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Why A Hawaii Senator Wants To Stop A Coal-Fired Plant In Kenya Flickr: UniversityBlogSpot

Why A Hawaii Senator Wants To Stop A Coal-Fired Plant In Kenya

Brian Schatz teamed up with fellow senators to fill a gap left by President Trump’s refusal to address climate change.

Kauai Flooding Heightens Worries About West Oahu Isolation Courtesy of Deejay Martin

Kauai Flooding Heightens Worries About West Oahu Isolation

If a disaster were to close the Farrington Highway, what would be the alternative route to and from the Leeward Coast?

Kauai Storm: 28 Inches Of Rain Brings Landslides, Floods And Wrecked Homes Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Kauai Storm: 28 Inches Of Rain Brings Landslides, Floods And Wrecked Homes

The storm left Hanalei looking like a “huge lake” and cut off some North Shore communities, prompting Gov. Ige to declare a state of  emergency.

Council Considers Big Cuts In Honolulu’s Climate Change Office Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Council Considers Big Cuts In Honolulu’s Climate Change Office

Voters created the office less than two years ago. Now Council Chair Ernie Martin wants to slice its budget in half.

A $15 Billion Price Tag To Protect Hawaii Highways From Climate Change Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A $15 Billion Price Tag To Protect Hawaii Highways From Climate Change

As the state braces for sea level rise, vulnerable roads could be moved inland — and tunneled through mountains.

Climate Change Expert: There’s Still Time To Save The Future Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Climate Change Expert: There’s Still Time To Save The Future

But renowned scientist Chris Field says U.S. leadership is key to preventing disastrous effects from global warming.

Black-Footed Albatross Chicks Take Refuge From Climate Change On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Black-Footed Albatross Chicks Take Refuge From Climate Change On Oahu

The North Shore’s James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge now hosts 23 birds that faced threats in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Here’s How The State Could End Up Owning Your Oceanfront Property Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s How The State Could End Up Owning Your Oceanfront Property

When sea level rises, a new legal opinion says, public land follows the shoreline and the state can charge property owners to access their own places.

Here’s How Climate Change Is Already Threatening Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Here’s How Climate Change Is Already Threatening Hawaii

We've seen flooded streets and washed out beaches, but even the birds, the animals and the forests are being affected by global warming.
‘From Bad To Worse:’ Hawaii’s $1.75 Billion Cesspool Problem Courtesy: Teresa Dawson

‘From Bad To Worse:’ Hawaii’s $1.75 Billion Cesspool Problem

The risks posed by the state’s 88,000 remaining cesspools will likely be amplified by climate change.

‘Ecological Roulette’: Almost 70 Species Rode Tsunami Debris To Hawaii Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

‘Ecological Roulette’: Almost 70 Species Rode Tsunami Debris To Hawaii

New research shows non-native species can survive years at sea on buoys, nets, lost boats and trash before reaching distant shorelines.

Kauai Council Says No Thanks To $100K To Fight Climate Change Courtesy: Alana Eagle

Kauai Council Says No Thanks To $100K To Fight Climate Change

Opponents of taking the money question whether the county needs its own plan. One said the work should be left to the federal government.

June 2018

Wednesday, June 20

Why A Hawaii Senator Wants To Stop A Coal-Fired Plant In Kenya

April 2018

Wednesday, April 25

Kauai Flooding Heightens Worries About West Oahu Isolation

Monday, April 16

Kauai Storm: 28 Inches Of Rain Brings Landslides, Floods And Wrecked Homes

Wednesday, April 11

Council Considers Big Cuts In Honolulu’s Climate Change Office

Wednesday, April 4

A $15 Billion Price Tag To Protect Hawaii Highways From Climate Change

March 2018

Monday, March 19

Climate Change Expert: There’s Still Time To Save The Future

Tuesday, March 6

Black-Footed Albatross Chicks Take Refuge From Climate Change On Oahu

January 2018

Tuesday, January 30

Here’s How The State Could End Up Owning Your Oceanfront Property

Friday, January 19

Here’s How Climate Change Is Already Threatening Hawaii

December 2017

Wednesday, December 27

‘From Bad To Worse:’ Hawaii’s $1.75 Billion Cesspool Problem

October 2017

Monday, October 9

‘Ecological Roulette’: Almost 70 Species Rode Tsunami Debris To Hawaii

August 2017

Thursday, August 3

Kauai Council Says No Thanks To $100K To Fight Climate Change

June 2017

Thursday, June 1

Corals Are Dying At Hawaii’s Most Popular Snorkeling Spot

March 2017

Monday, March 13

Sea Level Rise May Be Worse Than Previously Thought

October 2016

Thursday, October 6

There’s A Big Mess At The Papahanaumokuakea Monument

September 2016

Tuesday, September 6

Here Are The Actions The IUCN Is Considering Taking

Sunday, September 4

An All-Star Panel Talks Big Ideas About The Future Of Oceans

August 2016

Wednesday, August 31

Obama In Honolulu: ‘No Nation Is Immune To A Changing Climate’

June 2016

Monday, June 20

Chief Justice: Hawaii Environmental Court ‘Very Successful’ In First Year

April 2016

Monday, April 18

Scientists Model Future Of Oceans In A Changed Climate, And It’s Not Pretty

Monday, April 11

How Can One City Tackle Climate Change?

