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Overdue Reform Or Underhanded Deal? Here’s What’s In Manchin’s Permitting Bill Screenshot/manchin.senate.gov

Overdue Reform Or Underhanded Deal? Here’s What’s In Manchin’s Permitting Bill

It’s unclear how big of an effect the bill will have on construction timelines, or how it will benefit fossil fuel projects compared to renewables.

This Is How Sea Level Rise Might Change Your Favorite Maui Beach Park Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

This Is How Sea Level Rise Might Change Your Favorite Maui Beach Park

The county is studying ways to adapt to the effects of climate change by using data and science.

Honolulu’s Innovative Idea For More Solar Power Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2016

Honolulu’s Innovative Idea For More Solar Power

Honolulu Bill 46 aims to encourage new rooftop solar by allowing 12-foot high canopies with solar panels on top and gardens and gathering spacies underneath.

The Struggle Over Towering Wind Farms Is At The Center Of A Honolulu City Council Debate Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

The Struggle Over Towering Wind Farms Is At The Center Of A Honolulu City Council Debate

People don’t want to live in the shadow of industrial wind turbines. But the state wants to switch to renewable energy soon. So where do you put them?

Manchin’s Environmental Permitting Plan Splits Hawaii Democrats In Washington Screenshot/manchin.senate.gov

Manchin’s Environmental Permitting Plan Splits Hawaii Democrats In Washington

Hawaii Congressman Ed Case and U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz find themselves on opposite sides of the issue.

Pacific Islands Call For More Climate Financing At Hawaii Conference Getty Images/iStockphoto

Pacific Islands Call For More Climate Financing At Hawaii Conference

Representatives from 15 countries and territories convened in Honolulu for the Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders.

Protecting The Past By Managing The Future Of Ka‘ena Point Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Protecting The Past By Managing The Future Of Ka‘ena Point

A new federal designation could bring more money for a place brimming with cultural and environmental resources. But some worry it could bring more people too.

Hawaii Is A Global Leader In Studying Solutions To Climate Change Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Is A Global Leader In Studying Solutions To Climate Change

Chaminade University reaffirmed its commitment to taking action with two new efforts — the United Nations Sustainability Center and a new $10 million National Science Foundation grant program.

People Doubt Their Actions Affect Climate Change. Is That A Bad Thing? Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2022

People Doubt Their Actions Affect Climate Change. Is That A Bad Thing?

More Americans are blaming corporations, not individuals, for the climate crisis, a new poll shows.

How The Inflation Reduction Act Strengthens EPA’s Future Abilities To Curb Greenhouse Gases

How The Inflation Reduction Act Strengthens EPA’s Future Abilities To Curb Greenhouse Gases

The new legislation doesn’t get around the Supreme Court’s climate ruling in West Virginia v. EPA, but it amends the Clean Air Act to add new programs to reduce greenhouse gases.