Civil Beat Staff

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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Fight Against Climate Change Is ‘An All-Out, All-In War’ Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Fight Against Climate Change Is ‘An All-Out, All-In War’

Keynote speaker at Hawaii Climate Conference cites importance of equitability in how we respond to the effects of a warming planet.

Hawaii 2040: Climate Change Is Already Here. And We’re Running Out Of Time

Hawaii 2040: Climate Change Is Already Here. And We’re Running Out Of Time

Scientists predict the worst will hit in about 21 years. But Hawaii is already feeling the effects of a warming planet. What are we going to do about it?

Hawaii Tuna Fishermen Want Higher Quotas Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Tuna Fishermen Want Higher Quotas

Stable ahi prices are expected during the holidays, but environmental groups are concerned about the longterm health of fish stocks.

Colleen Hanabusa Is Now The Legislature’s Attorney In Case Against The State Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Colleen Hanabusa Is Now The Legislature’s Attorney In Case Against The State

Two nonprofits filed a lawsuit in September to improve government transparency in the lawmaking process.

Hawaii Climate Commission Pushes For State Carbon Tax Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Climate Commission Pushes For State Carbon Tax

The group of state and county officials said it’s the most effective method to reduce emissions from cars, trucks and buses.

Honolulu Mayor: ‘No More Important Issue’ Than Climate Change Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayor: ‘No More Important Issue’ Than Climate Change

In some areas, such as the North Shore, Caldwell predicted “we may have to give up homes, we may have to give up roads” because of rising seas.

Racing To Save Hawaii’s Songbirds From Extinction Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Racing To Save Hawaii’s Songbirds From Extinction

Scientists are urgently searching for backup homes to protect the three remaining species in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Did Hawaii Lawmakers Poison Their Relationship With Gov. Ige? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Did Hawaii Lawmakers Poison Their Relationship With Gov. Ige?

Top legislative leaders, in a rare move, opposed fellow Democrat David Ige and raised money for his opponent in the primary.

$1 Million Grant Keeps ‘Super Coral’ Research Alive Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

$1 Million Grant Keeps ‘Super Coral’ Research Alive

Scientists will continue the work of the late Ruth Gates to develop corals that are more resistant to the effects of climate change and create reefs that provide natural coastal protection.

Hawaii Legislature: Leadership Will Stay The Same Despite New Faces Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature: Leadership Will Stay The Same Despite New Faces

The House and Senate plan to install new judiciary chairs but keep the current heads of each chamber and their respective money committees.

Ige Cruises To Re-Election As Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Cruises To Re-Election As Governor

Incumbent Gov. David Ige and his running mate, Josh Green, easily defeated GOP challengers Andria Tupola and Marissa Kerns in Hawaii’s gubernatorial election.

High-Profile PR Firm Is Getting Involved In Hawaii Politics Flickr.com

High-Profile PR Firm Is Getting Involved In Hawaii Politics

A company that made a big splash by hiring away public officials has aided the campaigns of the teachers union, an OHA candidate and a Maui super PAC.