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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.
Scientists Model Future Of Oceans In A Changed Climate, And It’s Not Pretty Courtesy: James Watt

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

We know there'll be problems on the shorelines, but global warming also poses big threats to life out at sea.
How Can One City Tackle Climate Change? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

How Can One City Tackle Climate Change?

Despite the risks climate changes poses here, Honolulu isn't coordinating efforts across agencies. Voters may be asked to address that later this year.
Rising Seas Could Displace Thousands Of Ewa Beach Residents UH School of ocean and Earth Science and Technology

Rising Seas Could Displace Thousands Of Ewa Beach Residents

A new report demonstrates the vulnerability of the Oahu coastline from climate change and beach erosion.
Scientists Warn Climate Change Will Trigger Rise In Terrifying Illness Enric Sala

Scientists Warn Climate Change Will Trigger Rise In Terrifying Illness

As the ocean warms, scientists predict big increases in contamination from eating tropical reef fish.
Schatz Bullish On Global Climate Agreement Brian Schatz

Schatz Bullish On Global Climate Agreement

Talks in Paris have drawn representatives of 200 nations responsible for 95 percent of carbon emissions worldwide. The Hawaii senator said he's more encouraged than he's been in a long time.
Schatz With Delegation at Climate Talks @SenBrianSchatz

Schatz With Delegation at Climate Talks

Hawaii's senior senator joined nine colleagues Friday on a trip to Paris to take part in negotiations at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
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