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Marcel Honore

Scientists Unveil New 3D Maps In Race To Save Hawaii Coral Flickr: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarter

Scientists Unveil New 3D Maps In Race To Save Hawaii Coral

UPDATED: Researchers are using the new aerial mapping techniques to better understand what’s happening to Hawaii’s coral — and how to better protect it.

Legal Battles Loom With Developer Whether Rail Gets Finished Or Not Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legal Battles Loom With Developer Whether Rail Gets Finished Or Not

The complex situation with Howard Hughes is just one issue to deal with in the project’s uncertain future.

State Puts New Limits On Aquarium Fishing, But Existing Licenses Valid Until They Expire FromSandToGlass/Flickr

State Puts New Limits On Aquarium Fishing, But Existing Licenses Valid Until They Expire

The new terms and conditions reflect a court ruling in state environmental court last month.

HART Reveals P3 Bidders For Honolulu Rail — But Not Their Prices Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Reveals P3 Bidders For Honolulu Rail — But Not Their Prices

One of the bidding teams “expressed concern” about the cost going public, leaving it uncertain when the information will be released.

Hawaii Fishing Fleet Is Changing Gear To Help Protect Endangered Sharks Wikimedia Commons

Hawaii Fishing Fleet Is Changing Gear To Help Protect Endangered Sharks

The changes are being lauded as significant steps. But they won’t go far enough if other countries’ fleets don’t follow suit.

Driver For TheBus Dies Due To COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Driver For TheBus Dies Due To COVID-19

Oahu transit leaders described the driver as an “excellent employee” and “very dependable.”

New Court Ruling Further Restricts Commercial Aquarium Fishing In Hawaii FromSandToGlass/Flickr

New Court Ruling Further Restricts Commercial Aquarium Fishing In Hawaii

More than half a million aquarium fish have been collected despite a 2017 state Supreme Court ruling. A new order says that shouldn’t have happened.

Hawaii Dodged The Dual Threat Of A Pandemic And Hurricane This Season Courtesy: NWS

Hawaii Dodged The Dual Threat Of A Pandemic And Hurricane This Season

There were fewer storms than on average in 2020, sparing the island state as it dealt with COVID-19 impacts.

Rail’s Interim Service Could Be Pushed Back A Year Amid COVID-19, Testing Woes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rail’s Interim Service Could Be Pushed Back A Year Amid COVID-19, Testing Woes

Officials had hoped to deliver rail’s first 10 miles for service this fall. Now they don’t expect that to happen until late 2021.