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With Its New Climate Plan, The City Aims To Curb Oahu’s Growing Carbon Pollution Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

With Its New Climate Plan, The City Aims To Curb Oahu’s Growing Carbon Pollution

Cars and trucks are the main culprit driving more greenhouse gas emissions on Oahu in recent years, the new plan states.

Lehua Island Is Finally Free Of Rats, Scoring A Big Win For Native Seabirds Island Conservation

Lehua Island Is Finally Free Of Rats, Scoring A Big Win For Native Seabirds

Officials continue to monitor closely for any sign of the rats, as just one pregnant female could swiftly repopulate the island.

How Scientists Are Pivoting In Their Quest To Save Hawaii’s Crows Courtesy: San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

How Scientists Are Pivoting In Their Quest To Save Hawaii’s Crows

Conservationists are looking to Maui as a possible short-term solution for reestablishing alala in the wild.

Coast Guard Cutter Returns To Honolulu After 82-Day Fishery Patrol U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard Cutter Returns To Honolulu After 82-Day Fishery Patrol

The deployment was part of a push for more aggressive fisheries enforcement as tensions rise between the U.S. and China.

Ige Withdraws Land Board Nominee Sam Gon Ige Administration

Ige Withdraws Land Board Nominee Sam Gon

The long-time BLNR member served several terms but faced opposition to serve another.

Want To Combat Climate Change? Feed Seaweed To Cows

Want To Combat Climate Change? Feed Seaweed To Cows

Feeding cows a few ounces of seaweed daily could sharply reduce their contribution to climate change.

Kahuku Wind Farm Case Goes Before Hawaii Supreme Court Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kahuku Wind Farm Case Goes Before Hawaii Supreme Court

The oral arguments Thursday were the first of three Hawaii’s highest court will hear involving renewable energy projects.

Leonardo DiCaprio Lends Support To Hawaii Bill Protecting Sharks

Leonardo DiCaprio Lends Support To Hawaii Bill Protecting Sharks

The actor and environmentalist says that shark populations “are critical to ocean health and resiliency.”

Biden Plan To Conserve More Ocean Habitat Worries Hawaii Fishing Interests Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Biden Plan To Conserve More Ocean Habitat Worries Hawaii Fishing Interests

Many details remain to be worked out in Biden’s 30 by 30 plan, similar to a 2016 Hawaii initiative.

April 2021

Friday, April 23

With Its New Climate Plan, The City Aims To Curb Oahu’s Growing Carbon Pollution

Wednesday, April 21

Lehua Island Is Finally Free Of Rats, Scoring A Big Win For Native Seabirds

Friday, April 16

How Scientists Are Pivoting In Their Quest To Save Hawaii’s Crows

Sunday, April 4

Want To Combat Climate Change? Feed Seaweed To Cows

Thursday, April 1

Kahuku Wind Farm Case Goes Before Hawaii Supreme Court

Leonardo DiCaprio Lends Support To Hawaii Bill Protecting Sharks

Biden Plan To Conserve More Ocean Habitat Worries Hawaii Fishing Interests

March 2021

Friday, March 19

Big Island Scales Back Plans For Recycled Water

Wednesday, March 10

Brian Schatz: ‘Native Wisdom’ Needs To Be Part Of US Climate Policy

Monday, March 1

The Fish We Eat Are Eating Plastic. That’s Not A Good Thing

February 2021

Friday, February 19

Could Hawaii’s Fossil Fuel-Powered Cars Soon Be A Relic Of The Past?

Thursday, February 18

Proposal To Protect Pacific Corals Exempts Military Training Areas

Monday, February 15

Condo Complex’s Plan To Uproot Trees Has Residents Worried About Kaneohe Bay

Tuesday, February 9

Feds Consider Paintballs And Sponge Grenades To Thwart Endangered Monk Seals

January 2021

Friday, January 29

This UH Researcher Is Studying An Unusual Invasive Species — Figs

Thursday, January 28

Kauai Is Moving Forward On One Of The Nation’s Most Advanced Energy Projects

Monday, January 25

Molokai’s Fabled Axis Deer Are Starving To Death In Droves

Monday, January 18

EPA: Hawaii’s Military Bases Dumped 630,000 Pounds Of Toxic Nitrate Into The Ocean

Thursday, January 14

New Boulder Barriers Aim To Protect Monk Seals From Illegal Off-Roading

Thursday, January 7

Monk Seal Killings On Kauai Highlight Human Threat To Endangered Species

Monday, January 4

How Hawaii Scientists Are Keeping Their Research Alive During The Pandemic