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Study: Rapid Ohia Death Spread Worsened By Wild Animals Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Study: Rapid Ohia Death Spread Worsened By Wild Animals

Financing for fencing projects to protect ohia trees is still being debated at the Legislature.

Cleaning This Polluted Maui Harbor Requires Money, Land And Oysters Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Cleaning This Polluted Maui Harbor Requires Money, Land And Oysters

The County Council will vote on whether to approve $9.5 million for a state-of-the art wastewater treatment plant in Maalaea.

Some Hawaiian Songbirds May Vanish In Less Than Two Years, Report Warns Courtesy: Bret Nainoa Mossman/MFBRP

Some Hawaiian Songbirds May Vanish In Less Than Two Years, Report Warns

Scientists and wildlife officials said urgent action is needed to save the honeycreepers from disease-ridden mosquitoes.

Is Fencing The Future Of Hawaii’s Native Ecosystems? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Is Fencing The Future Of Hawaii’s Native Ecosystems?

Great stock has been put into fencing off native ecosystems, namely watersheds, to ensure that the state’s terrestrial and marine resources are protected for the future.

What Seaweed Can Tell Us About Our Environment In Hawaii Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

What Seaweed Can Tell Us About Our Environment In Hawaii

Native limu, which is linked to Hawaiian culture as well as the ecosystems it supports, faces threats from coastal development, climate change and invasive species.

This Study Offers A New Way Forward In The Debate Over Feral Cats Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

This Study Offers A New Way Forward In The Debate Over Feral Cats

To protect wildlife from free-roaming cats, a zone defense may be more effective than trying to get every feline off the street.

‘Forever Chemicals’ Are Everywhere. Hawaii Lawmakers Want To Ban Them Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

‘Forever Chemicals’ Are Everywhere. Hawaii Lawmakers Want To Ban Them

The class of chemicals known as PFAS could be banned from certain food packaging products and firefighting foam.

Waipio Valley Road Closure Prompts Community Organizing, Legal Action Courtesy: Ed Johnston

Waipio Valley Road Closure Prompts Community Organizing, Legal Action

The road closure, which took many by surprise, has provoked emotional divisions among diverse groups of people who use the valley.

Maui Resort, Earthjustice Look To Resolve Lawsuit Over Lights Injuring Seabirds Courtesy: Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project

Maui Resort, Earthjustice Look To Resolve Lawsuit Over Lights Injuring Seabirds

Jay Penniman, who manages Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project, is advocating for the creation of an islandwide seabird habitat conservation plan like Kauai has.

Saving Kauai’s Kalihiwai Reservoir Is An Expensive Problem Courtesy: DLNR

Saving Kauai’s Kalihiwai Reservoir Is An Expensive Problem

In a last-ditch effort, some farmers and wildlife enthusiasts are trying to raise funds to save this relic of the plantation era.