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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.
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.
State Attorney: Public May Need Doctor’s OK to Visit Kauai Irrigation Sites Department of Land and Natural Resources

State Attorney: Public May Need Doctor’s OK to Visit Kauai Irrigation Sites

The water commission is planning a field trip to look at ditches and other waterways but state legal advisors are worried about the public tagging along.
Wespac Seeks to Expand Bigeye Tuna Quotas for U.S. Fleets Courtesy of NOAA

Wespac Seeks to Expand Bigeye Tuna Quotas for U.S. Fleets

Federal agency asked to find ways for purse seine and longline fleets to catch more than conservation measures currently allow.
Local Engineers Explore Protecting Infrastructure From Climate Change Courtesy Waikiki Improvement Association

Local Engineers Explore Protecting Infrastructure From Climate Change

Hawaii can learn from other coastal areas on the mainland when it comes to planning for the effects of sea-level rise.
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