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 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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September 2019

Tuesday, September 17

Will Hawaii Lead The Renewables Revolution?

Monday, September 16

How Climate Change Will Affect Hawaii’s Favorite Fish

Monday, September 9

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

Thursday, September 5

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

August 2019

Friday, August 30

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

Monday, August 26

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

Monday, August 19

Trump Weakens Protections For Hawaii’s Imperiled Plants And Animals

Thursday, August 15

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

Wednesday, August 14

Climate Change Is Making Hawaii’s Beaches More Dangerous

Tuesday, August 6

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

July 2019

Friday, July 26

Drownings Are On The Rise As Tourism Surges In Hawaii

Thursday, July 18

Climate Change Proposals Headed For Second Round In Hawaii Legislature

Tuesday, July 9

‘We’re Not Scared’: Hawaii Confronts Next Wave Of Climate Change

June 2019

Wednesday, June 26

Hawaii’s Longliners Could Soon Be Allowed To Catch 18 Million Pounds Of Tuna

Wednesday, June 5

Federal Fisheries Council Has A Long History Of Secrecy

Tuesday, June 4

Little-Used Boat Ramps, An Abandoned Marketplace, Rusting Ice Machines

Monday, June 3

Conflicts, Lax Oversight Shroud This Secretive Fisheries Fund

May 2019

Tuesday, May 7

Dozens Of Climate Change Bills Went Down The Political Drain This Session

April 2019

Thursday, April 11

Hawaii Lawmakers Have Largely Dropped The Ball On Slowing Climate Change

March 2019

Monday, March 18

Buyer Beware: Oceanfront Homes Keep Going Up Despite Rising Seas

Tuesday, March 12

Neutralizing Our Carbon Footprint, One Tree At A Time

Thursday, March 7

Many Climate Change Bills Are Still Alive, Including A Carbon Tax

Monday, March 4

Losing A Beachfront Home Isn’t Just A Rich Person’s Problem

February 2019

Friday, February 22

Study: Moving Ourselves Away From The Shoreline Is Hard But Doable

Tuesday, February 12

These Rare Seabirds Are Having Babies On Oahu’s North Shore

Monday, February 11

Should Hawaii Tax Carbon Emissions To Combat Climate Change?

January 2019

Thursday, January 31

Key Lawmakers Are Trying To Water Down Inspection Rules For Elder Care Homes

Tuesday, January 29

Developing An Action Plan For Oahu: ‘The Climate Is Not Waiting For Us’

Monday, January 28

We Have To Move Our Homes And Businesses Away From The Shoreline. But How?

Wednesday, January 23

Scientists Surprised To Find Endangered Seabirds On Oahu

Friday, January 18

Fighting Climate Change Will Cost The State Millions

Monday, January 14

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

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