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Oahu Lifeguards Say They Need Help. But City Officials Are Stonewalling Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Oahu Lifeguards Say They Need Help. But City Officials Are Stonewalling

A resolution that would let voters help chart the future course for the city Ocean Safety division has stalled in City Council chambers.

Death, Fines, And Captive Animals: Is Sea Life Park Part Of A Bygone Era? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Death, Fines, And Captive Animals: Is Sea Life Park Part Of A Bygone Era?

Many have fond memories of Oahu’s sometimes controversial marine animal park, but what will be its role in a changing business?

These 3 Hawaii Beaches Have Chronic Pollution Problems Courtesy: Surfrider Foundation

These 3 Hawaii Beaches Have Chronic Pollution Problems

Surfrider Foundation shares its top 10 list of popular U.S. beaches that fail to meet health standards for recreational users.

Hawaii Offers New Homes For Seabirds As Habitat On Remote Islands Disappears Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Offers New Homes For Seabirds As Habitat On Remote Islands Disappears

Rising sea levels, warmer ocean temperatures, hotter weather and invasive species all threaten Hawaii’s 22 species of seabirds. But local organizations are finding ways to help.

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.

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.

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.

‘Toxic’ Misinformation Is Fueling A Pacific Marine Sanctuary Debate Courtesy: NOAA

‘Toxic’ Misinformation Is Fueling A Pacific Marine Sanctuary Debate

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council’s advisers oppose added protections for the waters around the Northern Marianas islands.

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.

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.