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Fish Councils Look For Ways To Bounce Back From Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Fish Councils Look For Ways To Bounce Back From Pandemic

Fishery managers met remotely this week to discuss the dwindling of their markets because of COVID-19.

Battery Farm Could Replace Coal Plant Douglas Peebles

Battery Farm Could Replace Coal Plant

The proposed project would occupy 8 acres near an industrial park.

Hawaii Fish Council Urges Trump To Open Marine Monuments To Fishing Courtesy: NOAA

Hawaii Fish Council Urges Trump To Open Marine Monuments To Fishing

This is the second time Wespac has asked the president to make it easier to fish in and around environmental sanctuaries.

Officials Worry About Baby Monk Seal As Beaches Reopen Courtesy: Hawaii Marine Animal Response

Officials Worry About Baby Monk Seal As Beaches Reopen

Crowded beaches on the holiday weekend could pose risks to a young monk seal spotted along the Kaiwi shoreline.

Oahu Coal Plant Vows To Reduce Carbon Emissions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Coal Plant Vows To Reduce Carbon Emissions

AES Hawaii’s announcement came after the Sierra Club filed suit asking the state to impose a lower standard required by law.

The Navy Replaced Its Leaky Fuel Tanks In California. Why Not Oahu?  Chief Petty Officer Yan Kennon, DVIDS

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

In California and Washington, the Navy said its World War II-era tanks should be retired. But in Hawaii, the Navy says its tanks from the same era are working great. 

Where in the World Do We Send Our Recycling? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Where in the World Do We Send Our Recycling?

These six graphs show how Hawaii’s trash circled the globe last year.

Yale Report Says Guam Vets Likely Exposed To Agent Orange Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Yale Report Says Guam Vets Likely Exposed To Agent Orange

The new report conflicts with a federal analysis that found no evidence of the toxin on the island.

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

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

The public might have to wait 30 days for details of plans for 16 solar-plus-storage or standalone storage projects on three islands

Are Cats Bad For Hawaii’s Environment? Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Are Cats Bad For Hawaii’s Environment?

Yes, cats can catch COVID-19, but that’s not the only reason to keep them indoors. For the health of Hawaii’s native animals, experts say all cats should be indoor pets.

Hawaii Reps Want Kaena Point To Be A National Heritage Area Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Reps Want Kaena Point To Be A National Heritage Area

Reps. Tulsi Gabbard and Ed Case introduced a resolution to study the idea.

Well-Known Monk Seal Found Dead On Oahu’s Windward Side Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

Well-Known Monk Seal Found Dead On Oahu’s Windward Side

UPDATED: COVID-19 restrictions prevented a post-mortem exam to determine the cause of death for R5AY, or “Honey Girl.”

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