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Stationed on Oahu since 2004, the Hi’ialakai played a key role in monitoring deep-sea wildlife and cleaning up fishing debris.
Like everywhere else in the state, Hawaii County is looking for solutions to the increasingly costly problem of people leaving their junkers on the side of the road.
People are urged to be on the lookout for the newcomer to Hawaii, which adds to the problems already hindering the rarely seen Kamehameha butterfly and host plants.
This is the first time the prestigious Equator Prize has been awarded to indigenous communities in the United States.
Wespac has for years resisted releasing information, fighting public records requests, lawsuits and even congressional inquiries.
In American Samoa, some locals say the Wespac fisheries fund projects have been a waste of money. They have more hope for a marina expansion currently in the works.
A federal fisheries oversight council has stymied inquiries by congressmen, journalists and others over the past few years.
You might think a brand new black sand beach would be pristine. But microplastics have already been detected at Pohoiki in Lower Puna.
North Shore windmills expect to kill more endangered bats and birds than originally expected.
One of the critically rare native Hawaiian crows appears to be incubating an egg, but first-time parents are not usually successful.
There was a lot of talk about the need to address sea level rise and other problems but virtually no action in the Hawaii Legislature.