
  71. Parting Shot – Dirty Job

    Hawaii Business magazine

    June, 2007
  72. Reduce Reuse Recycle

    David K. Choo

    June, 2007
  73. Talk Story with David Bylund

    Cathy S. Cruz

    June, 2007
  74. Parting Shot – Hokulea

    Hawaii Business magazine

    March, 2007
  75. Parting Shot – Catch of the Day

    Hawaii Business magazine

    February, 2007
  76. Parting Shot: O’ Christmas Tree

    HB - Author

    December, 2006
  77. Eat Your Veggies

    Keala Francis

    October, 2006
  78. An Inconvenient Shoreline

    Kelli Abe Trifonovitch

    October, 2006
  79. The Coast Is Clear

    David K. Choo

    November, 2005
  80. Coming Out of their Shells

    Gail Miyasaki

    May, 2005
  81. Branding Beef

    Gail Miyasaki

    May, 2005
  82. Going to Seed

    Gail Miyasaki

    May, 2005
  83. Hawaii’s 7 Agriculture Myths

    Hawaii Business magazine

    April, 2005
  84. AgricultureTidbits

    Hawaii Business magazine

    April, 2005
  85. Farm Tour

    Hawaii Business magazine

    April, 2005
  86. Growing Growers

    Hawaii Business magazine

    April, 2005
  87. Q&A

    Hawaii Business magazine

    April, 2005
  88. Sticker Shock

    Maria Torres-Kitamura

    November, 2004
  89. Water For Life

    Maria Torres-Kitamura

    September, 2004
  90. Back In The Saddle

    David K. Choo

    August, 2004
  91. Sugar Substitute

    Jacy L. Youn

    August, 2004
  92. Leading The Herd

    David K. Choo

    May, 2004
  93. Floral Family

    Gail Miyasaki

    April, 2004
  94. Egging On

    Gail Miyasaki

    April, 2004
  95. Unwanted: Dead Or Alive

    David K. Choo

    April, 2004
  96. Moi to the World

    Hawaii Business magazine

    March, 2004
  97. March 2004 Q&A

    Hawaii Business magazine

    March, 2004
  98. Growing Excitement

    Hawaii Business magazine

    March, 2004
  99. Agriculture Tidbits

    Hawaii Business magazine

    March, 2004
  100. Blue Hawaii

    Hawaii Business magazine

    March, 2004
  101. Fruitful Business

    Hawaii Business magazine

    March, 2004
  102. The Buzz on Fuzz

    Cathy S. Cruz

    January, 2004
  103. Home Remedies

    Alex Salkever

    January, 2004
  104. Research Notes

    Alex Salkever

    January, 2004
  105. Fishing for a Cure

    Alex Salkever

    January, 2004
  106. Perfecting the Pineapple

    Alex Salkever

    January, 2004
  107. Letting the Sun Shine In

    David K. Choo

    January, 2004
  108. Echo Friendly

    Alex Salkever

    January, 2004
  109. Keeping the Past Alive

    Alex Salkever

    January, 2004
  110. Siamese Orchids

    Huy Vo

    September, 2003
  111. Pest Control

    Ronna Bolante

    June, 2003
  112. Keen On Green

    Hawaii Business magazine

    June, 2003
  113. Agriculture: Paradise Flower Farm

    Hawaii Business magazine

    June, 2003
  114. Something Is Brewin

    Kelli Abe Trifonovitch

    June, 2003
  115. Pedigree Portfolio

    Alex Salkever

    April, 2003
  116. Liquid Assets

    David K. Choo

    April, 2003
  117. Parting the Waters

    David K. Choo

    April, 2003
  118. Hawaii’s H20 History

    Kelli Abe Trifonovitch

    April, 2003
  119. Earth, Wind And…Sea Water

    Cathy S. Cruz

    April, 2003
  120. Field of Dreams

    Alex Salkever

    March, 2003
  121. A Natural Way To Grow Profits

    Alex Salkever

    March, 2003
  122. King of the Corn

    Alex Salkever

    March, 2003
  123. Business Appeal

    Alex Salkever

    March, 2003
  124. Q&A: Sandra Lee Kunimoto

    Alex Salkever

    March, 2003
  125. The Honorable Ubiquitous Tomato

    Alex Salkever

    March, 2003
  126. Floral Frenzy

    Jacy L. Youn

    September, 2002
  127. Fruitful Business

    Ronna Bolante

    September, 2002
  128. Hydrogen

    Kelli Abe Trifonovitch

    September, 2002
  129. Stewards of the Land

    Jacy L. Youn

    August, 2002
  130. Casting Their Net

    Ronna Bolante

    August, 2002
  131. Turning It On

    Kelli Abe Trifonovitch

    June, 2002
  132. ‘Til the cows come home

    David K. Choo

    April, 2002
  133. A True, Fish Story

    Cathy S. Cruz

    April, 2001
  134. A Pollution Solution

    Jacy L. Youn

    March, 2001
  135. The HTA Versus the Sierra Club

    David K. Choo

    March, 2001
  136. Watershed Event

    David K. Choo

    November, 2000
  137. Waste Not, Want Not

    Jacy L. Youn

    November, 2000