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Hawaii Has Spent Decades Priming Itself For More Wildfires Courtesy: Clay Trauernicht/2018

Hawaii Has Spent Decades Priming Itself For More Wildfires

The effects of a changing climate and a struggling agricultural sector have made conditions ripe. Experts have identified solutions but say reducing the risk requires investment.

Environmental Group Sues Feds To Better Protect Endangered Sharks Courtesy: Kaikea Nakachi

Environmental Group Sues Feds To Better Protect Endangered Sharks

Federal officials have delayed critical scientific assessments of how commercial fishing affects oceanic whitetips, conservationists say.

This Stunning Big Island Valley Is Drawing Bigger Crowds — And Controversy Paula Dobbyn/Civil Beat/2022

This Stunning Big Island Valley Is Drawing Bigger Crowds — And Controversy

Concerns about public safety and disrespect of cultural sites and private property are mounting, but so far a workable solution has been elusive.

Electric Vehicles Are On The Rise In Hawaii. Can Charging Infrastructure Keep Up? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Electric Vehicles Are On The Rise In Hawaii. Can Charging Infrastructure Keep Up?

Many Hawaii residents living in apartment buildings and other multi-family dwellings lack direct access to electric vehicle charging stations.

The Kauai Landfill ‘Conundrum’ Could Quickly Become A ‘Public Health Hazard’ Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

The Kauai Landfill ‘Conundrum’ Could Quickly Become A ‘Public Health Hazard’

The island’s only landfill is filling up fast. But the places available to put a new landfill are severely limited.

Ban On Longliners Using Wire Leaders Takes Effect Next Month To Protect Sharks Wikimedia Commons

Ban On Longliners Using Wire Leaders Takes Effect Next Month To Protect Sharks

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will officially implement its prohibition on the use of wire leaders at the ends of fishing lines starting May 31.

State Orders Water To Flow Once Again In Five Molokai Streams Courtesy: DLNR

State Orders Water To Flow Once Again In Five Molokai Streams

Residents praised a decision last week by the state water board, but say much work remains to be done to restore ecosystems.

Scientists: Japan’s Plan To Dump Nuclear Waste Into The Pacific Ocean May Not Be Safe Courtesy: Greg Webb/IAEA/2011

Scientists: Japan’s Plan To Dump Nuclear Waste Into The Pacific Ocean May Not Be Safe

A panel of scientists has identified critical gaps in the data supporting the safe discharge of wastewater into the Pacific.

Palauans Are Protesting A Plan To Roll Back Their National Marine Sanctuary Flickr: LuxTonnerre

Palauans Are Protesting A Plan To Roll Back Their National Marine Sanctuary

Community members are concerned about the lack of consultation, the focus on money and the surprising support of a major environmental nonprofit.

Maui Council OK’s New Sewage Treatment Plant for Maalaea File Photo

Maui Council OK’s New Sewage Treatment Plant for Maalaea

UPDATED: The proposed project is aimed at helping to clean up the community’s polluted nearshore waters, but for a variety of reasons, Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino is firmly against it.