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This Ex-Marine Is Now Battling To Save Hawaii’s Environment Kevin Knodell/Civil Beat

This Ex-Marine Is Now Battling To Save Hawaii’s Environment

The Kailua veteran’s new mission is to protect Hawaii’s beaches and reefs.

The Fish — And Fishermen — Are Back At Ala Moana Beach. Swimmers Are Not Happy Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

The Fish — And Fishermen — Are Back At Ala Moana Beach. Swimmers Are Not Happy

The pandemic brought more fish to Oahu’s nearshore waters and sparked conflict among ocean users. Now, boundaries are being proposed at Ala Moana.

White House: Coast Guard Will Up Presence In Pacific To Fight Overfishing Sherri Eng/USCG

White House: Coast Guard Will Up Presence In Pacific To Fight Overfishing

A mysterious Chinese “fishing militia” has been blamed for contributing to overfishing.

Conservation Group Pushes Feds To Set Habitat For Hawaii’s Endangered Iiwi Bird Jack Jeffrey Photography

Conservation Group Pushes Feds To Set Habitat For Hawaii’s Endangered Iiwi Bird

The species, like many of Hawaii’s other remaining forest birds, has been decimated by mosquito-borne diseases.

What’s Stalling The Effort To Update Honolulu’s Parking Policies? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What’s Stalling The Effort To Update Honolulu’s Parking Policies?

UPDATED: Local developers are pushing back against an ambitious bill aimed to make Honolulu’s urban design more walkable.

Big Island Fire Exceeds 3,000 Acres And Still Out Of Control Peter Serafin/Civil Beat

Big Island Fire Exceeds 3,000 Acres And Still Out Of Control

Hawaii County firefighters can’t access the blaze in a remote and rugged part of the island. They are waiting for it to get to an accessible area to begin containment efforts.

The Shark Keepers: How One Hawaiian Family Is Reclaiming Its Legacy Kaikea Nakachi

The Shark Keepers: How One Hawaiian Family Is Reclaiming Its Legacy

This father-and-son duo are pushing for more culturally sensitive methods for academic shark research. Will the University of Hawaii listen?

Hawaii Court To Decide Fate Of Fishermen Working In Terrible Conditions Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Court To Decide Fate Of Fishermen Working In Terrible Conditions

The Supreme Court case centers on whether the state should continue granting foreign fishermen marine fishing licenses even though they can’t step foot on U.S. soil.

November 2020

Wednesday, November 18

This Ex-Marine Is Now Battling To Save Hawaii’s Environment

Monday, November 9

The Fish — And Fishermen — Are Back At Ala Moana Beach. Swimmers Are Not Happy

October 2020

Friday, October 23

White House: Coast Guard Will Up Presence In Pacific To Fight Overfishing

Thursday, October 1

What’s Stalling The Effort To Update Honolulu’s Parking Policies?

September 2020

Monday, September 21

So Are We Doomed? What I Learned Answering Your Questions About Hawaii’s Environment

Sunday, September 20

Big Island Fire Exceeds 3,000 Acres And Still Out Of Control

The Shark Keepers: How One Hawaiian Family Is Reclaiming Its Legacy

Tuesday, September 15

Denby Fawcett: Relieve The Pandemic Blues By Counting Pacific Plovers

Monday, September 7

What Has The Pandemic Taught Us About Climate Change?

Sunday, September 6

How Efforts To Save Hawaii’s Forests Are Preventing A ‘Freshwater Crisis’

Hawaii Marines Are Now Guarding The Nests Of Endangered Species

August 2020

Friday, August 28

Fixing Century-Old Breakwater Could Bring Marine Life Back To Hilo Bay

Wednesday, August 26

How An EPA Decision On Trash Could Lead To Cleaner Beaches Across Hawaii

Tuesday, August 25

Schatz: Dems Poised To Roll Out ‘Big, Bold Climate Legislation’

Monday, August 24

Does My Electric Car Actually Help The Environment?

