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‘We’re Not Scared’: Hawaii Confronts Next Wave Of Climate Change Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

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

Local emerging leaders and experts in their fields expound on the importance of bringing diverse minds to the table to develop solutions.

Hawaii’s Longliners Could Soon Be Allowed To Catch 18 Million Pounds Of Tuna Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

Federal fishery managers recommended significantly increasing the amount of ahi that the fleet can catch.

Federal Fisheries Council Has A Long History Of Secrecy Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Federal Fisheries Council Has A Long History Of Secrecy

Wespac has for years resisted releasing information, fighting public records requests, lawsuits and even congressional inquiries.

Little-Used Boat Ramps, An Abandoned Marketplace, Rusting Ice Machines Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

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

In American Samoa, some locals say the Wespac fisheries fund projects have been a waste of money. They have more hope for a marina expansion currently in the works.

Conflicts, Lax Oversight Shroud This Secretive Fisheries Fund Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Conflicts, Lax Oversight Shroud This Secretive Fisheries Fund

A federal fisheries oversight council has stymied inquiries by congressmen, journalists and others over the past few years.

Dozens Of Climate Change Bills Went Down The Political Drain This Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

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.

Climate Activists: Hawaii Legislature ‘Wasted An Entire Year’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Climate Activists: Hawaii Legislature ‘Wasted An Entire Year’

Measures big and small died this session with little fanfare as time runs out to combat the disastrous effects of a warming planet.

Hawaii Beefs Up Ocean Safety Website To Help Save Lives Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Beefs Up Ocean Safety Website To Help Save Lives

There continues to be an increasing trend of drownings among visitors.

‘No. No. No.’ Gabbard’s Nuclear Position Contrasts With Presidential Hopefuls Nick Grube/Civil Beat

‘No. No. No.’ Gabbard’s Nuclear Position Contrasts With Presidential Hopefuls

A New York Times survey of the top 18 Democratic candidates shows a wide range of positions on climate change issues.

Senate Committee Recommends Confirming Case As DLNR Chair Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Senate Committee Recommends Confirming Case As DLNR Chair

The vote was unanimous in favor of the governor’s nomination to head the state land department.

Hawaii Lawmakers Have Largely Dropped The Ball On Slowing Climate Change Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Have Largely Dropped The Ball On Slowing Climate Change

Efforts to address the effects of a warming planet on a vulnerable island state have mostly fallen short this session.

Buyer Beware: Oceanfront Homes Keep Going Up Despite Rising Seas Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Buyer Beware: Oceanfront Homes Keep Going Up Despite Rising Seas

Now, Hawaii lawmakers are considering bills that force sellers to tell prospective owners about vulnerable coastal properties.