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Nathan Eagle

Nathan Eagle is the news editor for Honolulu Civil Beat.

He moved to Oahu in March 2012 after he reached the self-proclaimed End of the World during a backpacking trip in South America. (Due to his respect for Hawaii laws regulating non-native and invasive species, he reluctantly decided against bringing back penguins from Isla Magdalena.)

Before Nathan’s temporary departure from the northern hemisphere, he served as managing editor of The Garden Island. It was a position as environment reporter for this century-old daily newspaper on Kauai that lured him from his native Ohio in 2007.

As a Civil Beat reporter he covered everything from state government and commercial fishing to ocean-related issues and politics.

He has won statewide and national awards for public service reporting, online news reporting, a multimedia project on Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (The Last Wild Place), a series on ocean safety (Dying For Vacation), a series on unfunded liabilities (Pension Promises), data journalism, editorial writing, columns, photography, local news coverage and community reporting.

Nathan has degrees in journalism and Spanish from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. But he is perhaps more proud of the proverbial badges of honor he earned after diving with a dozen bull sharks in Fiji, summiting Long’s Peak in Colorado and hiking up Vulcan Villarrica in Chile.

He looks forward to continuing to serve the public in Hawaii while hopefully finding a few spare moments to enjoy the vibrant cultural activities and natural escapes that the islands offer.

Nathan warmly welcomes any and all story ideas and feedback. News tips are appreciated. You can send them directly to neagle@civilbeat.org or anonymously using this Tipbox link, which uses automatic encryption. (NOTE: If you send a tip through Tipbox I cannot respond unless there’s contact information in the body of the message.)

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Feds: Hawaiian Hawk No Longer Endangered Courtesy: U.S. FWS

Feds: Hawaiian Hawk No Longer Endangered

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has removed the ‘io from the list of endangered or threatened species.

Kauai Tour Helicopter Crash Kills All 7 Onboard Dan Dennison/Hawaii DLNR

Kauai Tour Helicopter Crash Kills All 7 Onboard

UPDATED: County officials confirmed Saturday that all six passengers, including three minors, and pilot died.

Hawaii 2040: What We Learned About Climate Change Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii 2040: What We Learned About Climate Change

The ambitious reporting project found myriad reasons for the public to be pessimistic about the effects of a warming planet on the islands. But also reasons for hope.

Assessing Hawaii’s Zika Risk And Avoiding Carbon Offset Scams Via Pixabay

Assessing Hawaii’s Zika Risk And Avoiding Carbon Offset Scams

We answer reader-submitted questions about man-of-war invasions, carbon offsets, Zika outbreaks and an inter-island ferry system.

Hawaii GOP Goes All-In For Trump Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii GOP Goes All-In For Trump

The Hawaii Republican Party has canceled its presidential preference poll, joining five other states.

Deadly Mosquitoes Are Killing Off Hawaii’s Rare Forest Birds Courtesy: Jack Jefferey Photography

Deadly Mosquitoes Are Killing Off Hawaii’s Rare Forest Birds

Scientists are racing to eradicate disease-carrying mosquitoes from forests, but to some a solution still feels like forever away.

They’ve Watched Our Climate Changing For Decades From High Atop Mauna Loa Cory Lum/Civil Beat

They’ve Watched Our Climate Changing For Decades From High Atop Mauna Loa

For 60 years, scientists have documented the rising trend of carbon dioxide levels as fossil fuel emissions continue to increase.

Poll: Oahu Voters Want Action On Climate Change Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Poll: Oahu Voters Want Action On Climate Change

A new survey finds high levels of support for doing things individually and collectively to address the effects of a warming planet.

Barry Myers Withdraws As Trump’s NOAA Nominee Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Barry Myers Withdraws As Trump’s NOAA Nominee

The president’s pick to head the agency cited health reasons but had faced a mountain of criticism.

My Slog To Find Rare Birds In A Remote Maui Rainforest Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

My Slog To Find Rare Birds In A Remote Maui Rainforest

Nine cold, wet, showerless days crawling on my knees in the mud on the side of a mountain. What’s not to love?

Why Gonzo Artist Ralph Steadman Drew The Endangered Kiwikiu For Us Courtesy: Sadie Williams

Why Gonzo Artist Ralph Steadman Drew The Endangered Kiwikiu For Us

The tiny Hawaii forest bird, threatened by climate change and habitat loss, is finding additional support from 7,000 miles away.

Fighting To Save This Rare Maui Forest Bird From Extinction

Fighting To Save This Rare Maui Forest Bird From Extinction

A team of biologists brought 13 critically endangered Maui parrotbills to the other side of Haleakala to save the species from extinction. But less than a month later, only three birds have survived.