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Sorting It Out: Why You Need To Throw Your Trash Into The Right Bins Alicia Lou/Civil Beat/2022

Sorting It Out: Why You Need To Throw Your Trash Into The Right Bins

A lot of taxpayer money is spent on the public’s bad habits. Honolulu’s solid waste experts break down how the system works and what people should be doing.

Hawaii Fines Navy $8.7 Million For Sewage Leakage Near Pearl Harbor Christina Jedra/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Fines Navy $8.7 Million For Sewage Leakage Near Pearl Harbor

The health department wants to prevent a “potential catastrophic failure” of the wastewater facility, an official said.

Honolulu City Council Puts Controversial Land-Use Bill On Hold Amid Criticism PF Bentley/Civil Beat/2013

Honolulu City Council Puts Controversial Land-Use Bill On Hold Amid Criticism

The city’s Department of Planning and Permitting says it needs to review the measure after complaints from property owners about potentially disastrous effects on businesses.

EPA Finds Navy Violated Environmental Rules At Red Hill, Hickam U.S. Pacific Fleet/2022

EPA Finds Navy Violated Environmental Rules At Red Hill, Hickam

The findings add to a long list of compliance and maintenance failures in the military’s fuel operations on Oahu.

Protesters Block Access To County Road Leading To Waipio Valley Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Protesters Block Access To County Road Leading To Waipio Valley

The group objects to Mayor Mitch Roth’s decision to start allowing limited access again to the famous Big Island valley.

Hawaii’s Longline Fleet Certified For Sustainable Practices Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2016

Hawaii’s Longline Fleet Certified For Sustainable Practices

The fleet’s seafood can be sold with a special label that indicates it was caught in a sustainable manner.

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.

Navy Wastewater Bypasses Portion of Pearl Harbor Filtration System Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Navy Wastewater Bypasses Portion of Pearl Harbor Filtration System

About 300,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater were released into the sea from the Wastewater Treatment Plant at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

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.

Kauai Is Building One Of The Nation’s Longest Predator-Proof Fences. Here’s Why Scott Yunker/Civil Beat/2022

Kauai Is Building One Of The Nation’s Longest Predator-Proof Fences. Here’s Why

The federally funded project aims to protect endangered seabirds from a range of invasive mammals.