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Trump Weakens Protections For Hawaii’s Imperiled Plants And Animals Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

Trump Weakens Protections For Hawaii’s Imperiled Plants And Animals

The revised Endangered Species Act regulations flabbergasted environmentalists who are concerned about warding off more extinctions.

NOAA: ‘The Reefs Weren’t Damaged, They Were Just Gone’ Courtesy: Kailey Pascoe/NOAA

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

Scientists return from the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument after surveying the underwater aftermath of a major storm last year.

Climate Change Is Making Hawaii’s Beaches More Dangerous Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Climate Change Is Making Hawaii’s Beaches More Dangerous

The effects of a rapidly warming planet have reshaped the work of lifeguards, emergency responders and health officials.

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

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

The Maui wastewater case has far-reaching ramifications for the nation’s rivers, lakes and oceans. And it’s headed to a conservative Supreme Court.

Drownings Are On The Rise As Tourism Surges In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Drownings Are On The Rise As Tourism Surges In Hawaii

Lifeguards have bolstered their efforts and ocean safety officials are trying to figure out why snorkeling is so deadly for visitors.

Climate Change Proposals Headed For Second Round In Hawaii Legislature Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Climate Change Proposals Headed For Second Round In Hawaii Legislature

State officials are fine-tuning proposals that aim to mitigate the effects of climate change in the state.

‘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.