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Efforts Underway To Rid Hawaii Of Coral-Damaging Sunscreen

State lawmakers have introduced two bills and a study is planned to determine the effectiveness of public-outreach campaigns.

Fiji Is Showing Off Its Sharks — Should Hawaii Do The Same?

The apex predators are more than just a tourist attraction. Their protection in a marine park helps other fish thrive as well.

Is Hawaii Spending Enough To Protect Its Natural Resources?

The challenge facing the DLNR is called “overwhelming,” but the agency hasn’t hired all the people it’s authorized to.

Sewage Spills Will Likely Continue Near Ko Olina Until Pipes Replaced

Prematurely corroding pipes must be replaced at an estimated cost of $34.6 million, a City Council committee is told.

Momentum Grows For Ocean Preserves, But Do They Work?

Marine protected areas such as Papahanaumokuakea are important to saving special places in the ocean, but more are needed.

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

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

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.

Kauai Utility Wins Lease For Hydro Project in Kekaha

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

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.

EPA Seeks $4.8M From Syngenta For Pesticide Violations On Kauai

The company criticizes the federal agency for “lacking precedent and disregarding its own policies and regulations.”

 

Hawaii Says Its New Plan Should Allay Concerns About Pesticides

The Agriculture and Health departments say they’ll gather more data, improve emergency responses and communicate better with public.

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More Suits Filed Over Fears Of Toxic Soil At Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Sixty-four military families are now suing over allegations of failure to disclose pesticide contamination.

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

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

Environmentalists Urge Land Board To Deny A&B Water Use Permits

Alexander & Baldwin wants a one-year renewal of its use of East Maui streams. The Sierra Club argues it doesn’t need the water.

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

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