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Nathan Eagle covers everything from state government and commercial fishing to ocean-related issues and politics as a reporter at 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.
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 email@example.com 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.)
There was a lot of talk about the need to address sea level rise and other problems but virtually no action in the Hawaii Legislature.
Measures big and small died this session with little fanfare as time runs out to combat the disastrous effects of a warming planet.
There continues to be an increasing trend of drownings among visitors.
A New York Times survey of the top 18 Democratic candidates shows a wide range of positions on climate change issues.
The vote was unanimous in favor of the governor’s nomination to head the state land department.
Efforts to address the effects of a warming planet on a vulnerable island state have mostly fallen short this session.
Now, Hawaii lawmakers are considering bills that force sellers to tell prospective owners about vulnerable coastal properties.
Civil Beat teamed with a UH climate professor and the Malama Learning Center to offset some of our staff’s greenhouse gas emissions.
At the session’s halfway point, several new measures have support. But some current initiatives will expire if action isn’t taken.
As the sea level rise exacerbates coastal erosion, many longtime middle-class residents are struggling to protect their properties.
A new report sheds light on some of the critical factors for the state to consider when implementing a managed retreat strategy.
Years of chopping down invasive trees, replanting native species and controlling predators may be paying off for albatross threatened by sea level rise.