Book Excerpt: ‘Intelligent Tinkering’ By Robert Cabin | Audubon Magazine Blog

Book Excerpt: ‘Intelligent Tinkering’ By Robert CabinCategories: * Animals * Birds * Nature * Plants * Reviews * Travel * Wildlife By Alisa Opar05/31/2011 Hawaii is home to one of the world’s last dry tropical forests. In their prime, these magnificent ecosystems were bastions of biodiversity. Now, only 10 percent of the state’s original...

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HC&S: Sugar ‘at the top,’ can anything knock it off?

PUUNENE Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of Hawaii will arrive on Maui this summer to work with Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. to study crops, growing conditions and other issues in developing biofuels on the island. The 130-year-old plantation is working with federal and state partners to help determine...

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A fullness of living lightly

Hale Pilihonua, with its long, cylindrical shape, looks like a design out of the space age with a round exterior covered with a combination of louvers, solar thermal collectors and photovoltaic panels. Inside, the “net-zero” home features a comfortable living space with bamboo floors, integrated LED lighting and an aquaponics system to cultivate fish...

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The Green Leaf» Grow aquaponics, Grow Hawaiian

The Green House is offering three workshops on Saturday, April 2. How Does Your Garden Grow…Backyard AquaponicsEnvironmental Engineer Jeremai Cann, aka Dr. Sustainability, will lead this workshop covering everything you need to know to start your own aquaponics system (organic gardening with fish and plants). Grow your own dinner and lessen your reliance on...

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