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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.