Honeywell has ‘no plans’ to close the nation’s hottest heat and humidity hotspot after a court order from the US Department of Justice

HONOLULU (AP) The Latest on a lawsuit over the Hawaiian island of Oahu (all times local):5:30 p.m.HONOLU (CBS) The US Department’s lawsuit against Honeywell alleges that the Hawaii-based company is violating federal environmental regulations and is causing serious damage to the island’s coral reefs.

Honeywell has faced criticism over its treatment of its Hawaiian island, Oahu, and the U.S. Department of Interior’s decision to stop allowing Hawaiian businesses to sell solar panels on the island.

A group of Hawaiian business owners say they have been left with no options but to shut down their businesses and relocate to a lower-cost area of Honolulu to avoid being hit with the costs of the lawsuit.

Hear more from NPR’s political editor, Scott Horsley, and his crew.5:05 p.mi.HONG KONG (AP/AP) China has sent a team of scientists to study the damage caused by an ongoing drought in the island nation, the South China Morning Post reports.

The report comes after the government declared a state of emergency in the southwestern province of Hubei, and Beijing announced plans to increase rainfall to meet the government’s goal of making more than two inches (5 centimeters) of rain per month.

The state of drought has prompted protests in Hong Kong, where a group of protesters gathered outside the city’s police headquarters on Tuesday.

A statement issued by Hong Kong’s government on Tuesday said the state is taking steps to protect the environment and citizens.

China has about 5.5 million people in the Pearl River Delta region, where the Pearl Harbor attack occurred.