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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.

How Climate Change Will Affect Hawaii’s Favorite Fish Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Climate Change Will Affect Hawaii’s Favorite Fish

Warmer waters are shifting the size and behavior of ahi in the Pacific, which could affect prices for consumers. But it’s not all doom and gloom.

Maui Council Committee Votes To Settle Clean Water Act Case Courtesy: Jen Smith

Maui Council Committee Votes To Settle Clean Water Act Case

The lawsuit over the county’s wastewater treatment facility was headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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

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

Wespac has proposed easing federal regulations on the incidental entangling of loggerhead turtles by commercial longliners.

‘Red Flags’: Congressmen Ask Feds To Investigate Hawaii Tuna Money Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

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

A lack of adequate response from NOAA and Wespac have only raised more questions about how the money is managed.

Maui County Running Out Of Time To Settle Clean Water Act Case Courtesy: Jen Smith

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

Next week the council will weigh whether it should stop a legal appeal from reaching the U.S. Supreme Court.

Hawaii Is Losing As Much Of Its Land To Wildfires As Any Other State Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

Climate change and poor land management are fueling fires that are burning a significant portion of Hawaii’s land.