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Biden To Create New Marine Sanctuary In Pacific Courtesy: NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program

Biden To Create New Marine Sanctuary In Pacific

Hawaii congressman says "our world's oceans are at mortal risk."

The Shift To A Green Energy Future Is Renewing Plantation-Era Water Wars On Kauai Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2023

The Shift To A Green Energy Future Is Renewing Plantation-Era Water Wars On Kauai

A proposed hydro project — the first of its kind in the world — could supply up to a quarter of the island’s power by diverting 4 billion gallons a year from the Waimea River.

Homes In Flood Zones Are Overvalued By Billions, Study Finds Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Homes In Flood Zones Are Overvalued By Billions, Study Finds

Failure to account for climate change means low-income homeowners could see their home values plunge.

Hawaii’s Innovative Plan To Manage Marine Resources Is Being Quietly Rolled Back Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii’s Innovative Plan To Manage Marine Resources Is Being Quietly Rolled Back

The fishing community raised concerns but DLNR says the initiative's broader emphasis on place-based planning will remain in effect.

Honolulu’s New Airport Rental Center Has Lots Of Electric Cars But Only One Charging Station David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Honolulu’s New Airport Rental Center Has Lots Of Electric Cars But Only One Charging Station

Activists say that's a big blunder. And lawmakers are moving to require all new state buildings be designed with EV charging stations.

Hawaii Supreme Court Grills Hu Honua In Latest Appeal David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Hawaii Supreme Court Grills Hu Honua In Latest Appeal

The two-hour hearing delved into the tree-burning power project's legal claims after the PUC denied its permit.

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.