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Heatwave melts Arizona

Much of the man-made stuff there is petro based plastic and it is melting.

Australia ignores Climate Change

Government has shirked responsibility to the people's health and future.

US in Afghanistan blocking Peace

Taliban leader there says American occupation is main obstacle to peace.

The End Begins

New York's "Billionaires Row" suffers biggest foreclosure in its history.

Effort to de-occupy Hawaii

"E Ho'Olokahi Ka Lahui" is a "Call to Make the Nation as One" 

US anti-terrorism strategy backfires

Report finds nations with most refugees  targets of American interventions.

Syngenta loses $21m lawsuit

Corn farmers sue saying contaminated GMO seed hurt in sales to China. 

Renewable Revolution

Renewables to capture 3/4 of dollars world spends on generation by 2040.

We are still in!

Reasons why this American climate alliance could still save the world.    

Security... or Surveillance?

Paul interviews Snowden on government threats to essential freedoms.    

Glyphosate harms gut enzyme

The new claims against Monsanto in consumer lawsuit over Roundup.   

Illinois can no longer function

Third year with no budget, resulting in imminent downgrade to junk status. 

Hokule'a returns to Hawaii

Canoe completes voyage around the world to inspire care of the Earth.  

Review of "The One Device"

The book on the birth and manufacture of Apple's now ten year old iPhone.

A Climate Change Proposal

We must devote ourselves to cooling the climate for any human future. 

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Island Breath is an online publication dedicated to people interested in the well being of the island of Kauai.  For us sustainability is crucial.

Kauai is often called the "Garden Island". It is lush and fruitful - yet threatened. If this island cannot be self-sustaining there is little hope for the rest of this world.

We define sustainability as:

• Using nonrenewable resources no faster than they are recycled.

• Using renewable resources no faster than they are regrown.

• Restoring the variety and balance of living species.

• Enhancing the art and knowledge of human cultures.

Sustainability is not, however, a means for the continuing the status quo.

We have named our website “Island Breath” or “Breath of the Island” because in Hawaiian that phrase would be...

“Ea O Ka `Aina”

"The Spirit, Life and Sovereignty of the Land”

In fact, for many years the motto of Hawaii has been...

"Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka `Aina I Ka Pono"

"Sovereinty of the Land
is Perpetuated in Righteousness"

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Peace •
Environment • Justice • Regionalism • Activism • Culture

In the relation to...

Industrialism • Militarism • Corporatism • Collapse • Peak Oil • Climate Change

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