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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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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.

Ocean Plastic Pollution Prompts Lawsuit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ocean Plastic Pollution Prompts Lawsuit

A nonprofit announced its intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to protect Hawaiian waters.

Feds To Audit Wespac’s Handling Of Pacific Tuna Fund Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Feds To Audit Wespac’s Handling Of Pacific Tuna Fund

The move by the inspector general comes after a Civil Beat investigation and request from four congressmen.

Maui’s Water Fight Has Become A Major Power Struggle

Maui’s Water Fight Has Become A Major Power Struggle

The mayor won’t settle a case with national implications despite the council’s instruction to do so, spurring a new lawsuit to sort out the separation of powers.

Hawaii Struggling To Find Out If Full-Face Snorkel Masks Are Dangerous Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Struggling To Find Out If Full-Face Snorkel Masks Are Dangerous

The counties have been unable to collect enough data on the type of mask worn in drowning incidents to draw any conclusions yet.

Record Heat Thrusts Hawaii Corals Into ‘New Era’ Of Bleaching Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

Record Heat Thrusts Hawaii Corals Into ‘New Era’ Of Bleaching

The reefs have never had to endure such conditions. Marine scientists remain optimistic but warn that time is running out for society to step up.

Report: Climate Change Is Hurting Oceans — And Us — More Than Expected Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Report: Climate Change Is Hurting Oceans — And Us — More Than Expected

The first ocean-specific report by a prestigious international panel underscores the urgency of taking action now to reduce carbon emissions and limit global warming.

Maui Council Settles Lawsuit Over Clean Water Act Courtesy: Jen Smith

Maui Council Settles Lawsuit Over Clean Water Act

The U.S. Supreme Court had been set to hear the case in November.

Is This The New Normal? Hawaii Wrestles With Record Heat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is This The New Normal? Hawaii Wrestles With Record Heat

Climatologists are frustrated by the lack of action in response to manmade global warming, but there are some simple solutions that could provide relief.

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.