Document Type

Article

Program

Environmental Analysis (Pitzer)

Publication Date

9-22-1990

Keywords

Hawaii, geothermal development, environmental issues, rainforest

Abstract

Walking through Hawai'i's Wao Kele O Puna rainforest, you can hear the coarse volcanic soil crunch underfoot. A surrealistic calm lingers in the thick air while songbirds call out from the understory. Yet this is a forest under siege.

Geothermal developers want to tap the volcanic heat beneath the Wao Kele O Puna forest and use it to make electricity and profits.

Comments

Originally published by Earth First! Journal.

Rights Information

© 1990 Paul Faulstich. Posted with permission.