Hawaii Beach Erosion

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Hawaii Beach Erosion
Ian Lind: The Kahala Hotel’s New Shoreline Plan Could Reduce Public Beach Access Ian Lind/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: The Kahala Hotel’s New Shoreline Plan Could Reduce Public Beach Access

The high-end resort wants a long-term easement allowing it to hold more weddings and other events that could take up more of the public beach.

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.
Oahu Faces a Future With Far Fewer Beaches Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Faces a Future With Far Fewer Beaches

Sand erosion already has exacted a huge toll and it's expected to accelerate. Scientists say it's time to take aggressive steps to save the island's remaining shoreline.
Samsung Billionaire Allowed to Build New Seawall in Kahala Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Samsung Billionaire Allowed to Build New Seawall in Kahala

Coastal experts have warned that the city's action could lead to greater beach erosion on Oahu.
Why Did the City Approve a New Seawall for a Kahala Property After the State Ordered It Removed? Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Why Did the City Approve a New Seawall for a Kahala Property After the State Ordered It Removed?

Despite concerns over erosion, the city says it would have been a hardship for the Samsung chairman to not have a wall protecting his beachfront property.
Saving Waikiki Beach — At Least for Now

Saving Waikiki Beach — At Least for Now

The city hopes to raise $600,000 annually from local businesses to combat chronic erosion, but some are balking at the proposal. Would the efforts merely stave off the inevitable?
Inch by Sandy Inch, Hawaii’s Loss of Beaches Worries Tourism Industry Eric Pape/Civil Beat

Inch by Sandy Inch, Hawaii’s Loss of Beaches Worries Tourism Industry

Recent reports cite concerns that elevated ocean levels, drought and hotter Hawaiian nights will hurt tourism and ultimately the state's economy.
Honolulu City Council: Make It Easier To Build Shoreline Retaining Walls

Honolulu City Council: Make It Easier To Build Shoreline Retaining Walls

But city planning officials say measure would erode environmental controls amid the rising threat from sea level rise.
What Bills Are Still Alive at the Halfway Point of Hawaii’s Legislature? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

What Bills Are Still Alive at the Halfway Point of Hawaii’s Legislature?

UPDATED Laws on renewable energy, schools, the elderly, invasive species, the environment and others are set to pass.

Hawaii Senate Panel Advances Bills Addressing North Shore Erosion

A key committee in the Hawaii Senate has given its stamp of approval to two bills aimed at mitigating…

Rising Sea Level Taking Toll on Maui’s Shoreline

From Maui Weekly: Maui’s coasts are eroding, and will continue to erode a lot more in…