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These Environmental Bills Have Survived The Legislative Process So Far Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat/2017

These Environmental Bills Have Survived The Legislative Process So Far

Most of the bills proposed by the Environmental Legislative Caucus have died, with only five of 12 measures remaining.

Senate Panel Approves Governor’s Land Board Nominees Screenshot

Senate Panel Approves Governor’s Land Board Nominees

The new members will be dealing with a number of hot-button issues, including Mauna Kea management, military leases and  aquarium fishing.

Maui Condo Owners Want To Tax Themselves To Save Their Homes From Rising Seas Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2022

Maui Condo Owners Want To Tax Themselves To Save Their Homes From Rising Seas

Are Community Facilities Districts a win-win? Property owners pay to protect their condos, and the public gets to enjoy improved beaches and infrastructure.

Big Island Bioenergy Plant Searches For More Trees — And Regulatory Approval Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat/2018

Big Island Bioenergy Plant Searches For More Trees — And Regulatory Approval

Hu Honua intends to create energy by burning biomass, primarily eucalyptus, cut from multiple locations on Hawaii island.

Offshore Wind Energy Bill Sails Through Hawaii Senate Courtesy: Principle Power

Offshore Wind Energy Bill Sails Through Hawaii Senate

The House will now weigh in on how far floating wind farms must be from shore.

Honolulu Scores A Win Against Big Oil In Climate Change Lawsuit Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Honolulu Scores A Win Against Big Oil In Climate Change Lawsuit

Out of over a dozen climate change cases filed nationwide, Honolulu’s case is leading the pack, attorneys say.

Kihei Wants Long-Term Solutions To Chronic Flooding Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

Kihei Wants Long-Term Solutions To Chronic Flooding

The community has been prodding the county to take action on a report it commissioned more than a year ago that’s filled with cost-effective and environmentally friendly ideas.

From Fishermen To Rugby Players, Climate Change Has Become A Fact Of Life In Fiji Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2017

From Fishermen To Rugby Players, Climate Change Has Become A Fact Of Life In Fiji

The Pacific island nation was the first to relocate a community due to the effects of a warming planet. The struggle continues as families learn to adapt.

Lawmakers Advance 5 Bills That Could Settle Debate Over Ag Land Management Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat/2021

Lawmakers Advance 5 Bills That Could Settle Debate Over Ag Land Management

The co-chairs of a working group tasked with fixing an almost 19-year-old problem are taking two different approaches.

Hawaii Needs Good Soil To Grow More Food. Here’s How That Can Happen Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Needs Good Soil To Grow More Food. Here’s How That Can Happen

There’s a renewed focus among lawmakers and scientists as the state faces a “quantum moment” to develop a more self-reliant and sustainable system.