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The Fish We Eat Are Eating Plastic. That’s Not A Good Thing The Conversation

The Fish We Eat Are Eating Plastic. That’s Not A Good Thing

Our research showed that fishes such as sharks, grouper and tuna that hunt other fishes or marine organisms as food were more likely to ingest plastic.

Could Hawaii’s Fossil Fuel-Powered Cars Soon Be A Relic Of The Past? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Could Hawaii’s Fossil Fuel-Powered Cars Soon Be A Relic Of The Past?

The electric vehicle market is growing and state leaders want to help phase out gas-powered cars. Local auto dealers say they’re moving too fast.

Proposal To Protect Pacific Corals Exempts Military Training Areas Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Proposal To Protect Pacific Corals Exempts Military Training Areas

For the first time, the federal government is proposing critical habitat protections for coral species in the Pacific.

Condo Complex’s Plan To Uproot Trees Has Residents Worried About Kaneohe Bay Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Condo Complex’s Plan To Uproot Trees Has Residents Worried About Kaneohe Bay

The plan is really about clearing views for residents, according to a former Puu Alii board member.

EPA Hits Kapolei Refinery with $220,000 Fine For Clean Air, Hazardous Waste Violations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

EPA Hits Kapolei Refinery with $220,000 Fine For Clean Air, Hazardous Waste Violations

Par Hawaii says it disagrees with the EPA’s “assertions” following the agency’s inspections in 2018 and 2019.

Feds Consider Paintballs And Sponge Grenades To Thwart Endangered Monk Seals Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Feds Consider Paintballs And Sponge Grenades To Thwart Endangered Monk Seals

Most commenters are against the idea but commercial fishermen and Wespac are in favor.

This UH Researcher Is Studying An Unusual Invasive Species — Figs Jared Bernard

This UH Researcher Is Studying An Unusual Invasive Species — Figs

The island of Kauai is host to a mix of dozens of nonnative fig species from all over the world.

Kauai Is Moving Forward On One Of The Nation’s Most Advanced Energy Projects Courtesy: KIUC

Kauai Is Moving Forward On One Of The Nation’s Most Advanced Energy Projects

The solar-charged hydro power concept is being eyed to replace coal and other fossil-fuel powered electric plants in the U.S. and abroad.

Hawaii Governor Declares Maui County A Disaster Area As Drought There Persists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Governor Declares Maui County A Disaster Area As Drought There Persists

The drought has lasted since March 2019, taking a heavy toll on farmers and homesteaders, as well as the deer that roam those islands.