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Feds Say Hawaiian Hoary Bats Aren’t Endangered Despite Unresolved Questions Flickr: Forest and Kim Starr

Feds Say Hawaiian Hoary Bats Aren’t Endangered Despite Unresolved Questions

Wind farm developers are funding millions of dollars of research that’s helping scientists better understand Hawaii’s imperiled bats.

Advocates: Court Deal A Win For Endangered ‘I‘iwi Bird Jack Jeffrey Photography

Advocates: Court Deal A Win For Endangered ‘I‘iwi Bird

The agreement could serve as a model to help save Hawaii’s other endangered honeycreeper species, they said.

Scientists Eradicate Seabird-Killing Ants at Johnston Atoll Courtesy: Robert Peck, HCSU/USGS/20211

Scientists Eradicate Seabird-Killing Ants at Johnston Atoll

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that its successful eradication effort marks the first time yellow crazy ants have been removed from such a large area in the U.S.

Companies To Pay $150,000 Fine After Jet Fuel Spill On Sand Island Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Companies To Pay $150,000 Fine After Jet Fuel Spill On Sand Island

The fuel escaped via the bottom of a storage tank. Operators detected the spill when noticing an “inventory discrepancy.”

With Its New Climate Plan, The City Aims To Curb Oahu’s Growing Carbon Pollution Marcel Honore/Civil Beat2021

With Its New Climate Plan, The City Aims To Curb Oahu’s Growing Carbon Pollution

UPDATED: Transportation sources are the main culprit driving more greenhouse gas emissions on Oahu in recent years, the new plan states.

Lehua Island Is Finally Free Of Rats, Scoring A Big Win For Native Seabirds Island Conservation

Lehua Island Is Finally Free Of Rats, Scoring A Big Win For Native Seabirds

Officials continue to monitor closely for any sign of the rats, as just one pregnant female could swiftly repopulate the island.

Dole Fined $20,000 For ‘Significant’ Safety Risks Posed By Wahiawa Dam Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

Dole Fined $20,000 For ‘Significant’ Safety Risks Posed By Wahiawa Dam

The fine was among the first enforcements against local dam owners since the Kaupakalua dam overflowed, prompting evacuations on Maui.

Chad Blair: Goodbye COVID-19, Hello Climate Change Courtesy: Blue Planet Foundation

Chad Blair: Goodbye COVID-19, Hello Climate Change

We appear on a promising road to recovery from the pandemic, but a far more existential threat to the planet persists.

Lawsuit Aims To Protect Hawaii’s Iiwi Bird From Extinction Jack Jeffrey Photography

Lawsuit Aims To Protect Hawaii’s Iiwi Bird From Extinction

Mosquito-borne illness has decimated the forest bird’s numbers. It could disappear on Kauai in the next 30 years if no action is taken, conservationists say.