Hawaii Ivory Trade Will Soon Be Banned

Hawaii lawmakers are seeking to pass the bill on ivory trade ban. Thousands of African elephants and rhinoceros are being slaughtered because of their tusks and horns. Smugglers see Hawaii as their gateway to Asia to market illegal ivory and if left unregulated, the state would become the largest illegal ivory market.

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Auction For Marcos’ Jewelry Collection Appears To Be An Electoral Propaganda By Philippine President

The Philippine government has assigned the PCGG to recover ill-gotten wealth of former dictator President Marcos. The commission has announced on Friday exhibition and auction of a jewelry collection allegedly owned by Marcos and family. PCGG has revealed that the collection to be offered for auction has been appraised for at least ₱1 billion ($21 Million).

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Hawaii’s last sugar-plantation to get out of the industry by the end of 2016

Alexander & Baldwin Inc., the last sugar plantation Hawaii, will stop producing sugar by the end of 2016, ending an important industry to the island’s economy.

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SunEdison layoff affects more than 1000 employees

SunEdison Inc., a solar company announced Monday about its plans to optimize its business operations and increase cash flow. This move will include layoffs, according to an internal company memo.

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American firm Ambri raises $15M in funding to store renewable energy

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based clean tech firm Ambri Inc raised $15 million in a new funding round from KLP Enterprise, Building Insurance Bern, and other investors to find a way to store renewable energy for grid operators.

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Rockbridge purchases Hawaii's Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel

Ohio, US-based investment firm Rockbridge Partners purchased Honolulu, Hawaii-based Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel for an undisclosed amount to mark the company's 330th investment in the hotel sector.

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Hawaii's Energy Excelerator invests USD5 million into 15 cleantech startups

Energy Excelerator, a new startup program in Hawaii, poured USD5 million into 15 innovative firms for the development of clean energy.

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