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Nathan Eagle

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Attack On Albatrosses Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Attack On Albatrosses

The 19-year-old’s arraignment came almost exactly a year after the slaughter of seabirds at Kaena Point in West Oahu.

Year Of The Tuna: A Quota Showdown Looms In 2017 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Year Of The Tuna: A Quota Showdown Looms In 2017

Like many other countries, the U.S. longline fleet based almost entirely in Honolulu wants to catch more fish.

Hawaiian Electric’s New Plan: 100 Percent Renewable By 2040 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Electric’s New Plan: 100 Percent Renewable By 2040

The companies’ latest submission to state energy regulators eschews the use of liquefied natural gas as a bridge to renewable power.

Hawaii Environmental Council Is Finally Playing With A Full Deck Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Environmental Council Is Finally Playing With A Full Deck

Lacking a quorum, the council has had to cancel many meetings over the past decade as governors struggled to nominate members.

Wespac Still Pushing Obama To Lift Marine Monument’s Fishing Ban Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Wespac Still Pushing Obama To Lift Marine Monument’s Fishing Ban

The federal advisory body’s leaders want a five-year delay of the commercial fishing prohibition around Papahanaumokuakea.

Fisheries Commission Takes Steps To Keep Observers Safe Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Fisheries Commission Takes Steps To Keep Observers Safe

The last-minute agreement represented one of the week’s few accomplishments, but more action on tuna is expected next year.

Tuna Commission’s ‘Glacial’ Pace Suits Some In Industry Just Fine Courtesy: Visuals Unlimited/WWF

Tuna Commission’s ‘Glacial’ Pace Suits Some In Industry Just Fine

Diverse interests always seem to stymie a global organization charged with saving bluefin and bigeye tuna from overfishing.

Uncertainty Over Trump Won’t Derail Palau’s Marine Reserve Plans Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Uncertainty Over Trump Won’t Derail Palau’s Marine Reserve Plans

The Pacific island nation partners with The Nature Conservancy to boost accountability and looks for lessons elsewhere — but not Hawaii.

Bula! Pacific Tuna Commission Gets To Work On Fishing Policies Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Bula! Pacific Tuna Commission Gets To Work On Fishing Policies

A Civil Beat reporter catches a red-eye flight to Fiji, where hundreds of people are discussing the health of tuna populations.

City Still Misuses Hanauma Bay Funds, Advocacy Group Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Still Misuses Hanauma Bay Funds, Advocacy Group Says

Honolulu officials have agreed to an independent financial audit of revenue from Oahu’s prime snorkeling venue.

Hawaii Senate Reveals Committee Chairs For Next Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senate Reveals Committee Chairs For Next Session

Among the changes, Karl Rhoads will steer the Water and Land Committee, Mike Gabbard the Agriculture and Environment Committee.

Will Trump Be Able To Undo Papahanaumokuakea? Courtesy: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Will Trump Be Able To Undo Papahanaumokuakea?

The president lacks the express authority to revoke a national monument designation but Congress can do it.