Kauai Artists Collaborate With Nature For Marine Debris Projects

Tuesday, August 11

How Is Oahu’s Trash Impacting the Waianae Coast?

July 2020

Tuesday, July 28

Off-Roaders Could Soon Be Blocked From This East Honolulu Beach

Monday, July 27

How Do I Teach My Kids About Climate Change?

Friday, July 17

Honolulu Gets Creative In Efforts To Test Sewage For COVID-19

Monday, July 13

Why Doesn’t Honolulu Recycle More?

Monday, July 6

Beach Cleanups Prove Popular And Purposeful During Pandemic

June 2020

Monday, June 29

Is The Pandemic Creating More Litter?

Friday, June 26

Proposed Detonation of World War II-Era Bombs at Molokini Angers Activists

Monday, June 22

Hawaii’s Cesspool Problem Continues To Bubble Up As EPA Cracks Down

Friday, June 19

COVID-19 Crisis Could Derail — Or Bolster — Conservation Efforts

Monday, June 15

Is There Environmental Racism In Hawaii?

Monday, June 1

Can Aquarium Fishing Be Sustainable?

May 2020

Friday, May 29

Fish Councils Look For Ways To Bounce Back From Pandemic

Friday, May 22

Hawaii Fish Council Urges Trump To Open Marine Monuments To Fishing

Wednesday, May 20

The Navy Replaced Its Leaky Fuel Tanks In California. Why Not Oahu? 

Monday, May 18

Where in the World Do We Send Our Recycling?

Monday, May 11

16 New Solar Farms For Hawaii But Utility Won’t Say Where Exactly

Monday, May 4

Are Cats Bad For Hawaii’s Environment?

April 2020

Thursday, April 23

US Supreme Court Rules Against Maui In Major Clean Water Case

Monday, April 20

How Do I Grow My Own Food During A Pandemic?

Wednesday, April 15

The Coronavirus Has Been Good For Hanauma Bay

Monday, April 6

What Can We Do With All Our Unrecyclable Plastic?

March 2020

Monday, March 23

Is Climate Change Affecting The Spread Of Disease?

Friday, March 20

Federal Fishery Managers Get Creative To Help Hawaii’s Tuna Fishermen

Monday, March 9

How Do You Talk To People About Climate Change Without Freaking Them Out?

February 2020

Friday, February 28

This Oahu Developer Is Planting A Native Hawaiian Forest

Thursday, February 27

The Future For Fishing: Managing A Lucrative Resource In The Face Of Climate Change

Monday, February 24

Oil Constantly Leaks From The USS Arizona. Is That An Environmental Problem?

Friday, February 21

A Military Perspective On Climate Change

Tuesday, February 18

Six Feet Above: Where To Draw The Line On Sea Level Rise

Monday, February 10

How Is Plastic Getting Into Hawaii’s Soil?

Thursday, February 6

Trump’s Revamp Of Major Environmental Law ‘A Disaster For Hawaii’

Monday, February 3

Kauai: Farmers Fight To Keep Irrigation System Running

January 2020

Thursday, January 30

Helicopter Fishing For Ghost Nets In Hawaii

Wednesday, January 29

Judge: Attorney General Can Get Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group

Can Fixing Parking Rules Make Honolulu More Affordable?

Monday, January 27

What Is Hawaii Government Doing About Sea Level Rise?

Wednesday, January 22

Hawaii AG Is Seeking Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group

Tuesday, January 21

Realignment Of Highway At Laniakea Could Be In The Works

Tuesday, January 14

How The Endangered Hawaiian Hawk Became A Political Pawn

City Officials, Hawaiians Find Path Forward On Sherwood Forest Park

Monday, January 13

What’s Up With Hawaii’s Garbage Dumps?

Mandatory Report On Hawaii Trash Disposal Hasn’t Been Filed In 4 Years