Efforts to address the effects of a warming planet on a vulnerable island state have mostly fallen short this session.
The Hawaii senator is chairman of a new committee on the climate crisis. He talks about what that means.
Now, Hawaii lawmakers are considering bills that force sellers to tell prospective owners about vulnerable coastal properties.
Civil Beat teamed with a UH climate professor and the Malama Learning Center to offset some of our staff’s greenhouse gas emissions.
At the session’s halfway point, several new measures have support. But some current initiatives will expire if action isn’t taken.
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.
As the sea level rise exacerbates coastal erosion, many longtime middle-class residents are struggling to protect their properties.
A new report sheds light on some of the critical factors for the state to consider when implementing a managed retreat strategy.