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Advocates Say It’s No Longer Whether Hawaii Should Charge A Green Fee, But How Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Advocates Say It’s No Longer Whether Hawaii Should Charge A Green Fee, But How

Hawaii's new governor supports a visitor-impact fee, and supporters say they're more organized than ever. But it will be up to state legislators to decide.
Moving Species Emerges As Last Resort As Climate Warms AP/2018

Moving Species Emerges As Last Resort As Climate Warms

The relocation of Tristram's storm petrels from northeastern Hawaii's Tern Island, which is just 6 feet above sea level, could help save the species.
Indigenous Management Of Hawaii’s Fishponds Is Getting A High Tech Upgrade Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2019

Indigenous Management Of Hawaii’s Fishponds Is Getting A High Tech Upgrade

Climate change has emerged as a modern challenge for the guardians of these traditional food sources.
Congressman Worries Wespac Proposal Is A Gateway To Commercial Fishing In Monument Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Congressman Worries Wespac Proposal Is A Gateway To Commercial Fishing In Monument

The regional council wants to allow fishing in protected waters via "customary exchange," drawing the ire of Papahanaumokuakea's Hawaiian stewards.
Hawaii Kids ‘Connect These Dots’ To Understand Climate Change Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Kids ‘Connect These Dots’ To Understand Climate Change

From public schools on the Westside to private schools in Honolulu, teachers are finding creative ways to educate — and empower — students facing the effects of a warming planet.
Endangered Bird Poised To Get Hundreds Of Thousands Of Protected Acres In Hawaii Courtesy: Bettina Arrigoni/Flickr

Endangered Bird Poised To Get Hundreds Of Thousands Of Protected Acres In Hawaii

Conservationists took the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to court last year to spur action that was overdue for the imperiled native honeycreeper.
Health Experts: Flooding, Sea Level Rise Could Release Chemicals At Hundreds Of Hawaii Sites Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Health Experts: Flooding, Sea Level Rise Could Release Chemicals At Hundreds Of Hawaii Sites

Many of those sites were historically used for agriculture and heavy industry and include military installations.
Feds Ramp Up Efforts To Save Hawaii’s Endangered Forest Birds In A Race Against Time Jack Jeffrey Photography

Feds Ramp Up Efforts To Save Hawaii’s Endangered Forest Birds In A Race Against Time

Wildlife officials hope a new strategy, in addition to other measures, will prevent the extinction of native bird species.
Hawaii Has A Lot At Stake In Last-Gasp Federal Budget Talks Nick Grube/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Has A Lot At Stake In Last-Gasp Federal Budget Talks

Congress is racing to pass a $1.7 trillion spending bill by the end of the year that includes hundreds of millions of dollars in earmarks for Hawaii.
Bridging The Gap: This Climate Scientist Is Seeking Solutions Outside The Lab Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Bridging The Gap: This Climate Scientist Is Seeking Solutions Outside The Lab

The East-West Center senior research fellow (and low key drummer in a metal band) is connecting people in the fight against the effects of a warming planet.