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Nathan Eagle

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 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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Will Hawaii Lead The Renewables Revolution? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Will Hawaii Lead The Renewables Revolution?

Hawaii has positioned itself as a pioneer in the quest to move toward a fossil-free future. How it deals with obstacles in its path to 100% renewable energy could hold lessons for the rest of the U.S.

 

How Climate Change Will Affect Hawaii’s Favorite Fish Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Climate Change Will Affect Hawaii’s Favorite Fish

Warmer waters are shifting the size and behavior of ahi in the Pacific, which could affect prices for consumers. But it’s not all doom and gloom.

Maui Council Committee Votes To Settle Clean Water Act Case Courtesy: Jen Smith

Maui Council Committee Votes To Settle Clean Water Act Case

The lawsuit over the county’s wastewater treatment facility was headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sea Turtles For Swordfish? Feds May Lift Cap On Endangered Species Courtesy: NOAA

Sea Turtles For Swordfish? Feds May Lift Cap On Endangered Species

Wespac has proposed easing federal regulations on the incidental entangling of loggerhead turtles by commercial longliners.

‘Red Flags’: Congressmen Ask Feds To Investigate Hawaii Tuna Money Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

‘Red Flags’: Congressmen Ask Feds To Investigate Hawaii Tuna Money

A lack of adequate response from NOAA and Wespac have only raised more questions about how the money is managed.

Maui County Running Out Of Time To Settle Clean Water Act Case Courtesy: Jen Smith

Maui County Running Out Of Time To Settle Clean Water Act Case

Next week the council will weigh whether it should stop a legal appeal from reaching the U.S. Supreme Court.

Hawaii Is Losing As Much Of Its Land To Wildfires As Any Other State Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Is Losing As Much Of Its Land To Wildfires As Any Other State

Climate change and poor land management are fueling fires that are burning a significant portion of Hawaii’s land.

Trump Weakens Protections For Hawaii’s Imperiled Plants And Animals Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

Trump Weakens Protections For Hawaii’s Imperiled Plants And Animals

The revised Endangered Species Act regulations flabbergasted environmentalists who are concerned about warding off more extinctions.

NOAA: ‘The Reefs Weren’t Damaged, They Were Just Gone’ Courtesy: Kailey Pascoe/NOAA

NOAA: ‘The Reefs Weren’t Damaged, They Were Just Gone’

Scientists return from the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument after surveying the underwater aftermath of a major storm last year.

Climate Change Is Making Hawaii’s Beaches More Dangerous Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Climate Change Is Making Hawaii’s Beaches More Dangerous

The effects of a rapidly warming planet have reshaped the work of lifeguards, emergency responders and health officials.

Maui Is Taking This Clean Water Legal Fight All The Way — Some Say Too Far Courtesy: Jen Smith

Maui Is Taking This Clean Water Legal Fight All The Way — Some Say Too Far

The Maui wastewater case has far-reaching ramifications for the nation’s rivers, lakes and oceans. And it’s headed to a conservative Supreme Court.

Drownings Are On The Rise As Tourism Surges In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Drownings Are On The Rise As Tourism Surges In Hawaii

Lifeguards have bolstered their efforts and ocean safety officials are trying to figure out why snorkeling is so deadly for visitors.