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Hawaii Is Prone To Fire But State Money To Control The Problem Is Lacking Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Is Prone To Fire But State Money To Control The Problem Is Lacking

Some residents are taking action to protect their homes and communities from devastating wildland fires.

Small Island States Call For Aid, Action YouTube/AOSIS Media

Small Island States Call For Aid, Action

Issues are being raised ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

The Heat Is Especially Dangerous For Honolulu’s Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

The Heat Is Especially Dangerous For Honolulu’s Homeless

Honolulu wants to plant 100,000 trees in the next few years to help provide shelter from rising temperatures and a growing urban heat island.

The Problem With Honolulu’s Single-Use Plastic Ban At Restaurants Rafael Bergstrom

The Problem With Honolulu’s Single-Use Plastic Ban At Restaurants

Honolulu’s plastic reduction effort is eliminating fossil fuel waste, but also reflects the struggle to find a solution that’s both eco-friendly and convenient.

UH Report Finds Hawaii Needs To Prepare For More Frequent High-Tide Flooding Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

UH Report Finds Hawaii Needs To Prepare For More Frequent High-Tide Flooding

Eventually, tidal cycles won’t be enough to keep the ocean from our doors.

Experts Forecast A Destructive Wildfire Season In Hawaii This Year Courtesy: Clay Trauernicht

Experts Forecast A Destructive Wildfire Season In Hawaii This Year

Climate change and human negligence are intensifying the threat of wildfires in the islands.

‘The Situation Is Critical’: Saving This Maui Beach Won’t Be Easy Or Cheap Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2021

‘The Situation Is Critical’: Saving This Maui Beach Won’t Be Easy Or Cheap

Government agencies, scientists, property owners and beachgoers have banded together to find a solution to chronic erosion at Maui’s Kahana Bay.

Maui Is No Longer Safe For Hawaii’s Endangered Birds, Biologists Say Courtesy: Bret Nainoa Mossman/MFBRP

Maui Is No Longer Safe For Hawaii’s Endangered Birds, Biologists Say

New refuges are sought as scientists battle disease-carrying mosquitoes in the face of a changing climate.

Sen. Karl Rhoads: What Hawaii Should Be Doing To Address Global Warming UHCDC/ Stilgenbauer et al

Sen. Karl Rhoads: What Hawaii Should Be Doing To Address Global Warming

Hawaii state Sen. Karl Rhoads is one of Hawaii’s leading voices when it comes to climate change and what the state needs to be doing to get ahead of it.

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