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Why Do Box Jellyfish Show Up Off Oahu Beaches Like Clockwork? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Why Do Box Jellyfish Show Up Off Oahu Beaches Like Clockwork?

The box jellyfish population off Waikiki has exploded in recent decades, leading to thousands of annual stings.

Advocates: Feds Aren’t Doing What’s Required To Protect Hawaii Endangered Species DLNR

Advocates: Feds Aren’t Doing What’s Required To Protect Hawaii Endangered Species

Nearly 50 local threatened species have not been designated with the habitat needed to help their numbers recover, according a prominent nonprofit conservation group.

Can Hawaii’s Transportation Sector Switch To Clean Energy? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2014

Can Hawaii’s Transportation Sector Switch To Clean Energy?

Advocates applauded a series of clean transportation bills passed this year but said the initiatives face a long road ahead.

Ige Proclaims Second Axis Deer Emergency Period For Maui Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Ige Proclaims Second Axis Deer Emergency Period For Maui

Gov. David Ige’s second emergency proclamation empowers the county and state to better address the problems facing the drought-stricken county.

Hawaii Utility Regulators Reject Hu Honua Biomass Power Plant Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Utility Regulators Reject Hu Honua Biomass Power Plant

In its 2-1 decision, the PUC listed a variety of reasons why the company should not be granted an amended power purchase agreement with HELCO.

Hawaii Has Spent Decades Priming Itself For More Wildfires Courtesy: Clay Trauernicht/2018

Hawaii Has Spent Decades Priming Itself For More Wildfires

The effects of a changing climate and a struggling agricultural sector have made conditions ripe. Experts have identified solutions but say reducing the risk requires investment.

Environmental Group Sues Feds To Better Protect Endangered Sharks Courtesy: Kaikea Nakachi

Environmental Group Sues Feds To Better Protect Endangered Sharks

Federal officials have delayed critical scientific assessments of how commercial fishing affects oceanic whitetips, conservationists say.

This Stunning Big Island Valley Is Drawing Bigger Crowds — And Controversy Paula Dobbyn/Civil Beat/2022

This Stunning Big Island Valley Is Drawing Bigger Crowds — And Controversy

Concerns about public safety and disrespect of cultural sites and private property are mounting, but so far a workable solution has been elusive.

Electric Vehicles Are On The Rise In Hawaii. Can Charging Infrastructure Keep Up? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Electric Vehicles Are On The Rise In Hawaii. Can Charging Infrastructure Keep Up?

Many Hawaii residents living in apartment buildings and other multi-family dwellings lack direct access to electric vehicle charging stations.

Ige Proclaims Second Axis Deer Emergency Period For Maui Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Ige Proclaims Second Axis Deer Emergency Period For Maui

Gov. David Ige’s second emergency proclamation empowers the county and state to better address the problems facing the drought-stricken county.

Hawaii Utility Regulators Reject Hu Honua Biomass Power Plant Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Utility Regulators Reject Hu Honua Biomass Power Plant

In its 2-1 decision, the PUC listed a variety of reasons why the company should not be granted an amended power purchase agreement with HELCO.

Hawaii Has Spent Decades Priming Itself For More Wildfires Courtesy: Clay Trauernicht/2018

Hawaii Has Spent Decades Priming Itself For More Wildfires

The effects of a changing climate and a struggling agricultural sector have made conditions ripe. Experts have identified solutions but say reducing the risk requires investment.

Environmental Group Sues Feds To Better Protect Endangered Sharks Courtesy: Kaikea Nakachi

Environmental Group Sues Feds To Better Protect Endangered Sharks

Federal officials have delayed critical scientific assessments of how commercial fishing affects oceanic whitetips, conservationists say.

This Stunning Big Island Valley Is Drawing Bigger Crowds — And Controversy Paula Dobbyn/Civil Beat/2022

This Stunning Big Island Valley Is Drawing Bigger Crowds — And Controversy

Concerns about public safety and disrespect of cultural sites and private property are mounting, but so far a workable solution has been elusive.

Electric Vehicles Are On The Rise In Hawaii. Can Charging Infrastructure Keep Up? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Electric Vehicles Are On The Rise In Hawaii. Can Charging Infrastructure Keep Up?

Many Hawaii residents living in apartment buildings and other multi-family dwellings lack direct access to electric vehicle charging stations.

The Kauai Landfill ‘Conundrum’ Could Quickly Become A ‘Public Health Hazard’ Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

The Kauai Landfill ‘Conundrum’ Could Quickly Become A ‘Public Health Hazard’

The island’s only landfill is filling up fast. But the places available to put a new landfill are severely limited.

Ban On Longliners Using Wire Leaders Takes Effect Next Month To Protect Sharks Wikimedia Commons

Ban On Longliners Using Wire Leaders Takes Effect Next Month To Protect Sharks

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will officially implement its prohibition on the use of wire leaders at the ends of fishing lines starting May 31.

State Orders Water To Flow Once Again In Five Molokai Streams Courtesy: DLNR

State Orders Water To Flow Once Again In Five Molokai Streams

Residents praised a decision last week by the state water board, but say much work remains to be done to restore ecosystems.