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Big Island Bay Named ‘Hope Spot’ For Conservation Efforts Courtesy: Bo Pardau

Big Island Bay Named ‘Hope Spot’ For Conservation Efforts

Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle says Kahalu’u Bay is a “source of inspiration” because of local conservation efforts to preserve its unique but fragile ecosystem.

Endangered Blind Spiders And Ancient Burials Spur Angst Over Luxury Condo Project Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2022

Endangered Blind Spiders And Ancient Burials Spur Angst Over Luxury Condo Project

No one knows for certain what lies underground at a vacant parcel that’s being developed on Kauai.

These 3 Hawaii Beaches Have Chronic Pollution Problems Courtesy: Surfrider Foundation

These 3 Hawaii Beaches Have Chronic Pollution Problems

Surfrider Foundation shares its top 10 list of popular U.S. beaches that fail to meet health standards for recreational users.

Coalition Asks Biden To Dramatically Expand Marine Monument In Remote Pacific Courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Coalition Asks Biden To Dramatically Expand Marine Monument In Remote Pacific

The move would protect a swathe of ocean larger than Papahanaumokuakea but could face resistance from commercial fishing interests.

Hawaii Offers New Homes For Seabirds As Habitat On Remote Islands Disappears Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Offers New Homes For Seabirds As Habitat On Remote Islands Disappears

Rising sea levels, warmer ocean temperatures, hotter weather and invasive species all threaten Hawaii’s 22 species of seabirds. But local organizations are finding ways to help.

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.