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Teresa Dawson

Teresa Dawson is a staff writer for Environment Hawaii and has freelanced for Environmental Health News and the Honolulu Weekly. She was born and raised in Hawaii.
The Cost Of Hilton’s Friday Fireworks Just Went Up Anthony Quintano

The Cost Of Hilton’s Friday Fireworks Just Went Up

A state board recently voted to raise the rent for public land the popular Waikiki show needs as a safety zone.

Ridding Lehua Island Of Rats Is A Potentially Dangerous Challenge Department of Land and Natural Resources

Ridding Lehua Island Of Rats Is A Potentially Dangerous Challenge

The seabird sanctuary near Niihau is home to rats that officials would like to eradicate — if they can do it safely.

Sea Level Rise May Be Worse Than Previously Thought Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sea Level Rise May Be Worse Than Previously Thought

Scenarios vary widely, but experts say planners shouldn’t ignore the high-end possibilities.

Are Hawaii’s Wind Farms Killing Too Many Hoary Bats? Forest & Kim Starr

Are Hawaii’s Wind Farms Killing Too Many Hoary Bats?

Wind farm operators have agreed to pay for research into the impact of their facilities on Hawaii’s endangered hoary bat.

Kauai Utility Wins Lease For Hydro Project in Kekaha Earthjustice

Kauai Utility Wins Lease For Hydro Project in Kekaha

The project could provide energy as well as irrigation needs on the island.

Council Wants Money For Fishers Hurt By Monument Expansion Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Council Wants Money For Fishers Hurt By Monument Expansion

But critics say it’s doubtful the fishing industry will suffer much harm from the expansion of Papahanaumokuakea based on prior catch records.

Study: Several Common Drugs Could Leach Into Oahu’s Groundwater Environment Hawaii

Study: Several Common Drugs Could Leach Into Oahu’s Groundwater

What's in our wastewater can ultimately end up in our aquifers. A UH graduate student studied which contaminants are most likely to leach.
Navy Poised To Clean Pearl Harbor Sediment Contamination Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Navy Poised To Clean Pearl Harbor Sediment Contamination

The $60 million cleanup is an effort to create an environment that may make it again safe to eat the fish.
Rising Seas Could Displace Thousands Of Ewa Beach Residents UH School of ocean and Earth Science and Technology

Rising Seas Could Displace Thousands Of Ewa Beach Residents

A new report demonstrates the vulnerability of the Oahu coastline from climate change and beach erosion.
Measures Adopted To Protect Fishery Observers In Western, Central Pacific Dissonante Media

Measures Adopted To Protect Fishery Observers In Western, Central Pacific

Following another recent disappearance, a regulatory commission finally takes steps to discourage abuse of observers aboard fishing vessels.
Fish Condos In Hanauma Bay? Environment Hawaii

Fish Condos In Hanauma Bay?

State natural resources officials have approved artificial reef modules in an effort to mitigate the loss of habitat due to climate change.
Studies Find Growing Evidence of Cesspol Impacts to Coast, Potable Wells Courtesy: Teresa Dawson

Studies Find Growing Evidence of Cesspol Impacts to Coast, Potable Wells

Hawaii remains the only state that allows new cesspools, but it has started offering tax credits for getting rid of them in sensitive areas.
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