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Study shows how human activities are impacting ocean

Human-induced changes to Earth’s carbon cycle, such as rising atmospheric carbon dioxide and ocean acidification, have been observed for decades. However, a study published this week in Science showed human activities, in particular industrial and agricultural processes, have also had significant impacts on the upper ocean nitrogen cycle, according to The School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Puuanahulu green waste fire out

Green waste at a facility on the Waimea side of the West Hawaii Sanitary Landfill in Puuanahulu is no longer smoldering, Jonn Medeiros, deputy director of Hawaii County Department of Environmental Management’s Solid Waste Division, said Tuesday.

State road work continues

Alternating single lane closures will be in effect on Mamalahoa Highway, between mile markers 45 and 39.5, in the vicinity of Kapapala Ranch in Kaʻu for pavement reconstruction, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Council to consider new ag plan

Farmers will have to dedicate their property to agricultural use a minimum of three years to get tax breaks, under a bill to be considered today by the County Council Finance Committee.