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Hawaii Lawmakers Have Largely Dropped The Ball On Slowing Climate Change Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Have Largely Dropped The Ball On Slowing Climate Change

Efforts to address the effects of a warming planet on a vulnerable island state have mostly fallen short this session.

Schatz Leads Senate Dems On Climate Change: ‘The Crisis Of Our Generation’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz Leads Senate Dems On Climate Change: ‘The Crisis Of Our Generation’

The Hawaii senator is chairman of a new committee on the climate crisis. He talks about what that means.

Buyer Beware: Oceanfront Homes Keep Going Up Despite Rising Seas Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Buyer Beware: Oceanfront Homes Keep Going Up Despite Rising Seas

Now, Hawaii lawmakers are considering bills that force sellers to tell prospective owners about vulnerable coastal properties.

Neutralizing Our Carbon Footprint, One Tree At A Time Courtesy: Paulina Sato/Malama Learning Center

Neutralizing Our Carbon Footprint, One Tree At A Time

Civil Beat teamed with a UH climate professor and the Malama Learning Center to offset some of our staff’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Many Climate Change Bills Are Still Alive, Including A Carbon Tax Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Many Climate Change Bills Are Still Alive, Including A Carbon Tax

At the session’s halfway point, several new measures have support. But some current initiatives will expire if action isn’t taken.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Protecting Farms Must Be A Climate Priority Katie Boon/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Protecting Farms Must Be A Climate Priority

While rising sea levels get much of the attention, another significant threat is the impact of severe weather on Hawaii’s mountains, watersheds and ag lands.

Losing A Beachfront Home Isn’t Just A Rich Person’s Problem Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Losing A Beachfront Home Isn’t Just A Rich Person’s Problem

As the sea level rise exacerbates coastal erosion, many longtime middle-class residents are struggling to protect their properties.

Study: Moving Ourselves Away From The Shoreline Is Hard But Doable Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Study: Moving Ourselves Away From The Shoreline Is Hard But Doable

A new report sheds light on some of the critical factors for the state to consider when implementing a managed retreat strategy.

These Rare Seabirds Are Having Babies On Oahu’s North Shore Cory Lum/Civil Beat

These Rare Seabirds Are Having Babies On Oahu’s North Shore

Years of chopping down invasive trees, replanting native species and controlling predators may be paying off for albatross threatened by sea level rise.

Should Hawaii Tax Carbon Emissions To Combat Climate Change? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should Hawaii Tax Carbon Emissions To Combat Climate Change?

Several measures in the Legislature give the public a chance to weigh in on what could be a sweeping environmental policy reform.

If Americans Are Worried About Climate Change Why Don’t They Vote That Way? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

If Americans Are Worried About Climate Change Why Don’t They Vote That Way?

Public opinion polls are inaccurate when it comes to global warming for a number of reasons.

Developing An Action Plan For Oahu: ‘The Climate Is Not Waiting For Us’

Developing An Action Plan For Oahu: ‘The Climate Is Not Waiting For Us’

Officials with the city climate office toured the island over the past few months to spread public awareness of the issue and gather feedback on ways to reduce emissions.

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