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With New Lawsuit, Advocates Prod Feds To Protect Hawaii Endangered Species DLNR

With New Lawsuit, Advocates Prod Feds To Protect Hawaii Endangered Species

The legal action applies to 49 species that were listed for federal protection in 2016.

Too Little, Too Late For People Seeking Climate Relief Alex Lubben/Columbia Journalism Investigations

Too Little, Too Late For People Seeking Climate Relief

With complicated applications and long wait times, the government’s primary effort to move people out of harm’s way falls woefully behind in the era of climate change.

Report Raises Questions About The Effects Of Sunscreen On Marine Life Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Report Raises Questions About The Effects Of Sunscreen On Marine Life

The National Academy of Sciences says more research is needed — even as Hawaii moves to tighten its sunscreen laws.

‘It’s A Nightmare’: Feral Pig Population Explosion Rattles East Honolulu Neighborhood Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

‘It’s A Nightmare’: Feral Pig Population Explosion Rattles East Honolulu Neighborhood

Aina Haina residents are reporting increasing porcine encounters and are turning to city and state officials for a rescue.

Here’s What Climate Advocates Hope To See In Hawaii’s Next Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Here’s What Climate Advocates Hope To See In Hawaii’s Next Governor

The state needs to dramatically cut its carbon emissions in the next eight years to hit its climate goals. That will require bold leadership, advocates say.

Hey Oahu, Your Electric Bill Is About To Go Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Hey Oahu, Your Electric Bill Is About To Go Up

Hawaiian Electric says the upcoming switch from coal to oil will increase the cost to consumers as the state moves to renewable energy.

Trapped In Harm’s Way As Disasters Mount Courtesy: Village of Kotlik

Trapped In Harm’s Way As Disasters Mount

Communities stuck on the front lines of the climate crisis need help relocating. The U.S. government isn’t prepared.

Nearly 100,000 Pounds Of Nets, Other Debris Removed From Hawaii National Monument James Morioka/PMDP/2022

Nearly 100,000 Pounds Of Nets, Other Debris Removed From Hawaii National Monument

About 115,000 pounds of additional debris accumulate each year in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, researchers say.

Hawaiian Fishponds Are Rebounding In The Face Of Rising Seas And Invasive Species Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaiian Fishponds Are Rebounding In The Face Of Rising Seas And Invasive Species

Community caretakers have been adapting traditional practices to modern day challenges in an effort to restore these once-productive food sources.

Ige Intends To Veto Healthy Soils Program. Advocates Say That’s Misguided Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Ige Intends To Veto Healthy Soils Program. Advocates Say That’s Misguided

Gov. David Ige wants to nix the program because there is a soil survey in the works. But supporters say it’s like comparing apples and oranges.