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Mayor Insists City Didn’t Downplay Health Concerns Over Kailua Sewage David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Mayor Insists City Didn’t Downplay Health Concerns Over Kailua Sewage

Blangiardi and the state health director pushed back against assertions made by state clean water supervisors monitoring the situation.

‘This Shouldn’t Happen’: State Says City Downplayed Public Health Risks From Kailua Sewage Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2023

‘This Shouldn’t Happen’: State Says City Downplayed Public Health Risks From Kailua Sewage

The Department of Health is investigating what caused high levels of bacteria in treated sewage from the wastewater plant at the popular bay.

State Inches Closer To Restoring Access To Big Island Boat Ramp 5 Years After Eruption Courtesy: DLNR/2023

State Inches Closer To Restoring Access To Big Island Boat Ramp 5 Years After Eruption

Fishermen and residents say it's time to reopen the Pohoiki Bay boat ramp to subsistence fishing, cultural practices, recreation and other uses.

‘The Water Needs To Be Cleaned’: Pokai Bay Has Gone From Pristine To Polluted Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

‘The Water Needs To Be Cleaned’: Pokai Bay Has Gone From Pristine To Polluted

State legislators called for government agencies to prioritize the cleaning and testing of the area.

Community Groups Are Trying To Learn Just How Clean — Or Dirty — Maui’s Beaches Really Are Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2023

Community Groups Are Trying To Learn Just How Clean — Or Dirty — Maui’s Beaches Really Are

The public is filling in the gaps because the government lacks the resources to regularly test most beaches.

Q&A With Rep. Jill Tokuda: Hawaii Speciality Crops Need Support In The New Farm Bill Photo Courtesy: Office of Rep. Jill Tokuda

Q&A With Rep. Jill Tokuda: Hawaii Speciality Crops Need Support In The New Farm Bill

The importance of nutritional assistance like SNAP was apparent during a recent statewide tour.

Study: Nearly 90% Of Hanauma Bay Could Be Underwater By 2030 Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Study: Nearly 90% Of Hanauma Bay Could Be Underwater By 2030

Researchers say the nature preserve is facing significant threats from climate change.

Hawaii Weighs In On Proposed Marine Sanctuary For Remote Pacific Islands David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Hawaii Weighs In On Proposed Marine Sanctuary For Remote Pacific Islands

NOAA heard strong support for expanded protections, but others implored the agency to preserve economic opportunities for U.S. territories.

Hawaii Legislature Delivers Mixed Bag On Climate, Environment Solutions Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2023

Hawaii Legislature Delivers Mixed Bag On Climate, Environment Solutions

Lawmakers punted on key cesspool measures, but they made some progress on conservation and the state's zero-emission goals.