March 2016

Wednesday, March 16

Rising Seas Could Displace Thousands Of Ewa Beach Residents

December 2015

Tuesday, December 8

Scientists Warn Climate Change Will Trigger Rise In Terrifying Illness

Sunday, December 6

Schatz Bullish On Global Climate Agreement

Friday, December 4

Schatz With Delegation at Climate Talks

Tuesday, December 1

House Rejects Obama’s Climate Rules

November 2015

Friday, November 27

Climate Change Focus On Marshall Islands

October 2015

Monday, October 26

Climate Change: ‘The Single Greatest Threat To Our Existence’

A Marshallese Poet Speaks Out On Climate Change

Tuesday, October 20

Emergency Moratorium on Collecting Aquarium Fish Demanded

Thursday, October 15

Ige Taps Planner to Head Office of Environmental Quality Control

September 2015

Friday, September 25

Schatz: Just Say No to Arctic Drilling

June 2015

Monday, June 8

Want to Save the Planet? Have Fewer Kids

May 2015

Friday, May 29

How Do You Measure Sea Level?

Thursday, May 21

UH Regents Vote to Stop Investing in Fossil Fuels

Friday, May 8

Local Engineers Explore Protecting Infrastructure From Climate Change

April 2015

Friday, April 3

Departures in Congress Result in New Leaders on the Environment

March 2015

Tuesday, March 31

Why Did the City Approve a New Seawall for a Kahala Property After the State Ordered It Removed?

Monday, March 9

Saving Waikiki Beach — At Least for Now

February 2015

Thursday, February 26

Renowned Climate Change Author Faults HECO for Blocking Solar

Monday, February 9

Schatz: ‘Glimmer of Hope’ on Climate Change, Energy Policy

November 2014

Wednesday, November 19

Abercrombie Fired Up About Climate Change

September 2014

Wednesday, September 3

Inch by Sandy Inch, Hawaii’s Loss of Beaches Worries Tourism Industry

August 2014

Friday, August 22

Big Ideas, Plenty of Uncertainty at Hawaii Environmental Council

July 2014

Monday, July 7

State and County Leaders Pledge Commitment to Hawaii Sustainability

June 2014

Tuesday, June 10

Hawaii Governor Signs Law to Study Rising Seas

Monday, June 2

Ad Watch: Schatz Takes on Big Oil, Climate Change in New Pitch

May 2014

Friday, May 23

Cost of Preventing Ala Wai Canal Flood Rises to $200 Million

Wednesday, May 7

Hawaii Should Brace for Major Environmental Changes, Report Says

April 2014

Thursday, April 17

Did Sen. Brian Schatz Score Big Political Points With Climate Summit?

Wednesday, April 16

Hawaii Looks for Local Solutions As Washington, D.C., Stalls on Climate

Tuesday, April 15

Al Gore on Climate Change: ‘We Are Going to Win This Thing’

Monday, April 14

Hawaii Sustainability Conference To Explore ‘A World Worth Living In’

February 2014

Wednesday, February 26

Hawaii Governor Seeks Public Input on Climate Change

April 2013

Tuesday, April 2

VIDEO: Does More Need To Be Done About Climate Change In Hawaii?

January 2012

Wednesday, January 18

Spending and Market-Based Tools to Address Sea-Level Rise in Hawaii

Hawaii Planning and Regulatory Tools To Adapt to Sea-Level Rise

Tuesday, January 17

How Hawaii Should Address Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise

May 2011

Thursday, May 19

Tourism Infrastructure Most Vulnerable to Climate Change in Honolulu

January 2011

Wednesday, January 12

Senate’s Big Wind Hearing: Let the Negotiations Begin!

Saturday, January 8

Another Day, Another 20-Year Power Purchase Agreement

Friday, January 7

HECO: We’re Serious About Biofuels

December 2010

Wednesday, December 22

Measuring Carbon Dioxide Levels at Mauna Loa

October 2010

Saturday, October 23

Join Us to Talk Energy and Water

September 2010

Sunday, September 26

The Value of Hawaii: Climate Change by Chip Fletcher

August 2010

Tuesday, August 3

Discussion: Climate Change and Hawaii

July 2010

Saturday, July 31

Runway Under Water? Honolulu Planners Seek Study of Climate Change Impacts on Transportation

Monday, July 19

Topic Pages On Big Wind, Energy, Climate Change

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