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US Climate Report Warns Of Worsening Weather Disasters AP

US Climate Report Warns Of Worsening Weather Disasters

In Hawaii and the Pacific surface temperatures and sea level continue rising, while extremes such as drought and flooding continue affecting the islands.

$1 Million Grant Keeps ‘Super Coral’ Research Alive Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

$1 Million Grant Keeps ‘Super Coral’ Research Alive

Scientists will continue the work of the late Ruth Gates to develop corals that are more resistant to the effects of climate change and create reefs that provide natural coastal protection.

Bug Love: Climate Change Could Be Making Hawaii’s Crickets Purr E. Dale Broder

Bug Love: Climate Change Could Be Making Hawaii’s Crickets Purr

The changing mating calls of the Pacific field cricket are just one example of rapid evolution, which is increasing in response to climate change.

RIP Ruth Gates: The World Loses A Top Coral Scientist And ‘Indomitable Spirit’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

RIP Ruth Gates: The World Loses A Top Coral Scientist And ‘Indomitable Spirit’

The University of Hawaii researcher was working on creative ways to preserve the ocean’s dwindling reefs in the face of climate change. She never lost hope.

This Remote Hawaiian Island Just Vanished Courtesy: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

This Remote Hawaiian Island Just Vanished

Scientists are concerned about what will happen to the hundreds of endangered species that once called East Island home.

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.

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