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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.
Voters created the office less than two years ago. Now Council Chair Ernie Martin wants to slice its budget in half.
As the state braces for sea level rise, vulnerable roads could be moved inland — and tunneled through mountains.
But renowned scientist Chris Field says U.S. leadership is key to preventing disastrous effects from global warming.
The North Shore’s James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge now hosts 23 birds that faced threats in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
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.
The risks posed by the state’s 88,000 remaining cesspools will likely be amplified by climate change.
New research shows non-native species can survive years at sea on buoys, nets, lost boats and trash before reaching distant shorelines.
Opponents of taking the money question whether the county needs its own plan. One said the work should be left to the federal government.
Climate change is heating the ocean and causing stronger and longer coral bleaching events at Hanauma Bay.
Scenarios vary widely, but experts say planners shouldn’t ignore the high-end possibilities.