FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The effort to truck North Slope natural gas to the Fairbanks area for home heating and electricity generation is closer to fruition.
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SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A California-based biofuel company building a plant east of Reno has been awarded a $70 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to help speed delivery of its high-tech process that converts household garbage into jet fuel.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Guyana’s environment ministry says the country saw less deforestation in 2013 thanks to a decrease in gold mining activity.
WASHINGTON — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.
The ocean’s presence is constant at this new restaurant, which features a multilevel open-air dining area with Old Hawaii charm and a picture-perfect view of Keauhou Bay.
The Kohala Center received a $2.18 million federal grant to build a commercial kitchen, work spaces and other facilities designed to help farmers and food producers develop and market their products.
The past spirits of Life Care Center of Hilo were welcomed back in traditional splendor at the nursing facility thanks to the sincere professional help of Project Dana, Honpa Hongwanji, Hawaii Island Buddhist Women’s Association and the Hilo Bon Dance Club.
Leon Russell will play a pair of Big Island concerts as part of his “Life Journey” tour, but the title of one of his popular tunes, “Back to the Island,” seems an equally apropos theme.
It has been seven months since the grand opening of the Hawaii Palliative Care Center (HPCC) and already the impact can be felt in the stories of patients who have accessed its care and support.
CHICAGO — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate during the past decade, according to a government study.
The following correspondence is from a ‘compost enthusiast.’ I print it as an encouragement to others who are not yet into the world of recycling:
When my middle son, then 17, joined the Army, he was shipped to boot camp in South Carolina. A few weeks later, I received his first letter. And in that letter was an anecdote for the ages.
Although the thought of sleeping with millions of dust mites — microscopic arachnids that feast on flakes of skin — is just plain gross, it’s something most people can handle without worry. After all, our bodies are inhabited by multitudes of bacteria, to which we seldom give a thought.
I was very intrigued by the August issue of Cooking Light regarding gluten-free foods. It states that although only 1 percent of the population suffers from celiac disease, more than 30 percent of Americans avoid gluten. This trend has created a $105 billion a year business.
QAA, Lebanon — Every day about sunset, dozens of residents of this small Lebanese Christian village on the border carry their automatic rifles and deploy on surrounding hills, taking up positions and laying ambushes in case Muslim extremists from neighboring Syria attack.