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Pacific Island Nations Want More Renewable Power. Climate Financing May Help Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Pacific Island Nations Want More Renewable Power. Climate Financing May Help

Maui-based Mana Pacific is helping to give Pacific nations greater access to renewable energy infrastructure through collective buying power and resource sharing.

A New Justice Department Office Will Take On Polluters In Hard-Hit Communities Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

A New Justice Department Office Will Take On Polluters In Hard-Hit Communities

The Biden administration says the first-ever Office of Environmental Justice will coordinate with other federal agencies to bring cases forward.

Hawaii Homeowners Must Tell Prospective Buyers If Sea Level Rise Threatens Their Property Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Homeowners Must Tell Prospective Buyers If Sea Level Rise Threatens Their Property

This week Hawaii became the first state to require real estate sellers to disclose to potential buyers if their property is threatened by sea level rise.

Repeat Disasters Prompt Kauai To Build Rural Emergency Response Center Allan Parachini/Civil Beat/2018

Repeat Disasters Prompt Kauai To Build Rural Emergency Response Center

A focal point for hurricanes, tsunamis, landslides and floods, Kauai’s remote north shore will soon have a new facility to help government agencies and community groups coordinate disaster response.

This West Kauai Beach Is Growing So Why Move Inland? Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2022

This West Kauai Beach Is Growing So Why Move Inland?

Kauai County is testing the idea of property swaps to get residents to move away from the coastline but on this coastal stretch the issue isn’t so clear.

Thawing Permafrost Is Roiling The Arctic Landscape Emma Pike/Wikimedia

Thawing Permafrost Is Roiling The Arctic Landscape

Warming temperatures are driving a hidden world of changes beneath the surface.

Some Hawaiian Songbirds May Vanish In Less Than Two Years, Report Warns Courtesy: Bret Nainoa Mossman/MFBRP

Some Hawaiian Songbirds May Vanish In Less Than Two Years, Report Warns

Scientists and wildlife officials said urgent action is needed to save the honeycreepers from disease-ridden mosquitoes.

Is Fencing The Future Of Hawaii’s Native Ecosystems? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Is Fencing The Future Of Hawaii’s Native Ecosystems?

Great stock has been put into fencing off native ecosystems, namely watersheds, to ensure that the state’s terrestrial and marine resources are protected for the future.

Nations Promise Billions For Sustainable Oceans At Palau Conference Jesse Alpert/U.S. State Department/2022

Nations Promise Billions For Sustainable Oceans At Palau Conference

The conference highlighted the particular climate change challenges faced by the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific.

Repeat Disasters Prompt Kauai To Build Rural Emergency Response Center Allan Parachini/Civil Beat/2018

Repeat Disasters Prompt Kauai To Build Rural Emergency Response Center

A focal point for hurricanes, tsunamis, landslides and floods, Kauai’s remote north shore will soon have a new facility to help government agencies and community groups coordinate disaster response.

This West Kauai Beach Is Growing So Why Move Inland? Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2022

This West Kauai Beach Is Growing So Why Move Inland?

Kauai County is testing the idea of property swaps to get residents to move away from the coastline but on this coastal stretch the issue isn’t so clear.

Thawing Permafrost Is Roiling The Arctic Landscape Emma Pike/Wikimedia

Thawing Permafrost Is Roiling The Arctic Landscape

Warming temperatures are driving a hidden world of changes beneath the surface.

Some Hawaiian Songbirds May Vanish In Less Than Two Years, Report Warns Courtesy: Bret Nainoa Mossman/MFBRP

Some Hawaiian Songbirds May Vanish In Less Than Two Years, Report Warns

Scientists and wildlife officials said urgent action is needed to save the honeycreepers from disease-ridden mosquitoes.

Is Fencing The Future Of Hawaii’s Native Ecosystems? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Is Fencing The Future Of Hawaii’s Native Ecosystems?

Great stock has been put into fencing off native ecosystems, namely watersheds, to ensure that the state’s terrestrial and marine resources are protected for the future.

Nations Promise Billions For Sustainable Oceans At Palau Conference Jesse Alpert/U.S. State Department/2022

Nations Promise Billions For Sustainable Oceans At Palau Conference

The conference highlighted the particular climate change challenges faced by the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific.

Climate Change Looms Large In US Treaty Talks In The Pacific

Climate Change Looms Large In US Treaty Talks In The Pacific

The U.S. recently appointed a new presidential special envoy to lead the negotiations with three Pacific nations.

‘Asking For A Miracle’: Hawaii Evaluates Global Roadmap To Avoid Climate Catastrophe Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2022

‘Asking For A Miracle’: Hawaii Evaluates Global Roadmap To Avoid Climate Catastrophe

Already feeling the effects of a warming planet, Hawaii has set ambitious goals to combat climate change. But a new report says staving off a worst-case scenario requires global action.

Everything’s On The Table As Kauai Writes Its First Climate Change Action Plan Courtesy of Kauai County

Everything’s On The Table As Kauai Writes Its First Climate Change Action Plan

Kauai County planners say public input will guide the process of drafting an islandwide climate change mitigation strategy.