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Altruism, Albatrosses, and Vicious Young Men

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Gutierrez, Justice, and Mesker were camping with classmates from Punahou, usually described as “a prestigious Honolulu prep school.” There is still time to write the Honolulu prosecutor’s office and voice your opinion – all it will take is a few lines. Who suffers for these crimes? Sentencing for Gutierrez is July 6.

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Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants

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Honolulu Zoo (Hawaii), Wildlife Safari (Ore.), This list was issued by In Defense of Animals last month. Here they are. San Antonio Zoo (Texas) Edmonton Valley Zoo (Canada), Buttonwood Park Zoo (Mass.), Central Florida Zoo (Fla.), Niabi Zoo (Ill.), Topeka Zoo (Kan.), York's Wild Kingdom Zoo (Maine) tied with Southwick's Zoo (Mass.),

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For the Birds: Midway Atoll Mouse Eradication and NEPA

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These remote islands, some more than 1,000 miles from Honolulu, are home to huge globally-significant colonies of Laysan and Black-footed Albatross, among many others. The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands are home to some of the largest assemblages of breeding seabirds in the United States.

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Comebackers

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There is a reason for that; until recently, the only place you could find them was on Laysan Island, a lonely island (with a lake) 808 nautical miles northwest of Honolulu, in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Although Laysan Duck is a Hawaiian bird, most birders have never heard of it.

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The Case for Adding the U.S. Territories in the Caribbean to the ABA Area

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For comparison: Atlanta to Denver is 1,200 miles, Atlanta to San Francisco is 2,100 miles, and Atlanta to Honolulu is 4,500 miles. The flight from Atlanta (the busiest airport in the U.S.) to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan (the busiest airport in Puerto Rico) is about 1,550 miles. The USVI are almost as easy: Cyril E.

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Tongatapu and ‘Eua; Birding Southern Tonga

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I recalled spending two days in Honolulu and seeing approximately zero native landbirds (I wasn’t trying hard, but still) and figured I might have to work pretty hard to see anything (something that might be tricky to convince my not particularly birdy companion to try).

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