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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.

Corals Are Dying At Hawaii’s Most Popular Snorkeling Spot Courtesy: Keisha Bahr

Corals Are Dying At Hawaii’s Most Popular Snorkeling Spot

Climate change is heating the ocean and causing stronger and longer coral bleaching events at Hanauma Bay.

Sea Level Rise May Be Worse Than Previously Thought Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sea Level Rise May Be Worse Than Previously Thought

Scenarios vary widely, but experts say planners shouldn’t ignore the high-end possibilities.

There’s A Big Mess At The Papahanaumokuakea Monument Courtesy: Hawaii DLNR

There’s A Big Mess At The Papahanaumokuakea Monument

State and federal officials are working to clean up leaking fuel, heavy equipment and other debris spilled into the water at Kure Atoll.

Here Are The Actions The IUCN Is Considering Taking Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here Are The Actions The IUCN Is Considering Taking

The IUCN kicked off its Members' Assembly deliberations this week in which more than 1,300 members will debate issues like wildlife trafficking and protecting the rights of indigenous people.
An All-Star Panel Talks Big Ideas About The Future Of Oceans Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

A distinguished panel at IUCN's World Conservation Congress in Honolulu talked about what's ailing the Earth's oceans and what needs to be done.
Obama In Honolulu: ‘No Nation Is Immune To A Changing Climate’ Pool Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell

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

The president addressed Pacific Island leaders on the eve of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's 10-day conference in Hawaii.
Chief Justice: Hawaii Environmental Court ‘Very Successful’ In First Year Courtney Teague / Civil Beat

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

Before establishing it here, officials looked at the environmental courts in India. That country's laws were discussed at a conference in Honolulu.
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