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Ige Seeks $1.5 Billion Budget Hike For Infrastructure, Capital Improvements Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Ige Seeks $1.5 Billion Budget Hike For Infrastructure, Capital Improvements

The Legislature will consider approving the governor’s supplemental spending request when lawmakers reconvene next year.

Hawaii Longliners Are Paying Big Bucks To Go Over Quota Contributed Photo

Hawaii Longliners Are Paying Big Bucks To Go Over Quota

Environmentalists worry short-term deals will result in overfishing. Meanwhile, fishermen seek more access to restricted areas.

The Last Wild Place Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

The Last Wild Place

The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands is one of the most remote places on Earth. Now it’s threatened by climate change, pollution and politics.

Hawaii Is Still Falling Short In Its Inspections Of Health Care Facilities Courtesy: Snowpeak/Flickr.com

Hawaii Is Still Falling Short In Its Inspections Of Health Care Facilities

The state has been doing better at inspecting nursing homes, but lack of staff means other inspections take a back seat.

‘Ecological Roulette’: Almost 70 Species Rode Tsunami Debris To Hawaii Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

‘Ecological Roulette’: Almost 70 Species Rode Tsunami Debris To Hawaii

New research shows non-native species can survive years at sea on buoys, nets, lost boats and trash before reaching distant shorelines.

The State Of Coral In The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Courtesy: Stephen Matadobra/NOAA

The State Of Coral In The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

A scientific expedition that just wrapped up collected information expected to help understand how reefs are faring in the face of climate change.

State Agency Proposes Tripling Fees For Access To Public Records Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

State Agency Proposes Tripling Fees For Access To Public Records

The Office of Information Practices says it’s time for state agencies to recoup more of the cost of fulfilling records requests.

Once-Plentiful Hawaii Bird Now Protected By Endangered Species Act Courtesy: Eric Gropp/Flickr

Once-Plentiful Hawaii Bird Now Protected By Endangered Species Act

The ‘i’iwi, or scarlet honeycreeper, was widespread until a warming planet constricted its habitat.

Papahanaumokuakea Isn’t Targeted By Trump — At Least So Far Caleb McMahan/Hawaiian Fresh Seafood

Papahanaumokuakea Isn’t Targeted By Trump — At Least So Far

But two other marine monuments in the Pacific would shrink if Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s proposal is approved.

Another Growing Threat To Hawaii’s Coral Reefs: Invasive Algae Courtesy: Randy Chiu/Flickr

Another Growing Threat To Hawaii’s Coral Reefs: Invasive Algae

Several years ago, the state stopped the infestation of leather mudweed by pulling up 3 million pounds of the algae. Now it’s back.

Hawaii Hotels Airing New Ocean Safety Videos For Visitors Courtesy: Real Hawaii TV

Hawaii Hotels Airing New Ocean Safety Videos For Visitors

Two years in the making, the four clips will be shown in hotel rooms on the Real Hawaii TV channel.

The Sex Life Of Coral: Why Scientists Think It Could Save Us All Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

The Sex Life Of Coral: Why Scientists Think It Could Save Us All

In a race against time, Hawaii researchers are experimenting with breeding “super coral” to counter the effects of climate change on the world’s reefs