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Record Heat Thrusts Hawaii Corals Into ‘New Era’ Of Bleaching Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

Record Heat Thrusts Hawaii Corals Into ‘New Era’ Of Bleaching

The reefs have never had to endure such conditions. Marine scientists remain optimistic but warn that time is running out for society to step up.

Report: Climate Change Is Hurting Oceans — And Us — More Than Expected Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Report: Climate Change Is Hurting Oceans — And Us — More Than Expected

The first ocean-specific report by a prestigious international panel underscores the urgency of taking action now to reduce carbon emissions and limit global warming.

Is This The New Normal? Hawaii Wrestles With Record Heat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is This The New Normal? Hawaii Wrestles With Record Heat

Climatologists are frustrated by the lack of action in response to manmade global warming, but there are some simple solutions that could provide relief.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Bracing For The Fiercer Storms To Come Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Bracing For The Fiercer Storms To Come

There are growing concerns about how climate change is impacting Hawaii’s ability to withstand hurricanes and other severe weather.

Will Hawaii Lead The Renewables Revolution? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Will Hawaii Lead The Renewables Revolution?

Hawaii has positioned itself as a pioneer in the quest to move toward a fossil-free future. How it deals with obstacles in its path to 100% renewable energy could hold lessons for the rest of the U.S.

 

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Covering Climate Now

Stories about climate change from Civil Beat and around the globe.

We’re Ramping Up Our Climate Coverage. Here’s Why Cory Lum/Civil Beat

We’re Ramping Up Our Climate Coverage. Here’s Why

Civil Beat is joining with more than 250 news organizations around the world this week in an effort to reframe the way journalists cover this pressing global issue.

How Climate Change Will Affect Hawaii’s Favorite Fish Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Climate Change Will Affect Hawaii’s Favorite Fish

Warmer waters are shifting the size and behavior of ahi in the Pacific, which could affect prices for consumers. But it’s not all doom and gloom.

Air Travel’s Carbon Footprint Takes A Big Environmental Toll In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Air Travel’s Carbon Footprint Takes A Big Environmental Toll In Hawaii

Carbon emissions from planes are only now starting to get some of the attention as other troubling side effects caused by soaring numbers of tourists.

Trump Weakens Protections For Hawaii’s Imperiled Plants And Animals Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

Trump Weakens Protections For Hawaii’s Imperiled Plants And Animals

The revised Endangered Species Act regulations flabbergasted environmentalists who are concerned about warding off more extinctions.

NOAA: ‘The Reefs Weren’t Damaged, They Were Just Gone’ Courtesy: Kailey Pascoe/NOAA

NOAA: ‘The Reefs Weren’t Damaged, They Were Just Gone’

Scientists return from the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument after surveying the underwater aftermath of a major storm last year.

Climate Change Is Making Hawaii’s Beaches More Dangerous Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Climate Change Is Making Hawaii’s Beaches More Dangerous

The effects of a rapidly warming planet have reshaped the work of lifeguards, emergency responders and health officials.

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